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Chief Nursing Executive

Specialty: Psych

Job Type: Full Time

Location: St. Joseph, MO

Experience: 1 - 3 years

Job Description: Chief Nurse Executive job in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

108 bed, Medicare Certified (CMS) and TJC Forensic Psychiatric Facility providing inpatient psychiatric treatment to individuals adjudicated as Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Disease or Defect or Permanently Incompetent to Stand Trial.

Provide leadership, direction, planning, analysis and coordination of the Nursing Department.

As an integral executive team member, the CNE will be responsible for strategic nursing initiatives, department staffing, fiscal accountability, and monitoring of nursing department standards, policies and procedures, and must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Working with hospital and nursing leadership to secure accreditation from TJC and certification from CMS/DHSS
Performance Improvement methodologies (preference will be given to those familiar with CQI Plus and Lean)

The development and management of nursing schedules, acuity systems, and nursing budgets (including overtime and PRN/agency nurses)

Effective strategies for the recruitment and retention of professional nurses and para-professional nursing technicians
Evidence Based Practice in the treatment and rehabilitation of clinical populations with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) as well as Intellectual Disabilities

Chief Nurse Executive Job Qualifications:
Three (3) years of high level nursing management experience, preferably in a psychiatric setting.

RN licensure: active, current, unrestricted. State of Missouri
Ability to pass facility requirements

Master's Degree or doctoral preparation in psychiatric and mental health nursing - preferred.

Candidates with a BSN who are in the process of or willing to promptly pursue a graduate degree in a psychiatric/mental health specialty may be considered.

Guardian will reward the most dedicated and caring candidates a competitive rate and a warm, supportive team culture.

For additional information, please respond to this posting by contacting Bonnie Beasley at or call 615-202-0180 to discuss these opportunities.


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