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Director of Nursing Opportunity


Located in downtown Nashville, TN, Hermitage Hall is one of the country’s largest full continuum service providers for youth who struggle with a variety of social, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.  At Hermitage Hall, we have developed our treatment programming around a core fundamental belief: that treatment success can be maximized through specialized treatment programming designed around the youth’s age, developmental needs, cognitive level, past traumatic experiences, and method of learning.  Our 111-bed facility offers 24-hour care to boys and girls, 8-17 years of age.


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The Director of Nursing is a key member of the Hermitage Hall Leadership Team who will integrate and coordinate a patient centric nursing strategy with a hands-on approach and keen focus on patient care; ensuring that delivery of high-quality and cost-effective health care is consistent with the mission, vision, and values of Universal Health Services and in accordance with government regulation, licensing and accreditation requirements.  The DON participates in the hospital’s strategic planning and contributes to the achievement of institutional goals and objectives.  The Director of Nursing will focus on 5 key areas: People, Service, Quality, Growth, and Finance

PEOPLE: Creates an environment which supports employee development and teamwork to deliver compassionate patient care in a safe environment.

SERVICE: Creates systems, processes, and care standards to support the delivery of patient care in a safe, fiscally sound environment of service excellence.

QUALITY: Provides accessible, timely, efficient, cost-effective care by utilizing evidenced -based practice and continuous performance improvement.

GROWTH/COMMUNITY: Fosters an environment that supports growth and community through activities, partnerships and shared goals.

FINANCE: Supports an environment of financial stability to achieve the UHS mission and strategy.


What do our current nursing leaders value at Hermitage Hall and UHS?

That despite our large company design, each facility is run independently, and so our nurse executives have the autonomy to manage their teams with clinical and educational support from corporate.  You are never alone, as you are part of a large network of peer nurse leaders that routinely exchange ideas and review current topics within the industry.  That we have an active Nursing Council based on shared governance and evidence-based practice.  That we offer internal leadership and clinical education, including a generous annual tuition assistance and continuing education allowance designed to keep you at the top of your practice.  That we offer and support real career advancement opportunity, including our COO-in-Training program and a variety of regional and national corporate roles designed to support the field and share advanced experience.  And, that UHS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that reflects the work/life needs of our senior leaders. 


Benefits for DON include:

  • Challenging and rewarding work environment
  • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans
  • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
  • SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program
  • Psychiatric Nurse Residency Transition-to-Practice Program (Could earn 20 CEUs)
  • Career development opportunities within UHS and its 300 Subsidiaries!


If you would like to learn more before applying, please contact Scott Errickson, Program Director-Clinical Recruitment at (484) 584-2725, or via email at


One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $11.6 billion in 2020. In 2021, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; in 2020, ranked #281 on the Fortune 500; and listed #330 in Forbes ranking of U.S.’ Largest Public Companies. Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has 89,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 334 behavioral health facilities, 39 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 38 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.


Job Requirements:

  • Licensure: Current license or permit to practice professional nursing in the state of TN.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a CCNE accredited nursing program; Master of Science in Nursing is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of behavioral health nursing clinical practices and management.
  • Extensive knowledge of principles and practices relevant to nursing and patient care activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective management and supervisory practices.  Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Three or more years of progressive nursing management experience in behavioral health setting
  • Ability to plan, direct, and monitor others’ activities with demonstrated leadership abilities that contribute to a positive work environment


EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skillset and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries.  We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc. If you are suspicious of a job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449.

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