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Posted on: July 22, 2021 • Category: Nursing - health care, Director

Director of Nursing

SD Human Services Center

Apply By: September 16, 2021
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: $90,000 - $105,000 DOQ

Phone 1: 605-668-3118
Learn More about South Dakota Human Services Center
SD Human Services Center
3515 Broadway Ave
Yankton, Yankton, SD 57078
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Licenses and Certifications: 

Must be licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of South Dakota. Must have, or be able to achieve, a Master's Degree in Psychiatric or Mental Health Nursing or Masters of Science in Nursing Administration or its equivalent.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

The preferred candidate will have knowledge of the legal scope and standards of nursing practice, substantial behavioral health and leadership experience.


The Department of Social Services is seeking an experienced leader to serve as Director of Nursing for the Human Services Center. The selected leader will be responsible for providing oversight over all behavioral health clinical nursing services at HSC. The Director of Nursing will be responsible for the planning, organization, direction, supervision and evaluation of all the nursing services provided in the facility. The Director of Nursing will work closely with the Administrator, Medical Director and Director of Clinical Services to assure excellence in the quality of patient care services.

The Human Services Center is a licensed in-patient state psychiatric hospital and substance use disorder treatment facility with 277 beds which provides services for acute, psychiatric rehabilitation, geriatric, and adolescent patients.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • monitor and direct nursing services;
  • develop, interpret, and direct policies and procedures governing the nursing function;
  • maintain current knowledge of applicable regulations and standards;
  • evaluate ongoing nursing practices, assess need for changes and performance improvement;
  • supervision and operational oversight of various ancillary departments.

Other Information:

Successful applicant(s) will be required to undergo a background investigation. An arrest/conviction record will not necessarily bar employment. Successful applicant(s) will undergo an abuse and neglect screening. Offers of employment are conditional upon successful completion of a drug screening.

The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota as an employer will be using E-Verify to complete employment eligibility verification upon hire.

The State of South Dakota offers employer paid health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, dental, vision, and other insurance options, and retirement benefits. You can view our benefits information at This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS.

Must apply online:
You must apply online, emailed resumes or submissions will not be accepted. 

South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources
Telephone: 605.773.3148 Email:

"An Equal Opportunity Employer"

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