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VP/Chief Nursing Officer III - Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Job

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Date: Jan 9, 2021

Location: Memphis, TN, US

Company: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare


The VP/CNO III is responsible for leading, planning, organizing and directing the overall operations of Nursing Services for the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.  Has accountability for developing and implementing standards of nursing practice to ensure delivery of quality patient care  standards. Assists in formulating the budget and maintains efficient and effective departmental operations and required compliance with all state, federal, and local regulations laws, standards, and protocols.  Collaborates on development and implementation of system-wide nursing initiatives.  VP/CNO III is based on the overall characteristics of the assigned facility(s)  (Net Revenue, FTEs, complexity, teaching).  Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.

  Education/Formal Training Work Experience Credential/Licensure

Master’s degree or higher in Nursing


Masters degree in Healthcare Administration or Business (MHA or MBA) AND Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)

Extensive Children's Hospital clinical nursing and management experience with a minimum of seven (7) years’ in a nursing leadership role. Registered Nurse with license to practice in the state where work is performed, or compact license.
PREFERRED:   Nursing management experience in an academic medical center. Experience in Magnet facility and involvement in the magnet process Board Certification


  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing and hospital administration. Extensive experience working with physicians and clinicians. 
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends and issues in pediatric nursing and the healthcare industry, evidence based practice, and state and federal compliance and regulatory standards.
  • Knowledge of pediatric nursing staffing methods, retention, recruitment, and finance.
  • Proven strategic-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Possesses professional integrity and a candid, honest style that evokes credibility and inspires confidence.  Demonstrates initiative, flexibility, integrity and diplomacy.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity to influence and build consensus.  Past success in executing strategies, operations improvement efforts, cost management initiatives, and health system development and management.
  • Strong ability to act as liaison between administrative and medical staffs, internal and external stakeholders. 
  • A decisive leader with the ability to work strategically in the best interest of patients and the hospital.  A strong reputation for sustained, inclusive, trust-based relationships.
Key Job Responsibilities

Nursing Practice:

  • As a member of the Hospital's senior management team, the CNO will partcipate in functional and operational decision-making processes necessary to the successful attainment of the hospital's mission in addition to leading nursing strategies that impact the success of the hospital.
  • Responsible for ensuring that nursing care is delivered within the framework of evidence-based practice throughout the facility, and for understanding existing and emerging requirements in healthcare quality, safety, patient care service/experience, and operational improvements.
  • Leads, develops, and executes clinical nursing programs through the delivery of cost effective and quality services.
  • In collaboration with the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital President, as well as other leaders, physicians, and health care professionals, leads the strategic direction, executive and clinical leadership, planning, innovation, and resource management for all aspects of nursing practice at the assigned facility.
  • Active participant in system nursing initiatives, including shared governance, nurse residency program, safety and quality, and system committees.
  • Responsible for developing a reputation for nursing excellence to provide exceptional care and service for an enhanced patient and family experience.
Physical Requirements
  • The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
  • Must have good balance and coordination.
  • The physical requirements of this position are: light work - exerting up to 25 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • The Associate is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity, such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
  • The conditions to which the Associate will be subject in this position: The Associate is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions; job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found in general office or administrative work.
  • Position requires frequent travel outside of primary work site.

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