Chief Nurse Executive Job Description

Chief Nurse Executive Job Description

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Chief nurse executive provides the highest quality of care and are in compliance with the Nursing Practice Act, The Joint Commission, federal, state, and local requirements.

Chief Nurse Executive Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Maintains knowledge of current nursing practice, roles and functions within nursing and other healthcare disciplines
Assures that standards of practice and clinical policies and procedures, scope of practice, job descriptions and orientation programs are responsive to patient needs and are compliant with regulatory standards established by the New Jersey Board of Nursing, New Jersey DOHSS, Joint Commission and CARF
Maintains consistency and integrity of data collection
The Associate Director for Patient Care Services (ADPCS) will demonstrate competence in professional practice in progressively more responsible leadership assignments
The ADPCS has 24/7 responsibility, accountability and oversight for programs and personnel under his/her supervision, including the provision of quality nursing care that complies with accepted standards of practice
Position requires flexibility in schedule and assignments
Primary point of accountability for nursing operations and maximizes the efficient use of all available resources
Accounts for the oversight of the quality management program and collaborates with other executives to ensure policies and practices promote optimum patient care outcomes, safety, satisfaction, and efficiency
Provides leadership in the quality and effectiveness of clinical programs
Provides leadership in the monitoring and oversight of quality management for all disciplines, programs, and services throughout the Healthcare System

Chief Nurse Executive Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Chief Nurse Executive

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: VHA, CMS

Education for Chief Nurse Executive

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the chief nurse executive job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Education, Business, Management, Health Administration, Public Health, Graduate, Nursing Education, Department of Education, Health

Skills for Chief Nurse Executive

Desired skills for chief nurse executive include:

Current nursing practice
Roles and functions within nursing and other healthcare disciplines
Articulates
CMS and The Joint Commission Survey Processes and regulations
Ensures compliance with patient care standards reflected in federal and local state laws and regulation
Health Care Environment: Understands
Joint Commission
Local state nurse practice act
Management and leadership
Mental Health Systems

Desired experience for chief nurse executive includes:

Three years of administrative experience, preferably with a minimum of one year supporting a senior level executive
Minimum of two (2) years progressively responsible related work experience, including knowledge of research methods, basic statistics and data analysis
Redcap experience preferred
Meets the requirements for Standing Faculty appointment within The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Minimum 10 years senior healthcare leadership, in a large healthcare organization, demonstrating an understanding of the continuum of healthcare and the contemporary models of quality improvement
A minimum of 10 years of administrative responsibility within a complex academic medical center, large teaching health care facility or experience working in a comparable complex health system with progressive experience in nursing leadership positions at the senior level or higher, is required

