Witt/Kieffer has been retained by Orlando Health to assist in the recruitment of the Chief Nursing Officer of South Seminole Hospital. Reporting to the hospital President, this role offers the opportunity to join a premier, full-service community hospital, part of one of the nation's most comprehensive and diversified health systems.
Offering advanced medical procedures as well as a focus on prevention, wellness and community outreach for the residents of Seminole County, South Seminole Hospital consists of 206 beds, including the 80-bed psychiatric hospital, Orlando Health Behavioral Healthcare. Now is an exciting time to join the organization as the system invests over $25 million into the existing facility while also strengthening its presence in the county with the development of the Orlando Health Lake Mary Campus, scheduled to open in August 2019.
The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) will be a key executive, collaborating in the strategic direction and planning to support the mission, vision, and values of South Seminole Hospital, serving as the authority for the practice of nursing, the development of nursing services and the evaluation, assessment, and implementation of clinical programs and services. Among the nursing staff, the appetite for contemporary leadership is great and the CNO will be expected to mentor, develop and grow a talented team of nursing leaders. The CNO will focus on the current and future state of nursing practices by guiding the department through change, introducing best practices, and establishing standardized processes and procedures. As an Assistant Vice President at the system level, the CNO will be expected to define a systematic approach, and support the organization's Magnet journey.
The incoming nurse executive must be a high energy, visible, engaging and inspiring leader, demonstrating the ability to motivate and influence others to deliver exceptional patient care in order to advance the professional practice of nursing. The new CNO will also have a 'patient first' philosophy and will foster strong partnerships with all stakeholders across the organization, building off the already positive physician relationships and demonstrating a good understanding of operations and finance, allowing the ability to look at things from a non-nursing perspective.