Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) - Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast in Moosic, PA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 11/14/2022

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Job Description


Acadia Healthcare is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services across the United States. Acadia operates a growing network of 230 plus behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 10,200 beds in 40 states and Puerto Rico. With more than 20,000 employees serving approximately 70,000 patients daily, Acadia is the largest stand-alone behavioral health company in the U.S.

Chief Nursing Officer - Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast

Are you prepared for the impact you can make as a Nurse Executive in Behavioral Health?  We have an incredible opportunity for an experienced Nurse Leader to help build from the ground up in a brand-new hospital!!

Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast is a joint venture behavioral health facility between Geisinger Health System and Acadia Healthcare.  Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast is the first of two new 96-bed state-of-the-art freestanding inpatient behavioral healthcare facilities, currently being constructed in Moosic, PA.  This facility will serve both adult and child/adolescent populations, through inpatient services as well as Intensive Outpatient Programming and Partial Hospitalization.  The hospital will also be providing Specialty Treatment services, such as ECT in the future.  The hospital is scheduled to complete construction in June 2023.

Our vision is to create a facility that is a true industry leader in the delivery of exceptional behavioral health treatment. We will:

  • Promote comprehensive, high-quality, integrated care to improve the emotional well-being of the patients we serve
  • Integrate the application of the most current evidence-based, trauma-informed practices of clinical care and education
  • Engage and collaborate with Geisinger Health Network to expand access to behavioral health services in northeast Pennsylvania
  • Become an employer of choice for behavioral health professionals through a commitment to supporting professional growth and development

We are looking to hire a Chief Nursing Officer; this is a full-time, salaried position and is part of the dynamic leadership team at Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast. The CNO directs, plans, coordinates, monitors, and supervises nursing and the delivery of behavioral health/nursing services. We are looking for someone that provides a positive, empathetic, and professional attitude toward customers and the nursing staff.  At Geisinger Behavioral Health we recognize that patient safety is a top priority.  Our patients are the priority at our hospital.


Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast provides a comprehensive package of benefits for our Nurse Leaders. Current benefits include:

  • Competitive salary and bonus eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Acadia Healthcare 401(k) plan
  • General Paid Time off to include: Vacation, Sick, Personal Days, and Extended Sick Leave
  • Excellent training program
  • Professional growth opportunity that is second to none in the industry. Join a team with defined career paths and a national family of hospitals and facilities

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Sets the vision for nursing practice in the delivery of safe, timely, efficient, equitable and patient centered care.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment teams, other departments and administration to ensure that all residents’ physical, biopsychosocial, age, developmental and cultural needs are met and when they are not met, acknowledges and works to resolve customer complaints.
  • Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of all nursing personnel.
  • Provide clinical leadership, strategic and long-term goals for the nursing staff.
  • Anticipates and effectively manage changes in census and acuity and allocates nursing resources based on measurement of patient acuity/care needed.
  • Role model expectations related to customer service and demonstrated sense of urgency related to the importance of patient safety
  • Determine, assign, and assess performance objectives for nursing department.
  • Organize, coordinate, develop and review policies, procedures and nursing protocols within the facility to meet all regulatory, compliance and quality care standards.
  • Responsible for the quality of care, operational and financial efficiency of the nursing department.
  • Lead and develop the nursing staff within the facility, providing performance goals, feedback and development opportunities.
  • Set and carry out policies, goals and procedures for their function or department.
  • Evaluate the quality of care, staff's work and the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the function or department.
  • Develop and oversee function or departmental budget and reporting.
  • Provide staff management to include hiring, development, training, performance management and communication to ensure effective and efficient department operation.
  • Provide direct care as needed. Direct and conduct recruitment, hiring and training of personnel.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from an accredited school of nursing required. Master’s degree in psychiatric or mental health nursing preferred.
  • Five or more years’ nursing experience.
  • Three or more years progressive managerial experience required.
  • Three or more years behavioral health experience required
  • Current Pennsylvania RN license.
  • CPR and de-escalation/restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).
  • First aid may be required based on state or facility.