As the Chief Nursing Officer you bring strong leadership talents to inspire, guide, and grow nursing practice at Saint Joseph Hospital. As a member of the senior leadership team you will work alongside other leaders who bring the same passion to advancing the long-standing legacy we’ve established here in Denver for delivering high value care over the last 145 years. As a servant leader you embody the SCL Health leadership behaviors:
Accountability for results
Engagement and enthusiasm for change
Adaptability and continuous learning
Trust, respect and collaboration
Transparency and candor
Efficient, data-driven decision-making
Urgency and follow-through
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been named in Healthgrades “Top 50” hospitals in the nation and awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence – Magnet designation – by the ANCC. Additionally, we were named as one of Consumer Reports Best Heart Surgery Hospitals in the country and one of Leapfrog’s top teaching hospitals. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.
As Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer you would report to the Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for SCL Health and matrix to the President of Saint Joseph Hospital. You will interface closely with the other care site CNOs across the health system to advance clinical integration, leverage our skill and scale and to promote appropriate standardization and “systemness” of SCL Health. The cornerstone of this role is the development of meaningful relationships and ongoing dialogue and communication with leaders and hospital medical staff, working in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) to improve clinical outcomes; the ultimate result being the achievement of the “ideal patient experience” coupled with providing an engaging environment for all to practice cohesively in the provision of care. Another major aspect of this role will be working with our key partners in the market - Kaiser Permanente/Colorado Permanente Medical Group and National Jewish Health. National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital established a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) over four years ago to leverage the strengths of both organizations in the market. You will be a member of the JOA Executive Leadership Team, attending the JOA board meetings, and will work closely with the NJH Chief Nursing Officer.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health as well. The executive package also includes a 401(k) with matching program, Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP), and annual incentive plan. To model a balanced life, our executives are encouraged to take time off and receive a front-loaded Paid Time Off allocation each year.
As the Chief Nursing Officer for Saint Joseph Hospital, you will set the vision for nursing practice as you focus on overall quality of care, patient safety, patient and family experience, standards of care, leadership development, succession planning, and fiscal responsibility while adhering to Ethical and Religious Directives. Working within a collaborative and inter-professional environment, you are influential in improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing cost of healthcare. You will consistently and effectively operationalize the competencies outlined by the Association of Nurse Leaders (AONL). These include communication and relationship management, knowledge of the health care environment, leadership and professionalism, and business skills.
Primary responsibilities will include:
Identify and lead through operational efficiencies.
Employ innovation through leadership of performance improvement activities.
Drive productivity management with a finance focus and effective use of resources.
Employ strong communication skills and build effective relationships with physicians.
Encourage and facilitate the professional advancement of employees by affording opportunities for further education and experience.
Promote a positive organizational work environment consistent with the mission and vision of Good Samaritan Medical Center and SCL Health to be the destination healthcare partner of choice for our growing community.
We expect excellence, which is why we look for:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing (BSN)
Master’s degree in nursing, healthcare administration, or business
Minimum of three years of senior level nursing leadership in an acute care environment
Minimum of two years leading large, complex service lines
Current license to practice in the state of Colorado (or ability to obtain license)
Professional certification or willingness to obtain certification within one year
Experience leading in a Magnet or Pathways designated organization, preferred
Experience with performance improvement processes/tools (e.g. High Reliability Organization, Lean, IHI) preferred
Doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) or PhD, preferred
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that operates eight hospitals, four safety net clinics, one children’s mental health center and more than 190 ambulatory service centers in three states – Colorado, Kansas and Montana. The health system includes 15,000 full-time associates and more than 500 employed providers.