The Chief Nursing Officer(CNO) is responsible for:
- Providing leadership tonurse employees that will enroll their support, create ownership of goals, andhave them actively participate in decisions that impact the hospital
- Maintaining necessary regulatory and compliance approvals andquality accreditations
- Partnering with physicians who use, or will use, the hospital
- Assisting in planning new services that generate additional sources ofprofitable revenue
- Creating an environment that will encourage recruiting and retentionof clinical employees
- Managing costs by continually seeking data that will identifyopportunities and take action to eliminate non-value costs
- Establishing standards for nursing practices and maintainauthority, accountability and responsibility for nursing services
- Developing organizational patient care programs, policies and proceduresthat describe how nursing care is assessed, delivered and evaluated.
- Developing and managing the nursing services budget and ensuringsufficient number of qualified staff to assess patient needs
- Plan and provide nursing care interventions and preventcomplications, promote improvement and patient comfort and wellness
- Analyzing areas in planning, promoting and conductingorganization-wide performance improvement activities
- Representing the nursing services at all meetings includingmedical staff and hospital board of director meetings; participates withleaders in designing and providing patient care and services
As a member of theHospital's senior management team, the CNO will participate in functionaldecision-making processes necessary to the successful attainment of thehospital's mission in addition to maintaining an awareness of changes inhealthcare clinical matters that could have an impact on the success of thehospital.
- The CNO will overseemultiple departments within the hospital.
- This position reportsdirectly to the hospital Chief Executive Officer.
- Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited institution
- Master's degreerequired
- Must be a registered nurse (RN) with a current licensure
- Must possess detailed knowledge of hospital nursing operations
- 5+ years of demonstrated successful leadership in an acute-care hospital environment (For-profit experiencepreferred)
- Must be proficient in written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, patients, and patient's families
- Ability to maintain confidential information concerning personal, financial, or medical matters