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CNO - Interim for Acute Care Hospital

Texas or Mainly Southern States
Organization:Community Hospital Corporation
Department:Clinical Services
Career Type:Interim
Reports To:CHC SVP, Clinical Services with dotted line to assigned hospital CEO
Role Description:

Reporting to the assigned hospital CEO and CHC's Senior Vice President for Clinical Services, the Chief Nursing Officer is a key member of the management team. The CNO is responsible for overseeing all patient care nursing departments including budgeting, regulatory compliance, customer satisfaction and quality care programs; is responsible and accountable for the hospital’s plans for nursing services and administration including new services, financials and metrics; maintains standards of nursing practices and the highest quality and safety of patient care and ensures the professional development of the nursing team; ensures multidisciplinary quality improvement programs; establishes positive working relationships with physicians, staff, and the community.  The CNO is responsible for promoting the overall quality of nursing care while operating under the ANA Standards of Practice. In conjunction with the professional staff the CNO plans, coordinates, manages, and evaluates clinical programs and services of the facility promoting a team approach to the delivery of patient care provided by the facility. The CNO will interact regularly with the Board and physician community.


Candidates for an interim CNO role must thrive in a rural environment, excel at developing and maintaining relationships, and have a passion about quality patient care. Face-to-face interaction with patients, physicians, the community, the board, and the staff is critically important; thus the CNO will need to travel to the assignment - typically for two weeks at a time.

Must have valid driver’s license and safe driving record.


• Bachelor’s degree in Nursing

• Preferred candidates will also possess a graduate level degree, preferably a Masters Degree in Nursing

• Current RN licensure required - compact license and/or ability to acquire an RN license in the state assigned without delay or difficulty

Prior Experience:

Minimum of five years progressive management experience and three years management experience in a senior nursing leadership role.

A patient care executive with at least 5 years experience in a rural hospital or non-urban healthcare system is preferred. Executives with acute care hospital chief nursing officer or director of nursing or patient care experience are preferred. Leadership experience at a for-profit facility is preferred.

  • Ability to define realistic, specific goals and objectives and to prioritize objectives
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to manage people and work with them in such a manner as to build high morale and group commitments to goals and objectives
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and respecting all difference
  • Ability to communicate and relate well with others
  • Communicates openly, respectfully, and in timely way
  • Shares information appropriately
  • Keeps others well informed
  • Encourages others to share contrary views
  • Responds in a timely manner to messages/requests
  • Ability to be trustworthy
  • Ability to identify and resolve operational and administrative problems
  • Ability to work with Medicare system and be adaptable to changes
  • Ability to work independently
  • Possess a strong customer orientation
  • Possess critical thinking skills
  • Possess sound and accurate judgment and timely decision making
  • Proficient PC skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficient knowledge to understand and apply the concepts and terminology unique to the healthcare industry

From $3000 weekly up plus reimbursement of travel and business expenses.

CHC pays employer portion of social security taxes and withholds income tax.


Community Hospital Corporation (CHC), a not-for-profit corporation, was created in 1996 to preserve the not-for-profit status of community-based health care organizations. Our mission is to guide, support and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers.  

CHC strives to help community-based health care organizations deliver on their mission, remain a community asset, and improve operations and quality of care through partnership and shared vision.

CHC owns, leases or manages acute care hospitals in Texas, New Mexico, Nebraska, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, and Louisiana. We have consulted with, or are currently consulting with hospitals and LTACHs in 26 states.

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