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Chief Nursing Officer - Watsonville Community Hospital (Watsonville, CA)

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About us: Watsonville Community Hospital, a 106-bed, full-service facility, offers a comprehensive portfolio of medical and surgical services to the culturally diverse tri-county area along California s Central Coast (encompassing Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties). With history dating back to 1895, the fully accredited hospital annually logs in approximately 6,000 admissions, 68,000 outpatient visits, 27,000 emergency department visits, and the area s most births. Areas of specialty include obstetrics, neonatology, surgical services in a variety of specialties, and diagnostic imaging. The hospital is currently renovating its cardiac catheterization laboratory and installing new MRI equipment. Description The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is responsible for: - Providing leadership to nurse employees that will enroll their support, create ownership of goals, and have them actively participate in decisions that impact the hospital - Maintaining necessary regulatory and compliance approvals and quality accreditations - Partnering with physicians who use, or will use, the hospital - Assisting in planning new services that generate additional sources of profitable revenue - Creating an environment that will encourage recruiting and retention of clinical employees - Managing costs by continually seeking data that will identify opportunities and take action to eliminate non-value costs - Establishing standards for nursing practices and maintain authority, accountibility and responsibility for nursing services - Developing organizational patient care programs, policies and proceedures that describe how nursing care is assessed, delivered and evaluated. - Developing and managing the nursing services budget and ensuring sufficient number of qualified staff to assess patient needs - Plan and provide nursing care interventions and prevent complications, promote improvement and patient comfort and wellness - Analyzing areas in planning, promoting and conducting organization-wide performance improvement activities - Representing the nursing services at all meetings including medical staff and hospital board of director meetings; participates with leaders in designing and providing patient care and services As a member of the Hospital s senior management team, the CNO will partcipate in functional decision-making processes necessary to the successful attainment of the hospital s mission in addition to maintaining an awareness of changes in healthcare clincal matters that could have an impact on the success of the hospital. The CNO will oversee multiple departments within the hospital. This position reports directly to the hospital Chief Executive Officer. Qualifications Education: -Must possess a Bachelor s degree in Nursing from an accredited institution -Master s degree required Certifications/Licenses: -Must be a registerd nurse (RN) with a current licensure Experience/Skills: -Must possess detailed knowledge of hospital nursing operations -5 years of demonstrated successful leadership in an acute-care hospital environment (For-profit experience preferred) -Must be proficient in written and verbal communication skills -Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, patients, and patient s families -Ability to maintain confidential information concerning personal, financial, or medical matters

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Community Health Systems, Inc.
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Community Health Systems (CHS) is one of the nation's leading operators of general acute care hospitals. The organization's affiliates own, operate or lease more than 135 hospitals in 29 states, with an aggregate of approximately 20,000 licensed beds.