CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international, faith-based, not for profit health system comprised of more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. With more than 15,000 physicians and 45,000 employees, Christus Health serves communities in the Southwestern Unites States, Chile and Mexico and is among the top 10 Catholic Health Systems in the US. Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, the mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to every individual they serve.
The Vice President Chief Nurse Executive (VP/CNE) is responsible for 20 hospitals in Northeast TX (7), Louisiana (7) and Southeast TX (6). The VP/CNE reports directly to the System Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer for CHRISTUS Health and serves as a member of the regional Senior Leadership Team. Indirect reports to the VP/CNE include all hospital Chief Nursing Officers within the assigned region. Working with the CHRISTUS Corporate team, hospital CEOs and CNOs, the VP/CNE will ensure operational execution of the System’s strategic initiatives across the assigned region. At the hospital level, the VP/CNE will guide CNOs in the implementation of a new patient care delivery model and other new programs. S/he will also support evidence-based nursing practices to ensure measurable results in clinical outcomes, quality, safety and patient experience. The VP/CNE will coach and mentor CNOs to promote contemporary leadership competencies and foster a decentralized participative management approach based on a shared governance model. As a member of the regional Senior Leadership Teams, the VP/CNE will collaborate with colleagues on resource-allocation, facilities, equipment, and programs to achieve the regional and hospital(s) objectives.
Eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas. BSN and Master’s degree in Nursing or other health related field required.
A minimum of five years’ experience as a senior nursing leader, preferably in an integrated delivery system.
Experience in analyzing competitive healthcare environments and implementing strategies to improve clinical performance.
Strong operational leadership ability, fiscal competency, knowledge of resource planning and staffing systems.
Demonstrated ability to implement EBP and to achieve measurable outcomes in quality, safety and patient experience.
Transformational leadership style and the ability to mentor senior leaders to attain performance metrics.
Able to balance financial imperatives while achieving positive results in clinical outcomes and patient experience.
Experience working successfully in community hospital settings and the ability to embrace a faith-based culture.
Availability to travel throughout the Division.
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