Northwest Medical Center (NMC) 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.
NMC 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.
As a member of the Hospital's senior management team, the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) 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.
Responsibilities of the ACNO include, but are not limited to:
Assist the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) in 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
Assist the CNO in 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
Assisting the CNO in managing costs by continually seeking data that will identify opportunities and take action to eliminate non-value costs
Assisting the CNO in 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.
Assisting the CNO in developing and managing the nursing services budget and ensuring sufficient number of qualified staff to assess patient needs
Planning and providing 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 meetings as deemed necessary; participates with department heads in designing and providing patient care and services
The ACNO will oversee multiple departments within the hospital as assigned. This position reports directly to the CNO and in the absence of the CNO, the ACNO may be required to interpret hospital policy and provide guidance.
Must possess a Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited institution
Master's degree required
Must possess detailed knowledge of hospital nursing operations
Minimum 2 years of demonstrated successful leadership in an acute-care hospital environment (For-profit experience preferred)
Must be a registered nurse (RN) with a current licensure within the state
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
Internal Number: 16489939
About Northwest Medical Center
For Northwest:Northwest Medical Center is a 300-bed community hospital with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, ranging from emergency to cardiac, critical care, labor & delivery and beyond. We are nationally accredited in several areas including stroke, chest pain, heart failure and joint and spine surgery. Our mission is to provide the communities we serve with high-quality cost effective and safe health care.For Oro Valley:Oro Valley Hospital has been nationally recognized for its quality care including designation as a Chest Pain Center, NICHE, PEDS "Pediatric Prepared", Primary Stroke Center, STEMI Receiving Center and Trauma Level IV. That coupled with a beautiful hospital in a scenic location makes Oro Valley Hospital an exceptional place to work.