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Assistant Chief Nursing Officer - Women's Services - Tulane Medical Center (New Orleans, LA)

Tulane Medical Center
New Orleans

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- Assistant Chief Nursing Officer - Women's Services - Tulane Medical Center (New Orleans, LA) (02560-13850)

Job Description

Assistant Chief Nursing Officer - Women's Services - Tulane Medical Center (New Orleans, LA)
(Job Number: 02560-13850)

Description

The Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) assists the CNO in executive-level management of resources, strategic planning and development of policies and procedures which ensure congruence with the mission and vision of the organization. The ACNO has operational and functional responsibility for a group of patient care areas and/or special projects or initiatives. The ACNO will develop communication, knowledge, leadership, professionalism, and business skills necessary to advance to a CNO.

Major Responsibilities:

Operations and Outcomes
Assists the CNO in developing and managing the nursing services budget and ensuring sufficient number of qualified staff to assess patient needs

Ensures that continuous performance improvement initiatives are designed to measure and improve the quality of care delivered and are consistent with the organization priorities

Works collaboratively with other patient care and support departments, fostering a climate of open communication and mutual problem solving activities. Initiates and participates in joint performance improvement activities

Assists in managing costs by continually seeking data that will identify opportunities and take action to eliminate non-value costs

Assumes primary responsibility for projects or task groups as assigned, keeping colleagues informed of the progress toward desired outcome

Actively participates with others in planning activities associated with design or implementation of renovation or new construction of patient care areas

Assists in planning new services that generate additional sources of profitable revenue

Leadership
Represents the nursing services at meetings as deemed necessary; participates with department leaders in designing and providing patient care and services

Fosters independence and autonomy in all staff members in areas of responsibility. Actively seeks those activities which promote/encourage independent thinking/problem solving behaviors

Assumes responsibility for continuing education and developmental needs

Participates in professional organizations and community healthcare related organizations

Assumes the role of preceptor/instructor for undergraduate or graduate nursing students upon request

Serves as a positive, professional role model

Regularly rounds on key constituents (patients, families, employees, and physicians) to enhance communication, ensure alignment, oversee operations, and that the experience is exceptional.

Practice
In collaboration with the CNO, formulates policies and procedures consistent with recognized standards of professional practice and reflecting the intent of regulatory standards and maintain authority, accountability, and responsibility for nursing services

Actively involved in creating a professional practice environment that encourages recruitment and retention of staff in the nursing department

Assists in providing leadership to nurse employees that will engage their support, create ownership of goals, and have them actively participate in decisions that impact their practice

Fosters a culture conducive to evidence-based practice and clinical research.

Ensures follow-up to patient complaints and occurrence reports is thorough and timely. Identifies system problems that may contribute to errors and monitors corrective actions to ensure effective resolution.

Collaborates with nursing educators to ensure that identified learning needs of the nursing staff are promptly addressed and that orientees receive the proper preparation to become independent practitioners

Develops and maintains close working relationships with physician colleagues and other healthcare providers in assigned areas. Collaborates with these individual to set goals for the areas or develops action plans for patient care or system improvements

Supports HCA by:
Promoting consistent positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of increased patient satisfaction

Practicing and adhering to the Code of Conduct philosophy and Mission and Value Statement

Performing other duties as assigned

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Qualifications

Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree Nursing
Required

Master's degree in nursing or another appropriate postgraduate health science degree is required or proof of enrollment with a written plan to advanced degree completion is required
Required

5+ years of experience in management and supervisory nursing role; most recent 3 of the last 5 years of leadership must have been in a direct leadership role in a hospital setting or direct patient care environment.
Required

Or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

Licenses, Certifications, & Training:
Current Registered Nurse license without restrictions
Required

Specialty certification in Executive Nursing Practice and/or Healthcare Administration
Preferred

Membership in American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Personal Characteristics:
Verbal, interpersonal and quantitative skills typically acquired through management experience and completion of an advanced degree.
Required

Strong organizational, analytical and communication abilities as well as excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
Required

Exhibits good judgment and emotional stability.
Required

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