Chief Nursing Officer Job

Full Job Title: Chief Nursing Officer - Erie, PA

Job Number: 1624542

Location: Erie, PA

Date Posted: 12-30-2016


HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erieis currently looking for aChief Nursing Officer to join ourhospital leadership team.

HealthSouth of Erie is part of oneof the Nation's largest providers of Rehabilitation Services designed to returnpatients to leading active and independent lives. Our modern 90,000 square-foot inpatient rehabilitation hospital is situated on the coastof Lake Erie and offers comprehensive nursing care and extensive inpatienttherapy serving the tri-state areas of northwestern Pennsylvania, northeasternOhio, and western New York.

During the past 25 years, throughthe success of our unique rehabilitation programs, we've upheld our reputationas a national leader in rehab. Maintaining our leadership role in rehab takesmore than just quality care and good programs, it takes a dedicated staff thatis committed to each patient achieving the highest possible outcome with theeventual goal of returning home.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitalof Erie's specialized care includes neuro-rehabilitation treatment programsthat are led by our program medical director who is board certified in internalmedicine, neurology, EMG, neuro-rehabilitation, and vascular neurology. Wespecialize in advanced stroke, brain injury and neurological rehabilitation,including post-operative deep brain stimulation (DBS) rehabilitation,post-operative intrathecal baclofen (spasticity) rehabilitation and dysphagiarehabilitation program using VitalStim (electrical stimulation therapy forrecovery of swallowing) as well as DPNS (Deep Pharyngeal NeuromuscularStimulation) therapy.

Inaddition to caring for general rehabilitation diagnoses such as orthopedics,cardiac, pulmonary, or general debility post surgery or illness, HealthSouthRehabilitation Hospital of Erie has specialized inpatient programs for stroke,brain injury, neurological diseases such as Parkinson disease, multiplesclerosis and Guillian-Barre syndrome, trauma and spinal cord injury. Otherservices offered include onsite dialysis, wound and ostomy care, tracheotomyand dietitian evaluation and treatment including enteral feeding support.

We are currently recognized by theJoint Commission for fourSpecialty Disease-Specific Certifications: Stroke,Brain Injury, Orthopedics, and Parkinson's Disease.

We are proud to support our clinicalstaff with advancing their career; such as paid education, testing, bonuses forachieving their Certification in Rehabilitation Nursing (CRRN®). Thisposition will enjoy the benefits of working with a multidisciplinary team withadvance certifications including nearly 30 nurses on staff who hold theirCRRN®.

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is responsible for the development and implementation of the plans for providing nursing care, treatment, and services including determination of the types and numbers of nursing personnel necessary to provide nursing care and the development of a patient focused, team oriented culture, working in conjunction with all other medical, clinical and therapeutic disciplines to ensure optimal service and superior outcomes.

The CNO holds full responsibility for the quality of nursing care provided. Represents nursing on the Governing Body and other hospital committees. This position will support cultural diversity by ensuring that the delivery of quality, equitable and culturally competent patient-centered care is provided; promoting and maintaining an inclusive work environment and culture that is respectful and accepting of diversity; and ensuring that cultural diversity and sensitivity training is part of new employee orientation on an on-going basis to meet the needs of the patient population served in the hospital.

Location: 143 East Second Street, Erie, PA 16507

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Job Code: 100112


License or Certification:
- Current RN licensure appropriate to state regulations (unrestricted)
- BLS certification (ACLS Preferred)
- CRRN certification to be obtained within a year of meeting the eligibility requirement to sit for the examination

Education, Training and Years of Experience:
- Master's Degree in Nursing or related field (preferred)
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or related field required, or a written plan to obtain these qualification approved by the National CNO and hospital CEO, unless higher degree required by state.
- Five years experience in inpatient hospital setting.
- Two years recent (within the last 5 years) Nursing Management experience with responsibilities including such as 24 hour accountability, FTE management, policy, procedure, and budgetary oversight, and conducting disciplinary action.

Physical Requirements:
- Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.
- Ability to lift a minimum of 30 pounds and ability push/pull a minimum of 30 pounds, which includes the lifting, pushing and/or pulling of medical supplies and equipment and the transferring and repositioning of patients. Reasonable assistance may be requested when lifting, pushing, and/or pulling are undertaken which exceeds these minimum requirements.
Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively.
- Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.
- Ability to work independently without supervision.
- Ability to manage multiple competing demands while maintaining a calm, professional demeanor.
Environmental Conditions:
- Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure.
- Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required.
- Handicapped accessible.
- May work under stressful circumstances at times.
Proficiency or Productivity Standards:
- Meets established attendance standards.
- Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge.
- May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines.
- May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.
- Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster.
- May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives.
- May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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