Facility Chief Nursing Officer neededfor LeConte Medical Center, affiliate of Covenant Health, the region’s largest premier health care provider and recognized in 2016 and 2017 by Forbes magazine as being named among “America’s Best employers” in Knoxville, Tennessee, has an exciting opportunity for an experienced, highly motivated nursing leader at Covenant Health. The CNO incumbent will be a key member of our senior leadership team and will work closely with the Chief Administrative Officer of their facility as well as the System CNO. All Covenant facilities are joint commission accredited not-for-profit hospitals. Our Chief Nursing officers are accountable for the provision and quality of all nursing services at a facility level in support of Covenant Health’s System and our regional goals. This includes strategically ensuring a balance of optimal and efficient patient care; staff, patient, and physician satisfaction; and cooperative partnerships with other organizational departments and professional groups. The CNO has a constant focus on patient-centeredness, excellence in all we do, best choice for patients, employees, physicians and volunteers. The CNO creates and maintains standards and systems for care delivery at their facility which promote evidence-based practice and are designed to support the management of productivity targets, and appropriate planning for and use of available resources as well as staff and patient safety.
This position reports to and works closely with the facility President/CAO to enhance nurse/physician collaboration and promote optimum patient and family experience and clinical outcomes. The position also has a dotted line to the System CNO and works closely with senior leadership. Collaborates with directors, managers and nursing schools on orientation and fosters an environment of professional and clinical development to continuously elevate the standards of nursing practice. Pursues, encourages and maintains the integration of the medical center with the community/public through effective communication and public relations programs.
Minimum Experience: Five (5) years of experience in patient care services to include healthcare leadership positions; experience in financial analysis of revenue generating clinical departments. Experience working with labor unions strongly preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s preferred. Current RN license required.
About Covenant Health
Covenant Health is a comprehensive, community-owned health system dedicated to improving the health of the people it serves. Established in 1996 by the consolidation of Fort Sanders Health System, Knoxville, Tennessee, and MMC HealthCare System in Oak Ridge, Covenant Health is governed by a voluntary board of directors made up of community leaders and medical professionals.Covenant Health includes nine acute care hospitals in East Tennessee: Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center and Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville, Fort Loudoun Medical Center in Lenoir City, LeConte Medical Center in Sevierville, Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System in Morristown, Roane Medical Center in Harriman, Claiborne Medical Center in Tazewell and Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville. It also includes Peninsula Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in East Tennessee’s Blount County.Member organizations also include the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, Thompson Cancer Survival Center, Peninsula (a division of Parkwest Medical Center), Fortress Corporation, Fort Sanders West Diagnostic Center, Nanny’s, Fort Sanders Health and Fitness Center, Covenant Medical Group, ... and Covenant HomeCare and Hospice. Covenant Health also operates the Fort Sanders Nursing Department, a baccalaureate nursing education program at Tennessee Wesleyan College, in Athens, Tennessee.Philanthropic affiliates include Fort Sanders Foundation and the Thompson Cancer Survival Center Foundation in Knoxville, Methodist Medical Center Foundation in Oak Ridge, the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation in Sevierville, and Morristown-Hamblen Foundation in Morristown. Funds raised by the foundations provide services, equipment and other resources for excellence in patient care.More than 10,000 people are employed by Covenant Health and its member organizations. Working together with nearly 1,500 affiliated physicians, these healthcare professionals deliver quality care to thousands of patients throughout East Tennessee.