Under the administrative direction of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) serves as the highest-level senior manager over various nursing-related patient care departments/units within MON. The CNO manages, directs, plans and coordinates the functions and activities of assigned areas; oversees and administers assigned patient care programs and services; assists the hospital’s CEO in the development, formulation and implementation of hospital strategic plans and serves as part of the hospital’s senior management team.
The CNO provides direct input regarding the organizational structure of the hospital; provides expert professional assistance to hospital executives regarding nursing-related matters, Joint Commission surveys, DHS surveys and serves as a liaison to other regulatory agencies; and performs other related duties as assigned.
Participates in executing administrative decisions as these functions relate to and impact the provision of total patient care. Works collaboratively and cooperatively with all departments and with members of the Medical Staff to accomplish the strategic goals and to achieve and enhance the mission of MON. Creates and maintains an ambiance that encourages, practices and exudes the best efforts of professional nursing standards.
Promotes efficiency through sound and effective cost measures with a primary focus on providing quality health care. This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the Mission of MON. It is expected that the Chief Nurse Officer demonstrates behavior consistent with the Core Values. The Chief Nurse Officer shall support MON’s strategic plan and the goals and direction of the Performance Improvement Plan (PIP).
Bachelors in Nursing required, Masters in Nursing required
Five years of progression of experience: responsible nursing, clinical and administrative nursing management experience in an acute care hospital setting overseeing multiple nursing areas including but not limited to Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, Medical/Surgical, Obstetrics, and Surgery.
Excellent written/verbal communication and computer skills
Experience in budget preparation/operation
A combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of personnel management, including planning and organizing work, delegating authority, motivating subordinates, appraising performance and administering discipline.
Principles and practices of nursing that optimize patient care. Principles of nursing administration and organization. Patient care standards mandated by regulatory agencies. Acute care hospital policies, procedures and routines.
Laws and regulations governing hospital operations, nursing practices, administering and accounting for medication, consents for treatment and related matters, such as Title 22 of the General Acute Care Hospital Regulations and the Joint Commission, and the Nurse Practice Act.
Working Knowledge of: The use of standard computer-based business applications. General financial principles and procedures pertaining to budget development, monitoring and justification.
Licenses/Certifications Must possess and maintain a valid California license as a Registered Nurse. Current BLS Card and current ACLS Card