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Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Job

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend
Type Full time Posted 4/15/2014
Salary - n/a - Starts 7/1/2014
OR - Oregon (All) - Springfield Referral - n/a -    

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Job

Date:Jun 5, 2014

Location:Springfield, OR, US


Req ID:6182

At PeaceHealth, we carry on the healing mission of Jesus Christ by promoting personal and community health, relieving pain and suffering, and treating each person in a loving and caring way. The fulfillment of this Mission is our shared purpose. It drives all that we are and all that we do. To those who embrace the spirit of these words and our commitment to Exceptional Medicine and Compassionate Care, we offer the opportunity to learn and grow as a member of the PeaceHealth family.

Department:Nursing Administration RB (7061)


Provides leadership and direction to patient care areas to ensure that patient care services are coordinated across staff, functions, activities, and sites in order to improve patient care and clinical outcomes.  Serves as the Chief Nursing Executive with authority and responsibility for establishing standards for patient care, nursing practice, and nursing performance across all environments in the Community.  Has divisional responsibility for the organization, administration and operation of Patient Care Services. Responsible for the development of hospital wide patient care programs, policies and procedures, development and implementation of the hospital’s plan for the provision of patient care, and implementation of an effective ongoing program to monitor, evaluate and improve the quality of patient care.


Plans/directs the delivery of patient care services consistent with PeaceHealth Network strategic plans, mission and values, and continuous improvement process.

Leads, directs and administers key patient care services to ensure exceptional medicine and compassionate care is delivered in the region.

Creates strategic and operational plans that guarantee organizational viability and sound business practices.

Collaborates with nursing staff, medical staff and other disciplines in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services.

Collaborates with leaders and medical staff to formulate strategies and/or initiatives, to advance clinical quality to achieve best practice in patient satisfaction, patient safety, and clinical outcomes.

Develops, implements and manages programs and processes in the pursuit of Magnet designation including shared governance.

Participates with leaders from the Governing Board, Executive Team, Medical Executive Team, medical staff and clinical leaders in problem solving/decision making throughout the region.

Develops, implements and manages operating and capital budgets of assigned services demonstrating effective stewardship of resources and achieving annual goals.

Maintains and develops sounds financial management practices and productivity improvements in regional operations.

Contributes to management education and professional development of staff, students and colleagues through the sharing of knowledge and skills as a role model/mentor.

Understands, supports, and promotes the organizational values inherent in the philosophy of  PeaceHealth.

Provides leadership to develop, promote, and implement a nursing professional practice environment.

Participates in the strategic and long range planning of the organization.  Provides leadership in determining clinical and organizational goals and develops processes to achieve these goals.

Develops a constructive and respectful relationship with physicians that results in mutually supportive relationships.

Works in concert with Human Resources to develop labor management strategies.  Serves as a key member of labor management teams and collective bargaining negotiations.

Ensures assigned services are in compliance with all standards and regulations set for the by Department of Health, DNV, and other regulatory agencies.

Ensure departmental, program and operational compliance/accountability of Department Directors, Managers and personnel within specifically assigned departmental/unit.

Other duties as assigned.



BSN required.
Masters in Nursing, Nursing Administration, or Health Care Administration with a minimum of five years current management experience required.


Minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible experience in healthcare, with at least five (5) years progressive management experience in a 100 plus bed hospital/health system.


Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of practice required.

Specific Knowledge:

Must have demonstrated excellent leadership skills and be a focused, results-oriented individual, willing to take the initiative in a constantly changing environment. 
Must be pragmatic, and a team player. 
Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing, with staff, administrative team, managers, medical staff, governing board, corporate staff and other customers.

Other Skills:

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a variety of services and disciplines, including clinical, supportive, and administrative.
Excellent skills in marketing, employee development, and medical staff collaboration, are required.
Comprehensive knowledge of healthcare practices.
Exceptional verbal and written skills.
Absolute dedication to customer satisfaction.
Understands concepts of systems thinking and organizational improvement that improve outcomes
Has broad based understanding of key business fundamentals
Understands the drivers of financial health and viability of the organization.
Demonstrated background in direct patient care.
Strong background in TQM, CQI, RPI, and other methodologies to improve healthcare delivery and outcomes preferred.
Strong background in best practices including shared governance and Magnet.

Location:  Springfield, OR 
Job Category:  Administrative; Management/Executives; Nursing - RN Other
Shift:  Day
Shift Length:Variable
Work Type:  Full Time
Salary range starts at:$DOE
Required Certifications/Licensure:Registered Nurse - Oregon 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed within this job class. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Springfield, OR || Administrative; Management/Executives; Nursing - RN Other || Full Time || HOSPITAL ADMIN 

Nearest Major Market:Eugene
Job Segment:Executive, Nursing, Medical, Patient Care, Registered Nurse, Management, Healthcare