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Job ID: 990198
Job Title: Director of Behavioral Health
Location: Lawton, OK

Southwestern Medical Center- Director of Behavioral Health

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  • 120 FTEs (Manager that reports to Director)
  • ADC: 60
  • 100 Bed Lock Down Unit


Our 199-bed hospital offers a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and emergency medicine services, including inpatient behavioral health services. Southwestern Medical Center is proud to be the first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center in our region and the first rehabilitation facility to receive a three-year accreditation from CARF. Our team members are committed to following stringent patient safety and quality standards, making us a trusted source of high-quality care.

Southwestern Medical Center (SWC), in Lawton, Oklahoma, has been named an Oklahoma Top Workplace for 2019 by The Oklahoman. This marks the hospital’s seventh year in a row to be named to the list of Oklahoma Top Workplaces. The list is based on anonymous surveys of employees that measure several aspects of workplace culture. SWC was one of 90 organizations, one of only four hospitals and the only hospital in southwest Oklahoma to receive the recognition.


The Behavioral Health Director of Nursing holds 24-hour unit accountability to supervise and provide direct patient care by utilization of the nursing process in accordance with established policies and procedures of Southwestern Medical Center. Develops and maintains clinical competencies through continuing education. Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates team members competency through PI projects, patient care outcomes, customer satisfaction surveys. Assists in the achievement of the financial and operational objectives of the hospital. Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills. Demonstrates leadership skills and the ability to work with others as a team to ensure quality. Exhibits initiative by seeking opportunities for professional growth.


  • Must possess a current Registered Nurse License for the State of Oklahoma
  • BLS certification within first week of hire
  • MAB within 30 days of hire