Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Memorial Medical Center of Las Cruces in Las Cruces, NM at Health Support Center

Date Posted: 5/29/2018

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Health Support Center

Memorial Medical Center has an opportunity for a Chief Nursing Officer. Accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC), Memorial Medical Center is a licensed 298-bed acute care facility. The hospital offers a full range of comprehensive care including the latest in diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services, both on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Inpatient services include a state-of-the-art Cardiac Care Unit and Cardiac Cath Labs. Outpatient services include a comprehensive cancer program that offers with radiation therapy at Ikard Radiation Oncology and medical oncology/hematology at MMC Cancer Center. Additional services are offered at Memorial HealthPlex, a free-standing outpatient surgery center that offers day surgery, diagnostic imaging and lab services in a convenient customer service-oriented setting.

Located in the Mesilla Valley of southern New Mexico, Las Cruces is bounded to the west by wide-open desert and to the east by the majestic and beautiful Organ Mountains, which rise abruptly to an altitude of 9,000 feet only 12 miles from Las Cruces. Sitting at an elevation of 3,900 feet above sea level, Las Cruces enjoys an enviable climate year-round, with 350 sunny days annually and less than 10 inches of rain and snow. White Sands National Monument is just 50 miles east of Las Cruces. The magnificent pure white gypsum dunes provide excellent recreational opportunities. Visitors can picnic, “white sand surf,” or just stroll through a portion of the 275-square-mile national park.

Please click the link below for more information about the Las Cruces community:
http://www.lifepointhealth.net/making-communities-healthier/our-communities/memorial-medical-center


POSITION 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

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

Education: Master’s Degree Required (MSN or MHA).

Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years of CNO experience in an investor-owned healthcare organization. Prior experience in Joint Commission preparation and survey process.

Licenses: 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.

Travel Requirements: None


Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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