Associate Chief Nursing Officer
Company: Kaiser Permanente
Posted on: December 4, 2018
In association w/the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for the Area & the COO for the local facility, this role provides leadership for patient care & is responsible for all nursing & other designated patient care functions/srvs w/in the hospital organization. The Associate Chief Nursing Officer works under the direction of the CNO to provide direction, leadership, planning, organization & general Mgmt for all aspects of patient care ensuring integration of srvs & compliance w/long range objectives & strategies, including the provision of excellent quality srvs & responsible fiscal Mgmt. This role may need to represent for the CNO nursing/patient care on the hospital executive leadership team, at the medical executive committee & medical staff committees. The Chief Nursing Officer may delegate specific areas of oversight for the professional practice of nursing & the provision of nursing care in all licensed or survey able areas of the medical facility. Oversight is defined as having responsibility for regulatory, quality, srv, resources, nursing staff competency & evaluation of the overall delivery of nursing care. Sets standards & drives operational integration of programs by ensuring alignment of communication to nursing. Ensures that programs & initiatives dovetail w/Health System goals & key result areas: workplace of choice, quality, productivity & efficiency, financial performance, srv & reputation, & innovation & strategic growth. Essential Functions: - Communication & Relationship Mgmt: Develops effective working relationships w/key stakeholders & operational leaders. - Manages organizational relationships in a way that builds & maintains a climate of trust & inspires commitment from others to achieve organization goals. - Influences & recommends system level changes for the advancement of patient care, w/interdisciplinary colleagues & the CNO. - Works collaboratively w/labor partners to achieve organization goals & objectives. - Participates, as delegated, in defined & established leadership meetings locally & regionally & establishes partnerships w/medical facility & regional leadership groups. Participates in medical staff activities & serves on selected medical facility committees. - Maintains strong collaborative relationship w/medical staff leadership & coordinates w/medical group partners to provide for the seamless transition of patients across the continuum of care. Senior level communication, presentation, leadership, analytical & problem solving skills required. Effectively communicates w/all internal & external constituents, including staff, colleagues, & physicians. Produces & presents oral & written materials to address nursing, healthcare & organizational issues appropriate to the audience. - Appropriately identify & promptly communicate critical issues & activities to the CNO & to lead the development & implementation of a corresponding plan of action to resolve the situation. - Communicates effectively as one of the hospitals advocates to members of the community, continually seeking ways to improve & promote the public relations objective of the hospital. - Actively communicates & embeds the Kaiser Permanente Nursing Vision, Values & Model w/in the culture in alignment w/organizational goals. - Creates an environment which recognizes & values diversity & designs strategies that address the unique needs of a diverse workforce, patient population, & community. - Participates in the academic community through advisory & collaborative efforts. - Provides a supportive & stimulating learning environment for nursing students & other patient care students. - This job description is not all encompassing. Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum five (5) years of progressive experience in clinical, management and leadership roles within hospital operations. Education - Bachelors degree in nursing required. - Masters degree in nursing or related field required (health administration, business, public health, or management). License, Certification, Registration - Active and current registered nurse license in the state of California. Additional Requirements: - National certification in nursing administration or advanced nursing administration required within 4 years for an incumbent Associate Chief Nursing Officer assuming position, and within 2 year of a newly hired Associate Chief Nursing Officer assuming position. - Strong communication, presentation, leadership, analytical and problem solving skills required. - Ability to lead and manage through influence and change. - Thorough knowledge of federal and California State laws and regulations such as: Knox-Keene Act, Federal HMO Act, TJC, and all applicable Medicare and Medi-Cal regulations. - Significant leadership experience in regulatory surveys. - Demonstrated ability to achieve results in a union environment. - Proven ability to deliver results for meeting organizational objectives. - Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.
Keywords: Kaiser Permanente, Modesto , Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Executive , Modesto, California
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