Job: Chief Nursing Officer - Behavioral Health Hospital

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Posted: 12/20/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1700000755

Job Description

Chief Nursing Officer - Behavioral Health Hospital


Daily Schedule-Days
Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period-80
Weekends Required -Occasional

The Alliance for South Sound Health (a joint venture of CHI Franciscan Health and Multicare Health System) has been granted approval to build and operate a new behavioral health hospital in Tacoma, WA.  We are seeking a CMO to support this exciting joint venture!


Job Summary:

As the senior-level nursing executive for the Behavior Health Hospital, provides leadership/oversight for the provision of  patient care and is responsible for development/implementation of clinical nursing policies that establish a uniform standard of quality patient care in accordance with the professional standards of the clinical disciplines, applicable regulatory requirements and business/patient care objectives of the organization.  An incumbent provides strategic leadership through the implementation of key strategic and operational initiatives that improve financial performance/productivity, maximize effective utilization of resources, enhance patient outcomes/service satisfaction of all identified customer groups, promote effective safety/risk management and generate a competitive advantage for the organization. 


An incumbent works in close collaboration other executive leaders in a team-oriented approach for strategic planning and operational oversight, and establishes and maintains professional and positive working relationships with physicians/providers, nursing/multidisciplinary team members, community groups and other leaders throughout the organization.   

Education/Work Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration or related field
  • Seven years of progressively responsible related work experience that would demonstrate attainment of the requisite job knowledge/abilities, including five years in a leadership capacity and five years of work experience in a psychiatric setting. 
  • Work experience in an acute care and/or emergency service setting is preferred. 


  • Current licensure by the Washington State Nursing Commission as a Registered Nurse.
  • Certification in Psychiatric Nursing is preferred.
  • Qualifies as a Mental Health Professional as defined in Washington State RCW/WAC.


We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  

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