Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital located in Somerset, KY in Somerset, KY at Health Support Center

Date Posted: 4/8/2018

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Job Description

Health Support Center

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, KY has an opportunity for a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

Known as the Gateway to Lake Cumberland, the city of Somerset blends southern hospitality with abundant recreational opportunities that attract more than 1.5 million people to the region every year.

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, a 295-bed facility, provides medical services to an 11-county service area in south central Kentucky. The hospital is one of only three hospitals in the United States that serves both as a rural regional referral center and a disproportionate-share facility. Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital has completed nine major expansion projects since its opening in 1976. The most recent project included building a 116,000 square-foot, five-story medical tower and a three-story parking garage. Currently, the hospital is completing a new neuro/orthopedic unit.

The hospital’s 24-hour emergency department is among the busiest in the state, treating some 36,000 patients each year, and the hospital also welcomes some 1,600 new babies each year.  The hospital has three cath labs, comprehensive clinical pathology and lab, cardiopulmonary services, surgical services , and a radiology department with nuclear medicine, ultrasound, 16- and 64-slice CT, X-ray with fluoroscopy, and MRI. Other units include The Cardiothoracic and Vascular Institute; an inpatient rehabilitation unit; a skilled care unit; and The Neurosciences Institute. The hospital also has a behavioral health unit to provide care for both adult and geriatric patients.

Job Summary

  • Has ultimate administrative responsibility for nursing standards and practice regardless of the practice area or reporting relationship of the nurse. Directs hospital nursing activities within context of hospital policies and procedures:
  • Ensures continuous and timely nursing services to patients.
  • Ensures nursing standards, practices, policies and procedures, in accordance with all applicable laws, regulatory and accreditation requirements are consistent with current research findings and national professional standards.
  • Directs nursing service Performance Improvement activities.
  • Actively participates in hospital leadership functions.
  • Collaborates with hospital leaders to design and provide patient care and services, including availability of sufficient, qualified nursing staff.
  • Develops, presents and manages budget for nursing services.

General Responsibilities

  •  Develops and implements overall nursing plan consistent with hospital policies and objectives, to provide continuous nursing care and services.
  •  Develops, implements and interprets nursing and patient care policies, objectives and standards for measurement and maintenance of quality nursing care.
  •  Develops, implements and administers nursing services budget and expense control system.
  •  Prepares master nursing services staffing plan.
  •  Organizes, directs and supervises daily nursing service to assure adequate hospital coverage and quality care.
  •  Recruits, interviews, evaluates and hires qualified personnel to meet patient’s needs.
  •  Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of the hospital quality assurance and improvement program through evaluation of services rendered, quality improvement, audit of medical records, patient visits   and counsel with hospital staff.
  •  Maintains communications with medical and administrative staff through participation in regularly scheduled staff meeting and involvement on hospital medical services committees.
  •  Evaluates long and short-range equipment and supply requirements for nursing care by forecasting service levels and quantity of materials on hand.
  •  Directs, plans and implements orientation and educational programs to promote staff training and development.
  •  Recommends and participates in development of new patient care programs for expansion of nursing care services.
  • Represents hospital in health care programs and professional organizations of associates to serve in a public relations capacity and to stimulate professional growth.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications (Experience, Education and Special Certifications…)

  •  Licensed Registered Nurse with knowledge of nursing principles, theories and practice standards with verbal interpersonal and quantitative skills acquired through completion of at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
  •  Master’s Degree Required (MSN or MHA).
  •  Minimum of 3-5 years of CNO experience in an investor-owned healthcare organization.
  •  Prior experience in Joint Commission preparation and survey process.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires prolonged sitting and some bending, stooping, and stretching. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity sufficient to operate a keyboard, photocopier, telephone, calculator, and other office equipment. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate reports. Requires lifting papers or boxes up to 50 pounds occasionally. Work is performed in an office environment and involves frequent contact with staff and the public.

LifePoint Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

LifePoint Health and all of our facilities are committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunity for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans’ status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

This job description in no way states or implies that the key accountabilities above are the only ones being performed by the individual(s) with this job description. The individual(s) may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his or her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or company objectives.


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