30+ days ago
About Children’s Minnesota
Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota's only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. In 2018 Children’s Minnesota was verified as a Level I Children’s Surgery Center by the American College of Surgeons. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s received Magnet® recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit childrensMN.org.
The senior vice president of patient care services (SVP) and chief nursing officer (CNO) provides strategic and operational leadership as the executive officer responsible for exemplary nursing practice and sustaining the standards of nursing practice throughout the Children's Minnesota organization in all care settings. The SVP & CNO oversees clinical, financial, and quality operations for patient care units, Child and Family Services, respiratory therapy, and other services within their assigned portfolio, ensuring alignment with the organization's mission, vision, values and strategic plan. The SVP & CNO ensures infrastructure and resources are in place to achieve and maintain Magnet designation. The position proactively works to ensure the quality of the patient experience spanning the entire continuum of care by developing and implementing optimized and integrated systems, performance improvement objectives and measures in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and the quality and safety infrastructure. The position advocates for nursing practice and the patient experience, patient and staff safety, and helps to develop systems that are patient and family-centered by promoting the linkage of key services and functions across the Children's system.
This position is part of the organization's highest governing, decision-making, and strategic-planning body, and is the advocate for nursing to the Board of Directors. They have a dual reporting relationship to the chief operating officer (COO) for operational matters and the chief executive officer (CEO) for strategic matters, maintain a strong partnership with the (CMO) and professional staff leadership to promote superior clinical outcomes, patient/family experience and effective health care team relationships. Reporting to this position are the senior directors of clinical services for the Perioperative division, Neonatal, Pediatrics, Critical Care, Care Continuum and Informatics; (4), Child and Family Services, Simulation, Telehealth, and the Center for Professional Development and Practice (CPDP).
The incumbent serves as a key member of the executive leadership team and promotes and ensures compliance with established clinical patient care standards and is the executive liaison to third party agencies such as The Joint Commission, Minnesota Department of Health, the board of nursing, CMS, etc.; represents Children's at national/regional professional associations such as the Children's Hospital Association and American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Conference as well as meetings of health care officials and patient care executives within the geographic area.
The SVP & CNO teams with the VP Human Resources to establish and maintain positive employee/labor relations programs and relationships including labor contract negotiations and administration. In addition, The SVP & CNO is a standing member of clinical joint operating committees and the Board Quality Committee and leads or participates in major organizational strategic efforts to improve care, value, and services.
This person must be an inspiring leader; able to build, motivate and retain an industry leading team.