Chief Nursing Officer

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Tower Health
Published
April 12, 2019
Location
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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  • Chief Nursing Officer

    Job Locations US-PA-West Grove
    Requisition ID 2019-24634 Hospital Jennersville Hospital Shift 1-Day Department Hospital Administration Category Management/Professional Hours per Pay Period 40 # of Openings 1 Position Type Regular Full-Time Work Schedule Monday-Friday

Overview

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) organizes and administers the department of Nursing Services and other services to attain the hospital’s objectives established by the governing authority. The CNO collaborates with other executives in the organization in decision making about health care services and organizational priorities.

Responsibilities

Supports and develops the Directors in the coordination of employee selection, work assignments, performance evaluation and staff development for nursing services. Plans and coordinates with the Chief Executive Officer, utilizing the respective Directors for planning, the budgeting requirements for personnel, performance of work, supplies and equipment (responsible for cost controls to ensure maximum effectiveness of funds expended from the approved departmental budgets). Collaborates with Leaders from Governing Board, Management, Medical Staff and Clinical areas in planning, promoting, and conducting organization wide performance improvement activities. Initiates and maintains Universal Precaution protocols and infection control procedures. Represents assigned services at all Medical Staff and Board of Directors meetings. Participates with leaders in decision making processes and strategic planning. Knowledgeable of appropriate patient care and staff education; coordinates and facilitates professional development of nursing services employees. Recommends the modification, addition or deletion of personnel policies to ensure reasonable hours and acceptable working conditions to provide patient care coverage. Recommends the modification, addition or deletion of personnel policies to ensure reasonable hours and acceptable working conditions to provide patient care coverage. Reviews and approves with Department Directors the current staffing patterns and patient care needs of individual departments. Demonstrates protection of patient rights as evidenced by compliance with policies related to informed consent, DNR, ethical issues and resolution of patient complaints. Accepts responsibility as designated by the CEO. Performs additional duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Experience:

Proficiency in written and verbal communications

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public

Minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience in a health care institution

Emotionally mature and able to function effectively under stress

 

Education:

Graduate of a state accredited school of professional nursing

MSN Required

DNP Enrollment or Completion preferred

NE-BC and NEA BC Preferred

 

Licenses/Certificates:

Current license as an RN in the state of Pennsylvania

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