The Executive Vice President and Chief Nurse Executive (EVP/CNE) is the lead nursing executive responsible for setting the strategic vision for Nursing and Patient Care Services throughout IU Health. The EVP/CNE serves as the President's and executive leadership team's chief advisor on nursing and patient care services. Key responsibilities for the EVP/CNE include working with the statewide nursing leadership team to define, design and drive implementation of policies and standards across IU Health. The EVP/CNE carries responsibility for integrating the strategic plan of IU Health into all nursing and patient care services to ensure the quality and consistency for patients across any and all services within IU Health. The incumbent will also have a major role and responsibility in the recruitment of other CNOs across the health system, while also providing continuous professional and leadership development opportunities for all levels of nursing leadership. This position reports to the President and Chief Executive Officer.
IU Health is seeking a transformative, accomplished nursing executive who can work effectively in a matrixed and relationship-driven culture. The EVP/CNE must have experience effectively facilitating change in a complex and distributed, yet system-oriented environment. In addition, the nursing leader should be visibly connected to organizations and coalitions on a national level, while advising on nursing and patient care services as an industry leader.
Connect to Promise: Demonstrates a commitment to IU Health's mission, vision, and values by exhibiting behaviors and delivering results that align with the strategic direction of the organization. Continuously provides the best individualized care and service to patients, customers, colleagues, business partners, and the communities we serve.
Transformational Leadership: Establish and execute upon the strategic vision for nursing and patient care services across IU Health to lead the nation as a destination for nursing, transform care deliver, enhance nursing's voice in decision making and execute strategies, structures and processes that move to us to the highest level of performance.
Cultural & Organizational Effectiveness: Accurately assesses cultural environment and sets a positive tone for the organization. Exhibits high emotional intelligence and appropriate sensitivity while maintaining individuality and authenticity, and encouraging that of their leadership team. Consistently demonstrates respect for others. Appreciates diversity of thought, and actively fosters an atmosphere of inclusion. Maintains critical knowledge of multiple aspects of the organization.
Strategic Thinking: Actively contributes to short and long term system strategy. Aligns initiatives to system strategic goals and mission, vision, and values of the organization. Shapes, develops, and aligns strategies to capture emerging trends, address competitive threats, meet market needs, provide value to the customer, and enhance overall business value. Effectively weighs risks and rewards, and aligns leadership decisions accordingly.
Requires eligibility for, or current state of Indiana licensure as Registered Nurse.
A Masters Degree in Nursing, with a Doctorate Degree preferred.
Experience in an Academic Medical Center preferred.
Experienced nursing executive with a proven track record in a multi-hospital system leading nursing and patient care transformation to reduce variation in care.
Prior leadership experience with other nationally recognized nursing schools strongly preferred.
Knowledge of and experience with accountable care and insurance/population risk models.
A strong business, planning, communication and financial skill set with the ability to manage complex projects involving multiple stakeholders.
Strong demonstrated transformational nursing leadership skills (inspiring, problem solving, communication across multiple organizations, executing).
A blend of management skills with technical expertise proven by superior planning, decision-making, negotiation, nursing leadership, business and financial management skills/knowledge with a focus on adding value to the bottom line of the business to foster a preeminent healthcare environment.
Strong communication and relationship-building skills with all levels of employees, management and community leaders and a proven leader who is an effective, creative and visionary problem solver.
Demonstrated experience and excellence in coaching, collaborating, and influencing.
Excellent executive presentation and communication skills.
A proven leader of people who is able to recruit, develop and mentor a top-notch team capable of supporting future growth and has demonstrated nursing leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community.
An understanding of how to achieve quality and other key business results in a geographically diverse health system with many types of clinical business units, having sensitivity for and an understanding of academic disciplines and issues.
Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local regulatory agency guidelines and laws.
For a full job specification, questions or consideration of candidacy, contact:
Megan Haymaker, Executive Director – HR Operations
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Indiana University Health
Indiana University Health (IU Health) is the largest health system in Indiana and among the top ten largest single state nonprofit health systems in the United States. Through its 16 hospitals (a mix of urban, suburban, and rural), IU Health offers a full range of specialty and primary care services for children and adults. Statewide, IU Health has more than 2,600 staffed beds with $6.23 billion in net total operating revenue. Its strategic service lines, cancer, cardiovascular, neuroscience, orthopedics, pediatrics and transplant have received national recognition for quality patient care over the decades. IU Health has about 34,000 team members, 9,000 of which are nurses.
IU Health also has a unique partnership with Indiana University. In addition to collaborating on educating the next generation of nurses, a research and evidence based practice partnership for inclusive inquiry was formed in 2017 with IU Health and the IU School of Nursing, serving as an infrastructure for evidenced-based practice and nursing research. Additionally, the IU School of Medicine (IUSM), one of the nation’s leading medical schools, partners with IU Health to train physicians, blending breakthrough... research and treatments with the highest quality of patient care. IU Health also works closely with other schools such public health, law, etc. (IU Health is a legally separate 501(c)(3) from Indiana University.)
In Indianapolis, IU Health includes three major hospitals downtown - IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health University Hospital, and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health - which serve as the academic health center (AHC) and provide nationally recognized clinical care to patients from across Indiana and beyond with severe or complex illnesses. The regional and statewide facilities serve as referral resources to the AHC for providing seamless, high quality patient care. In addition to its core operations, IU Health has a network of strategic partnerships, joint ventures, and initiatives that serve to advance the quality of patient care and service – such as urgent care centers, ambulatory operations, philanthropic foundations, and a health plan.