Lutheran Hospital is a 396-bed tertiary care facility delivering innovative care in a nurturing environment. Since opening in Fort Wayne on Thanksgiving Day 1904, the hospital has continually expanded its services to meet the needs of adults and children throughout northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio.
The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is responsible for:
Providing leadership to nurse employees that will enroll their support, create ownership of goals, and have them actively participate in decisions that impact the hospital
Maintaining necessary regulatory and compliance approvals and quality accreditations
Partnering with physicians who use, or will use, the hospital
Assisting in planning new services that generate additional sources of profitable revenue
Creating an environment that will encourage recruiting and retention of clinical employees
Managing costs by continually seeking data that will identify opportunities and take action to eliminate non-value costs
Establishing standards for nursing practices and maintain authority, accountability and responsibility for nursing services
Developing organizational patient care programs, policies and procedures that describe how nursing care is assessed, delivered and evaluated.
Developing and managing the nursing services budget and ensuring sufficient number of qualified staff to assess patient needs
Plan and provide nursing care interventions and prevent complications, promote improvement and patient comfort and wellness
Analyzing areas in planning, promoting and conducting organization-wide performance improvement activities
Representing the nursing services at all meetings including medical staff and hospital board of director meetings; participates with leaders in designing and providing patient care and services
As a member of the Hospital's senior management team, the CNO will participate in functional decision-making processes necessary to the successful attainment of the hospital's mission in addition to maintaining an awareness of changes in healthcare clinical matters that could have an impact on the success of the hospital. The CNO will oversee multiple departments within the hospital and reports directly to the hospital Chief Executive Officer.
Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited institution
Master's degree required
Must be a registered nurse (RN) with a current licensure within the state
Must possess detailed knowledge of hospital nursing operations
5+ years of demonstrated successful leadership in an acute-care hospital environment (For-profit experience preferred)
Must be proficient in written and verbal communication skills
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, patients, and patient's families
Ability to maintain confidential information concerning personal, financial, or medical matters
About Community Health Systems
Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading operators of general acute care hospitals. The organization’s affiliates own, operate or lease 106 hospitals in 18 states with approximately 17,000 licensed beds. Affiliated hospitals are dedicated to providing quality healthcare for local residents and contribute to the economic development of their communities. Based on the unique needs of each community served, these hospitals offer a wide range of diagnostic, medical and surgical services in inpatient and outpatient settings.
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