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Chief Nursing Officer at Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Medicine

Job ID: 152646
Category: Management/Leadership
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 9, 2022
Work Schedule: 24/7 responsibility

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

At your very core, you are motivated by:

Leading with a patient-centric, team-forward approach.

Influencing and collaborating in evidence-based practice.

Being at the forefront of innovative healthcare.

Fostering a culture of compassion and high reliability.

You can achieve this as Chief Nursing Officer at Pennsylvania Hospital, a leading hospital within Penn Medicine.

Organization Overview

Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH), the nation’s first hospital, was founded in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond. The hospital is proud of its tradition as an academic medical center with the vision of serving the community as a leader, providing the highest quality innovative health care in a setting that promotes emotional and physical healing. Pennsylvania Hospital’s mission is to provide compassionate care to patients and families on their healthcare journey. We achieve this through a commitment to:

· Excellence in patient care, education, innovation and new knowledge

· Patient and family-centered care

· Stewardship and creativity in the management of all resources

· A community of engaged caregivers

Pennsylvania Hospital’s clinical portfolio includes Women’s Health with the largest maternity program in Philadelphia, with over 5,000 births annually. The comprehensive Musculoskeletal program includes joint replacement, advanced spine deformity and Sports Medicine. The Neuroscience program includes Neuro-oncology expertise, a Gamma Knife Center, movement disorder center and deep brain stimulation program. The Abramson Cancer Center includes onsite surgical, medical and advanced treatment including Cyberknife, Radiation Oncology and Infusion. The Heart and Vascular Center, Behavioral Health and Transfusion Free Medicine & Surgery round out the portfolio.

Pennsylvania Hospital is a Magnet designated organization and part of Penn Medicine - one of the world’s leading academic medical centers dedicated to medical education, biomedical research and excellence in patient care. Pennsylvania Hospital is a teaching hospital, with independent residencies in Medicine, OB-GYN, Radiology and Pathology, as well as serving as a major teaching site for residents and fellows in various surgical and other specialties across Penn Medicine.

There are 750 physicians and 1,000 nurses who provide excellent care to the approximately 23,000 inpatient admissions, 22,500 surgical procedures, 5,000 births, 33,000 emergency room visits and 85,000 outpatient visits annually.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) to lead a Nursing organization that provides integrated, effective and innovative patient care that reflects the rapidly changing healthcare environment. As CNO, you will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team and work seamlessly with the Chief Medical Officer, Medical Executive Committee and other clinical leaders to deliver highest quality, compassionate nursing care and services. You will be transformational leader, who fosters constructive partnerships and collaborative relationships within a complex health organization, across Penn Medicine and The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

In this key leadership role as CNO, you will be responsible for strategic and operational oversight for the Nursing professional practice across all PAH settings, specifically, accountable for Inpatient, Ambulatory, Behavioral Health and Perioperative service lines. You will provide leadership for clinical operations and set high and continuously improving standards of quality care, treatments and services to patients. In this key leadership role, you will have oversight of the practice areas that impact PAH's magnet designation (APRN, Cancer Center and assigned ambulatory practices). You will ensure the quality of care, treatment and services by incorporating evidence-based findings, nationally recognized professional standards and other relevant data into all policies, procedures and plans governing patient care and clinical services. Magnet Redesignation (2.0) in 2020.

As CNO, you are charged with helping develop and implement Pennsylvania Hospital's mission, strategic plans, patient care programs, budgets, resource allocations, operational plans and policies in collaboration with other key members of the hospital staff, including leaders from the governing body, management, medical, nursing and other clinical staff. You will lead a Magnet hospital and facilitate redesignation as part of Penn Medicine’s world class organization.

The CNO at Pennsylvania Hospital holds an appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Minimum Requirements

· Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Nursing, Master's degree required, Doctoral degree in Nursing or related field strongly preferred

· 8+ years senior progressive leadership and healthcare experience in a hospital setting

· Experience in multiple health delivery settings, including community and academic hospitals with line responsibility

· Experience in administration, management and finance

· Active membership and demonstrated engagement in professional organizations such as AONE, PONL, etc.

· Active Registered Nurse license in State of Pennsylvania

· Ability to assess clinical, operational and educational needs of patients and nursing staff

· Demonstrated ability to recommend and coordinate improvement opportunities across multiple constituencies

· Evidence of effectiveness in translating research-based interventions into effective clinical practices

· Demonstrated success in clinical nursing research

· Demonstrated understanding of academic nursing and ambulatory care nursing required

· Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary educational and practice initiatives

· Excellent Verbal and Written Communication Skills


    We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

    Live Your Life's Work

    We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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