General Summary: The Chief Nursing Officer(CNO) develops and maintains nursing service goals, objectives and standards of nursing practice; adheres to staffing plans; and develops Nursing Department policies and procedures. The Director of Nursing is responsible for organizing, developing and directing nursing services and ensuring the deliverance of quality nursing care. The CNO is active in department activities, transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to ensure individualized, patient-centered health care for all patient populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital.
Patient Population: Delivers direct patient care appropriate to the patients served. The ages of the patients served are adult (18-65 years of age) and geriatric (65 and older).
This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
Supervision: Directs the activities and personnel of the Nursing Department.
Experience: Five to seven years of nursing experience in an acute clinical environment including clinical management experience. Three years of critical care or comparable experience is preferred.
Education: Master's degree, Bachelor's degree, or combination of an Associate's degreen in an approved Registered Nurse program and meaninging and appropriate experience. Master's prepared if required by state.
Licensure/Certification: Current Registered Nurse license in the state where practicing is required. Current BLS certification is required and ACLS certification is required within six (6) months of hire. The CNO must maintain current licensure, BLS and ACLS certifications while employed with LifeCare Hospitals.