Chief Nurse Executive Examples

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Chief Nurse Executive Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a chief nurse executive. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for chief nurse executive
  • Incorporates the principles and practices of performance improvement, system redesign, and continuous survey readiness
  • Sets expectations, develops plans, and manages processes to assess, improve, and maintain quality, safety, and appropriateness of patient care provided
  • Provides oversight for all performance measures, monitors, and compliance with regulatory standards and insuring there are appropriate monitoring systems
  • Provides support to senior leadership and service line managers on data management and formal reports and coordinates external site visits with VISN and national oversight groups
  • Provides leadership that facilitates the delivery of quality clinical care for a group of patients through the utilization of the nursing and performance improvement process
  • Works effectively with all levels of staff and promotes collaborative efforts with other healthcare professionals
  • Functions in the role of Associate Director for Patient Care Services or the Director when assigned in his/her absence
  • Manages the resources
  • Develops and deploys nursing policies, objectives, and initiatives for the department
  • Drives the delivery of quality and cost-effective patient care
Qualifications for chief nurse executive
  • Ability to research a diverse arrangement of topics and distill key messages in preparation for presentations, briefs, materials, speeches
  • Ability to work cooperatively and strategically in a team environment with all levels of professional, technical, administrative staff and to integrate resources on a timely and organized basis
  • Sound management skills, ability to think strategically while balancing several complex agendas
  • Analytic, finance and data management skills
  • Must possess, strategic vision, operational knowledge and proficient skillsets to lead patient care services in the Howard Region
  • Must possess knowledge and demonstrate proficient leadership skillsets in health care strategy development, physician partnership, financial planning and execution (including productivity measurements), and staff performance management
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Chief Nurse Executive Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a chief nurse executive. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for chief nurse executive
  • Ensures success of department operations through building employee engagement, effective talent assessment, continual learning and development, cross-training and succession planning for all hospitals
  • Participates as a member of Senior Management in overseeing the operations of the Institute, planning both short and long term goals, establishing budgets and fiscal monitoring and assuring delivery of services in accordance with standards, regulatory and licensing agencies for all hospitals
  • Acts as the Patient Safety Officer for the organization and serves as chair of the Patient Safety Committee for all hospitals
  • Represents nursing at inter-disciplinary, inter-campus and medical staff committees speaking on behalf of the Department of Nursing in any related decision making
  • Collaborates with the Medical Directors to assure high quality patient outcomes and to identify any opportunities to improve clinical outcomes in the delivery of nursing and medical care
  • Works closely with the Director of Rehabilitation to assure that the delivery of care and services at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation Hospitals are coordinated and provide every opportunity to collaborate toward improved patient outcomes and the integration of the program model of care
  • Participates in bringing the practice of rehabilitation nursing to the larger nursing community through presentations, publications, outreach and participation on councils and committees in support of rehabilitation nursing
  • Implements effective and ongoing programs to measure, assess, and improve the quality of care/services provided to patients/customers
  • Ensures that activities and/or operations are appropriately integrated with the strategic plan while making sure the provision of quality care and services through the cost effective management of the facility
  • Participates in the development of hospital wide patient care programs, policies and procedures that describe how the care needs of patient populations are assessed, evaluated and met
Qualifications for chief nurse executive
  • Must possess knowledge and skillsets to lead, support, communicate, and partner with the Vice President of Medical Affairs/Howard CMO as it relates to medical staff engagement and provision of services and outcomes
  • Must possess and demonstrate relationship and communication skillsets consistent with the Network’s PRIIDE values and Standards of Behavior at a level necessary to cultivate positive and productive relationships with patients, leadership, physicians, and staff across the Howard Region, Network, and community
  • Professional certification and education commensurate with peer leaders at the facility/region
  • At least five (5) years' experience as a senior nursing leader, preferably in a large Integrated Delivery System, with at least ten (10) years' experience in nursing leadership
  • Reputation as an excellent clinician with a minimum of ten (10) years' experience in nursing specialties with preference of critical care background
  • Experience in organizations with Medical Chief Model structure with direct responsibility in the collaboration with Medical Chiefs of Service
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Chief Nurse Executive Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of chief nurse executive. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for chief nurse executive
  • Accountable for the professional environment in which clinical nursing is practiced
  • Facilitates effective and efficient nursing care to patients
  • Provides leadership to nursing personnel that promotes the development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, procedures, and services consistent with regulatory standards and the vision, mission, values and objectives of the department and hospital
  • Serve in executive leadership capacity in the absence of the CNE and/or HGTC Administrator
  • All internal constituents, including staff, colleagues, and physicians
  • All external constituents, including serving as the medical center’s advocate to members of the community, continually seeking ways to improve and promote the public relations’ objectives of the medical center and marketing services
  • Creates an environment that recognizes and values diversity and designs strategies that address the unique needs of a diverse workforce, patient population, and community
  • Provides a supportive and stimulating learning environment for nursing students
  • Demonstrates high emotional intelligence in all communications and relationships
  • Translates data from KP HealthConnect (KPs Epic electronic medical record system) and quality reports into clinical operations designed to improve patient outcomes
Qualifications for chief nurse executive
  • Participated in the implementation of an Electronic Medical Record at a hospital and/or IDS
  • Experience in analyzing competitive healthcare environment and developing and implementing strategic recommendations for improved market share and clinical excellence in a dynamic industry
  • Strong physician and nursing relationship skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and communication skills and an ability to influence, collaborate with and motivate others
  • Have a thorough knowledge of legal, regulatory, ethical, clinical, managerial, and organizational requirements, principles and standards of care for hospitals and healthcare systems
  • Current state licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) required
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Chief Nurse Executive Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a chief nurse executive. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for chief nurse executive
  • Ensuring optimal utilization and management of clinical practice
  • Coordinating activities between departments to reduce duplication, increase efficiency and achieve higher levels of service
  • Developing and implementing quality and utilization standards to ensure coordinated plans of treatment
  • Using focused customer service strategies
  • Optimizes nursing resource management systems including patient acuity and staffing applications
  • Applies competency in technology applications related to business and clinical functions
  • Provides direction to all patient care services within the hospital license to integrate services and provide uniform standards of care
  • Participates in medical center strategic planning
  • Partners to develop and implement recruitment and retention strategies to ensure a sufficient and stable workforce of qualified staff members are available to meet current and future patient needs
  • Forecasts trends in utilization of nursing services
Qualifications for chief nurse executive
  • Self-management skills, which enable results in a competitive and mature market
  • Mentoring/coaching skill
  • Financial management and analytical skills
  • Knowledgeable in Work, Excel, IPlanet
  • Training/experience in CQI
  • Knowledge of managed care and health care reimbursement
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Chief Nurse Executive Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a chief nurse executive. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for chief nurse executive
  • Implements the organization's performance and quality improvement programs, including innovating, planning, setting priorities, conducting systematic assessments, implementing improvements, and maintaining achieved improvements
  • Generates and encourages innovation and creative solutions to issues or problems
  • Is able and willing to solve problems from various points of view and make difficult decisions
  • Achieves and sustains quality outcomes by utilizing problem identification, process improvement, root cause analysis, and variation reduction
  • Meet the needs of clinical patient care staff and management
  • Ensure a learning environment that fosters growth and development of self and others
  • Ensure talent development and through coaching and mentoring aspiring clinical leaders
  • Develops a strong management team by adhering to and role-modeling standards of professionalism
  • May serve as Administrator-On-Call on an occasional or regular rotating basis
  • Supporting a "just culture" environment and a system for reporting unsafe practices
Qualifications for chief nurse executive
  • Works within and supports a shared governance model
  • Ability to meet with physicians and patients in a clinical setting
  • Knowledgeable about work requirements in a clinical setting
  • Flexible hours for board meetings, hospital functions
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate early morning and evening meetings
  • Ability to manage difficult customer interactions on an ongoing basis

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