An exciting opportunity with a nationally-known critical access hospital: Kearny County Hospital is in search of an experienced, highly-skilled Chief Nursing Officer to lead our team!
The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at this critical access hospital is responsible for the direction of patient care for nursing departments including inpatient/outpatient, ED, Preoperative services, Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy and works closely and provides leadership along with the Director of Nursing in High Plains Retirement Village and Assisted Living. This position works collaboratively with the Clinic Operations Manager and Medical Staff to ensure that patients at our outpatient clinics receive exceptional nursing care in all care settings. The position also carries collaborative authority in working with Medical Staff and is ultimately responsible for executing decision making, program planning, and implementation of patient care delivery systems which promotes safety, quality care, and well-being of all patients within the facility.
The Chief Nursing Officer will run all nursing departments fiscally, operationally, and administratively correct to the Standards of Nursing Practice and Care. The Chief Nursing Officer must be able to create an environment that promotes growth of staff and patient experience. The Chief Nursing Officer serves on the executive operations group and participates in monthly hospital board meetings. This position requires the ability to: 1) demonstrate sound knowledge and management; 2) has exceptional written and oral communication skills, 3) possess organizational and management skills in order to achieve optimal patient care, quality and service outcomes; 4) Integrate the best practices and high quality care in nursing patients and delivering health care systems; 5) deploy effective change management techniques; 6) prioritize and deploy appropriate resource utilization; 7) build and maintains strategic relationships; 8) build and maintain high performing care delivery teams; 9) manage conflict and competing imperatives; 10) build customer loyalty among patients, physicians, employees and the community; and 11) possess technical and professional knowledge including exceptional leadership skills. Reports to the CEO.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A CHIEF NURSING OFFICER
- High School Diploma or GED Required
- Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Required
- Kansas Registered Nurse License Required
- 5 years of progressive leadership Required
- Director experience in multiple departments Preferred
Please submit a letter of application, resume, and complete the KCH application for employment.