Lifepoint Health has an opportunity for a Chief Nursing Officer . The CNO will have oversight of Community Medical Center located in Missoula, Montana. Community Medical Center is a leading healthcare organization in Western Montana with exceptional services and expertise that consistently earn us accreditation by the Joint Commission. Still, we never lose sight of the personal touch that’s been the hallmark of the care we’ve offered since 1922, the year we were founded. Nothing is more important than the trust Montanans put in us. We are part of a network of hospitals across Montana and the nation, each of which is committed to providing quality healthcare close to home. We are united by a shared mission, vision, values and set of guiding principles that inform our actions and define what you can expect from our hospital. Community Medical Center is affiliated with Billings Clinic and LifePoint Health. LifePoint Health developed these fundamental philosophies and have remained a solid foundation for the company since its founding in 1999. We are proud to share this culture with our communities and apply these principles to all that we do at Community Medical Center.
Community Medical Center
The Chief Nursing Officer 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:
· Provides leadership and expertise for medical staff service, hospital quality and clinical effectiveness.
· Provides Leadership to Department of Medical Staff Services ensuring effective credentialing & privileging, peer review and medical staff committee functions. Orchestrates organized Medical Staff committees & functions to ensure effective Governance.
· Provides leadership and expertise for graduate medical education, including medical students and residents.
· Evaluates and optimizes the care management approach, process of disease management, patient satisfaction, patient safety and develops processes to assure appropriateness of care including length of stay and ancillary resource utilization.
· Provides an environment of quality and cost improvement that is data driven and develops systems to review utilization of resources and objectively measure outcomes of care in the inpatient and outpatient settings.
· Monitors physician and group patterns, presents data, analysis and interpretation to physicians and physician and hospital committees for review and guides efforts to improve.
· Assures that quality management programs are carried out in all clinical areas through the development and implementation of effective disease management programs, clinical protocols and guidelines, other decision tools, and review of the outcomes.
· Develops a performance database incorporating Joint Commission (TJC) and other key quality indicators to provide leadership necessary to meet regulatory requirements and guidelines.
· Partners and collaborates with the medical staff and management team, facilitating teamwork, aligned efforts and goals.
· Assists with program and service line growth and development.
· Helps represent medical staff viewpoints to administration and relay administrative views to medical staff & provides on-going counsel and advice to Executive Leadership regarding the medical staff on physician matters.
· Provides strategic leadership by focusing teams and organization units on visions and distinctive strategies that result in excellent short and long-term performance in clinical, service, and financial outcomes.
· Integrates evidence-based medicine practices wherever possible, building this into new and existing patient care delivery systems.
· Facilitates, intervenes, and moderates all major physician-physician, physician-patient, and physician-staff concerns with executive team members. Promotes a just culture and ensures effective oversight and remediation of concerns.
· Implements organizational structures which promote shared accountability, high achievement and compliance with applicable laws and regulations; this to include electronic linkages and care delivery tools.
· Ensures medical staff development plans and programs are implemented and maintained as required by policy.
· Integrates clinical care quality and management with nursing, operations and finance; partners with members of the senior management team, particularly the Chief Nursing Officer, in this endeavor.
· Dedicates resources and time to developing physician leadership in an incremental manner, with a focus on the existing medical staff officers and clinical chiefs.
· Oversees Educational Programing including medical students, Allied Health, shadowing, and medical staff CME and Grand Rounds efforts.
· Integrates with the Health Support Center Quality and Clinical Operations department and participates in appropriate physician leadership and quality forums
· Licensed Registered Nurse with knowledge of nursing principles, theories and practice standards with verbal interpersonal and quantitative skills acquired through completion of at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
· Master’s Degree Required (MSN or MHA)
· Minimum of 3-5 years of CNO experience in an investor-owned healthcare organization.
· Prior experience in Joint Commission preparation and survey process.
At LifePoint, our Mission of Making Communities Healthier extends to our employees. We offer an excellent total compensation package, including a competitive salary and benefits. Some of our benefits include 401k, flexible PTO, generous EIB, medical, dental, vision, tuition reimbursement, and an Employee Assistance Program. We believe that happy, healthy people have a passionate engagement with life and work and have designed our package to enhance your wellbeing.
Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran