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Chief Nursing Executive - North Texas Division

North Texas Division Office - Irving, Texas

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Job Code: 10206-20536


No Weekends

Position Goal

The Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) of the Division establishes the overall strategic direction for the practice of nursing and nursing operations across the Division. A culture of nursing and clinical excellence is fostered in collaboration with facility CNOs and other nursing leaders. The Division CNE drives the culture of caring within the division that creates an unparalleled patient experience in all sites of care.

Position Responsibilities
A. Oversee nursing practice and operations throughout the division.
o Align clinical practices with Division strategies and objectives.
o Create accountability systems for achieving nursing success metrics.
o Engage facility CNOs and nursing leaders in the continuous evaluation and improvement of nursing care outcomes.
o Establish objectives and strategies for nursing practice and professional development such as certification and degree requirements.
o Ensure reliable competency validation is in place wherever nursing is practiced across the Division.
o Promote adoption of evidence based clinical and operational guidelines and current nursing research findings.
o Build nursing strategies that support service line plans for the Division.
o Create venues for formal sharing and adopting of best practices.
o Introduce/expand shared governance to support patient care innovation.
o Serve as the voice for nursing in Division, Group and Corporate initiatives.
o Lead Division CNO Council
B. Nursing Talent Management

o Improve retention by providing support, advocacy, and executive coaching for CNO (especially during CEO transitions and performance challenges).
o Assist in hiring and onboarding new CNOs; provide interim CNOs.
o Create succession planning for CNO and nursing leadership positions.
o Engage executives in planning for current and future nursing workforce needs.
o Serve as a role model for professional and ethical conduct and accountability.
o Demonstrate initiative for ongoing self-development and continuing education.
C. Lead Division Patient Experience efforts
o Coordinate HCAHPS improvement efforts in conjunction with coaches and facility champions.
o Foster a culture of excellence in patient care balanced with fiscal discipline.
D. Drive execution on division priorities
o Drive standardization within Division for clinical education, care coordination, nursing labor management and nursing performance improvement.
o Collaborate with facility CNOs to meet/exceed Division and facility quality and service goals.
o Work with HCA Clinical Services Group and facility leadership on patient safety and clinical effectiveness.
o Foster teamwork and inter-professional collaboration initiatives.
o Work in concert with the Division CMO and other Division leaders to promote standardization of processes related to clinical quality, ED throughput and Core Measure performance.
o Provide nursing input and presence at Division level meetings regarding professional nursing practice, staffing and clinical excellence.
o Provide input and guidance on nursing and patient care items for Division strategic planning.
E. Represent Division internally and externally on nursing matters
o Participate in the HCA CNO Council
o Assist with roll-out of corporate initiatives including Excellence in Nursing, One HR, Parallon, Clinical Excellence, etc.
o Represent HCA and HCA nurses in external relationships with university, professional associations and community organizations.


· Required: Ten years of progressive nursing executive experience in hospital nursing with five-seven years at the CNO level.
· Preferred: Greater than five years of nursing executive experience within HCA.

· The Division CNE must be currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the state(s) in which he or she practices, in accordance with law and regulation.

· The Division CNE is a licensed professional registered nurse qualified by advanced education and executive leadership experience.
· The Division CNE possesses a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing and/or a post graduate degree in a related field such as Healthcare or Business Administration. Doctoral preparation preferred.

Special Qualification
· Specialty certification in Executive Nursing Practice and/or Healthcare Administration is required.

Outside Relationships
· Relations with community leaders and Boards, physicians, healthcare providers, clinical educational affiliations, etc., are anticipated.

Last Edited: 02/21/2017

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