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Lifepoint Behavioral Health is a leader in treating patients with mental health and substance use disorders through partnerships that integrate best practices, resources and innovative solutions – helping to produce high-quality care, streamlined operations and enhanced efficiencies.

We have more than 20 years of experience managing comprehensive behavioral health services at 36 sites nationwide, comprising of more than 1,600 behavioral beds. Our deep partnership expertise and experience across the care continuum makes Lifepoint uniquely qualified to help hospitals meet the local needs of the communities they serve through flexible partnership opportunities.

Chief Nursing Officer - Behavioral Health

Springfield, Massachusetts

Req ID 487814 Post Date Nov. 27, 2023 CategoryExecutive FacilityLifepoint Behavioral Health


Valley Springs Behavioral Health Hospital, is seeking an experienced, compassionate, and goal-oriented Chief Nursing Officer to assist in providing planning and delivery of direct and indirect patient care for our brand new, freestanding 150-bed facility. Located at 45 Lower Westfield Road, Holyoke, Massachusetts, Valley Springs offers a collaborative work environment, competitive compensation, and professional development opportunities so you can focus on what really matters – providing quality patient care.  Do not miss the opportunity to join our team and build a career that touches lives.  


Has ultimate administrative responsibility for nursing standards and practice regardless of the practice area or reporting relationship of the nurse.  Directs hospital nursing activities within context of hospital policies and procedures.

Ensures continuous and timely nursing services to patients.

Ensures nursing standards, practices, policies, and procedures, in accordance with all applicable laws, regulatory and accreditation requirements are consistent with current research findings and national professional standards.

Directs nursing service Performance Improvement activities.

Actively participates in hospital leadership functions.

Collaborates with hospital leaders to design and provide patient care and services, including availability of sufficient, qualified nursing staff.

Develops, presents, and manages budget for nursing services.


Education: Master’s Degree Required (MSN).

Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of CNO experience in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Prior experience in Joint Commission preparation and survey process.

Licenses: Licensed Registered Nurse with knowledge of nursing principles, theories and practice standards with verbal interpersonal and quantitative skills acquired through completion of a Masters' degree in Nursing.


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