Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Saint Mary’s Regional Health System

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October 25, 2021
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Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Saint Mary's Regional Health System in Russellville, AR at Health Support Center

Date Posted: 10/25/2021

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LifePoint Health was founded in 1999 on the idea that everyone deserves quality healthcare close to home and that strong healthcare creates strong communities. We began with a network of 23 hospitals in non-urban markets across the nation united by a singular mission: Making Communities Healthier. We are a financially strong company with significant healthcare operations expertise. We recognize that every community has unique healthcare needs, and for more than 17 years, we have worked to ensure the highest standards of quality care and excellent service to patients at each of our locations by understanding and responding to these needs. LifePoint has a track record of investing in state-of-the-art technology, facility improvements, physician recruitment and staff development. We give each of the facilities and providers within our network the resources they need to deliver high quality care and services to their communities and succeed in today’s healthcare marketplace.

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Saint Mary's Regional Health System has an opening for a Chief Nursing Officer located in Russellville, Arkansas. Serving Russellville and the surrounding region, Saint Mary’s Health System provides a comprehensive range of medical services in a forward-thinking and innovative environment. The health system features a Joint Commission-accredited, 170-bed full-service hospital, multiple locations of the Millard-Henry Clinic, Valley Health Services and Saint Mary’s Wellness Fitness Center.

The Chief Nursing Officer has ultimate administrative responsibility for nursing standards and practice regardless of the practice area or reporting relationship of the nurse.  Directs hospital nursing activities within context of hospital policies and procedures:

  • Ensures continuous and timely nursing services to patients.
  • Ensures nursing standards, practices, policies and procedures, in accordance with all applicable laws, regulatory and accreditation requirements are consistent with current research findings and national professional standards.
  • Directs nursing service Performance Improvement activities.
  • Actively participates in hospital leadership functions.
  • Collaborates with hospital leaders to design and provide patient care and services, including availability of sufficient, qualified nursing staff.
  • Develops, presents and manages budget for nursing services.

General Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements overall nursing plan consistent with hospital policies and objectives, to provide continuous nursing care and services.
  • Develops, implements and interprets nursing and patient care policies, objectives and standards for measurement and maintenance of quality nursing care.
  • Develops, implements and administers nursing services budget and expense control system.
  • Prepares master nursing services staffing plan.
  • Organizes, directs and supervises daily nursing service to assure adequate hospital coverage and quality care.
  • Recruits, interviews, evaluates and hires qualified personnel to meet patient’s needs.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of the hospital quality assurance and improvement program through evaluation of services rendered, quality improvement, audit of medical records, patient visits and counsel with hospital staff.
  • Maintains communications with medical and administrative staff through participation in regularly scheduled staff meeting and involvement on hospital medical services committees.
  • Evaluates long and short-range equipment and supply requirements for nursing care by forecasting service levels and quantity of materials on hand.
  • Directs, plans and implements orientation and educational programs to promote staff training and development.
  • Recommends and participates in development of new patient care programs for expansion of nursing care services.
  • Represents hospital in health care programs and professional organizations of associates to serve in a public relations capacity and to stimulate professional growth.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • Licensed Registered Nurse with knowledge of nursing principles, theories and practice standards with verbal interpersonal and quantitative skills acquired through completion of at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Master’s Degree Required (MSN or MHA).
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of CNO experience in an investor-owned healthcare organization.
  • Prior experience in Joint Commission preparation and survey process.

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LifePoint Health and all of our facilities are committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This job description in no way states or implies that the key accountabilities above are the only ones being performed by the individual(s) with this job description.  The individual(s) may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his or her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or company objectives.

LifePoint Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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