Chief Nursing Officer

The Menninger Clinic | Houston, Texas 77035

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: April 26, 2023
Opportunity Code: 32751


A Top 10 Psychiatric Hospital and Outpatient Clinic in Houston, TX is seeking their new Chief Nursing Officer!  


The Position

  • The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is a key member of the hospital’s Senior Management Team with leadership for the clinical nursing practices and patient care delivery of all nursing units.
  • Reporting to the hospital’s President/Chief Executive Officer, the CNO will build strong collaborative partnerships with medical staff, hospital leadership, and across departments, as well as lead the immediate and long-term strategic planning for nursing services. 
  • The CNO will monitor KPIs, metrics, and guarantee the achievement of goals and strategies that have been implemented. 
  • Will demonstrate self-adaptability by tackling situations involving uncertainty, change, and shifting priorities. This will include navigating setbacks, accomplishing organizational objectives, and representing extreme flexibility. 
  • The CNO is responsible for budget and policy development for all nursing units, regulatory compliance, quality outcomes, and identifying improvement opportunities around operational efficiencies and additional key patient care priorities.  
  • Seeking an engaging nursing leader with an operational approach and a passion for patient care that is rooted in exceptional quality outcomes. Additionally, the CNO will create and maintain a positive working environment for all staff members and will provide continuous mentorship, and visibility.  


  • Must bring 5+ years of nursing leadership experience, preferably in a psychiatric setting. 
  • Master of Science in Nursing and active Registered Nursing license required. PhD and Certification in Nursing Administration are preferred. 

The Community

  • Houston, Texas is the largest city in the southern region of the United States and fourth largest nationwide, trailing only New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
  • A thriving metropolitan city, Houston has one of the largest economies in the nation, contributing to over 11,000 dining options and the famous Theater District spanning 17 blocks, ranking second only to New York City for world class entertainment.
  • Join a rich sporting culture with interstate rivalries in football, baseball, basketball and hockey. Enjoy seeing the Houston Texans take on the Dallas Cowboys or cheer for the home team when the Astros play the Texas Rangers.
  • See all the attractions Houston has to offer, from weekly rodeos to city BBQ contest with some of the best BBQ in the United States.

The Organization

  • The Menninger Clinic is one of the top-ranked psychiatric hospitals in the country. It offers inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults, adolescents and children.
  • The Menninger Clinic has almost 100 years of experience diagnosing and treating people with complex mental illness. Their highly trained teams of mental health experts provide a supportive, healing environment coupled with evidence-based treatments that are effective and programs that strengthen skills for making changes in their life that last.
  • Menninger is a private teaching hospital of Baylor College of Medicine’s Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and is a member institution in the Texas Medical Center.
  • U.S. News & World Report has named The Menninger Clinic one of the Best Hospitals for Psychiatry every year since 2016.
  • The Menninger Clinic is making progress on expanding services in their continuum of care. Adding more services will allow Menninger to offer quality treatment opportunities that communities need and want, whether people come from near or far.





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