30+ days ago


Minneapolis, MN


SVP Patient Care Svcs & CNO - (200270ST) 
Employee Status: Regular
Hours Per Pay Period: 80
FTE: 1.0
Shift: Days
Shift Length: 8 hours
Weekend Coverage: Not Applicable

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

Position Summary

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.


Licensee/Certification/Registration required? Yes
* Licensed RN within the State of MN or the ability to license in the State of MN

* Must possess a master's degree. The baccalaureate or higher degree must be in nursing if the master's degree is not in nursing.

15+ years of experience including:
* A minimum of ten or more years of clinical care experience with a minimum of five years in management assignments demonstrating increasing levels of accountability.
* Previous experience in an acute care hospital is required and prior experience within a pediatric health care environment is preferred.
* Leadership experience in both union and nonunion labor environment environments preferred.
* Experience that matches the hospital scope and complexity the position's authority and responsibility, as well as the scope and complexity of nursing care, treatment, and service needs of the major patient population(s) served.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Systems thinking skills and abilities.
* Demonstrated ability to develop and align both financial and human resources, innovate and create effective systems that support integrated approaches to high quality patient care and institutional effectiveness, to help the organization reach its full potential.
* Experience in establishing and leading a culture of continuous improvement using Lean, Six Sigma, Studer, Baldrige or other process improvement/quality management systems.
* Demonstrated skills and aptitude in strategic planning and evaluation, financial analysis, staff development, communication, time management, conflict resolution, and problem solving.
* Ability to inspire and lead a diverse and high performing work force.
* Strategic thinking skills and future orientation.

Physical Demands

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All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of an occupational health assessment, drug screen, background investigation, and compliance with the U.S. Government Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. Children's requires proof of immunity to vaccine preventable infectious diseases prior to employment, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Children’s Minnesota is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer. 
Job Posting: Feb 8, 2021, 5:03:01 PM
Job: Exec/Management/Supervisory
Primary Location: USA-MN-Minneapolis