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Chief Nursing Officer - CNO

Company: Box Butte General Hospital
Location: Alliance
Posted on: June 19, 2022

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Box Butte General Hospital CNO Job Description2022ConfidentialPosition DescriptionPosition Chief Nursing OfficerOrganization Box Butte General HospitalLocation Alliance, NEThe OrganizationBox Butte General Hospital (BBGH) is a non-profit, critical access hospital that is accredited by The Joint Commission. Our hospital exists to operate and maintain economically feasible health care services for the residents of the area. We provide a quality and nurturing environment for patients, medical staff, and the public in a full continuum of care with our 25-bed critical access hospital and rural health clinics. We have an extensive medical service line that includes everything from family practice medicine to surgical and non-surgical specialties. We offer three designated rural health clinics, a surgery specialty clinic and an outpatient specialty clinic to meet the needs of our patients in and around our county. The continuum and mission are supported by a team of 294 employees.BBGH is a basic level trauma center and offers a range of clinical services and a team of experienced nurses, doctors, advanced practice providers and other medical professionals. Our services include: behavioral health, cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, dialysis unit, emergency department, ENT, family medicine, gastroenterology, general surgery, heart and vascular, hospitalists, infusion, lab, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, oral surgery, pain management, pediatrics, physical therapy / occupational therapy / speech therapy/ respiratory therapy, senior life solutions, sleep studies, urology, women's health, and wound care. BBGH key statistics in 2021 include: 596 discharges (excludes newborns and swing bed)69 newborn discharges2,692 surgical procedures 4,006 ED visits55,411 outpatient visits19,130 rural health clinic visitsTotal Revenue $77,371,215$13,766,880 inpatient revenue$52,424,255 outpatient revenue$3,459,939 swing-bed revenue$7,720,141 clinic revenue$50,820,003 total operating expensesBBGH is a county owned health care facility that is governed by five Board of Trustees members. Trustees shall be appointed by the County Commissioners with staggered terms of six years. The Board of Trustees along with the input from the executive leadership team establish and maintain the mission, vision, values, commitments, and strategic direction of the hospital. Medical CommunityOur medical community has a hospital owned family practice and surgery specialty clinic called Greater Nebraska Medical & Surgical Services (GNMSS). The community is also home to a direct primary care clinic, pediatric clinic and an independent internal medicine clinic. GNMSS employs four physicians, three physician assistants, and two advanced practice registered nurses. We have the unique ability to work with twelve specialists that provide services at both BBGH and GNMSS: sports medicine, orthopedic medicine and surgery, ENT, urology, gastroenterology and pain medicine. Our hospital employs a hospitalist program that is staffed with a physician and physician assistant to meet the needs of patients of our inpatient and swing bed service. Our 24-hour emergency department employs two physicians and two nurse practitioners to meet all of your emergent care needs.BBGH also offers other services that support our community. These services include: diabetes education, hypnosis, Jane's Closet, Meals on Wheels, swing bed, Wellness Center and Special Services. The Wellness Center offers 24/7 access to community members with staffed hours during the day. Community members can also partake in fitness classes at various times throughout the week. Our Special Services is a highly reputable program that assists patients and families in navigating the health care system by working collaboratively with medical providers, nursing and rehabilitation, as well as with social workers and discharge planners from other health care institutions. We make sure that our patients come first because they are our priority. The CommunityA place unlike anything you've seen. We are located in the beautiful Western Nebraska Sandhills and are known for scenic drives, rich art, bustling businesses, local brews, historical architecture and a friendly environment. We have amazing attractions for golf lovers to hunters and everything in between that demonstrates the magic of living in a small town. We are also known for being the "Gateway to Everything" with our location you can catch a $49 flight to Denver or take a quick two-hour drive to the Black Hills of South Dakota. With - 8,500 residents, Alliance is the metropolis of Box Butte County.ResponsibilitiesThe Chief Nursing Officer provides clinical and administrative leadership and direction to the nursing division and other assigned departments. The position also facilitates development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of services within the assigned areas through collaboration with the nursing leaders, clinical/medical staff and other managers. The CNO's success is measured by the achievement of hospital, nursing and quality goals and adherence to policies, procedures, and standards set forth by state, federal, and hospital regulatory agencies. The ideal candidate will promote and maintain an environment of innovation and creativity. The CNO is accountable for establishing operational mechanisms and nurse leadership structures which facilitate quality patient care. All duties are performed consistent with BBGH standards and behaviors. Principal Job Functions: Communication and Relationship Management ---Builds collaborative relationships ---Communicates organizational vision, mission and values ---Demonstrates effective written, oral communication and presentation skills ---Builds effective physician/provider and administrative leadership teams Leadership---Creates an organizational climate that encourages teamwork ---Encourages a high level of commitment to the purpose and values of the organization ---Participates in the creation of a performance-based culture that maximizes employee potential and fosters high ethical standard in meeting BBGH's vision, mission and values ---Establishes compelling organizational goals ---Explores opportunities for the growth and development of the organization on a continual basis ---Plans for leadership succession Professionalism ---Acquires and stays current with the professional body of knowledge ---Mentors, advises, coaches and develops all assigned managers. ---Networks with colleagues Change Leadership ---Develops and implements a division vision that integrates hospital and program goals, priorities and values ---Balances change and continuity ---Strives to improve patient and customer service and program performance ---Creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking ---Maintains role, focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment ---Demonstrates knowledge of corporate compliance laws and regulations (e.g. HIPAA, billing and coding practices, antitrust, conflict of interest, etc.)