Chief Nursing Executive & Chief Nursing Officer Uni

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/08/17
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/08/17

The Opportunity

The Chief Nursing Executive UCHealth & Chief Nursing Officer University of Colorado Hospital (CNE) is the most senior nursing executive and provides strategic nursing leadership for the UCHealth system.  The CNE reports to the UCHealth system President and CEO and serves as the nursing executive for the system and the Chief Nursing Officer for the University of Colorado Hospital.  The CNE has responsibility for a nursing population of over 6,000 RN staff, clinical staff and leadership.  The CNE is accountable for maintaining and cultivating a patient-centered clinical practice environment and promoting excellence that surpasses other hospitals and health care organizations.  The CNE plans, organizes, and directs nursing operations for University of Colorado Hospital and provides strategic direction and executive leadership for the UCHealth system. 

In collaboration with the clinical leadership of the system, the CNE advises the CEO/Presidents on improvements to patient care and service across all inpatient and ambulatory settings.  The CNE is responsible for providing strategic direction for the clinical integration of patient care; patient care policies and procedures, patient care delivery and patient experience. The CNE is responsible to create and sustain a work environment that is satisfactory for all staff who provide patient care. The Chief Nursing Officers in UCHealth's facilities have dual reporting relationships to both the system CNE and the CEO/Presidents of the regions/facilities.

UCHealth is a $3.7B, nonprofit, health care organization with 8 acute care facilities, more than 100 ambulatory locations and a large medical group. Three additional acute care facilities are currently under construction and will open in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively.

The CNE serves as a member of the Senior Executive leadership team to develop and execute health system strategy and partners effectively with internal and external constituents to support system goals.


  • BSN and MSN (or Masters) Required.  Doctorate preferred
  • Ten to fifteen years or more of progressive leadership experience which includes academic health system experience and responsibility for multiple operating facilities.
  • Significant experience with the Magnet designation process.
  • Leadership experience in a shared governance structure.
  • Successful candidate must possess the agility and skills to work within a growing integrated system and a track record of executing strategies and processes that support contemporary models of integrated, coordinated care.


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