Chief Nursing Officer-(Full-time)

  • Job Summary:
    The Chief Nursing Officer is a Key Management position and works directly under the supervision of the C.E.O.
  • This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing and administering all direct clinical patient care activities of the hospital.
  • Directs and delegates management of professional and ancillary clinical patient care providers.
  • As Chief Nursing Officer, manages and directs the organization toward its primary mission.
  • Establishes current and long-range objectives, plans and policies, and Board approval.
  • Assists in overseeing the adequacy and soundness of the organizations’ daily operation of the hospital to include the financial structure.
  • Reviews operation results of the organization, compares them to established objectives, and takes steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to correct unsatisfactory results.
  • Represents the Hospital throughout the community.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Licensure: Licensed in the State of Arkansas as a Registered Nurse.

Education: Arkansas Regulatory Rules and Requirements for a Chief Nursing Officer Advanced Education and Management Experience.

Experience: Three to Five (3-5) years’ hospital experience required as a Nurse Manager.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborates and directs organizational patient care practices, policies, and procedures that describe how patient care is provided, assessed, and evaluated with regard to population served.
  • Leads, Directs, and Delegates the personnel of direct patient care services towards optimal levels of productivity and focusing on patient safety at all times.
  • Represents patient care services at all meetings to include Medical Executive Staff Meetings, and meetings of the Governing Board.
  • Establishes patient care policies, procedures, and methodologies, evaluates their effectiveness and institutes corrective action when needed.
  • Maintains current knowledge levels in patient care practices.
  • Interprets regulations as established by CMS and other regulatory agencies to ensure compliance and meeting standards routinely.
  • Assisting in planning new services that generate additional sources of profitable revenue.
  • Participates, implements, and oversees administrative policies consistent with organizational goals and philosophy towards improving operations performances.
  • Completes and reviews performance evaluations of personnel consistently providing guidance and within the time frame allowed for completion.
  • Participates in improvement of operational performance through assessment, identification, planning, intervention and evaluation activities.
  • Demonstrates creativity, intelligence and discretion in the planning, organizing, and coordination for departmental functions in clinical patient care areas.
  • Assess a situation, identifies priorities, considers alternatives, and chooses the appropriate course of action with few errors.
  • Collaborates and participates in the hospital plan for providing staff and patient care.
  • Provides accurate and timely information using discretion and protecting confidentiality of information routinely.
  • Interviews, and selects new employees as appropriate, maintain staffing levels.
  • Monitors and evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of new employees within the introductory period.
  • Conducts nursing management meetings as scheduled.
  • Rounds routinely on clinical departments.
  • Takes administrative call as scheduled.
  • Acts as liaison between the hospital and the medical staff and represents the hospital at external functions.
  • Other duties as assigned