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Women's and Children's Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO)

Company: HCA Healthcare
Location: San Antonio
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Women's and Children's Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) HCA Healthcare is a comprehensive healthcare network where 280,000 people across more than 2,000 care facilities are all committed to creating a positive impact every day. It's an organization that exists to give people healthier tomorrows. Our scale enables caregivers to deliver great outcomes for patients and gives colleagues unparalleled opportunities to learn and grow. Most importantly, as a part of HCA Healthcare we're connected to something bigger, which means more resources, more solutions and more possibilities for everyone who walks through our doors. What matters most to our diverse and talented colleagues is giving people the absolute best healthcare possible. Every day, we seek to raise the bar higher, not just for ourselves, but for healthcare everywhere.

We offer an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO, medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment program, employee discount program and employee stock purchase program. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.
More families turn to Methodist Children's Hospital than any other children's hospital in San Antonio. Babies and children are transported from throughout South Texas to receive a higher level of medical care not available in their own communities. The hospital has grown to become one of the leading U.S. hospitals providing bone marrow and stem cell transplants for children. Additionally, the hospital has built a strong reputation for its pediatric heart surgery, oncology, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and several specialty clinics for children with chronic illnesses.
The 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.
Major Responsibilities:
Operations and Outcomes

  • 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 costs
  • 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 generate additional sources of profitable revenue Leadership
    • 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. Practice
      • 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
      • 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 improvements Supports HCA by:
        • Promoting consistent positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of increased patient satisfaction
        • Practicing and adhering to the "Code of Conduct" philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement"
        • Performing other duties as assigned acnoleadership #LI-TG1 Qualifications Education & Experience:
          • Bachelor's degree Nursing required
          • Master's degree in nursing or another appropriate postgraduate health science degree is required or proof of enrollment with a written plan to advanced degree completion is required
          • 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 Licenses, Certifications, & Training:
            • Current Registered Nurse license without restrictions required
            • Specialty certification in Executive Nursing Practice and/or Healthcare Administration preferred
            • Membership in American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Personal Characteristics:
              • Verbal, interpersonal and quantitative skills typically acquired through management experience and completion of an advanced degree required
              • Strong organizational, analytical and communication abilities as well as excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities required
              • Exhibits good judgment and emotional stability required If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today! We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Notice Our Company's recruiters are here to help unlock the next possibility within your career and we take your candidate experience very seriously. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. The recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Gmail or Yahoo Mail. If you feel suspicious of a job posting or job-related email, let us know by clicking-- here . For questions about your job application or this site please contact HCAhrAnswers at 1-844-422-5627 option 1. Get job notifications based
                on your interests HCA Healthcare
                One Park Plaza
                Nashville, TN 37203 Copyright 1999-2020 C-HCA, Inc.; All rights reserved.

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