Vice President Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Leonardtown, MD
MedStar Health is a $5 billion not-for-profit, regional healthcare system with a network of ten hospitals and 20 other health-related businesses across the Maryland and Washington DC region. As the area's largest health system, it is one of the region's largest employers with close to 31,000 associates and has 6,500 affiliated physicians, all of whom support MedStar Health's patient-first philosophy that combines care, compassion and clinical excellence with an emphasis on customer service. They prove this annually with approximately 205,000 inpatient admissions and 4.3 million outpatient visits while also having employee engagement scores that exceed the national average for healthcare and Fortune 500 high-performing companies. This translates into a workforce dedicated to providing the highest quality care to those they serve.
MedStar St. Mary's Hospital, nestled in the community of Leonardtown, Maryland, is a 125-bed, full-service hospital committed to delivering state-of-the-art emergency, acute inpatient and outpatient care. Serving the community since 1912, MedStar St. Mary's treats more than 104,000 patients a year and has been recognized for excellence in quality improvement by the Delmarva Foundation multiple times. As the only hospital in one of Maryland's fastest growing counties, MedStar St. Mary's has integrated advanced technologies and medical equipment to remain on the cutting edge. The hospital offers an extensive list of screening and diagnostic services to meet the needs of its community and be an integral partner in providing a seamless continuum of care. This hospital also boasts numerous centers of excellence including behavioral health, diabetes management, emergency/ urgent care, hospice, oncology, orthopedics, radiology, community wellness and women's services.
MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital is seeking an exceptional nursing leader to assume the position of Vice President Nursing and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). The Vice President/CNO will direct administrative, clinical, educational and operational activities of the Nursing Services Division. The Vice President/CNO will serve as an active member of the Corporate Nursing leadership team and provide leadership for operational services at the local level. The incumbent will drive clinical practice innovation while assuring the achievement of performance targets for quality, safety, efficiencies, and the patient experience. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the COO/CMO, hospital and patient care leaders, and medical staff to foster and catalyze innovation supporting a high reliability organization. Additionally, the VP will advance organizational goals through participation with leaders in collaborative decision-making processes and structures.
The successful candidate will support interdisciplinary collaborative practice, be accountable for promoting and maintaining patient outcomes, support the standardization of evidence based nursing practice reducing variability, and provide direction for the continued achievement of stellar HCAHPs and patient experience results. Mission driven activities within the nursing department are focused on the reduction of pressure ulcers, reduction in falls and fall related injuries, and prevention of hospital acquired infections. Supporting the continued drive towards practice excellence is paramount for the Department.
Key qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and a Master’s degree in Nursing or related healthcare field required; specialty certification preferred.
Ten years of progressive nursing leadership experience highly desirable.
A results oriented leader with a focus on outcomes, demonstrated expertise in relationship development, established ability to work effectively and collaboratively, proven ability to coach and develop nursing leadership staff, and engage staff at all levels of the organization.
A visible leader with an approachable, personable, and optimistic demeanor possessing effective interpersonal skills including the ability to promote teamwork and ensure a high degree of internal and external customer satisfaction is a must.
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