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The CNO is an inspirational mission-driven leader who possesses the organizational and political skills to successfully lead the transformation of nursing and interdisciplinary care delivery across all settings of care within the service area. The CNO is an exemplary role model of the highest professional nursing standards and conduct, is the “voice” and advocate for nursing and interdisciplinary care strategy and operational initiatives and performs all duties in a manner that reflects the Providence mission and values.
This position has overall accountability for nursing and interdisciplinary leadership, strategic direction, quality, and outcomes of care. Providence Portland Medical Center has been recognized as one of Oregon’s Best Regional Hospitals for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report and recognized for its performance in 13 categories. The organization is a Magnet®-Designated Hospital, the highest credential for nursing facilities in the U.S. and around the world.
The CNO establishes and communicates a vision and direction for patient-centered and evidence-based care delivery in an integrated and team-based context. In partnership with the Executive and Operations Leadership Team, the CNO leads in the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the quality of clinical care across the full clinical care continuum. The position is responsible for driving a service-oriented culture focused on superior patient experience, employee engagement, quality, patient safety, and operational efficiency. The CNO sets and enforces standards for professional nursing practice including leadership development, educational requirements, and workforce goals and targets.
The CNO is responsible for establishing a culture of accountability and stewardship, and for leading in removal of unnecessary clinical and practice standard variation through regional alignment of care delivery and operational practices where appropriate. The position advocates for strategic patient care priorities with internal and external constituents and stakeholders to ensure optimal operating effectiveness, market positioning, and quality outcomes.
The CNO collaborates closely with Providence system and regional colleagues to achieve system and regional quality outcomes, and priority strategic clinical initiatives. The position serves as a member of the Operations Leadership Team and the service area nursing leadership team.
Bachelors or master’s degree in nursing from accredited school of nursing; Master’s Degree in nursing or relevant field, Doctoral degree in relevant field preferred.
Current, active, and unencumbered RN license in the primary state of employment.
Specialty certification (CENP, NEA-BC)
Relevant nursing leadership and/or health care executive external industry certification strongly preferred.
Previous experience with shared leadership structure is required.
Experience with achieving and sustaining Magnet certification is preferred.
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Job Category: Leadership
Req ID: 367916