System Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at SageWest Health Care in Lander, WY at Health Support Center

Date Posted: 5/30/2018

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Job Description

Health Support Center

SageWest Health Care has an opportunity for a System Chief Nursing Officer. SageWest Health Care is comprised of hospitals in Lander and Riverton, WY.

SageWest - Lander is an 89-bed facility that opened in its present location in 1983. The hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, licensed by the state of Wyoming and approved for the acceptance of Medicare patients. Lander Regional Hospital features a full-time Level IV Emergency Room, a Level II Nursery, a Behavioral Health Program and a Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. State-of-the-art medical equipment includes Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Digital Mammography. The hospital has a number of physicians specializing in Otolaryngology (ENT), General Surgery, Urology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, and Neurology. Lander Regional Hospital is the first hospital in the state to be approved as a provider under the Wyoming Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program.

Lander is the perfect place for people who love the outdoors. Here you can find world-class rock climbing, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding and camping. The Wind River Mountains have more than 40 peaks that top 13,000 feet, and offer more than 150 glaciers. The “Winds” contain the tallest peak in Wyoming - Gannett Peak at 13,804 feet - and more than 735,000 acres of continuous wilderness area, the largest such designation in the continental U.S. Moose, elk, bighorn sheep, antelope and other wildlife are abundant.

SageWest - Riverton’s medical services and caring staff work together to provide patients with a completely coordinated continuum of care, from acute and sub-acute inpatient medical services to outpatient services and programs, including a 24-hour dedicated physician-staffed emergency room, intensive care unit, physical therapy and sleep study lab. SageWest - Riverton has some of the finest imaging equipment in the state including a 1.5 MRI and Nuclear Medicine. Digital Mammography and 64 slice CT equipment are the latest additions to the imaging services offered.

With hiking trails to 13,000-foot peaks, crystal-clear trout streams and world-class hunting, Riverton is the perfect headquarters for any outdoor enthusiast. Riverton finds itself surrounded by mountains and rivers: the Wind River Range to the south and west; the Owl Creek Range to the north. There’s something for everyone: hiker, hunter, rock climber, angler, camper, photographer, cross-country skier or snowmobile rider.

Please click the link below for more information about each of the communities:

http://www.lifepointhealth.net/making-communities-healthier/our-communities/sagewest-lander

 

http://www.lifepointhealth.net/making-communities-healthier/our-communities/sagewest-riverton

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



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