The Vice President, Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) is responsible directing and evaluating designated clinical and nursing functions and implementing and maintaining policies, programs, and patient care services that improve the efficiency and delivery of quality patient care in all CHCO locations and those staffed by CHCO through a management services agreement. In the absence of the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), the designated VP, ACNO represents the CNO and assumes responsibility for the entire scope of the CNO’s responsibilities.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
Emergency Department, Trauma Center and Burn Center, Children’s One Flight Program/Transport
Maternal Fetal Medicine, NICU and Lactation
Kidney Center, Transplant Program
Other programs & services as assigned.
EDUCATION – Master’s Degree in health-related field is required
EXPERIENCE – 10 years of leadership experience
EQUIVALENCY – None
CERTIFICATION(S) – BLS for Healthcare Providers/CPR, and an ANCC recognized certification. Nurse Executive or Nurse Executive Advanced required within 12 months of hire. Active member in a nursing or professional healthcare organization.
LICENSURE - Registered Nurse
An employee in this position may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential functions. These examples do not include all of the functions, which the employee may be expected to perform
Collaborates with the CNO and senior leadership team to develop a vision for operations and to ensure alignment with organizational vision and strategy. Develops strategic plans, annual goals, and performance metrics for operations. Reviews and approves strategic plans, annual goals, and performance metrics for areas of responsibility, ensuring alignment to the vision.
Participates in leadership activities for the organization, contributing to the achievement of goals and objectives; evaluates operational performance. Creates organizational design for operation based on vision; serves as a champion of organizational culture, influencing culture change to support organizational objectives. Develops, implements, and maintains functions and services within the operation to meet organizational needs. Drives quality, safety, patient experience, and financial/growth outcomes in area of responsibility. Handles operational and customer service escalations for operation.
Manages communications to the organization on the vision, strategy, and projects within operations that carry significant impact. Maintains effective working relationships with executives across the organization to drive performance towards the organization’s strategic plan; builds and maintains relationships with external stakeholders and community groups to support both operational and organizational strategic initiatives.
Assigns and reviews annual goals and strategic goals; provides work instruction (on the job or formal training), coaching, mentoring and development to leaders. Evaluates performance of leaders, providing continuous feedback and maintaining succession plans. Manages discipline and performance issues; hires and fires leaders. Reviews and approves resource plans for areas of responsibility within operation.
Carries overall financial management responsibility for the operations, reviewing and approving recommendations made by leaders for assigned areas, departments, and units.
Develops and implements broad operational policies; serves as executive sponsor on major projects for operational areas and those requested by executive leadership. Provides advice and guidance to senior leadership on the operational impact of strategic initiatives.
Ensures compliance against federal, state, and local regulations for operations, to include accountability for accreditation readiness for assigned areas, departments, and units.
Position Specific Responsibilities
Creates vision for areas of focus and ensures connection with vision and operating plans with peers in nursing division.
Drives quality and innovative care while ensuring clinical outcomes are achieved.
Directs and manages patient throughput ensuring appropriate resources for critically ill children.
Researches, develops and maintains staffing models to ensuring appropriate allocation of clinical team members within each area of focus.
Develops and maintains both an emergency preparedness plan and mass casualty preparedness to ensure continuity of operations.
Drives organizational level initiatives and process improvement activities.
Researches and evaluates best practices for areas of focus to stay current and lead in patient care and oversees benchmarking against national children’s hospitals.
Maintains awareness and involvement in national and state child health policies, advocating for the organization’s position.
Maintains connections with professional organizations, serving in leadership roles when appropriate.
Serves as the administrator on-call as designated.
BUILDING ORGANIZATIONAL TALENT - Establishing systems and processes to attract, develop, engage, and retain talented individuals; creating a work environment where people can realize their full potential, thus allowing the organization to meet current and future business challenges
COACHING & DEVELOPING OTHERS - Providing feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities; planning and supporting the development of individual skills and abilities.
COMPELLING COMMUNICATION - Clearly and succinctly conveying information and ideas to individuals and groups; communicating in a focused and compelling way that captures and holds others’ attention.
COURAGE - Proactively confronting difficult issues; making valiant choices and taking bold action in the face of opposition or fear.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVITY – Is sensitive to cultural diversity, race, gender, and other individual differences in the workforce; recognizes the value of diverse perspectives and experiences and fosters a work environment reflective of the community at large.
DRIVING EXECUTION - Translating strategic priorities into operational reality; aligning communication, accountabilities, resource capabilities, internal processes, and ongoing measurement systems to ensure that strategic priorities yield measurable and sustainable results.
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE - Establishing and sustaining trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting one’s own and others’ emotions and behavior in the context of the political environment; leveraging insights to effectively manage one’s own responses and reactions.
EMPOWERMENT & DELEGATION - Sharing authority and responsibilities with others to move decision-making and accountability downward through the organization, enable individuals to stretch their capabilities, and accomplish the business unit’s strategic priorities.
FINANCIAL ACUMEN - Utilizing financial data to diagnose business strengths and weaknesses and identify the implications for potential strategies; keeping a financial perspective in the forefront when making strategic decisions.
INFLUENCE - Creating and executing influence strategies that persuade key stakeholders to take action that will advance shared interests and business goals. Cultivates and supports partnerships.
LEADING CHANGE - Identifying and driving organizational and cultural changes needed to adapt strategically to changing market demands, technology, and internal initiatives; catalyzing new approaches to improve results by transforming organizational culture, systems, or products/services.
OPERATIONAL DECISION MAKING - Securing and comparing information from multiple sources to identify business issues; committing to an action after weighing alternative solutions against important decision criteria.
PASSION FOR RESULTS - Driving high standards for individual, team, and organizational accomplishment; tenaciously working to meet or exceed challenging goals; deriving satisfaction from goal achievement and continuous improvement.
If you are interested in this unique and exciting opportunity, please reach out to Talent Acquisition Manager, Lisa Van Der Kamp via email at Lisa.VanDerKamp@childrenscolorado.org.
Internal Number: 67869
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