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Chief Nursing Officer - Atrium Health Stanly

Albemarle, NC, United States
Job ID: 49897
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11131005540501-Administration
Location: AH Stanly - Admin - 301 Yadkin St


Job Summary

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), AH Stanly is responsible for facilitating leadership, strategic planning, decision-making, and effective execution of nursing functions. The CNO provides leadership, guidance, and direction in achieving outcomes consistent with organizational mission, philosophy, goals, and objectives. Assumes strategic leadership responsibility for the assessment, planning, identification of outcomes, implementation, and evaluation of clinically effective and efficient systems of care and service within the continuum of care. Participates in long range planning, goal setting, program development related to nursing functions. Has responsibly for facility revenue greater than $100M.

The Chief Nursing Officer role is guided by the American Organization of Nurse Leaders (AONL) competencies, American Nurses Association (ANA) Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements, ANA Standards of Nurse Administration and the ANA Social Policy Statement.

Essential Functions

  • Quality of Practice: The CNO systematically enhances the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice, nursing services administration and the delivery of services. The CNO leads initiatives related to nursing and model of care, nurse engagement, improvement of quality outcomes in collaboration with senior leaders and other key stakeholders. The CNO assures special emphasis on patient experience, the nurse­ patient relationship and performance accountability
  • Education: The CNO attains knowledge and competency that reflects current nursing practice. This includes engaging in self-assessment, providing development opportunities, and serving as a resource for Directors, Managers, and teammates.
  • Professional Practice Evaluation: The CNO evaluates one’s own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations. The CNO promotes a positive practice environment by promoting ANCC Magnet standards and principles.
  • Collegiality: The CNO interacts with and contributes to the professional development of peers and school personnel as colleagues. The CNO leads and mentors a multidisciplinary work force which provides clinically competent efficient and compassionate care and services in an everchanging work environment.
  • Collaboration: The CNO II collaborates with all levels of nursing staff, interdisciplinary teams, executive leaders, and other stakeholders. The CNO II participates and collaborates with Senior Leadership in policy development and planning as well as policy formulation and decision-making involving staff such as shared governance.
  • Ethics: The CNO integrates ethical provisions in all areas of practice. The CNO assures compliance with regulatory and professional standards as well as integrity in business practices.
  • Research: The CNO integrates research findings into practice. Assures the development and implementation of an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess and improve the quality of care, treatment and services delivered based on research and evidence-based findings.
  • Resource Utilization: The CNO considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in the planning and delivery of nursing services. The CNO is accountable for the planning, development, and implementation of an approved operational and capital budget for the nursing division and other areas of responsibility in alignment with institutional goals. The CNO II ensures that procedures and controls are employed by each department and analyzes, develops, and monitors corrective action plans to meet established fiscal goals.
  • Leadership: The CNO provides leadership in the Professional practice and the profession and is responsible for the selection, development of the managers/directors. Reviews and evaluates the performance of managers/directors and provides current leadership guidance to improve their effectiveness, efficiency, and growth.
  • Advocacy: The CNO advocates for the protections and rights of individuals, families, communities, populations, healthcare providers, nursing and other professions especially related to health and safety. The nurse administrator will foster a non-discriminatory inclusive leadership environment at Atrium Health and demonstrate respect for diversity in all interactions.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing required; MSN required within 3 months of hire. If undergraduate degree is BSN a Master’s Degree from a health-related program or MBA is acceptable. Must have MSN if undergraduate degree is not BSN. Doctoral Degree DNP/PhD preferred
  • Current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner in the state in which you work and reside or if declaring a National License Compact (NLC) state as your primary state of residency, meet the licensure requirements in your home state; or for Non-National License Compact states, current RN license or temporary license as a Registered Nurse Petitioner required in the state where the RN works.
  •  Appropriate professional leadership certification is required within 1 year of eligibility for professional certification exam.
  • 5 years of progressive nursing management/leadership experience preferred


Enterprise Leadership Imperatives:
Thinks Critically and Strategically

  •      Recognizes the strategic issues facing their areas of responsibility and Atrium Health as a whole.
  •      Engages in rigorous problem definition, data collection, and analysis, then makes well-informed decisions in a timely manner.
  •      Connects the dots in complex business situations and distills their essence into actionable insights.
  •      Sees the big picture and has a long-term perspective, while balancing it against short-term realities.
  •      Identifies potential scenarios, assesses risks and ways to mitigate them, and charts the best path forward.

Envisions and Enacts the Future

  •      Creates a compelling vision of an achievable future.
  •      Communicates simply and powerfully why change is necessary.
  •      Mobilizes people and organizational resources to realize their vision.
  •      Catalyzes innovation and builds adaptive capabilities.
  •      Is a committed steward of the Atrium Health culture.

Connects and Collaborates Across and Beyond Atrium Health

  •      Recognizes the critical importance of integration and collaboration in achieving high performance.
  •      Convenes and nurtures cross-system teams, and works effectively in the “white spaces.”
  •      Seeks win-win outcomes and puts the well-being of the patient and the overall organization first.
  •      Leads effectively across cultures.

Builds and Leads Inclusive, High-performing Leadership Teams

  •      Understands the value of diversity in teams and seeks to get the best out of all people.
  •      Gets the right people in the right roles, then aligns and energizes them to achieve excellence.
  •      Establishes trust and creates a culture of psychological safety to enable candid debate.
  •      Builds consensus; decides when necessary.
  •      Delivers outstanding results through others.

Understands and Shapes the External Environment

  •      Is deeply knowledgeable about patient needs, the Atrium Health business model, and the competitive, political and social environments in which the organization operates.
  •      Understands the importance of actively engaging with and shaping these environments.
  •      Identifies, assesses and builds relationships with key stakeholders.
  •      Is proactive in identifying potential threats and opportunities and adapts rapidly in the face of changing circumstances.
  •      Mobilizes and directs supporting capabilities in public affairs, communications and government relations to achieve desired outcomes.

Builds Talent for and Across the System

  •      Demonstrates personal accountability for developing future generations of Atrium Health leaders who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.
  •      Engages actively with colleagues in assessing and developing executive talent, focusing both on competencies and character.
  •      Identifies future skillset needs, then recruits and develops people to meet those needs.
  •      Invests time in coaching and mentoring high-potentials for success.
  •      Is a role model, embodying the best of Atrium Health’s culture.