The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) - Charleston, SC
The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) reports to the Senior Vice President and Hospital President for the development, organization, and ongoing leadership for the nursing division within the assigned Hospital. This includes strategic planning, financial management, quality, integration of patient services practices, policies, and procedures.
The CNO provides executive leadership for Patient and Staff Safety; the development of and implementation of innovative and responsive care delivery systems that achieve excellence in patient care. This leadership position must maintain knowledge of current and trending nursing practice and the roles and functions of all members of the health care team which often also reports to this role. This leader is accountable to articulate and ensure compliance with the South State Nursing Practice Act; State Board of Nursing Regulation, The Joint Commission, regulatory and accreditation standards.
As a member of the executive team, this leader is responsible for ensuring that all regulatory laws that govern the health care institution are upheld and represent patient care issues at the highest level of the institution. The allocation of resources to ensure safe, quality patient care ultimately rests with this leader as does the monitoring of activities to ensure that the practice environment is conducted in a safe and trusting setting. CNOs must support a shared governance structure to promote the professional nursing practice and support WHS Nursing’s Nursing Professional Practice Model.
This nurse leader ensures the competence of the nursing workforce in providing care that respects the diversity of all kinds (e.g. ethnicity, age, gender) and provides patient care that is population-specific and culturally competent. Additional responsibilities include achieving quality outcomes and customer satisfaction in a fiscally responsible manner by deploying Lean Six Sigma thinking and methods.
The Chief Nursing Officer will collaborate with other system leadership and medical staff within the organization. Other responsibilities include assimilation, analysis and communication of data. The Chief Nursing Officer is accountable for the achievement of objectives consistent with the Health System’s mission, values, and operational and strategic plans.
Required Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from an accredited school. At least one degree must be in nursing.
Required Minimum Licensure/Certification: Currently licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of South Carolina or hold a privilege to practice in the State of South Carolina under the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC) Registered Nurse on the first day of employment in role. National certification in nursing administration or clinical specialty preferred (e.g. Nursing Administration, ACHE)
Required Minimum Experience: Ten (10) years of demonstrated progression in management/leadership experience in a hospital or health system required. Current demonstrated success as a CNO with proven outcomes in a fast-paced, growing, and competitive market. Experience leading large departments, including strategic and financial planning. Experience in a multi-hospital system environment and multiple markets environment is preferred. Magnet experience is highly desired/preferred.
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