Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer - Abington
Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001
Abington – Jefferson Health is seeking a highly experienced, quality-focused, contemporary nursing leader for the role of Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer (SVP/CNO). The successful candidate will have the ability to build and lead a strong nursing leadership team committed to the highest standards of nursing practice and quality of patient care. This Magnet® organization enjoys high levels of staff engagement and strong interprofessional collaboration with physicians and other disciplines.
The Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer (SVP/CNO) reports directly to the President, Abington ® Jefferson Health with dual responsibility to the enterprise Chief Nursing Executive Officer (CNEO) for Jefferson Health. The CNEO provides the vision and strategic leadership for nursing across Jefferson Health System. The SVP/CNO realizes that vision by providing strategic leadership and direction for nursing at AJH, a division of Jefferson.
As a member of the AJH senior leadership team, the SVP/CNO participates in the integrated financial and strategic planning process; development of the division's operating plan focused on quality and safety, patient and family experience, people, growth, finance and operations; and execution of tactics to achieve desired outcomes. The SVP/CNO is the senior clinical executive in partnership with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Chief Quality Officer (CQO) with responsibility for quality and safety, technology management, ethics, teaching and research. She/he ensures the delivery of highly reliable patient nursing care and patient- and family-centered care, which is reflective in nursing policy and decision-making. In collaboration with the CQO, the SVP/CNO is responsible for building and sustaining a culture of accountability and ensuring that nursing practices are based on tenets of patient- and family-centered care and high reliability throughout nursing and the broader organization.
The SVP/CNO ensures the development, implementation and evaluation of nursing policies, programs and services that are evidence–based and consistent with professional standards and practice. She/he serves as a catalyst and role model, providing innovative leadership and direction that supports the mission and divisional goals of AJH.
Ensures the organizational values, goals and objectives are transformed into daily operations resulting in an excellent quality, efficient, effective, caring and respectful environment.
Works collaboratively with the medical staff, nursing leadership, and clinical/financial/operational leaders to deliver cost-effective, high-quality clinical services and outcomes in partnership with affiliate organizations and providers that optimize the delivery of patient care.
Meets all standards of the Patient Satisfaction Initiative Criteria in order to make AJH the hospital of choice for patients and employees.
Ensures a collaborative partnership in communication and relationship-building competencies through strategic planning activities, commitment to shared decision-making, medical staff relationships, diversity, equity and inclusion, relationship management and community involvement.
Utilizes business acumen, inclusive of healthcare financing, human resource management including professional development, strategic management, marketing and information management, and technology development to effectively oversee AJH's nursing operations.
Prepares and manages according to fiscal year budget plans, ensuring that the budget planning process correctly identifies operational needs and that the nursing leadership team operates within the approved fiscal year budget.
Emulates personal and professional accountability ethics and evidence-based clinical and management practice, including advocacy for the clinical enterprise and professional nursing practice, including the Jefferson College of Nursing – Abington Campus.
Doctoral preparation is strongly preferred. A Bachelor's and Master's degree required, one of which must be in Nursing.
An advanced level of knowledge acquired through completion of formal and continuing education in nursing, health policy, regulatory compliance, process redesign and management is essential.
Extensive clinical nursing and management experience with a minimum of seven (7) years in senior nursing leadership roles is required with prior CNO experience.
Nursing leadership experience in an academic medical center or complex healthcare organization is required, preferably in a healthcare system.
Knowledge and experience in Magnet principles are required, as well as experience in a Magnet facility.
Knowledge of nursing staffing methods, retention, recruitment and finance. Proven strategic thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills.
Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health is an equal opportunity employer, and our policy prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or veteran status.
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