Centura Health VP ASSISTANT CHIEF NURSING OFFICER in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is a full-service, 522-bed acute care provider in Colorado Springs comprised of Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. Penrose Hospital serves as the anchor hospital of Penrose-St. Francis Health Services with 364-licensed beds and the ability to provide tertiary (high tech) medical-surgical services with an emphasis on elective and outpatient care. Established in 1890, Penrose Hospital has grown to become a major health treatment and referral center, specializing in cancer care, cardiac care, emergency trauma care and physical rehabilitation. In 2008 we opened St. Francis Medical Center to keep pace with the growing needs of the Colorado Springs’ community on the north side of the city. St. Francis Medical Center features 172-beds and offers a modern Birth Center, Level IIIA Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Care Unit, Emergency Department, Level III Trauma Center, Imaging Services, Surgical Services, and Critical Care Unit. It is also serves as Southern Colorado’s home base for the Flight For Life® Colorado air medical helicopter service. It’s an incredible time to join us as we celebrate our tenth consecutive year as one of “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” by Healthgrades and Magnet Hospital designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for superior quality in nursing care. With 300+ days of annual sunshine, mild winters and easy access places like Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and some of Colorado’s top destination resorts, you will enjoy an incredible lifestyle while having the career you’ve always wanted. For more information about Penrose – St. Francis Health Services, visit http://www.penrosestfrancis.org/.

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Job Summary

The VP Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) assists the CNO in executive-level management of resources, strategic

planning and development of policies and procedures which ensure congruence with the mission and vision of the

organization. The ACNO has operational and functional responsibility for a group of patient care areas and/or special

projects or initiatives. The ACNO will develop communication, knowledge, leadership, professionalism, and business skills

necessary to advance to a CNO.

Education Requirement:

BSN, Master's in Nursing or other discipline with BSN.

License Requirement:

Current Colorado RN License

Minimum Experience Requirements

5+ years of experience in management and supervisory nursing role; most recent 3 of the last 5 years of leadership must

have been in a direct leadership role in a hospital setting or direct patient care environment. Required

Or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

Job Responsibilities (essential functions identified with a * )

Assists the CNO in developing and managing the nursing services budget and ensuring sufficient number of qualified staff to

assess patient needs.*

Ensures that continuous performance improvement initiatives are designed to measure and improve the quality of care

delivered and are consistent with the organization priorities.*

Works collaboratively with other patient care and support departments, fostering a climate of open communication and

mutual problem solving activities. Initiates and participates in joint performance improvement activities.*

Assists in managing costs by continually seeking data that will identify opportunities and take action to eliminate non-value


Assumes primary responsibility for projects or task groups as assigned, keeping colleagues informed of the progress toward

desired outcome.*

Actively participates with others in planning activities associated with design or implementation of renovation or new

construction of patient care areas.*

Assists in planning new services that align with the strategic plan for the organization.*

Represents the nursing services at meetings as deemed necessary; participates with department leaders in designing and

providing patient care and services.*

Fosters independence and autonomy in all staff members in areas of responsibility. Actively seeks those activities which

promote/encourage independent thinking/problem solving behaviors.*

Assumes responsibility for continuing education and developmental needs.*

Participates in professional organizations and community healthcare related organizations.*

Assumes the role of preceptor/instructor for undergraduate or graduate nursing students upon request; Serves as a positive,

professional role model.*

Regularly rounds on key constituents (patients, families, employees, and physicians) to enhance communication, ensure

alignment, oversee operations, and that the experience is exceptional.*

In collaboration with the CNO, formulates policies and procedures consistent with recognized standards of professional

practice and reflecting the intent of regulatory standards and maintain authority, accountability, and responsibility for

nursing services.*

Actively involved in creating a professional practice environment that encourages recruitment and retention of staff in the

nursing department.*

Assists in providing leadership to nurse employees that will engage their support, create ownership of goals, and have them

actively participate in decisions that impact their practice through shared govenrance.*

Fosters a culture conducive to evidence-based practice and clinical research.*

Ensures follow-up to patient complaints and occurrence reports is thorough and timely. Identifies system problems that may

contribute to errors and monitors corrective actions to ensure effective resolution.*

Collaborates with nursing educators to ensure that identified learning needs of the nursing staff are promptly addressed and

that orientees receive the proper preparation to become independent practitioners.*

Develops and maintains close working relationships with physician colleagues and other healthcare providers in assigned

areas. Collaborates with these individual to set goals for the areas or develops action plans for patient care or system


Promoting consistent positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of increased patient satisfaction.*

Practicing and adhering to the Mission and Values.*

/This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Employee may perform other related duties as/

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.