This position serves as a key member of the Senior Management team in the role of the Chief Nursing Officer for both our 60-bed Lonesome Pine Hospital in Big Stone Gap, Virginia and Mountain View Regional Medical Center, a 60-bed hospital located in Norton, Virginia. These hospitals are a part of the Wellmont Health System, a 7,400-employee health system with hospitals located in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia.
This position actively participates in the development of hospital and system wide patient care programs, policies, and procedures and develops and implements an effective program to monitor, evaluate, and improve the quality and appropriateness of patient care. Interprets and enforces policies in accordance with the State Professional Licensing Practice Act, legal requirements, and JCAHO. Supports hospital-based educational programs and actively role models our organization's commitment to our mission, vision, and values. Meets regularly with Chief Nursing Officers from other Wellmont hospitals to network and share best practices. Establishes effective mechanisms for collaboration between clinical and medical staff.
The communities of Big Stone Gap and Norton, Virginia are located in the picturesque southern Appalachians in southwest Virginia. Well-known for our southern hospitality, breathtaking vistas and spectacular national surroundings, our area provides countless opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. You'll find tremendous hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and ATVing in our forests and mountains. While our communities are nestled in a quiet mountain setting, larger cities like Roanoke, VA, Asheville, NC and Charlotte, NC are just a few hours' drive away. We've recently been noticed by Hollywood too. Adriana Trigiani, a local author who wrote the #1 best-seller "Big Cherry Holler" saw her book become the movie, "Big Stone Gap" which was filmed here in our charming community.
Preferred (nursing or related field; may include health care administration or business administration) - Graduate of a nursing program. Able to care for patients with varying levels of illness. Good communication and critical thinking skills are a must. Master's degree preferred.
Valid Nursing License, CPR, ACLS, PALS, NRP is required.
Wellmont Health System is a leading healthcare provider in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Formed in 1996 with the merger of Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn., and Bristol Regional Medical Center in Bristol, Tenn., Wellmont is a not-for-profit, integrated health system guided by the mission to deliver superior health care with compassion and a v...ision to deliver the best health care anywhere. Wellmont has grown steadily since its inception, developing a regional network of hospitals and healthcare facilities serving patients in Kingsport, Bristol, Johnson City and surrounding communities in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.