Detroit Medical Center - Harper Hutzel, Receiving & Heart Hospitals
June 20, 2018
Chief Nursing Officer
4 Year Degree
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with more than 115,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives. Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International (USPI), the company operates 69 general acute care hospitals, 21 short-stay surgical hospitals and 460 outpatient centers in the United States, as well as nine facilities in the United Kingdom. Tenet’s Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans.
DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital, Michigan’s first Level I Trauma Center, has played a pioneer role in the evolution of emergency medicine. Detroit Receiving hosts one of the busiest and most well-equipped emergency departments in southeast Michigan. The oldest and largest verified Level I Burn Center in the state is at Detroit Receiving, and is one of only 43 in the country. This hospital also boasts the state’s leading 24/7 hyperbaric oxygen treatment program, Metro Detroit’s first certified primary stroke center, and the nationally recognized Rosa Parks Geriatric Center. Detroit Receiving offers expertise in emergency medicine, complex trauma, critical care, orthopedics, neurosciences, nephrology, pulmonology, diabetes, geriatrics and urology. Detroit Receiving is also home to a Center of Excellence for disaster preparedness that has been the model for regional, state, national and federal agencies.
DMC Harper University Hospital has distinguished itself in surgery and medicine and is known for its clinical expertise, innovative research and advanced education. A Magnet-designated specialty referral hospital, Harper has established Centers of Excellence in neurosciences, bariatric surgery, vascular services, multidisciplinary cardiovascular services, hypertension, stroke prevention and heart failure. Harper is home to the revolutionary Cardio Team One, the new standard of excellence in heart care.
DMC Hutzel Women’s Hospital is nationally recognized for cutting-edge research in high-risk obstetrics, infertility, reproductive genetics, neonatology, maternal fetal medicine, midwifery, gynecology, urogynecology, menopause, permanent birth control and alternatives to hysterectomy. Hutzel is a Magnet-designated hospital with a rich history of over 143 years as Michigan’s first and only hospital for women, and patients benefit from Hutzel’s commitment to research and education. Home to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Perinatology Research Branch (PRB), Hutzel is recognized as a leader in women’s health by physicians and researchers across the country.
DMC Heart Hospital was designed with one goal in mind: to improve the heart health of Detroit, southeastern Michigan, and the entire region. Our expert cardiologists know heart disease is the leading cause of death in the state of Michigan, and the nation. That’s why we have dedicated resources to creating a cardiac care center that leads the region in research and care.
Our leading edge technology and facilities allow our team of cardiovascular specialists to deliver a full spectrum of services. From advanced diagnostics that allow our doctors to see the heart like never before, to an array of minimally invasive procedures designed to allow our DMC heart specialists to treat the problem with reduced pain, scarring and recovery time.
The Chief Nursing Officer reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer over the above facilities.
Key CNO Responsibilities
The Chief Nursing Officer provides strategic leadership as the senior executive position responsible for all nursing and other designated patient care functions and services within the hospital organization. The role assumes responsibility for assessing, planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating nursing practice on a facility level. The role assumes 24/7 responsibility and has accountability to ensure high quality, safe and appropriate nursing care, competency of clinical staff, and appropriate resource management related to patient care. The Chief Nursing Officer represents nursing concerns on the governing board and at medical staff leadership meetings.
Key role responsibilities include the following:
Retaining great people at the facility
Collaborate with human resources and other team members to select, on-board, orient, and provide coaching for direct reports.
Evaluate and monitor facility level people pillar statistics, participate on related calls as necessary.
Consider and/or implement nurse residency programs to ensure pipeline for facility.
Collaborate with team members to formulate programs to enhance work life balance.
Partner with related team members to promote a safe work environment that is based on a zero tolerance for sexual harassment, workplace violence and verbal and physical abuse.
Collaborate with related team members to promote an effective facility level competency program.
Collaborate to promote a robust employee development and education program that responds to the unique needs of employees across the career continuum (novice to expert).
Work cohesively with related team members to develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies that ensure a qualified and stable workforce.
Participate in workforce planning to ensure an adequate and competent workforce.
Support the design of effective and competitive compensation and benefits programs.
A competitive compensation program will be tailored to the selected candidate. Base salary will be supplemented by a performance bonus and comprehensive, well-rounded benefits program, which includes relocation assistance.
An academic degree in nursing is required, and a Master’s degree in Nursing or related field (Health Administration, Business, Public Health, or Management) is strongly preferred.
Active and current registered nurse license in the state of residence/practice is required.
Current CENP or NEA certification preferred.
Required Background Experience
At least five years of CNO experience preferably in a large hospital setting or a multi-hospital role.
Experience in navigating a matrixed organization with multiple constituencies.
Dynamic physician collaborator and sought-after clinical expert.
Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Proven leadership ability and facility operational expertise.
Ability to serve as role model and advocate for the professional discipline of nursing.
Strong labor relations background.
An individual able to effectively and efficiently organize patient care promoting optimal outcomes, patient safety, and patient, physician and employee satisfaction.
An individual with proven success recruiting, retaining and developing staff. Someone effective in mentoring and developing staff, encouraging professional growth and achievement.
Takes the lead in complying with regulatory standards, rules and laws.
Highly accountable leader with the ability to identify the need for change, anticipating, recognizing and creatively solving resistance to change; working with others to view change as a challenge and opportunity for growth. Displays an ability to be a risk taker and assume the role of change agent. However, someone who understands the importance of collegiality, collaboration and team spirit.
A credible nurse leader who utilizes communication, coaching, sponsorship and training to successfully manage the people-side of change in order to realize successful outcomes of a business change.
One who is positive, creative and innovative with a strong understanding of the business aspects of healthcare and the acumen to play a substantive role in developing strategies, budgets and business plans. Financially astute, with a solid understanding of cost issues and initiatives.
Clearly a leader by example, able to articulate a clear vision and expectations for patient care services and other areas of responsibility.
An individual of highest personal and professional integrity, principle and knowledge, earning respect and support when making difficult decisions and choices. Able to establish immediate credibility with peers, senior leadership, medical staff, and the Board.
A collaborative and operational manager who will give employees a voice and encourage full participation of all team members.
Excellent interpersonal skills; a dedicated listener, comfortable in a variety of settings dealing with diverse constituencies; a broad thinker. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.
A leader who will inspire confidence and establish a sense of common direction and vision for the medical staff.
In an effort to provide a more healthy, safe and satisfying environment to our employees, individuals to whom job offers are extended may undergo nicotine testing as a part of the pre-employment process.
Internal Number: 1805023976
About Detroit Medical Center - Harper Hutzel, Receiving & Heart Hospitals
Tenet Healthcare Corporation, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates acute care hospitals and numerous related health care services. Tenet's name reflects its core business philosophy: the importance of shared values among partners in providing a full spectrum of health care.
Tenet's mission is to be recognized for the passion of our people and partners who provide quality, innovative care to the patients we serve in our communities. Our focus is on leadership, growth and philanthropy. It's a spirit you can experience first-hand and it's a philosophy that can enhance your own approach to health care, and your career goals. From the resources that go with being one of the largest investor-owned health care providers in the U.S., to our multiple locations coast to coast, one thing is clear - Tenet offers significant employment opportunities. So whatever you need to grow as a professional, we'll do our best to provide. All you need to bring is yourself!
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