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Chief Nursing Officer, Post Acute Services

Company: Community Hospital Corp
Location: Paducah
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the clinical services at ContinueCARE Hospital at Baptist Health Paducah. The 37-bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) is located on the fifth floor of our host hospital, Baptist Health Paducah and provides care for critically ill patients with complex medical issues and an average length of stay of 25 days. Our staff enjoys our small-hospital environment and the ability to see the progression of their patients. Under the direct supervision of the LTACH CEO, the CNO is responsible for providing, managing and supervising the clinical staff, ensuring that the competency, numbers, and staff levels are appropriate to meet the immediate and complex needs of patients. The CNO is responsible for carrying out all required clinical services operations and tasks. The CNO is responsible for promoting the overall quality of nursing care while operating under the ANA Standards of Practice. In conjunction with the professional staff the CNO plans, coordinates, manages, and evaluates clinical programs and services of the LTACH promoting a team approach to the delivery of patient care provided by the LTACH.Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree of Nursing from an accredited university program preferred.
  • MSN preferred or enrolled and progressing toward a MSN.
  • Must possess and maintain current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Kentucky. Prior Experience:
    • A minimum of three years of direct patient care experience in a post-acute or acute care setting is required. Post-acute patient care experience highly desirable.
    • Critical care experience is preferred.
    • Must show evidence of competency in supervising patient care services through a minimum of two years management experience. Major Responsibilities: Operations Management: Defines and implements operational standards, policies and procedures that address how nursing care needs of the patient population are assessed, met and evaluated.Safety and Quality of Care: Promotes quality by incorporating current nationally recognized professional standards and other expert literature into policies and procedures governing the provision of nursing care, treatment and services. Financial Management: Oversees the preparation and management of sound operating, special project and capital budgets for nursing. Ensures the utilization of appropriate productivity measures and nursing support of revenue cycle needs. Meets budget-critical financial metrics. Provides stewardship of all financial resources. Human Resources: Determines staffing requirements and ensures the availability of adequate numbers of competent staff (including contract labor) that are properly credentialed, educated, trained, motivated and engaged. Medical Staff: Collaborates with the Medical Staff to identify and resolve issues affecting the provision of nursing care and overall patient care in the Hospital. Internal Communication and Relationship: Demonstrates effective interpersonal relations including influencing/persuading at all levels inside the hospital and corporation. Builds rapport and trust with team through frequent/timely communication. Talent Development: Wants people to develop. Accurately assesses developmental needs and provides frequent feedback, coaching, and personal development opportunities. Faces up to performance and behavior problems quickly and directly. Accountability: Sets clear, consistent goals and expectations. Holds self and others accountable for decisions and actions. Demands high performance.Skills:
      • Ability to define realistic, specific goals and objectives and to prioritize objectives
      • Ability to manage people and work with them in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitments to goals and objectives
      • Ability to work with all levels of management and respecting all differences
      • Ability to identify and resolve operational and administrative problems
      • Ability to work with Medicare system and be adaptable to changes
      • Proficient PC skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
      • Proficient knowledge to understand and apply the concepts and terminology unique to the healthcare industry
      • Possess a strong customer orientation
      • Possess critical thinking skills BenefitsAs a full time employee, Community Hospital Corporation offers a competitive salary, discretionary bonus opportunity, and eligibility to participate in the company benefit programs. These benefits include: Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, health and dependent care spending accounts, 401(k) savings with match, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability coverage.

Keywords: Community Hospital Corp, Clarksville , Chief Nursing Officer, Post Acute Services, Executive , Paducah, Tennessee

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