Vice President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer - Park Ridge
at Adventist Health System

Date Posted: 3/10/2017

Job Description

Job:  Director / Executive

Organization:  Adventist Health System Corporate Office

Shift:  Day

Job Posting:  Feb 3, 2017, 11:30:36 AM

If you want to be a part of a place that provides nothing less than extraordinary compassionate care, then Adventist Health System is the place for you!
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for a Vice President Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Officer position. This position is based at our Park Ridge Health facility in Hendersonville, NC.    
This position provides the opportunity to assure delivery of quality and safe patient care through planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating staff, resources and patient outcomes. Responsible for providing safe, efficient and therapeutically effective patient care in all assigned departments; to role model Christian leadership; to plan, manage and direct the overall nursing functions for patient care throughout the organization.
Specific job duties include:
  • Assumes authority and responsibility for implementation of nursing care as defined in the North Carolina Nurse Practice Act throughout the organization.
  • Assures North Carolina Board of Nursing licensure and certification requirement are met for all registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants in the organization.
  • Establishes and develops standards of nursing practice to direct the provision of nursing care throughout the organization.
  • Provide executive leadership for ancillary clinical departments including the following departments: Diagnostic Imaging, Pharmacy, Cardiopulmonary, Laboratory, Rehabilitation Services
  • Participates in planning and decision-making at the executive administrative, executive medical staff and governing board levels.
  • Contributes to the overall hospital decision-making processes regarding mission, strategic planning, budgets, resources allocation and operational plans and policies.
  • Provides leadership in planning, promoting, implementing and revising the organizational-wide patient safety programs.
  • Provides leadership to assure that policies and procedures are developed and implemented, and maintained to promote a safe work environment.
  • Serves as a liaison between medical staff and hospital to identify and resolve patient care issues and concerns.
  • Communicates and consults with chief of staff and service chiefs to improve patient care.
  • Participates in medical staff meetings as assigned.
  • Provides leadership to assure clinical informatics system is operational  to support clinical documentation requirements through the organization
  • Provides leadership to oncology program; assures requirements are met for continuous accreditation as an oncology program.
  • Role models customer services at all time, utilizing philosophy and principles of Park Ridge Health Pillars.
  • Provides leadership to achieve and maintain standards according to state, federal, Joint Commission and Healthcare Facilitates Accreditation Program regulations.
  • Develops and implements staffing plans for optimum patient outcomes and utilization of personnel.
  • Demonstrates effective human resource management within assigned departments to achieve and maintain quality patient care, positive employee relations and efficient use of staff.
  • Demonstrates effective fiscal management of department operations to ensure proper utilization for the hospital’s financial resources.
  • Assures policies and procedures are developed and effectively implemented.
  • Develops goals and objectives consistent with Park Ridge Hospital’s mission, vision and strategic plan.
  • Assesses and evaluates activities and outcomes for assigned departments.
  • Uses creative problem solving and participative management to achieve quality patient care through staff.
  • Promotes interdepartmental communication as well as communication across departments to ensure that all necessary information is disseminated throughout the hospital.
  • Oversees nursing orientation programs.
  • Assures professional educational programs are developed and implemented to ensure appropriate knowledge and skills are achieved and maintained.
  • Oversees an effective recruitment and retention program for assigned departments.
  • Provides counseling for assigned departments.
  • Assumes organizational authority and responsibility in absence of CEO and CFO.
  • Takes administrative call as assigned and required.
  • Assures self development to assure current knowledge of nursing and hospital administration.
  • Participates in planning and decision-making at the corporate level by participation in CNO group and assigned committee participation.


 Experience Requirements:

  • Five years executive hospital management experience
Educational Requirements:
  • Current unrestricted license as a registered nurse in the State of North Carolina
  • Master’s degree in related field

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.
  • Effective rapport-building and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and manage time effectively.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication
  • Skilled in computer application of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

If this position sounds like a great match for your skills set and experience, please apply online now!

Job Snapshot

About Us

About Adventist Health System

Who We Are

We are one of the largest faith-based health care providers in the United States. For 150 years, we have carried on a tradition of providing whole-person care that not only addresses patients' physical ailments, but also supports their emotional and spiritual well-being. We demonstrate the same level of compassion and care for our employees as well, doing all that we can to help them realize their full potential – both personally and professionally.

Who You Are

You are a compassionate, talented professional who wants to work in an environment where you can live out your faith and your values. You are excited about being part of a team that uses the latest technology and medical research to ensure patients receive quality care, but who also recognize that great care is always personal. You enjoy going out of your way to make each patient and their family feel special, and are passionate about guiding them toward optimal health.

Our Community

Our community is global and so is our reach. From coordinating medical mission trips in Ethiopia to planting school gardens in Florida, we are constantly seeking ways to go beyond hospital walls in improving the health of our communities. As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to use your talents in fun, meaningful ways that bring joy and healing to people around the world.

Our Mission

Part of this worldwide network, Adventist Health System was founded in 1973 to support and strengthen the Seventh-day Adventist health care organizations in the Southern and Southwestern regions of the United States. Today it is a national leader in quality, safety and patient satisfaction, comprised of 46 hospital campuses and nearly 77,000 employees.

Although separated by geography, each of our facilities is united by the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Today we continue the tradition of whole-person care by practicing and sharing CREATION Health, a blueprint for living a healthy, happy life based on the principles given in the Bible’s creation story: Choice, Rest, Environment, Activity, Trust, Interpersonal relationships, Outlook and Nutrition.

We provide comprehensive benefits, training and advancement opportunities. We care for our employees as well as we care for our patients.