---Demonstrates an understanding of global healthcare issues, trends and perspectives (e.g. aging population, insurance costs, malpractice crisis, healthcare workforce shortages, etc.) ---Demonstrates an understanding of regulatory and administrative environment in which the organization functions (e.g. Stark laws, accreditation, etc.) Business Knowledge and Skills ---Demonstrates an understanding of Systems Thinking ---Demonstrates an understanding of Project management oversight ---Evaluates whether a proposed solution aligns with the organizational business plan ---Uses sound Performance Improvement tools to successfully guide nursing projects to timely completion. ---Acquires and administers human, financial, material and information resources in a manner that instills trust and accomplishes BBGH's mission and vision. Professional Expectations ---Maintains a dotted line reporting relationship with all Registered Nurses in the organization to ensure current competence in nursing practice ---Collaborates with other executives in the organization in making decisions about health care services, settings, and organizational priorities ---Serves as the chief spokesperson for organized nursing services, is the catalyst for integration and collaboration of nursing with other professional disciplines and functional areas in mutual achievement of patient focused and organizational goals ---Identifies and implements standards for nursing practice consistent with research-based standards of professional organizations, statutes, and regulations ---Participates in the design and development of systems compatible with the ANA Code of Ethics, research-based nursing standards, the goals and resources of the organization, and client/family expectations ---Evaluates and improves services provided through quality improvement programs that include utilization of nursing research activities ---Responsible for the development of nursing leaders within the division ---Establishes nursing policies and procedures, nursing standards, and nurse staffing plans ---Establishes relationships with area educational programs and works collaboratively to promote the nursing profession and support future recruitment needs ---Serves as an advocate for continuing education, staff development, and organizational developmentOpportunities and ChallengesThe CNO will face many opportunities and challenges including:Staffing shortages and burn out in line with industry trends CMS vaccine mandates Building positive culture and morale during unprecedented times of challenging job engagement of clinical staffCommunicating effectively to all layers of the organizationEstablishing professional growth opportunities for nursing leaders and staffBroad scope of responsibilities QualificationsBachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) required and Master's Degree in Nursing or related healthcare management preferred. Minimum of five (5) years of recent acute care staffing experience and at least 3 years in a nursing leadership role preferred. Obstetrics experience and understanding and knowledge of a critical access hospital experience preferred. If candidate is not master's prepared, conditional employment will include the completion of a master's degree in nursing or related leadership/management within 5 years of hire date.Required license and certification includes current RN license in the State of Nebraska and current BLS (Basic Life Support) for healthcare workers. If BLS is not current, it must be completed within 90 days of employment. National Certification in Nursing Administration preferred. The ideal candidate will:Have the ability to build and maintain effective teamsTrack record of managing a positive work culture Success improving turnover/promoting positive cultureBuilding people up and promoting personal accountabilityEffective communication and interpersonal skillsAbility to grow and mentor future leadershipFinancial acumen; budgets, productivity metrics, business plansPortrays a positive attitude; promotes good public relations.Possesses current theoretical approaches to delivery of nursing care, leadership, management, customer service and performance improvement conceptsExpert in developing and implementing strategies to address opportunities for improving the nursing care delivered to patientsManages conflict effectively and is comfortable with crucial conversations and performance managementAbility to initiate and implement actions and projects which serve the mission, vision and values of Box Butte General Hospital Residency RequirementThe new CNO will be required to live within the Alliance area.CompensationThe successful candidate will receive an attractive and competitive compensation package that includes $15k relocation and excellent benefits package.Interested CandidatesBryan Health will be conducting the search on behalf and in partnership with Box Butte General Hospital. Interested and qualified candidates may submit their resume to Marybeth Moran via email at She can also be reached by phone at 402-481-9934. Your candidacy will be held strictly confidential.Box Butte General Hospital is a Equal Opportunity EmployerPost-offer/pre-employment background check and drug-screen are required,Nebraska Department of LaborOffice 308-763-2951 jdol.nebraska.govTo protect the health and safety of our patients, residents, employees, family members, and the communities we serve, BBGH has implemented a universal COVID-19 vaccination requirement for employees, care partners and onsite vendors.

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