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Chief Nursing Officer

Las Vegas, NV


Develops and implements standard of care relevant to patient services and personnel.  Supervises all personnel who deliver direct patient services.  Coordinates all patient services.  Retains quality personnel through hiring, training and evaluation of program.


  • Identifies and oversees the operation of the nursing program and services necessary to meet key mental health needs of the community in keeping with the hospital's philosophy and goals.
  • Monitors, evaluates, and assists in modifying clinical services, utilizing the input and skills of the nursing staff.
  • Assumes responsibility in maintaining a safe, orderly, and therapeutic physical environment for all patients.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with physicians and health professional affiliates, patients, and nursing staff.
  • Consults and directs Supervisors in regards to staffing matters, problem solving, and training.
  • Ensures compliance with quality assurance, safety, infection control, and environmental procedures in accordance with regulatory requirements.
  • Prepares reports, maintains records, compiles statistics, as directed/required.
  • Carries out personnel management activities associated with direct staff supervision, including screening and selection, orientation, training and development, performance management, and employee relations functions.
  • Coordinates programs for the development of nursing staff. Plans and conducts regular specialized in-service training.
  • Supervises and coordinates work of licensed and unlicensed personnel on a unit. Manages quality and effectiveness of care given by staff.
  • Develops a cost-effective, 24-hours staffing pattern within the unit(s) to meet the need of patients, labor budget and compliance.
  • Participates within the department of nursing services in establishing the standards of patient care, policies and objectives of give unit; communicates such standards, policies and objectives to unit(s) staff, patient, family and community.
  • Responsible for carrying out psychiatrists/physicians' orders, and for the accurate reporting and recording of patient's symptoms, reactions and progress.
  • Participates in activities to enhance professional growth and development.  

POSITION Requirements:  


  • Current Nevada RN Licensure or obtained within thirty (30) days of hire
  • BSN required – Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience as an RN
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience in Administration with a mminimum one (1) year in Behavioral Healthcare required
  • Current CPR certification

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Demonstrates sound leadership skills.
  • Ability to organize activities and schedules for medical and/or non-medical tasks for patients.
  • Ability to stabilize acute psychotic and non-violent crises by using accepted intervention techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of abnormal psychology as typically found in the child or adolescent psychiatric population helpful.
  • Familiarity of psycho pharmacy and the use of psychotropic medications with child, adolescent or adult psychiatric population preferred. 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven strategic-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to change.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times.
  • Sensitivity and willingness to interact with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Proficiency with software and/or equipment (Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey detail or important spoken instructions to others accurately.
  • Strong clinical and interpersonal skills.