Chief Nursing Officer

Location: Oregon

CNO serves as the Chief Nurse Executive to provide overall management of clinical, regulatory, administrative, and financial direction of hospital based nursing and clinical service lines. As CNO, provides accountability and responsibility for all clinical care and personnel performing patient care related activities. Is responsible to ensure the practice of nursing, clinical services and the provision of patient care at Grande Ronde Hospital reflect the hospital’s philosophy and standards. Adheres to state, federal, Joint Commission, CAP and other regulatory guidelines as applicable. Evaluates provision of services through performance improvement activities and implements changes as planned/required. Consults with staff, physicians and collaborates with the management team on problems and interpretation of organization policies to ensure patient and family needs are met. Has overall budget accountability for patient care services. Reviews operating results of nursing and clinical services, compares them to established objectives, and takes steps to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to correct unsatisfactory results. Service line supervision includes but is not limited to Case Management, Utilization Review, Nursing Services, Laboratory Services, Emergency Physicians, Hospitalist Providers, Anesthesia Providers, Surgical Assistants, Oncology Clinic and Oncologist, Quality and Risk Management, Pharmacy, Respiratory, Sleep, Infection Prevention, Employee Health, Telemedicine, and Home Care Services. Represents the hospital to community partners and provides oversight to staff with identified liaisons with Oregon Health Authority and other clinically oriented organizations/agencies.

Serves as a member of the Executive Team and provides team with advice and counsel in all aspects of patient care services within Corporation. As a member of the Executive Team, the Senior Director will be called on to participate on teams outside of the realm of patient care services and will play an integral role in the adoption and execution of the Corporation’s strategic plan.


  • Current Oregon RN License without restriction
  • Bachelor of Science in health-related field required.
  • Master of Science in Nursing preferred.

Work Experience

  • 5 years of verifiable work experience in nursing leadership required
  • 5 years of verifiable work experience of progressive responsibility managing in an acute care health care setting
  • Experience working in a union setting strongly preferred
  • Experience with process improvement/Lean/Six Sigma preferred

Skills & Competencies

  • Facilitate multi-disciplinary teams
  • Demonstrate emotional intelligence
  • Oral presentation competency
  • Work collaboratively within a team setting
  • Maintain composure in stressful situations
  • Strong skills or aptitude in leadership and management.
  • Possess skills in identifying problems, planning and implementing solutions.
  • Experience in coordinating budget control.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Computer experience using electronic medical records, word processing, spreadsheets and databases.
  • Current CPR card

To apply send resume to [email protected]

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