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Master's Degree Master’s degree in Nursing; Doctorate in Nursing Practice. Advanced Certification in nursing administration. Required
5 years experience as a direct care RN, minimum of five years experience in nursing management and/or administration required. History of progressive and successful nursing service management or administration.
Active membership and participation in state and national professional associations. Required
Licenses and Certifications
Registered Nurse-Certified (RN-C) Required
Certification in nursing administration within 1 year of hire or promotion date Required
System CNO position provides strategic leadership as the senior executive position responsible for all nursing division and other designated patient care functions and services within the hospital system. The role assumes responsibility for all site CNOs in matrix structure with the site COO's, assessing, planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating nursing practice on a system level. This position is a knowledgeable, change agent who represents nursing issues and concerns at the executive level and serves as the driving force to make changes that impact patient care throughout the system.
- Scope and Practice
Responsible for nursing professional practice standards and guidelines, assuring adherence to relevant statutes, rules, regulatory requirements and accreditation standards 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
Implements, and evaluates the organizational plan for the provision of care in collaboration with nursing and medical staff, interdisciplinary providers, and other stakeholders, assuring that available evidence is integrated into practice, policies, and procedures.
Assesses, measures and improves the quality of nursing care, providing the opportunity for patient and family input into personal healthcare decisions and policy development.
Assures the preservation and protection of the autonomy, dignity and rights of patients, oversees teams that address the ethical risks, benefits and outcomes of patient care.
Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact upon nursing and patient care services, integrating lean and daily management principles in achieving efficiencies concurrent with standardizing nursing and patient care delivery models of care.
Leads continual readiness efforts related to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, assuring that all standards are met in all domains, interim and period reports are completed, and preparation efforts are thorough and timely for each re-designation period and on-site appraisal process.
In collaboration with the Network Nursing Executive Team and Human Resources, assures that adequate recruitment and retention of nursing staff.
Assures regulatory compliance and accreditation, including continual readiness efforts, complaint investigations, and assuring adherence with state and/or DNV regulatory requirements, as well as CMS Conditions of Participation standards. Oversees nursing infrastructure for preparation, action planning, and improvement tracking.
In collaboration with Network Nursing Executive Team and Chief Nursing Information Officer, participates in evaluating, selecting, and integrating healthcare technology and information management systems that support patient care needs and the efficient utilization of clinical resources.
A credible nurse leader who is positive, creative and innovative with a strong understanding of the business aspects of healthcare and the acumen to play a substantive role in developing strategies, budgets and business plans.
Clearly a leader by example, able to articulate a clear vision and expectations for patient care services and other areas of responsibility.
Leads daily nursing operations at an assigned site, assuring the infrastructure for nursing daily management and assuring that patient care needs are met by assuring adequate nurse staffing and scheduling is coordinated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and providing budget and business support for nursing and clinical staff leaders.
Provides leadership for other clinical areas and departments as assigned.
Attends site medical staff meetings and represents nursing at medical staff committees as warranted.
Approves non-physician allied health care provider privileging through the Medical Staff office and responsible for nursing practice of all nursing and advanced professional registered nurse roles.
Develops and is accountable for annual capital and operational budgets for areas of responsibility. Develops short range goals within established budget, formulates and participates in long range planning for material, fiscal and staff needs. Identifies ways to strengthen the hospital’s financial position. Encourages operational efficiencies and innovations to achieve financial targets.
Provides leadership and operational oversight to the Center for Clinical Excellence, Patient Experience division, Magnet program planning, and network nursing operations.
A collaborative and operational leader who will give employees a voice and encourage full participation of all team members.
Develops and implements development and performance management plans for clinical leaders aligned with organizational priorities.
Supports Shared Governance and clinical engagement in professional practice, research, and innovation.
- Professional Development
Enhances nursing and clinical practice commitment with the Magnet® Program: Transformational Leadership, Structural Empowerment, Exemplary Professional Practice, New Knowledge, Innovation and Improvements, and Empirical Outcomes.
Facilitates the conduct, dissemination, and utilization of research to ensure theory and evidence-based methods are utilized in the practice settings of nursing, patient care, healthcare, management and administrative systems.
Monitors clinical credentials, professional certifications, and requirements in accordance with professional standards, laws, and regulations. Ensure that professional licensure for nurses and other licensed personnel are current and valid in the State of Arizona.
- Performs other duties as assigned.