The Associate Chief Nurse Executive, System Nursing Operations (VP/ACNE) supports the Executive Vice President & Chief Nurse Executive in setting strategic vision for nursing and patient care services throughout IU Health. Key responsibilities include aligning the work of the Chief Nursing Officers across the system to drive implementation of policies and standards that ensure the safety, quality and consistency for patients across any and all services within the system.
The VP/ACNE works closely with key system business service leaders to assure nurses are provided with the processes, systems, tools and rewards needed to deliver safe, quality patient care. The VP/ACNE is also involved in developing and driving implementation of programs that address resource utilization, retention, productivity, quality assurance and patient satisfaction.
About IU Health Nursing
Indiana University Health aims to lead the nation as a destination for nursing by designing contemporary environment that attracts, retains and engages elite talent, and set a nationally recognized standard for professional nursing excellence. IU Health clinical nurses possess clinical expertise, embrace learning, have a spirit of inquiry, are professionally engaged and foster relationships. At IU Health, we work every day to create an environment where our team members are personally valued, professionally invested and inspired by our patients and colleagues.
Did you know?
Eight hospitals have earned Magnet® designation, including the Adult AHC, and four hospitals have Pathway to Excellence designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center recognizing excellence in nursing care.
In 2015, IU Health and the American Red Cross combined efforts to incorporate the largest onboarding of nurses since WWI. The alliance aims to onboard approximately 2,000 new American Red Cross nurses, demonstrating IU Health nursing’s professional engagement in strengthening our communities.
In 2017, a research and evidence based practice partnership for Inclusive Inquiry came to life through collaboration with IU Health and the IU School of Nursing. It serves as a resource for evidenced-based practice and nursing research and the nurses who use it in their practice. This infrastructure supports a spirit of inquiry, learning and new ways of thinking, all for the benefit of nurses and the patients to whom they provide care.
IU Health has a robust system Shared Leadership structure that enhances IU Health nurses voice in decision making and enables the opportunity for clinical nurses to advance strategic goals.
Recognition and Awards
IU Health has achieved significant success across multiple clinical programs that have resulted in national recognition:
Seven clinical programs ranked among the top 50 national programs in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 edition of America’s Best Hospitals. IU Health has been ranked for 20 years.
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is honored to be ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. In 2017-18, Riley at IU Health ranked in 10 out of 10 categories. Riley remains the only nationally ranked children’s hospital in Indiana and ranks among the top 50 children’s hospitals in the country.
IU Health Transplant is the only comprehensive transplant program in Indiana and one of the nation’s largest solid-organ transplant center.
Master's degree in nursing is required; Doctoral degree in nursing is preferred
5+ years prior experience as a nursing leader or as a Business Unit Chief Nursing Officer
Demonstrated results with large scale project management and multi-site operations and problem-solving skills, including the ability to understand and execute in a highly matrixed environment
Requires a strong business planning, communication and financial skill set with the ability to manage complex projects involving multiple stakeholders
Experience and excellence in coaching, collaborating and influencing
Requires strong relationship-building skills with clinicians, all levels of employees and management
A proven leader who is an effective, creative and visionary problem solver
Recruit, develop and mentor a top-notch team capable of supporting future growth and has demonstrated leadership in promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace and community
Experience designing organizational structures to achieve business and operational results
Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local regulatory agency guidelines and laws
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.