Chief Nursing Officer

Stony Brook, NY
Feb 19, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Description

Chief Nursing Officer-1703738

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POSITION SUMMARYReporting to the Chief Executive Officer of Stony Brook University Hospital, the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) will be responsible and accountable for the overall delivery and management of nursing professional practice, education, professional development, research, administration and clinical services. The CNO will join the clinical and administrative leadership to achieve a clinical practice environment that is patient centered, with unsurpassed clinical quality and patient safety while also providing significant contributions to education and research.The CNO will join a team of talented professionals and health care leaders in the journey to continue building Stony Brook University Hospital and its evolving Health System as a world-class healthcare organization and regional provider of services in Suffolk County and Long Island, as well as its outstanding research and teaching capabilities.The CNO will participate on the senior leadership team in the strategic development of University Hospital and its Health System, working closely with physician leaders, the CEO, Dean, and CQO to ensure that plans are in place to respond to health care reform and to effectively coordinate Health System growth among and across affiliates.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Participates as a member of the senior executive group (SEG) in strategic and tactical planning for the organization, supporting and leading various efforts to communicate plans to patient care staff and to effect positive change in values and behaviors to support the strategic direction of the organization. Appreciates the culture of the organization, its component parts, and the vision of the Dean and CEO while building relationships across the leadership team and within the patient care provider teams. Provides leadership around a vision for superior patient centered care and service, evidence-based clinical decision making, and continuous improvement in quality and safety for patients; maintain accountability and metrics for measuring quality outcomes, as well as patient and family experience; ensure that such information is disseminated and acted upon to effect positive change. Establishes standards for Nursing Practice and is responsible for designing the Professional Practice Model. Defines nursing policies and procedures, and outcomes including:o Defined scope of practiceo Defined standards of care based on research and/or evidence-based practiceo System for competency determination and ongoing evaluationo Professional education and developmento Policies and procedureso Staffing standards and resource allocation Assesses the current nursing leadership structure within Stony Brook University Hospital and evaluates the competencies and developmental needs of Associate/Assistant Directors and Clinicians and Managers. Based on that assessment, develops the leadership skills of all nursing leaders throughout the system through effective role modeling and coaching. In partnership with human resources, develops a workforce plan which includes diversity, responding to the growing clinical needs of the organization, providing guidance on matters related to resource utilization, recruitment, retention, staff competencies, professional practice, nursing education and the working conditions of clinical staff. Develops and implements an integrated professional practice model for patient care that supports the unique attributes of each professional discipline and results in a cohesive, collaborative, interdisciplinary patient care team that focuses on the needs of the patient and family. Introduces methods that enable evidenced based practice and clinical decision making into models of care that fulfill the ability of the practitioner to practice “at the top of their license” in delivering high quality care across the full continuum of care. Advances an interdisciplinary shared governance structure that supports effective clinical decision making and high performing teams. Creates a continuous learning environment for the nursing practice with a focus on inter-professional education, evidenced-based practice, team based learning, professional growth, and autonomous function.Uses knowledge, research, evidenced-based practice and has a thorough understanding of the Magnet Recognition Program to develop and implement organizational and system-wide initiatives that are reflective of a Magnet culture. Leads, inspires and advances the Advanced Practice Nursing infrastructure evolution in terms of credentialing, scope of practice, staffing models, productivity, continuing education and assessment of competencies as well as clinical outcomes. Provide support to the academic missions of the organization by promoting research and education with patient care teams and leaders; work closely with the School of Nursing and other Allied Health programs to advance the educational mission of Stony Brook and to positively impact workforce needs; promote academic and skill development at all levels. Leverage and enhance relationships through effective communication to strengthen internal and external constituencies including: clinical staff, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, local and regional nursing organizations/associations, members of senior leadership, academic communities and the overall medical campus. Maintains an effective relationship with the hospital leadership team, physician leaders and staff. Fosters a multidisciplinary approach to quality improvement work and proactively identify strategies that will improve the patient care experience, enhance the value proposition of delivered services and make practice for providers and staff more efficient. Develops effective two-way, system-wide communication strategies and structure relating to key strategic, financial and operational decisions that involve staff nurses and which may impact patient care. Work closely with the union leadership to effect positive relations, workforce development, and an environment that supports continuous change and adaptability as the health care marketplace continues to reform.

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Master’s Degrees in other applicable areas of study (Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, Public Health, etc.) required. PhD preferred. Advanced Certification in Nursing Administration or other relevant management or applicable specialty. Eligible for RN licensure in the state of New York. Seven to ten years of progressive leadership experience as a proven nurse leader within a or complex hospital and health system – an academic medical center preferred. Strong operational and financial acumen with a track record of leading and partnering around a vision for improving health through clinical excellence and compassion. Strong conceptual clinical base with expertise in professional practice models, systems thinking and quality improvement. A highly-effective leader who can both sit at the executive table and relate to interdisciplinary teams of clinicians, specifically bedside caregivers. Strong executive presence and political savvy including communication skills that enable them to appreciate other’s perspectives and offer compelling insights and recommendations. Experiencing championing an environment that rewards innovation, risk-taking and is viewed as a highly visible and effective leader.Experience with process improvement, leading teams, and managing organizational change initiatives. Proven ability of building internal and external relationships, with a demonstrated track record of working successfully with academic partners, physicians and physician leaders, and diverse management teams. Experience building partnerships with a School of Nursing and collaborating around the generation of new knowledge and education of future practitioners. Proven track record in the recruitment, retention and development of talent. Demonstrated experience creating a work environment that fosters diversity and inclusion. Experience building and sustaining a best practices oriented staffing model which includes working with human resources on recruitment, retention, and professional development.

Special Notes:

Procedure for Candidacy

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The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation. Prior to start date, the selected candidate must meet the following requirements: Successfully complete pre-employment physical examination and obtain medical clearance from Stony Brook Medicine's Employee Health Services (The hiring department will be responsible for any fee incurred for examination), submit (3) written references, and provide a copy of any required New York State license(s)/certificate(s). Please be advised that failure to comply with any of the above requirements could result in a delayed start date and/or revocation of the employment offer.

The best ideas in medicine start with the best people. At Stony Brook Medicine, our highest calling is to put the power of ideas to work in our patients’ lives. Stony Brook Medicine integrates and elevates all of our health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. Stony Brook Medicine is Long Island’s premier academic medical center. With 603 beds, we serve as the region’s only tertiary care center and Level 1 Trauma Center, and are home to the Stony Brook Heart Institute, Stony Brook Cancer Center, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute, and Stony Brook Digestive Disorders Institute. We also encompass Suffolk County’s only Level 4 Regional Perinatal Center, state-designated AIDS Center, state-designated Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, state-designated Burn Center, the Christopher Pendergast ALS Center of Excellence, and Kidney Transplant Center. It is home of the nation’s first Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center.

Stony Brook University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. We are committed to the creation of a diverse and inclusive campus climate. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.


Official Job Title: Assistant Vice President for Hospital Affairs
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Executive Administration-Stony Brook University Hospital
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 am - 5:00 pmExecutive Administration-Stony Brook University Hospital
Posting Start Date: Dec 14, 2017
Posting End Date: Mar 14, 2018, 10:59:00 PM
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: MP2


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