Chief Nursing Officer Job at Shift Day, Centre Hall, PA

  • Shift Day
  • Centre Hall, PA

Job Description


Chief Nursing Officer Opportunity

About The Meadows

The Meadows Psychiatric Center, a 119-bed private behavioral health care facility on a spacious 52-acre rural campus, is located minutes outside State College in Central Pennsylvania. As an integrated behavioral health care delivery system, The Meadows provides comprehensive mental and behavioral health treatment services to  children ,  adolescents ,  adults and older adults.  The Meadows has been providing life-saving, life-changing, life-sustaining support in Central Pennsylvania since 1984. We count on patients who want to return to us for treatment, for physicians who want to refer their patients to us, and for payors who want to connect their members to us. As a community resource, we also provide around-the-clock, no-cost assessments to ensure that those who need services can find the appropriate placement and level of treatment. 

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About The Opportunity:

The Chief Nursing Officer will be a key member of The Meadows' Leadership Team who will integrate and coordinate a patient centric nursing strategy with a keen focus on patient care; ensuring that delivery of high-quality and cost-effective health care is consistent with the mission, vision, and values of Universal Health Services and in accordance with government regulation, licensing and accreditation requirements. The CNO will participate in the hospital’s strategic planning and contributes to the achievement of institutional goals and objectives.  The Chief Nursing Officer will focus on 5 key areas: People, Service, Quality, Growth, and Finance.

What do our current nursing leaders value at The Meadows & UHS?

That despite our large company design, each facility is run independently, and so our nurse executives have the autonomy to manage their teams with clinical and educational support from corporate.  You are never alone, as you are part of a large network of peer nurse leaders that routinely exchange ideas and review current topics within the industry.  That we have an active Nursing Council based on shared governance and evidence-based practice.  That we offer internal leadership and clinical education, including a generous annual tuition assistance and continuing education allowance designed to keep you at the top of your practice.  That we offer and support real career advancement opportunity, including our COO-in-Training program and a variety of regional and national corporate roles designed to support the field and share advanced experience.  And, that UHS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that reflects the work/life needs of our senior leaders. 

Total Rewards for our Senior Leaders include:

  • Annual incentive plan
  • Relocation Support
  • Tuition savings to continue your nursing education with Chamberlain University
  • In-house Psychiatric Nurse Residency Transition-to-Practice Orientation (20 CEUs)
  • Career development opportunities across UHS and our 300+ locations!
  • Diverse programming to expand your experience
  • HealthStream online learning catalogue with plenty of free CEU courses
  • Competitive Compensation & Generous Paid Time Off
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plans
  • 401(K) with company match and discounted stock plan
  • Pet Insurance
  • SoFi Student Loan Refinancing Program
  • More information is available on our Benefits Guest Website:

If you would like to learn more before applying, please contact Scott Errickson, Divisional Director-Clinical Recruitment at (484) 584-2725, or via email at

About Universal Health Services

One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America’s Largest Public Companies. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located all over the U.S. States, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.


Job Requirements:

  • Licensure: Current license or permit to practice professional nursing in the state of PA.
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a CCNE accredited nursing program; Master of Science in Nursing is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of behavioral health nursing clinical practices and management.  Experience with a free-standing inpatient setting is strongly preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of principles and practices relevant to nursing and patient care activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective management and supervisory practices.  Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Three or more years of progressive nursing management experience.  From a behavioral health setting preferred
  • Ability to plan, direct, and monitor others’ activities with demonstrated leadership abilities that contribute to a positive work environment

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.


At UHS and all subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates with matching skillset and experience with the best possible career at UHS and our subsidiaries.  We take pride in creating a highly efficient and best in class candidate experience. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail etc. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by contacting us at: or 1-800-852-3449

Job Tags

Local area, Relocation package,

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