Chief Nursing Officer, Maine Behavioral Health

MaineHealth | Portland, Maine 04101

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: April 19, 2022
Opportunity Code: 30618


Join Maine Behavioral Healthcare, a nationally acclaimed non-profit that serves nearly 30 locations and is part of MaineHealth, as the Chief Nursing Officer in beautiful Portland, Maine. 


The Position

  • The Chief Nursing Officer serves as the clinical leader for Maine Behavioral Health and is responsible for delivering a patient care experience that meets the highest standards of nursing care, treatment, and services.  
  • Oversight for approximately 132 FTEs, including direct leadership of an Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Directors of Nursing, Nursing Managers, and leaders over the areas of training and development, inpatient social services, clinical programming, and nursing informatics. Additionally, the Chief Nursing Officer will develop strategies around written standards of nursing practices, policies and procedures, and nurse staffing plans. 
  • Seeking a visible leader with demonstrated success in a health system setting who will prioritize empowering teams, employee communication, and building positive relationships across the organization.  
  • The Chief Nursing Officer reports to the Maine Behavioral Healthcare President and is a high-level, collaborative member of the hospital’s nursing leadership team. This leader will partner closely with the department’s leadership and providers across 30+ clinical programs within the organization to develop MBH’s primary goal of connecting clients and patients to appropriate care.  
  • Additional responsibility areas include regulatory compliance, quality measurement and improvement, and staff education and development plans. 
  • Must bring significant clinical leadership experience related to health systems; 2+ years of experience at a director level or above is required.
  • RN license is required. Master’s Degree in Nursing is required. 

The Organization

  • Maine Behavioral Healthcare is a nationally acclaimed and highly reputable non-profit and is part of the MaineHealth system. They are focused on hospital psychiatric care with community-based treatment services and offer better access to medical care through integration with primary services. 
  • Maine Behavioral Health offers 30+ clinical programs and nearly 30 service locations ranging from York to Norway to Belfast and are one of the broadest health care programs in the state and work to bring overall mental and physical well-being to those whom they are privileged to serve. 
  • With multiple treatment centers located in multiple communities throughout the state, an array of services is provided to adults, adolescents, and children struggling with mental health, development disorders, or substance/addiction issues. 
  • MaineHealth also offers additional services such as free or low cost medications, learning resource centers to ensure support to patients, and evidence-based programs to improve care and outcomes to assist individuals suffering from chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, and behavioral health issues. 

The Community 

  • Portland is the largest city in Maine, and is home to the historic Old Port district, and Cape Elizabeth, which marks the entrance to Portland Harbor.
  • The city, which was ranked 4th among the top 10 perfect places to live in America, combines diverse cultural offerings of a large metropolitan city, with a charming small-town atmosphere. 
  • Portland has a vibrant art scene, having been named one of the country’s top 25 art destinations by American Style magazine, and offers more than 2,000 art events annually. 
  • Bon Appetit magazine has dubbed Portland as the "foodie state", for its wide array of local dining options.




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