About Skagit Regional Health:
Located in picturesque Northern Washington, Skagit Regional Health offers a gorgeous location with endless year-round outdoor activities, delicious restaurants and strong educational systems. YOU will have an immense opportunity for growth within this well-renowned healthcare system.
Skagit Regional Health, the umbrella name for Skagit Valley Hospital and Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics, is a health care leader in Northwest Washington, providing advanced, quality and comprehensive services to the people of our communities.
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a growing healthcare system and results-driven leadership team. The VP Chief Nurse Officer provides strategic leadership as the senior executive position responsible for all nursing and other designated patient care functions for Skagit Valley Hospital (SVH) with oversight for the assessment, planning, coordinating, implementation and evaluation of nursing practice.
The CNO is a member of the SRH Executive Management Team and serves as a resource and support to the Board of Commissioners and Medical Staff. Collaborates with the system and community based executive teams (Board, Providers) to identify key clinical issues critical to SRH’s performance and mission. Oversees the provision of safe, effective and appropriate patient care services and nursing practice through models of care across the continuum, innovation, clinical informatics, clinical leadership development, clinical competency programs, evidence based practices and operations enhancement projects and programs.
- Accountable to ensure high quality, safe and appropriate nursing care, competency of clinical staff and appropriate resource management related to patient care.
- Responsible for service operation including determining the types and numbers of staff necessary to provide nursing care for all patient care areas of the organization and standards of nursing practice.
- Responsible for the operation of the development, approval, and implementation for all nursing service policies and procedures.
- Serves in a consultative role regarding nursing practice for SRC.
- Promotes patient safety through delivery of evidenced based nursing care; meeting State and regulatory standards. (DNV, DOH, CMS…).
- Guides & supports leaders in utilization of quality data / metrics, patient satisfaction initiatives and the advancement of excellence in nursing practice.
- Establishes and directs the nursing model; reviews and evaluates administrative and clinical nursing procedures within the hospital.
- Confers with other hospital management and supervisory personnel to discuss management and patient care issues; confers with hospital administrative and medical staff regarding nursing program needs and administrative matters.
- Develops and mentors an effective Patient Care Services Leadership (PCS) team to ensure that PCS operates effectively within established financial parameters.
- Guides the personnel management activities of assigned areas; directors, managers and supervisors in the selection, hiring, training and development of staff as well as performance appraisal, documentation of deficiencies, performance recognition and disciplinary action; develops, supervises and appraises direct subordinates; plans and implements disciplinary actions as needed, working with Human Resources and legal staff as appropriate.
- Works in conjunction with other members of SRH leadership to identify ways to improve services and identify deficiencies through redesign, LEAN, benchmarking and other techniques.
- Establish and maintain a strong rapport and working relationship with providers, board members, Senior Executive Team and other organizational leaders across the organization to support key service line growth strategies, patient safety and clinical outcomes across the continuum.
- Promotes the hiring and development of competent and compassionate patient care staff through effective recruitment and retention strategies in collaboration with SRH Human Resources and PCS leadership.
- Maintains effective professional relationship with union and HR business partners in relation to clinical areas.
- Advise and direct Nursing Staffing Committee in development and oversight of patient care departmental staffing plans per WA State RCWs.
- Continue to strengthen relationships with Nursing Education programs (SVC, WWU).
- Ongoing focus on clinical education program development & management.
- Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing required; MSN preferred.
- Current RN licensure to practice nursing in the State of Washington.
- Registered nurse with minimum of 8 years experience in acute care nursing.
- Five years progressive management experience and knowledge of inpatient operational systems, regulatory standards (DNV / Joint Commission) and staffing required.
- Demonstrated success in process improvement (PI).