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Chief Nursing Officer

Job ID: 960251
Facility: Vidant Health
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Sep 22, 2022

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Job Description

Vidant Health

About ECU Health

ECU Health is a mission-driven, 1,708-bed academic health care system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is comprised of 13,000 team members, nine hospitals and a physician group that encompasses over 1,100 academic and community providers practicing in over 180 primary and specialty clinics located in more than 130 locations.

The flagship ECU Health Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, and ECU Health Maynard Children’s Hospital serve as the primary teaching hospitals for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health and the Brody School of Medicine share a combined academic mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina through patient care, education and research.

Position Summary

The Chief Nurse Officer (CNO) will report to the COO of ECU Health, President of ECU Medical Center; is responsible for all nursing practice, nursing research, nursing education, nursing leadership and nursing services across the ECU Health enterprise. The CNO is accountable to lead stellar evidence based patient care services across the continuum that includes patient and family centered care, inter-professional delivery models, through a structure that drives efforts and outcomes steeped in continuous quality improvement. The CNO is also responsible for integration and coordination of nursing practice for all ECU Health. The CNO is responsible for leading, directing and administering these areas in accordance with the mission, vision and values of ECU Health and its constituent organizations. Principal activities for the CNO include: Establishing vision, direction, strategy, and culture for the areas listed above, which optimally supports attainment of the institution's mission. Directing operations to effectively achieve the vision and strategic, financial, and operational plans that have been developed for the areas listed above. Leading the development of systems and processes that create a culture that delivers optimal service quality and patient- and family-centered health and wellness care resulting in a world class patient experience. Advancing efficiency while promoting quality and safety resulting in zero defects. Magnet-designated acute hospital campuses and our acute rehabilitation hospital. Serving as strategic advisor and consultant to the CEO / President in the areas listed above. Identifying and developing an infrastructure and allocating resources to support operations as appropriate while ensuring long-term institutional viability. As a member of the executive leadership team, the CNO is expected to demonstrate transparency, integrity, and consistency in all interactions and work collaboratively with peers, supporting them as well as holding them accountable as members of the team. ECU Health is committed to the highest standard of customer service principles for its patients and family members, visitors and staff members. Staff will serve as role models by practicing exemplary behaviors when working with patients and family members, visitors and fellow staff members.

Scope: ECU Health is a not-for-profit health system. The ECU Health System is made up of 13,000 employees, nine hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and ECU Medical Group, a multispecialty physician and provider group with 428 providers in 80 practice sites. ECU Health is affiliated with The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. The mission driven 1,447-bed health system serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties.

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD is required
  • 8 - 10 years is required.

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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