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Chief Nursing Officer


This is a Contract position in Bridgewater, MA posted January 3, 2021.

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people – our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to “Always Do The Right Thing!”

Our Chief Nursing Officer is directly responsible to ensure the goals and objectives of the hospital are accomplished according to the policy direction of the organization. This position is directly responsible for Nursing Services, Clinic Operations, Infirmary Services, and Patient Living Areas.


  • Master’s degree in Nursing required


  • Five (5) years of managerial experience in a leadership position performing duties typically associated with the Assistant or Associate Director of Nursing or Director of Nursing in a mental health setting, a college or university program, or a health care facility, which included a discrete psychiatric program.
  • Must be able to work exclusively with individuals diagnosed with mental illness or multiple disabilities. (A diagnosis of multiple disabilities requires services for two or more mental disabilities, at least one of which must be a diagnosable mental illness, such as combined psychiatric illness and chemical addictions, or combined psychiatric illness and mental retardation).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels within the facility, in addition to a variety of outside customers with varying interests.
  • Above average writing skills. Must be able to thoroughly and effectively document all work performed in the position. Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.


  • License to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Massachusetts.
  1. Oversees daily operations of nursing services in meeting facility goals and objectives.
  2. Develops, presents, and manages the nursing services budget.
  3. Participates with EMG in strategic planning and budget development by participating in the development of policy to include goals, outcome and process objectives and implementation steps.
  4. Provides administrative leadership and oversight to the Nursing, Programs and Education departments (fiscal, HR, safety and environment).
  5. Assumes professional responsibility to assure that nursing standards are followed; licensed staff are current with licensure; and educational programs meet clinical standards.
  6. Organizes service delivery through judicious staffing and scheduling, management of human resources and material, and communication and collaboration with other departments, other facilities, persons served, their families and visitors.
  7. Participates in the quality improvement activities as designated. Develops and manages quality improvement activities for Nursing Services.
  8. Provides direct supervision and directs service delivery by serving as a resource and consultant to nursing staff and assisting with difficult decisions and operational issues. Motivates staff; guides problem identification and solving, facilitates constructive resolution of conflict.
  9. Demonstrates knowledge in TJC / ACA / NCCHC standards and recovery planning.
  10. Evaluates service delivery and professional growth and development of staff. Monitors, reports and assists with resolution of safety issues.
  11. Performs various administrative duties as needed for efficient program administration.
  12. Demonstrates understanding of: risk management program, clinical precautions, infection control, fall prevention, utilization of special procedures, environmental checks, fire disaster procedures, and alternatives to use with regards to seclusion/restraint methods.
  13. Continues professional development through in-service education, workshops, conferences and self-study necessary to maintain current knowledge applicable to the position.
  14. Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
  15. Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
  16. Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
  17. Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
  18. Perform other duties as assigned.

EOE Minorities/Females/Disabled/Vets.