VP / Chief Nursing Officer

Johns Hopkins Healthcare   •  

Columbia, MD

Industry: Healthcare


11 - 15 years

Posted 193 days ago

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Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine is a comprehensive, acute-care medical center with 259 licensed beds specializing in women`s and children`s services, surgery, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, gerontology, psychiatry, emergency services, and community health education. Howard County General Hospital has been serving Howard County community for more than 40 years. Our mission, "Provide the highest quality care to improve the health of our entire community through innovation, collaboration, service excellence, diversity and a commitment to patient safety" is carried through in all that we do.


HCGH VP/CNO is accountable for the overall clinical outcomes, operations, personnel and financial performance for the areas assigned consistent with the mission, goals and objectives of Howard County General Hospital.

The Vice President/CNO is an executive level administrative position with responsibility for:

  • Partnering with physician peers to develop organization-wide patient care programs, policies, and procedures that describe how patients' patient care needs, or the needs of patient populations receiving nursing care, treatment, and services, are assessed, evaluated, and met.
  • Developing and implementing the Hospital's plans for providing nursing care, treatment, and services to those patients requiring nursing care, treatment, and services.
  • Participating with governing body, management, medical staff, and clinical leaders in the Hospital's decision-making structures and processes.
  • Implementing an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess, and improve the quality of nursing care, treatment, and services delivered to patients, while insuring that the highest level of patient safety is sought at all times.
  • Serving as administrator of other functional departments of the Hospital as designated.

The job duties affect direct patient care through the completion of tasks which allow others to provide direct care. Work requires internal contacts outside the work group in situations requiring resolution of conflict, persuasion or negotiation. Job is responsible for monitoring relations to ensure quality of service provided to internal contacts. Contact with external contacts involves providing service to resolve serious complaints, maintain key relationships, make significant adjustments, and handle high profile meetings, communication to regulatory agencies, or deal with similar sensitive relations.


Reports directly to the President of Howard County General Hospital. He/she establishes rapport with other leadership staff, physicians, department heads and trustees.

The HCGH CNO will partner with the Johns Hopkins Medicine system CNO.

Supervision given to a full complement of administrative and management personnel.


  1. Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and a current license to practice nursing in Maryland or able to acquire.
  2. Master’s Degree in Nursing, Hospital Administration, Business Administration, or related field.
  3. Doctorate of Nursing, highly preferred
  4. Ten (10) years of experience in provision of patient care in a hospital environment required.
  5. A minimum of five (5) years of experience in Nursing Management as Director of Nursing, or equivalent position.
  6. Current Maryland license as RN or licensure in a compact state that allows practice in Maryland. Must maintain current CPR certification. Specialty certification preferred.

Requisition #: 168434