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Career Opportunity for a Chief Nursing Officer in Littleton, CO.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join one of the top academic medical centers in the country and be part of a high-performing, quality-focused senior leadership team in a results-driven, evolving healthcare system. The new Chief Nursing Officer must lead the vision of "From Healthcare to Health" by forging strong relationships with the academic enterprise to create an overall entity unparalleled in the United States today.
Our Chief Nursing Officer will have system responsibilities for Highlands Ranch Hospital in Highlands Ranch, CO as part of UCHealth.
The Chief Nursing Officer will relate on a cooperative basis with the President/CEO, on a broad range of hospital issues including facilities and service planning, budgeting, policy making and general administration. The CNO is responsible for the administrative direction of those departments reporting directly to this position. The CNO provides leadership, strategic direction and administration for all activities where patient care is delivered and is responsible for all nursing care delivered at Highlands Ranch Hospital. The CNO utilizes clinical and administrative knowledge to facilitate measure, evaluate, and interpret care needs of patients and performance of staff while directing activities accordingly and meeting the directives established by the health system's mission, vision and values statements.
The Chief Nursing Officer will be a member of the senior executive team for Highlands Ranch Hospital and will be a part of the planning, development and opening of the new facility. The new hospital in Highland's Ranch will join UCHealth's proud tradition of superior care and unwavering commitment to patients and the communities we serve. The goal will be to provide the highest quality care close to home and is expected to open in 2018.
Achieving the vision. The Chief Nursing Officer's success in this position will be measured by attaining these goals:
- Provide leadership to direct the activities of planning, organizing, monitoring, and improving the quality of the respective programs and services. Assist in the implementation of the approved Strategic Plan and participates in the process to modify the plan as necessary, and maintain its progress. Collaboratively establish philosophy, mission, values, and goals for Nursing and the organizational structure for achieving these;
- Demonstrates sound understanding of and has broad experience with hospital operations, health care finances, board responsibilities, physician relations, and knowledge of how all entities are interdependent, along with current knowledge of the trends and challenges in health care; ability to assume administrative responsibility for the hospital in the absence of the Chief Executive Officer;
- Demonstrates self-reliance, outstanding communication, and relationship building skills. Ability to attract, cultivate and lead high-performing management teams. Function as a respected and respectful collaborative team player. Work in collaboration with UCHealth system CNOs to develop and execute the nursing strategic plan across the entire UCHealth system.
- The position requires a Master's degree in a relevant field (i.e. Nursing, Business, Healthcare related); Minimum five years' Nursing experience and two years' supervisory experience; Unrestricted RN license from the State of Colorado Board of Nursing or compact privileges under the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact agreement; National certification in Leadership required; Magnet experience in a healthcare system preferred; Previous experience as a CNO preferred.
- A focus on Magnet designation in demonstrating excellence in patient care, Baldrige framework with a focus on continuous improvement and process improvement methodology that will support operational and service excellence.
- Demonstrate flexibility and responsiveness to change with consideration of its impact on decision-making and planning. Contribute to an atmosphere that embraces change.
- Demonstrate leadership abilities, recognizing the need to adapt his/her leadership style to the abilities and competency of staff and changing situations.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively using two-way channels of communication with openness and active listening.
- Share information as appropriate in a timely and non-threatening manner while taking advantage of formal and informal opportunities to dialogue with staff.
- Help to create a supportive environment by fostering open communication with staff.
- Experience in articulating a vision of where he/she believes health care is headed in the 21st century.
- Possess a broad view of health care issues currently impacting communities, states and the nation.
- Successful track record of being able to persuade and motivate others.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and well developed presentation skills.
- Maintain a program that ensures proper selection and retention of qualified patient care staff.
- Provide an evaluation process for all employees within the service which promotes motivation for professional growth, self-improvement, and which provides for just disciplinary action when needed.
- Maintain professional affiliations to enhance professional growth and development to keep up with latest trends in healthcare administration.
- Promote educational opportunities to foster supervisory development and management effectiveness.
- Create an environment conducive to harmonious and coordinated effort wherein each employee has the opportunity for self-expression, accountability for his/her performance, job satisfaction, and professional development.
- Promote communication between administration, management/supervisory personnel, and employees.
- Develop mechanisms to ensure that licensure for patient care personnel are current and valid.
- Collaborate with patient care staff, hospital administration, medical staff, and support services staff to promote efficient, effective, and economical operations.
- Ensure the effective and efficient day-to-day operation of all assigned hospital operations and continuously evaluates the results of overall operations, and systematically reports these results to the President/CEO.
- Develop quantitative measures of productivity for various departments and reviews performance.
- Establish essential control reports to measure current effectiveness and performance.
- Facilitate the development of an environment which focuses on patient and staff safety. Assist with the development of indicators that will measure the impact of those efforts.
- Participate in the development and review of the hospital's policies and procedures.
- Negotiate and maintain necessary contracts for the provision of physician/medical director services, business relationship contracts, and leases in support of the services within respective areas of responsibility.
- Budget effectively to provide for optimum personnel, expense and capital resources and manages performance based upon current budgets. Assist in the preparation and implementation of the approved annual budget.
- Coordinate budget development for all assigned areas, to include immediate and projected needs of human, material, and financial resources and assume accountability for that budget.
- Ensure that personnel are utilized in a cost effective manner.
- Assure the provision of quality patient care in accordance with Colorado State Nurse Practice.
- Act and ANA Code of Ethics. Direct the development of quality assessment/improvement and CQI teams to ensure that quality patient care is monitored and evaluated.
- Demonstrate a commitment to CQI as evidenced by: active participation in ongoing CQI education, both formally and informally; and daily practice and use of CQI techniques and philosophies.
- Direct and organize the hospital's disaster preparedness plan.
- Define and maintain the standards of professional nursing practice. Maintain Standards of Practice, Standards of Care, and Practice Guidelines for all areas where nursing care is delivered.
- Ensure that approved evidence based standards of patient care and nursing practice are utilized in all areas providing nursing care.
- Demonstrate responsibility to the consumer by providing opportunities for consumer input, monitoring, evaluation, and feedback.
- Participate in community activities relevant to health care, Highlands Ranch Hospital and meaningful to self.
- Perform other administrative/managerial duties as required/directed.
Due to Point of Care Testing duties associated with this position, upon hire, a copy of highest level of education (diploma, degree, or transcripts) would be required to present to the hiring manager. If this is available to you at this time, please attach it with your resume in one document.
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