Job Description

Northwest Medical Center - Tucson is a 300-bed hospital offering a range of healthcare services including emergency services, accredited chest pain and heart failure programs, neurology and neurosurgery, outpatient imaging, a nationally accredited surgical weight loss program, total joint program, spine program and stroke center (distinguished by Joint Commission with Gold Seal designations), robotic surgery, GI lab, a free-standing women’s center, women’s imaging center of excellence (including 3D mammography), inpatient rehabilitation facility, wound care center and five urgent care facilities.  Northwest Medical Center - Tucson also has three ambulatory surgery centers and affiliated medical practices, including Northwest Allied Physicians offering primary care and a wide range of specialists, Northwest Cardiology, The Heart Center of Southern Arizona and Northwest Heart & Vascular.

Northwest Medical Center - Tucson is part of our Northwest Healthcare System that also includes:  Oro Valley Hospital, Northwest Medical Sahuarita, and Northwest Medical Houghton. 

Our CNO for Northwest Medical Center - Tucson will lead market responsibility for nursing initiatives across the Northwest Healthcare System in addition to other CNO responsibilities listed below.

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is responsible for:

  • Providing leadership to nurse employees that will enroll their support, create ownership of goals, and have them actively participate in decisions that impact the hospital 
  • Maintaining necessary regulatory and compliance approvals and quality accreditations  
  • Partnering with physicians who use, or will use, the hospital
  • Assisting in planning new services that generate additional sources of profitable revenue
  • Creating an environment that will encourage recruiting and retention of clinical employees
  • Managing costs by continually seeking data that will identify opportunities and take action to eliminate non-value costs
  • Establishing standards for nursing practices and maintain authority, accountability and responsibility for nursing services
  • Developing organizational patient care programs, policies and procedures that describe how nursing care is assessed, delivered and evaluated.
  • Developing and managing the nursing services budget and ensuring sufficient number of qualified staff to assess patient needs
  • Plan and provide nursing care interventions and prevent complications, promote improvement and patient comfort and wellness
  • Analyzing areas in planning, promoting and conducting organization-wide performance improvement activities
  • Representing the nursing services at all meetings including medical staff and hospital board of director meetings; participates with leaders in designing and providing patient care and services

As a member of the Hospital's senior management team, the CNO will participate in functional decision-making processes necessary to the successful attainment of the hospital's mission in addition to maintaining an awareness of changes in healthcare clinical matters that could have an impact on the success of the hospital. The CNO will oversee multiple departments within the hospital and reports directly to the hospital Chief Executive Officer.

Education:

  • Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited institution
  • Master's degree required

Certifications/Licenses:

  • Must be a registered nurse (RN) with a current licensure within the state 

Experience/Skills:

  • Must possess detailed knowledge of hospital nursing operations
  • 5 years of demonstrated successful leadership in an acute-care hospital environment (For-profit experience preferred)
  • Must be proficient in written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, patients, and patient's families
  • Ability to maintain confidential information concerning personal, financial, or medical matters

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