Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Feb 11, 2021
Closes
May 13, 2021
Ref
R-013040
Function
Executive, Chief, Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

Reporting to the CNO, The Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) collaborates on strategic planning, developing goals, and priority setting for nursing and patient care services. This role has operational and functional responsibility for various patient care areas. The ACNO is responsible for developing and operationalizing programs for nursing directed toward achievement of the mission, vision, values and goals.

Through partnership with hospital executive leadership and diverse teams, the ACNO ensures positive clinical outcomes, productivity/outcome measures, and adherence to nursing practice standards. The ACNO is also responsible for efforts to achieve and maintain Baldridge and Magnet designations.

Using the Standard Management Approach, the ACNO also cultivates and sustains a culture that embraces and exemplifies nursing professional practice, the development of future nursing leaders and is grounded in the relationship-based care model. In the CNO's absence or as delegated by the CNO, the ACNO assumes the responsibility of the CNO.

Work Schedule:

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Oversees daily operations and patient throughput within Patient Care Services. Provides leadership and oversight to Directors in the planning, provision and continuous improvement of all patient care within assigned services.
  • Responsible for ensuring that nursing policies, procedures, and standards describe and guide how the nursing staff provides the nursing care, treatment, and services required by all patients and patient populations served by the hospital and as defined in the hospital plan(s) for providing nursing care, treatment, and services. Influences and recommends system level changes for the advancement of patient care, with interdisciplinary colleagues and the CNO.
  • Sets organizational standard for exemplary Patient Experience behaviors using the AHC Bridging the Gap model.
  • Partners with diverse teams to achieve clinical outcomes, productivity outcome measures, and adherence to nursing practice standards. Monitors patient outcomes and collaborates with interdisciplinary teams in improvement strategies. Collaborates with medical leadership to achieve quality and assure that care is delivered in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Establishes and maintains a working environment throughout Patient Care Services that fosters employee engagement, shared decision-making, professional autonomy, lifelong learning, competency, and teamwork. Cultivates and sustains a culture that embraces and exemplifies nursing professional practice, the development of future nursing leaders and leadership excellence.
  • Serves as a leader and role model to clinical Directors, Managers and Assistant Nurse Managers. Participates in nurse leader selection, onboarding, orientation and coaching.
  • Assists the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in establishing strategic goals aligned with the Adventist HealthCare pillars of excellence. Coaches department leaders in setting department goals and reaching outcome and process measure goals.
  • Monitors resource utilization and develops creative, fiscally sound strategies for resource allocation.


Education

Master's Degree in Nursing (required if baccalaureate degree is not in Nursing), health-related field or business (MHA or MBA)

Experience

Minimum 15 years' experience in Nursing in an acute care hospital. Experience must be in multiple service lines.

Supervisory/Management Experience

Minimum 10 years' experience in leadership in an acute care hospital

Minimum 5 years' experience at Director level or above in acute care hospital

Certification and/or Licensure

RN license in the State of Maryland

Certification in Executive Nursing Practice, Leadership or Hospital Administration

BLS

Other

Experience in diverse service lines

Lean Six Sigma / Green Belt

At Adventist HealthCare our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
•Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
•Free Employee parking
•Competitive comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, PTO and 403B retirement plan with matching and 3 year vesting)
•100% Coverage for inpatient care - at Adventist HealthCare facilities
•100% Coverage for urgent care nationwide - after copay

As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high-quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Tobacco and Drug Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine and drug use.

While some jurisdictions, including Maryland, permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, marijuana continues to be classified as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. As a result, medical marijuana use will not be accepted as a valid explanation for a positive drug test result.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine) and marijuana. Those testing positive are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to attracting, engaging, and developing the best people to cultivate our mission-centric culture. Our goal is to have a welcoming, equitable, and safe place to work and grow for all employees, no matter their background. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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