Associate Chief Nursing Officer
At Steward Health Care System, we are committed to improving the health of our communities by delivering exceptional, personalized health care with dignity, compassion and respect. Our continued focus on the patient experience informs our caregivers in how to provide care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient and family preferences, needs and values.
We dedicate ourselves in the communities we serve to delivering affordable health care to all and being responsible partners. No matter what your role, as a member of the Steward family, you are a specialist in the making every patient and family feel right at home, every co-worker a key to our success, and every referring practice, a team of prized colleagues.
In support of this, we commit ourselves to the following values:
If you are seeking a fast-paced, challenging position in an organization committed to achieving and maintaining a standard of excellence in all we do, our organization may be a good fit for you.
As a member of the nursing leadership team, the Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) works under the direction of the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) to design, implement, and sustain system structures and processes ensuring excellence in professional nursing practice and patient quality care. The ACNO is a professional nurse who will be assisting the CNO in oversight of day to day operations, short and long range planning, fiscal management, human resources, and effective quality improvement and quality control processes. Provides leadership to assigned directors, managers, clinical leaders and nursing staff. Assumes CNO duties in the absence of the CNO. 24 hour responsibility/accountability for operation of designated unit(s). Designs, implements and evaluates innovative systems that support efficient delivery of patient care, develops and is accountable for approved budget, assesses staff competence and educational needs in relation to changing patient needs via clinical pertinence, medical record review, patient and family visits, physician feedback and periodic visits to off-shifts.
I. Education: Graduate of an accredited nursing program. Bachelors Degree in Nursing. Masters Degree in Nursing or related health care field required.
II. Experience (Type & Length):A minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership experience in nursing management to include staffing, budgeting, regulatory compliance, patient and family experience, operational efficiency, clinical quality and patient safety.
III. Certification/Licensure: Massachusetts RN license. Board certified in Nursing Administration preferred.
IV. Software/Hardware:Meditech, Microsoft applications, ANSOS, Laborlytics, Quardramed