Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) is a progressive, integrated healthcare system serving southern Vermont, and communities in Rensselaer and Washington Counties in New York and northern Berkshire County in Massachusetts. Southwestern Vermont Health Care provides a broad spectrum of high quality healthcare to a community of about 55,000 residents.
SVHC consists of:
Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC), a 99-bed hospital, founded as Putnam Hospital in 1918.
Centers for Living and Rehabilitation, a 150-bed, long-term and sub-acute care facility.
SVMC Northshire Campus, a convenient walk-in clinic, providing primary care in the Manchester, Vermont area.
SVMC Deerfield Valley Campus, which is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home.
SVMC Pownal Campus, the newest practice in the health system, provides primary care in the far southwestern corner of Bennington County.
SVHC Foundation, a 501c3, whose sole mission is to raise funds in support of Southwestern Vermont Health Care.
The Chief Nursing Officer will oversee all operational aspects of nursing services at SVHC, including nursing quality outcomes, efficiency, costs, patient satisfaction, and working collaboratively with medical staff. This individual has the authority, and is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the delivery of patient care services and support for the assigned areas. As a member of the senior management team, the CNO contributes to the development of strategic plans, goals and objectives, and serves as a strategic partner in the organization’s decision-making. This vital role sets the vision for nursing practices in the delivery of safe, timely, efficient, equitable and high quality, patient-centered care.
A Bachelor's degree in Nursing and a Master's degree is required.
Candidates should possess five to ten years of management experience in nursing/patient care leadership and over ten years in nursing/healthcare.
The ideal candidate will currently be serving as a CNO/VP of Nursing in a similarly sized or slightly smaller hospital. Candidates with substantive nursing leadership experience in large/complex medical centers will also be considered.
Demonstrated knowledge of evidence-based practice, outcome measurement and research methods, patient safety, performance improvement and risk management.
Forward thinker, able to foresee future events and take action to prevent problems and/or seize opportunities. Viewed by others as proactive and possessing a high level of intuition.
Excellent business acumen and proven results relative to productivity, business plan development, process improvement, quality measurements, patient satisfaction, and staff
We would appreciate receiving recommendations or nominations of qualified candidates and applications of personal interest. For more information please contact us via e-mail at: