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Senior Director and Chief Nursing OfficerLouisville, Kentucky

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Job ID 387420 Date posted 06/25/2020

Description

We are recruiting a Senior Director and Chief Nursing Officer for our Behavioral Health Division in Louisville, KY.


Directs and coordinates functions and activities of nursing within the division and assigned clinical operation departments.  Consults with and advises SVP, COO on the general operation of the division’s programs, units and hospitals.  Collaborates on strategic planning, financial management, quality integration of patient services practices. Develops divisional nursing goals, objectives, standards of performance, policies and procedures.  Organizes divisional nursing department and hospital departments according to administrative and nursing service guidelines; ensures compliance with legal, organizational, and medical staff standards.  Has authority and responsibility for establishing, directing, and implementing the Standards of Nursing Practice and the nursing operations and financial matters related to all nursing care areas and functions.

Essential Functions :

  • Manages multiple divisional departments and  managers who supervise staff members in multiple facility locations that may include, but is not limited to: Nursing, Quality Management, Clinical collaboration.

  • Ability to direct the preparation of short term and long range plans and budgets based on broad corporate goals and growth objectives.

  • Maintains a sound plan of corporate organization establishing policies to insure adequate management development and to provide for capable management succession.  Develops and installs procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow.  Establishes operating policies consistent with the Division’s broad policies and objectives and ensures their execution.

  • Evaluates the results of overall operations regularly and systematically and reports these results to the Divisional Leadership Team, Hospital Chief Executive Officers.

  • Ensures that the responsibilities, authorities, and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood.  Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the subordinate units/departments.  Maintains an environment of collaboration and cooperation among hospitals, units and locations of management services agreements.

  • Ability to effectively present written and verbal information to executive leadership, medical staff, public groups and Governing Body.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial reports and contracts.

  • May assume the administrative responsibilities of the CEO in his/her absence.

  • Promotes staff development by establishing a professional environment that supports accountability and autonomy.  Shares knowledge and skills with nursing staff, students, colleagues, and others and acts as a role model and mentor.

  • Leads nurse recruitment and retention efforts by planning and implementing new and creative initiatives to both attract and retain nurses and other key employees. Supports the interview and selection process for new nursing staff.  Provides leadership in human resource development and management.  Provides guidance and counsel to nursing leadership and staff.  Provides adequate communication mechanisms within all departments and disciplines

  • Provides consultative services (which may include a focus visit) and serves as an expert resource for division, region and facility leadership in the areas of nursing practice.

  • Assists with the development of core, standardized nursing clinical programs and systems to assist facilities to meet regulatory requirements and provide quality care.

  • Performs and directs facility-level clinical analysis through on-site visits and report reviews.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Expectations:

  • Expert working knowledge of The Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation for Behavioral Health Hospital standards and Center for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations.

  • Ability to lead a facility team’s nursing department though regulatory and accrediting body survey activity, including developing any plan of correction and implementing systems of surveillance that ensure ongoing compliance and survey readiness.

  • Ability to develop forms, tools, and resources to ensure compliance with THC and CMS regulatory guidance.

    Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Basic computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office, word-processing and spreadsheet software.

  • Ability to demonstrate critical thinking, appropriate prioritization and time management skills.

  • Ability to work under stress and to respond quickly in emergency situations

  • Must have good and regular attendance.

  • Approximate percent of time required to travel:  Intermittent and at times extensive.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor's in nursing
  • Master’s degree in nursing preferred, Master’s degree in Healthcare administration, or business administration preferred.  Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may substitute for education requirements.

Licenses/Certification:

  • Registered Nurse in the at minimum one state.

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in healthcare administration/management with a minimum of two years’ experience at a senior nursing management level.

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in hospital management in an inpatient, acute care environment.  Graduate level education may substitute on a year-to-year basis for the required experience.

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