The Chief Nursing Officer reports directly to the Chief
Key CNO Responsibilities
The Chief Nursing Officer provides strategic leadership as the
senior executive position responsible for all nursing and other
designated patient care functions and services within the hospital
organization. The role assumes responsibility for assessing,
planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating nursing
practice on a facility level. The role assumes 24/7 responsibility
and has accountability to ensure high quality, safe and appropriate
nursing care, competency of clinical staff, and appropriate
resource management related to patient care. The Chief Nursing
Officer represents nursing concerns on the governing board and at
medical staff leadership meetings.
A competitive compensation program will be tailored to the
selected candidate. Base salary will be supplemented by a
performance bonus and comprehensive, well-rounded benefits program,
which includes relocation assistance.
- An academic degree in nursing is required, and a Master's
degree in Nursing or related field (Health Administration,
Business, Public Health, or Management) is strongly preferred.
- Active and current registered nurse license in the state of
residence/practice is required.
- Current CENP or NEA certification preferred.
Required Background Experience
At least five years of progressive management experience in a
facility environment as an Associate Chief Nursing Officer or
Nursing Director of multiple, complex nursing departments.
Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven leadership ability and facility operational
Ability to serve as role model and advocate for the professional
discipline of nursing.
Strong labor relations background.
An individual able to effectively and efficiently organize
patient care promoting optimal outcomes, patient safety, and
patient, physician and employee satisfaction.
An individual with proven success recruiting, retaining and
developing staff. Someone effective in mentoring and developing
staff, encouraging professional growth and achievement.
Takes the lead in complying with regulatory standards, rules and
Proven ability to identify the need for change, anticipating,
recognizing and creatively solving resistance to change; working
with others to view change as a challenge and opportunity for
growth. Displays an ability to be a risk taker and assume the role
of change agent. However, someone who understands the importance of
collegiality, collaboration and team spirit.
A credible nurse leader who utilizes communication, coaching,
sponsorship and training to successfully manage the people-side of
change in order to realize successful outcomes of a business
One 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. Financially astute, with a solid understanding of
cost issues and initiatives.
Clearly a leader by example, able to articulate a clear vision
and expectations for patient care services and other areas of
An individual of highest personal and professional integrity,
principle and knowledge, earning respect and support when making
difficult decisions and choices. Able to establish immediate
credibility with peers, senior leadership, medical staff, and the
A collaborative and operational manager who will give employees
a voice and encourage full participation of all team members.
Excellent interpersonal skills; a dedicated listener,
comfortable in a variety of settings dealing with diverse
constituencies; a broad thinker. The ability to communicate clearly
and effectively both verbally and in writing.
A leader who will inspire confidence and establish a sense of
common direction and vision for the medical staff.