Job Opening: Chief Nursing Officer at Houston Hospital for Specialized Surgery

Surgical Care Affiliates is seeking a Chief Nursing Officer to lead the clinical team at Houston Hospital for Specialized Surgery.  

This executive level position plans, coordinates and directs clinical and nursing patient care activities within the facility towards the organizations strategic plans, goals, mission, vision, and values of Integrity, Teamwork, Service Excellence, Accountability, Continuous Improvement and Clinical Quality. The CNO position provides leadership support in the clinical services areas of the hospital and surgery centers and ancillaries including acute care nursing (med/surge, perioperative services) nutritional services, laboratory, and radiology department. The CNO ensures standards of patient care are met and advises medical staff, department managers, administration, and the Governing Board in matters related to clinical services.

Accountabilities / Responsibilities:
•    Develops and maintains systems that sustain zero harm to patients, excellent patient satisfaction results which would include implementing patient and family rounding that will provide an environment of teamwork, collaboration and patient process efficiencies.
•    Assesses plans, evaluates, and ensures all clinical processes are implemented and patient care best practices are in place to achieve metric targets and delivery of safe patient care.
•    Demonstrates knowledge of hospital functions, activities and interactions as related to physicians, patients, employees, and community.
•    Demonstrates knowledge of accreditation standards and other regulations
•    Demonstrates knowledge of health care economics and impact on hospital services
•    Maintains current knowledge on advances or conditions affecting hospital services
•    Demonstrates knowledge of personnel administration
•    Demonstrates knowledge of management methods and responsibilities
•    Understands, complies with, supports, explains and enforces hospital and ASC policies and procedures
•    Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
•    Ability to correlate clinical data with patient’s medical and nursing care
•    Ability to set priorities
•    Ability to provide direction to others that is clear, concise and promotes efficiency throughout the clinical areas
•    Recognizes legal and policy limits of individual practice. Assists in the development of operating budget.
•    Assists in the development of operating budget.
•    Can demonstrate knowledge with metrics, operational and technical/clinical analysis

•    Master’s degree (M.S.N) preferred (some states a Master’s Degree is Required)
•    Bachelors of Nursing Required
•    Four to Ten years related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
•    Proven track record of growth and development in ASC’s and hospital expansions
•    Registered Nurse in the practicing state; CPR Certification

Skills Required:
Good written and verbal communication skills; Ability to relate to people, patients, hospital employees and assist in their professional and personal development. Motivate towards professional excellence, organizational skills to establish support for nursing, ability to evaluate reports and other data. tolerates stress; computational abilities with basic statistical analysis; excellent human relations skills; objective problem analysis and reporting; decisiveness with good judgment; remains flexible with frequent reprioritization of agenda; independent but cooperative team player; organized and meets multiple deadlines; ability to work on multiple projects; self-motivated; ability to organize and handle details with ease; firmness with flexibility; interviews and assesses personnel/applicants; ability to teach adult learner; good negotiation skills; must have thorough knowledge of fundamentals of hospital organization and administration, standards and regulations and bylaws of hospital, applicable to hospital operations.

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