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Chief Nursing Officer in Tukwila, WA at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 1/16/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Tukwila, WA
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  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description

Cascade Behavioral Hospital has an opening for Chief Nursing Officer. The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) oversees the clinical nursing staff and processes for behavioral health units including chemical dependency, addiction, voluntary and involuntary mental health.


Responsible for directing, planning, coordinating, monitoring and supervising the effective and efficient use of the operations of nursing, other departments and the delivery of behavioral health/nursing services. Collaborate with interdisciplinary treatment teams, other departments and administration to ensure that all residents’ physical, bio-psychosocial, age, developmental and cultural needs are met.  Provide leadership to assure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, as well as nursing practice standards.


Serve as a member of the leadership team and on committees as required.

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.

Develop and implement health care related training that assures the best possible delivery of health related supports and services. Review training at least annually and makes modifications as needed.

Develop and maintain documentation systems for continuity of care and record storage that assures compliance with local, state and federal regulations, as well as facility policies and procedures.

Monitor unit/floor functioning by making frequent rounds.

Intervene in crisis situations and investigate incidents.

Develop and implement tools to measure, assess and improve quality of nursing care, treatment and service.

Actively participate in strategic planning and budget development.

Oversee nursing services documentation to ensure it meets all standards.


Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.


Master’s degree from an accredited program and at least three years of psychiatric/behavioral health experience with two years’ progressive managerial experience required.


Current state RN license is active and in good standing.