Chief Nursing Officer in Riverside, CA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 1/24/2023

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Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Are you prepared for the impact you can make as a Nurse leader at a well-respected behavioral health hospital located in Riverside County, CA? If so, you will enjoy a career as our Chief Nursing Officer at Pacific Grove Hospital. Located on 4.5 acres in Riverside California our 68-bed acute psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital provides acute behavioral health services to adults throughout Southern California.

Our supportive work environment is focused on sharing knowledge and expertise to help you get acclimated to your new role. Along with detailed training and continual support, our company will give you the autonomy you need to achieve your career goals. You already are passionate and caring about the patients and your staff.  We will provide the same passion and attitude towards you.

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 Pacific Grove Hospital. 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 Pacific Grove we recognize that patient safety is a top priority.  Our patients are the priority at our hospital.

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Pacific Grove Hospital 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.


  • 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 preferred.
  • Current RN license for the state or in process.
  • 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.

Compensation for roles at Pacific Grove Hospital varies depending on a wide array of factors including but not limited to the specific location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by local law, Pacific Grove provides a reasonable hourly range of compensation for roles that may be hired in as set forth below.

Location: California

Salary  Range 141,232 - 218,920.60