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VP / Chief Nursing Officer

St. Petersburg, FL, USA | Leading Internet / Online Media Company

  • Industry:
    Internet / Online Media
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The / Nursing Officer (CNO) reports to the of JHACH and partners with the Johns Hopkins Medicine system CNO. /CNO is accountable for the overall clinical outcomes, operations, personnel and financial performance for the areas assigned consistent with the mission, goals and objectives of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH). The CNO defines clinical nursing practice and holds staff accountable to adhering to clinical, quality, safety and service standards. The CNO will provide direction for establishing and implementing short and long-range organizational goals, inter-professional objectives, strategic plans, policies and operating procedures in addition to developing the care delivery model at JHACH. He/she establishes rapport with other leadership staff, physicians, department heads and trustees. Advises senior management on best practices in nursing and patient care, works with healthcare leaders to establish compensation and benefit programs for nurses, and is involved in nurse recruitment, training and retention.


1. Establishes standards of patient care based on evidenced based practices. Establishes services standards and implements strategies to meet or exceed patient, family and physician expectations.

2. In cooperation with physicians and other appropriate individuals, develops and continually refines structures, functions, policies and procedures, as well as channels of communications, which meet quality of care needs for the patients and families, and of individuals providing care to patients.

3. Develops and implements effective and accurate staffing models and departmental budgets to achieve financial goals while coordinating resources to improve operational efficiency in a safe manner and in accordance with JHACH objectives.

4. Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of the principle drivers of revenue, reimbursement, expenses and margins when making decisions. Accountable for the preparation, justification and admiration of divisional budget including capital, operating and productivity analyses.

5. Plans and implements with physicians a progressive and responsive care delivery system which facilitates meeting the unique multi-disciplinary care needs of each patient; is customer focused; and consistent with the mission, goals and objectives of JHACH.

6. Creates and continually supports an environment which empowers and expects all staff to participate in decisions that influence the establishment and attainment of unit, department, divisional and hospital objectives. Including the plans and negotiated care needs for patients while accepting the responsibility for patient satisfaction, outcomes and their own growth and professional competencies.

7. Through successful management of resources, assures that orientation, education, certification, communication and retention needs of staff are met. Defines performance and outcome objectives for staff while developing and creating growth for their careers.

8. Designs, implements, and measures quality initiatives that reflect processes of care such as access, timeliness and appropriateness of care.

9. Collaborates with the appropriate parties on clinical research projects being conducted on the units and encourages staff participation

10. Supports and models an open, honest, positive, collaborative and collegial learning environment. Educates and holds managers accountable for the effective and appropriate utilization of resources. Creates a positive and collaborative learning environment.

11. Participates in the process of developing a challenging and realistic vision; ensures that the vision reflects institutional and individual values and ideals. Uses management techniques that appeal to reason, values, or emotions to generate enthusiasm for work, commitment to task objectives, and compliance with requests. Encourages cooperation, teamwork, and identification with the organization.

12. Leads the magnet journey.


+ A Bachelor’s in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing.

+ ’s Degree in Nursing and/or in business or related field.

+ Minimum of 10 of progressive management/administrative experience with a minimum of 5 of management experience at the senior level, preferably in a pediatric academic medical center.

+ Certificate as Nurse Executive is required.

+ Demonstrated collaboration with physicians and the Leadership team.

+ Strong analytical and financial skills and problem solving abilities in complex situations; experience with process improvement in operations, quality and organizational change; a strong understanding of accreditation and certification requirements and standards; strong team development skills and customer service orientation; and effective communication and presentation skills.

+ Strong Leadership demonstrated through proactive and facilitative leadership style. Highly visible with an open door policy.

+ Demonstrated ability to mentor and develop individuals.

+ Articulates and demonstrates a progressive vision for pediatric nursing services and the inter-professional practice environment, with a focus on: quality clinical practice, collaborative relationships with colleagues (JHACH/JHHS); and innovative and cost effective approaches to care delivery.


+ High energy, creative, flexible, team player and team builder.

+ Positively motivates others to reach their maximum potential.

+ Demonstrates professional commitment through participation in professional organizations and staying current on issues and trends in pediatric nursing through reading professional journals and attending conferences.

+ A politically astute risk-taker who is not afraid to try new approaches, a big picture person, is comfortable and enjoys working in a rapidly changing, a fluid environment and can deal effectively with ambiguity.

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