For nearly 90 years, Nix Health has been dedicated to providing top-rate comprehensive medical services in San Antonio and throughout Bexar County. We offer an array of inpatient and outpatient services—with an emphasis on behavioral health, bariatrics, and orthopedic care—at our state-of-the-art medical center located in the heart of downtown San Antonio. We also offer exceptional medical services at our other facilities throughout the area. Since 1930, we’ve focused on compassionate, personalized care coupled with cutting-edge technology and advanced, up-to-date services and treatments. Our award-winning staff is well-equipped to assist you or your loved one with a range of primary, surgical, behavioral, and physical rehabilitation needs. We believe in open communication between practitioner and patient and strive to provide our patients with the complete medical care they deserve. Whether you need behavioral or mental health care, cardiology services, home care, orthopedics, wound care, or surgical services, our leading physicians and top nurses are here to assist you.
The Chief Nursing Officer is a key member of the Executive Leadership team responsible for the development and execution of the strategic plan that supports the mission, vision, and goals of the organization. The Chief Nursing Officer is responsible for leadership of all nursing functions of the hospital and/or license. Leads nursing practice in the hospital and assigned business entities maintaining consistent and high-quality standards of patient care. Develops and deploys nursing policies, objectives, and initiatives for the department; reviews departmental operations to ensure compliance with established standards. Drives the delivery of quality and cost-effective patient care and oversees the performance of nursing staff. Responsible for the development of the patient care vision; oversight of the model of care, nursing quality assurance, nursing operations, patient safety and the reputation of patient care services. Directs nursing services in accordance with State, Federal, and other regulatory agencies. Demonstrates behavior consistent with the core values and supports the strategic plan and goals of the organization.
CLINICAL PRACTICE KNOWLEDGE: Ensures efficient nursing department operations, providing high quality, safe, appropriate, and cost-effective care delivery to patients. The planning and delivery of patient care shall reflect all elements of the nursing process. Continues to bring new ideas to patient care services to improve performance and enhance quality and patient safety. Develops and implements measurements to monitor improvements in patient services operations. Collaborates with ancillary department leaders to ensure safe delivery of patient care. Responsible for overseeing and meeting nursing department staffing requirements, nursing department budget, and patient throughput goals, including contract services and/or temporary personnel.
LEADERSHIP: Provides leadership within the patient care services area throughout the hospital and/or license, to ensure patient care which is consistent with the mission and vision of the hospital. Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Core Values and supports the strategic plan and goals of the Organization. Responsible for all patient care practice standards license wide. Ensures Infection Control procedures and HIPPA compliance.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: Develops and monitors operating and capital budgets within nursing services. Assures financial stewardship for the facility/license in both operational and capital perspectives. Allocates financial, information, and human capital for improvement activities, ensuring efficient delivery of cost-effective and efficient services to patients, physicians, and hospital departments. Evaluates operations and works with department directors and managers to ensure cost-effective service delivery.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: Proactively manages nursing staff recruitment, retention, and engagement strategies. Ensures competence related to selection, orientation, training, continued education, and development of patient care staff. Establishes relationship and partnerships with educational institutions to ensure a steady supply of graduate recruits and a vehicle for nurses seeking to enhance their education and training.
EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE/OUTCOME MEASUREMENT AND RESEARCH: Supports new strategic initiatives and new clinical program development. Oversees all nursing research and development of improvements in clinical practice. Develops evidence-based practice for delivery of patient care services. Ensures nursing competency and organized in-service education program for all patient care areas. Ensures all elements of competency validation for patient care personnel other than registered nurses.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Previous experience as a CNO, ACNO, or equivalent position.
Five (5) years of experience in nursing leadership in an acute care hospital.
Excellent financial skills including budgeting, forecasting, and strategic fiscal planning.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
Ability to maintain a work pace appropriate to the workload organization, time management skills, and prioritize task
AHA Basic Life Support.
Education | Certification | License:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Master's degree in Nursing, Business, or related field.
Active, current, and unencumbered Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.
Current Management of Assaultive Behavior Certification (within first 30 days of employment).
Fire and Life Safety Card (Los Angeles City Employees only).
We are hospitals and affiliated medical groups, working closely together for the benefit of every person who comes to us for care. We build comprehensive networks of quality healthcare services that are designed to offer our patients highly coordinated, personalized care and help them live healthier lives. Through collaboration, we strive to provide all of our patients and medical group members with the quality, affordable health care they need and deserve.
We own 20 acute care and behavioral hospitals in our service areas.
We arrange for the provision of services to our members via our quality HMO plans.
We arrange for the provision of care to over 435,000 members in our networks of over 11,000 doctors and specialists.
We maintain significant market positions in Southern California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and South Central Texas.
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