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Full time
Job Function:
Management and Executive
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Enterprise Chief Nurse Executive

The Role of the CTCA Chief Nurse Executive

The Chief Nurse Executive (CNE) for CTCA is accountable for establishing a culture of performance excellence across the CTCA enterprise as it relates to clinical and operational standards for nursing and other clinical disciplines.  As the CNE, you will lead the oncology nursing profession at CTCA to develop a national reputation for being a highly competent, clinically excellent and operationally innovative healthcare provider across a multistate footprint of acute care and outpatient facilities. The CNE’s primary focus is to inspire and engage the nursing leaders across the enterprise around a common vision which drives the design, transformation and execution of system-wide programs and best practices that are aligned with CTCA’s mission, vision, values, and strategic objectives. The CNE leads by example by collaborating with hospital leadership, Medicine and Science, and other experts that support the patient care continuum.  The CTCA Chief Nurse Executive reports directly to the CTCA President & CEO with indirect reporting responsibility to Medicine & Science and RMC President & CEOs. 

CTCA Chief Nurse Accountabilities

Develop credibility and trust throughout the CTCA enterprise including but not limited to individual system hospital Chief Nurse Leaders, CEOs, clinical staff, boards, medical staffs, and corporate executives through a variety of communication strategies and by effectively representing the perspective and voice of the nursing organization.

Nursing Workforce

  • Empowerment and Engagement: Ensures the CTCA nursing workforce is fully engaged and delivering high quality, safe patient care. Leads strategies to enhance nursing empowerment, engagement,   job satisfaction and workforce performance.
  • Nurse Recruitment and Development: Collaborates with Talent to attract and retain top talent to further CTCA’s future success. Insures that nursing staff maintains distinctive capabilities.
  • Leadership Excellence: Drives overall nursing performance and directly correlates to patient outcomes. Develops and optimizes nursing leadership potential to support front-line practitioners.
  • Magnet Designation: Responsible for instilling a magnet culture, supporting structures and processes throughout the CTCA nursing organization. Provides leadership to obtain and/or sustain Magnet designation across the CTCA enterprise.

Financial and Strategic Alignment: 

  • Ensures nursing workforce/staffing plans are in place and monitored to support high quality, cost-effective nursing care services and to achieve operating goals consistent with financial plans and adherence to budget.
    • Develops, monitors, and adjusts FTE levels to achieve budgeted staffing levels, organizational goals, and patient care needs. Develops, monitors, adjusts FTE levels to meet the recruiting and professional development goals for nursing staff.

CTCA Healthcare Delivery Models and Work Designs

  • Represents nursing and leads in the integration and measurement of clinical expertise, external scientific evidence, clinical outcomes and patient/caregiver perspectives will allow for high-quality services reflecting the interests, values, needs, and choices of the individuals we serve.
  • Continually evaluate and innovate healthcare delivery and the healthcare experience both internally and externally. Work with enterprise, hospital and nursing leadership to ensure processes and structures are deployed consistently across the system to guarantee expectations for performance are established and accountability is maintained.
  • Lead the development, implementation, utilization and evaluation of cost effective programs, policies and procedures that address the high quality nursing care, treatment and service needs of the patient population.
  • Lead redesign efforts at the system level synthesizing and integrating divergent viewpoints for the good of the enterprise and patient care.
  • Ensure entity-based nurse leaders with patient safety responsibilities are held accountable for/compliance with policies, procedures and regulatory requirements to ensure:
    • Exceptional patient safety, quality and experience
    • Seamless patient care coordination along the continuum
  • Nursing Liaison to CTCA Medicine and Science – Provide the voice of the nursing/patient care enterprise at the system governing body level on clinical nursing issues. Responsible for developing the interprofessional relationships between medicine, nursing and other disciplines at CTCA.
  • Clinical Research – Acts as an enterprise nursing steward and promotor of the Clinical Research agenda by inspiring and engaging the nursing organizations support.
  • Information Systems – Responsible for assuring alignment and integration of IS technology and systems with clinical nursing practice and workflows. Serves as a member on the IS Governance Committee.

Healthcare Policy and Legislation

  • Anticipate and manage regulatory pressures across the enterprise. Take system wide action as indicated to implement or mitigate legislative directives.
  • Establish a process of continued regulatory readiness across all entities.

Community Involvement

  • Participate in external activities regionally and nationally to give visibility and representation to the system’s role in the profession and the broader health care industry.
  • Represent CTCA in appropriate advocacy efforts/activities at a regional and national level.

Candidate Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing required, Master’s Degree in Nursing, MBA, or related Master’s Degree required
  • 15+ years of nursing experience with five or more years’ experience leading a nursing organization
  • 5+ years of demonstrated successful leadership in a multi-site acute-care hospital environment (For-profit experience preferred)
  • 3+ years leadership in a multi-site clinic environment (Tele-health experience preferred)  
  • Licensed in one or more of the states we currently have a center in, Illinois, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Oklahoma

Key Candidate Criteria

  • Must possess detailed knowledge of hospital nursing operations, inpatient, outpatient, clinic, and ambulatory and best practices
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing policies, procedures and professional nursing practices for clinical operations, care management, quality and safety, patient experience, performance improvement and workforce/staff planning
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, patients, and patient's families
  • Must have demonstrated capability driving healthcare transformation and change for a multi-site or regional/national clinic environment
  • Knowledge and experience with emerging and/or nursing enabled technologies including Telehealth, Point of Care Technology, Tech driven drug delivery, smart alarms and call systems
  • Demonstrated competence in developing credibility and trust as a subject matter expert and clinical leader in a complex or highly matrixed organization
  • Skillful in analyzing and communicating the financial and operational impact nursing decisions have on the organization
  • Proven ability to balance the needs of individual entities with overall system success (i.e. resource allocation decisions, growth decisions, system wide service line decisions, centralization decisions)
  • Oncology experience required
  • Must have proficient written and verbal communication skills