Chief Nursing Officer (Cno)

Cornerstone Healthcare Group Brownsville , TX 78526

Posted 3 weeks ago

About Us

Cornerstone Healthcare Group, based in Dallas, Texas, was founded in 1990 and provides excellent healthcare services to our patients, residents and their families.

Our employees make a difference, join us so you can too! We pride ourselves on our quality of care, responsive service, and commitment to excellence. We treat each employee, patient and resident like we would a member of our own family, and measure our success by the direct impact we have on improving the quality of life for our employees, patients and residents.

Position Summary:

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is the hospital's clinical leader, responsible for providing a framework for planning, directing, coordinating, providing and improving interdisciplinary care, treatment and services to long-term acute care patients ranging in size and age from 18 years of age and older, experiencing medically complex conditions, general medical-surgical conditions, with rehabilitation and/or wound care needs. Manages the interdisciplinary clinical specialists who are responsible for facilitating compliance with evidence-based practice and regulatory and performance standards.

CNO serves as the Chief Nursing Officer for the facility and will assume overall responsibilities for planning, coordinating and managing the nursing department and establishing the policies, procedures and the standards of nursing practice.

Assesses and plans for effective patient flow process by evaluating the available supply of patient bed space, efficiency of patient care, treatment and services; safety of patient care, treatment and service areas and support service processes that impact patient flow.

Management of human resources for all clinical departments includes providing an adequate number of staff; providing competent staff; orientation, training and education of staff; and assessing, maintaining and improving staff competence. The CNO has responsibility for employee growth and development, recruitment and retention, reward and recognition.

The CNO adopts an approach to hospital-wide performance improvement that ensures important processes and activities are planned, designed, measured, assessed and improved. Communicates Hospital's Vision, Mission, Beliefs and Values to internal and external customers. Collaborates with Finance, Quality Management, Provider Relations and Corporate staff to integrate care, programs and services.

Chief Nursing Officer reports to the Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Executive team and attends the Medical Staff Committee, Medical Executive Committee and Governing Board meetings.

CNO may assist with and/or provide direct patient care.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to project a professional image

  • Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements

  • Knowledge of techniques and methods of patient care services and instructions for patients and their families

  • Working knowledge and ability to apply professional standards of practice in job situations

  • Knowledge of management principles in assessing, planning, implanting, coordinating and evaluating

  • Familiarity with organization and function of all departments, with policies, regulations and procedures of the departments

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Working knowledge of personal computer and software applications used in job functions (Word processing, graphics, databases, spreadsheets, etc.)

Education and/or Experience:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Professional Nursing with a Bachelor's or Master's degree in nursing required

  • Master's level degree or equivalent in knowledge and experience customarily associated with healthcare is highly preferred.In Texas, and The Joint Commission accredited hospitals, the CNO must possess an advanced degree or have a written plan to obtain their advanced degree in Nursing or a related field

  • Minimum of five (5) years executive level of management experience in long-term acute care or short-term acute care with responsibility over multiple clinical departments preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • A Registered Nurse who is currently licensed to practice by the state of employment

  • Must maintain current provider CPR and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification throughout employment

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Chief Nursing Officer (Cno)

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