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Regional Chief Nursing Officer

Anchorage, AK, USA | Providence Health & Services

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
    7-10 years
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Regional Chief Nursing Officer (RCNO) serves as a key senior executive who provides leadership and coordinates region-wide efforts directed at delivering cost effective, efficient, high quality, and safe care in the Alaska region. This position serves as a dyad with the Chief Medical Officer. The RCNO is responsible for alignment, standardization and ongoing improvement of clinical operations and is accountable for executing all identified clinical care projects as well as leading clinical and organizational teams. The RCNO will provide leadership for the shared governance model, clinical peer feedback, clinical policy and procedures, and clinical productivity and will accomplish organizational strategic objective by forming a strong link between region clinical and operational leadership. The RCNO's responsibilities include integration strategies with Critical Access Hospitals (CAH's), Acute and long term care facilities, ambulatory services and clinical programs to better meet the needs of our community.


Provides clinical expertise and leadership to clinical quality initiatives and key clinical improvement strategies to demonstrate achievement of top quartile performance across the Alaska region.

Directs the regional care management strategy in all Alaska ministries. This includes aligning the acute care case management, the post-acute continuum of home care, LTC, Transitional Care and Population Health in concert with the Regional Chief Medical Officer.

Works with regional business development leaders to expand where applicable the developed technology or intellectual property into revenue generating products or services.

Serves as the senior spokesperson for Nursing at Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC).

Advises the senior leadership of PAMC, individual clinical facilities and other groups (including the medial staff) by providing input about the implications of decisions and change on the quality of patient care, on nursing care providers.

Serves as Chief Nursing Officer for all services included in the Providence Alaska Medical Center Joint Commission footprint. Responsible for the implementation of standards of nursing practice and delivery mechanisms for the hospital that supports PH&S, PHSA, and PAMC philosophy and regulatory requirements.

Establishes clear clinical operations and quality improvement priorities that cascade across the continuum. Integrates transformative changes and standardized clinical practices into care delivery in the region.

Demonstrates service excellence and positive interpersonal relations in dealing with others, including patients/ families/member, employees, managers, medical staff, volunteers and community members so that productivity and positive relations are maximized.

Co-Leads with the CMO all Clinical Effectiveness initiatives with a goal to decrease cost per case and improve care efficiency with a focus on throughput initiatives.

Anticipates future needs and builds the capacity and infrastructure to meet on-going needs for data, reporting and decision support.

Serves as an active participant in the region’s strategic planning and budgeting processes, conveying needs of providers and care givers, and patients tempered by economics, staffing, and political considerations.

Participates in Labor relations board meetings and contract negotiations.

Determines and implements organization structure required to direct and manage cross continuum clinical care services in the region and unifies physician and nursing leadership into one common accountable leadership group.

Works with Risk/Patient safety and throughout the region in strategic programmatic development and deployment opportunities aimed at reducing risk utilizing the Caring Reliably program through the patient care delivery system.

Executes tightly aligned nursing strategies to develop and implement evidence based care pathways and guidelines for clinical service lines.


Required qualifications for this position include:

Master’s Degree.

Ten (10) years of demonstrated progressive management and leadership experience in an acute care hospital environment responsible for multiple complex nursing and clinical department, emphasis on innovative care models, transformation, clinical quality, patients and employee safety.

Five (5) years of previous experience with shared leadership structure.

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