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Posted on: October 28, 2019 • Category: Human Services, Nursing, Healthcare

Nursing Unit Manager (Nursing Manager)

Human Services Center

Apply By: November 14, 2019
No. of Jobs: 1
Job Type: Full-Time
Pay Type: Salary
Compensation: DOE/DOQ
Education: Bachelor's Degree

Human Resources
Phone 1: 605-668-3100
Human Services Center
3515 Broadway Street
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.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have: 

A bachelor's degree in nursing is preferred.

Knowledge of: 

  • professional nursing theory and practices;
  • current nursing practice applicable to the area of assignment;
  • clinical procedures;
  • effective methods of supervision, planning, and management;
  • administrative techniques;
  • performance management;
  • information collecting and reporting;
  • scheduling and staffing;
  • psychiatric, chemical dependency, and medical treatment methods;
  • regulatory requirements;
  • quality assurance methods and controls.

 Ability to: 

  • supervise and educate staff;
  • apply nursing theory and practice;
  • establish quality assurance methods;
  • develop and implement policies and procedures;
  • communicate effectively;
  • establish and maintain strong alliances;
  • act decisively;
  • lead change;
  • develop successful teams.


This position directs 24-hour patient care and nursing services for psychiatric acute care treatment units and the intensive treatment unit to ensure nursing care is provided in compliance with regulations and according to accepted nursing standards.

Other Information:

This is a full-time part-time position with the Department of Social Services. For more information on the Department of Social Services, please visit


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.

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