CNO- Chief Nursing Officer in Reading,PA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 2/7/2020

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Job Description


Chief Nursing Officer

A year ago, Tower Health announced plans for what studies showed is a sorely needed behavioral health care facility in Berks County.

In the past year, Tower Health, in partnership with Tennessee-based Acadia Healthcare, has been planning and developing the project.

The 92,000-square-foot facility will house a 144-bed behavioral health and chemical dependence treatment center. It is expected to open in early 2020.

The facility will offer outpatient programs and counseling, treatment for substance abuse disorders and other services. It also will provide inpatient psychiatric care for children, adults and seniors. It will be located on a partially wooded parcel on the west side of Route 183. The land, which already is being cleared and graded, sits between Teleflex Inc. and Penn State Health St. Joseph hospital.

  • Manage the daily operations of nursing services. Ensure nursing services are provided in compliance with the laws and regulations of federal, state and local governmental agencies.
  • Standards are met for accrediting agencies. 
  • Integrate nursing functions with clinical and programs, ensuring efficient and effective operations. 
  • Provide effective and efficient budget management that ensures the best utilization of resources.
  • Evaluate service needs and staffing requirements to ensure needs of patients are met. 
  • Provide effective staff management  (hiring, development, training, performance feedback, etc.) that ensures utilization of personnel to best meet the needs of the patients. 
  • Intervene in crisis situations and investigate incidents. 
  • Actively participate in strategic planning and budget development.  Oversee nursing services documentation to ensure it meets all standards.

Job Requirements


Masters or better in Nursing/Healthcare or related field.




3-5 years: Hospital Leadership Experience

2 years: Previous managerial experience

Hospital Start up experience highly preferred.


3-5 years: Previous Acute or Inpatient Rehabilitation hospital experience

3-5 years: Previous psychiatric/behavioral health hospital experience

Licenses & Certifications

Registered Nurse

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