Assistant Chief Nursing Officer

Major Responsibilities:

Operations and Outcomes

  • Oversees nursing operations

  • Assists the CNO in developing and managing the nursing services budget and ensuring sufficient number of qualified staff to assess patient needs

  • Ensures that continuous performance improvement initiatives are designed to measure and improve the quality of care delivered and are consistent with the organization priorities

  • Works collaboratively with other patient care and support departments, fostering a climate of open communication and mutual problem solving activities. Initiates and participates in joint performance improvement activities

  • Assists in managing costs by continually seeking data that will identify opportunities and take action to eliminate non-value costs

  • Assumes primary responsibility for projects or task groups as assigned, keeping colleagues informed of the progress toward desired outcome

  • Actively participates with others in planning activities associated with design or implementation of renovation or new construction of patient care areas

  • Assists in planning new services that generate additional sources of profitable revenue


  • Represents the nursing services at meetings as deemed necessary; participates with department leaders in designing and providing patient care and services

  • Fosters independence and autonomy in all staff members in areas of responsibility. Actively seeks those activities which promote/encourage independent thinking/problem solving behaviors

  • Assumes responsibility for continuing education and developmental needs

  • Participates in professional organizations and community healthcare related organizations

  • Assumes the role of preceptor/instructor for undergraduate or graduate nursing students upon request

  • Serves as a positive, professional role model

  • Regularly rounds on key constituents (patients, families, employees, and physicians) to enhance communication, ensure alignment, oversee operations, and that the experience is exceptional.


  • In collaboration with the CNO, formulates policies and procedures consistent with recognized standards of professional practice and reflecting the intent of regulatory standards and maintain authority, accountability, and responsibility for nursing services

  • Actively involved in creating a professional practice environment that encourages recruitment and retention of staff in the nursing department

  • Assists in providing leadership to nurse employees that will engage their support, create ownership of goals, and have them actively participate in decisions that impact their practice

  • Fosters a culture conducive to evidence-based practice and clinical research.

  • Ensures follow-up to patient complaints and occurrence reports is thorough and timely. Identifies system problems that may contribute to errors and monitors corrective actions to ensure effective resolution.

  • Collaborates with nursing educators to ensure that identified learning needs of the nursing staff are promptly addressed and that orientees receive the proper preparation to become independent practitioners

  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with physician colleagues and other healthcare providers in assigned areas. Collaborates with these individual to set goals for the areas or develops action plans for patient care or system improvements

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Full time
Memphis, TN 38118, US