You bring servant leadership talents to inspire, guide, and grow nursing practice within SCL Health. As the Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer you will work alongside other leaders who bring the same passion to advancing the legacy of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth and delivering high value care to the communities we serve. As a servant leader you embody the SCL Health leadership behaviors:
Accountability for results
Engagement and enthusiasm for change
Adaptability and continuous learning
Trust, respect and collaboration
Transparency and candor
Efficient, data-driven decision-making
Urgency and follow-through
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.6 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through 8 hospitals, more than 100 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana. We relentlessly focus on delivering safe, high-quality, effective care to every patient, every time, everywhere.
As Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) you would report to the Chief Operating Officer Hospital Operations and be responsible for the overall responsibility for nursing practice and patient experience across the system. Direct reports include all care-site CNOs who have a matrix reporting relationship to their care-site President. SCL Health strives to leverage the benefits of a highly efficient operating model company with matrixed reporting and development of horizontal service lines. As a member of the system executive leadership team you will participate in planning, organizing and implementing programs and activities across the system and its hospitals in accordance with the mission and values of SCL Health.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health as well. The executive package also includes a 401(k) with matching program, Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP), and annual incentive plan. To model a balanced life, our executives are encouraged to take time off and receive a front-loaded Paid Time Off allocation each year.
As the SVP CNO you will focus on overall quality of care, patient safety, patient and family experience, nursing practice, standards of care, leadership development, succession planning, and fiscal responsibility while adhering to Ethical and Religious Directives. As an executive you will provide strategy, leadership direction, and care delivery changes that are based on evidence, promote integrated processes and improve reliability of outcomes with a strong focus on clinical integration. You will create structures that support a system approach to clinical and non-clinical processes with the ability to effectively communicate a strong vision for integration throughout multiple sites, entities, and large geographic areas.
Additionally, as the SVP Chief Nursing Officer you will:
Ensure a practice environment that enables the implementation of evidence-based nursing best practices that are consistent throughout the organization and aligned with the organization’s broader quality improvement efforts and strategic initiatives.
Be responsible for developing and communicating the vision for nursing practice in an integrated operating healthcare delivery system.
Actively engage in discussions and development of models that coordinate care across the continuum, are focused on transitions of care and the nursing model of care delivery.
Champion model of care delivery and nursing practice, work environments, and staffing standards that are consistent with current research evidence, professional standards and with the mission, vision and values of SCL Health.
Lead and partner with operational leaders in nursing resource allocation and demonstration of professional requirements and stewardship initiatives.
Be committed to and ensure practice innovations to advance and improve patient experience and outcomes.
Participate in the evaluation of programs and services by identifying relevant quality improvement indicators for patient outcomes, nursing practice and organizational structure.
Develop and implement data collection, measurements, analytical tools and strategies for structure, process and nursing sensitive outcome quality indicators.
Oversee and report on risk management strategies, including identification and monitoring of nursing-sensitive quality and safety indicators.
Lead the nursing strategic planning process and oversee implementation and evaluation of practice models and changes that support stewardship initiatives and transform the delivery of care.
Be the voice of the patient and bring a patient-centered focus to all organizational discussions and decisions.
Unite health professionals from across the system by using shared vision, values, and understanding to build mutual respect, bridge territories, and unify agendas.
Demonstrate commitment to and respect for the profession of nursing, its values, knowledge, contributions and achievements.
Represent the nursing profession externally by maintaining memberships and active participation in relevant regulatory and professional nursing organizations.
Ensure there is a process for collaboration with schools of nursing to shape curriculum for nursing students to ensure current learning experiences mirror evolving healthcare trends.
Champion development and succession planning of nursing leadership to support strategic imperatives.
Partner with Human Resources executive to develop recruitment and retention strategies for staff and leaders.
We expect excellence, which is why we require:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing.
Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
Master’s degree in nursing or related field.
Nurse Executive Certification (NE-BC).
7 - 10 years’ experience as a Chief Nursing Officer at a large single site acute care facility.
3+ years’ experience as a Chief Nursing Officer of a region or multi-site health care facility.
Current licensure to practice in Colorado.
Our preferred candidate would also have:
2+ years’ experience as a system Chief Nursing Officer of a multi-entity hospital setting or hospital integrated delivery network.
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
Proven experience in achieving Magnet designation and sustaining Magnet standards as defined by American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC).
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SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.