Chief Nursing Officer CNO
Tacoma, WA

Currently seeking a talented and dedicated Chief Nursing Officer for a great opportunity in the Tacoma, WA area. The ideal candidate will possess 5 years of current experience working in an acute care hospital and have 3 years' of current experience working in a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) role.


  • Dental Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement
  • Paid time off
  • Working with a highly engaged staff
  • Healthy staffing levels
  • Career growth
  • Competitive compensation

Responsibilities of the Chief Nursing Officer CNO

  • Directs and coordinates functions and activities of nursing department and assigned clinical operation departments.
  • Consults with and advises Chief Executive Officer on the general operation of the hospital.
  • Develops nursing and clinical department’s goals, objectives, and standards of performance, policies and procedures.
  • Organizes nursing and clinical departments according to administrative and nursing service guidelines; ensures compliance with legal, organizational, and medical staff standards.
  • Has authority and responsibility for establishing, directing, and implementing the Standards of Nursing Practice and the clinical operations and financial matters related to all nursing and clinical care areas and functions.
  • Ensures the nursing department staff performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.
  • Assists with development of the budget for the nursing department in collaboration with the CEO and Controller. Manages costs associated with personnel, equipment and supplies.
  • Responsible for staffing plans, management of nursing hours per patient day, and quality of work of nursing staff and assures compliance with nursing scope of practice and HIPAA.
  • Enforces compliance of the nursing department with education/in-service requirements/orientation and competencies.
  • Leads monthly staff meetings and communicates information to/from management and leadership.
  • Promotes rehabilitation nursing philosophy and practice; encourages staff development, including acquisition of CRRN for qualified registered nurses.
  • Assists to review and evaluate risk and quality indicators, patient satisfaction results, and outcomes in order to continually improve performance and outcomes; communicates this information to the nursing department.
  • Performs management activities including interviewing, hiring, evaluating, counseling, and performance evaluations of staff in the nursing department.
  • Assures nursing attendance and participation in team conferences.
  • Ensures that patient charges are accurate and entered on a timely basis.

Requirements of the Chief Nursing Officer CNO

  • Masters degree preferred and/or BSN with plan to complete a master’s degree program in healthcare administration, business administration, or clinical specialty
  • Current unrestricted Registered Nurse licensure
  • Current CRRN or obtained within 2 years preferred
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in healthcare administration/management with a minimum of two years’ experience at a senior nursing management level.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in hospital management in an inpatient, acute care environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
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