Facility Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) needed for Methodist Medical Center/Covenant Health, the region’s largest premier health care provider and recognized in 2019 and 2020 by Forbes magazine as being named among “The Best in State” in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, highly motivated nursing leader at Covenant Health.
Methodist Medical Center is a 301-bed regional medical center, serving a population of 200,000. It offers more than 30 specialties including complete cardiology, orthopedics, oncology, and surgical services as well as full spectrum of outpatient diagnostics. Methodist has been named a top 50 cardiovascular hospital by IBM Watson Health, was recognized by US News as a top community hospital, and as a Tennessee BEST for Babies.
Methodist holds the designation as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, AHA Gold for NSTEMI, AHA Gold-Plus as a receiving hospital, AHA Silver-Plus for stroke, and is a Blue Distinction Center+ (BDC+) for spine.
The CNO incumbent will be a key member of our senior leadership team and will work closely with the Chief Administrative Officer of their facility as well as the System CNO. All Covenant facilities are joint commission accredited not-for-profit hospitals. Our Chief Nursing officers are accountable for the provision and quality of all nursing services at a facility level in support of Covenant Health’s System and our regional goals. This includes strategically ensuring a balance of optimal and efficient patient care; staff, patient, and physician satisfaction; and cooperative partnerships with other organizational departments and professional groups. The CNO has a constant focus on patient-centeredness, excellence in all we do, best choice for patients, employees, physicians and volunteers. The CNO creates and maintains standards and systems for care delivery at their facility which promote evidence-based practice and are designed to support the management of productivity targets, and appropriate planning for and use of available resources as well as staff and patient safety.
This position reports to and works closely with the facility President/CAO to enhance nurse/physician collaboration and promote optimum patient and family experience and clinical outcomes. The position also has a dotted line to the System CNO and works closely with senior leadership. Collaborates with directors, managers and nursing schools on orientation and fosters an environment of professional and clinical development to continuously elevate the standards of nursing practice. Pursues, encourages and maintains the integration of the medical center with the community/public through effective communication and public relations programs.
Five (5) years of experience in patient care services to include healthcare leadership positions; experience in financial analysis of revenue generating clinical departments. Experience working with labor unions strongly preferred.
Licensure Requirement: Current RN license required.
Internal Number: Methodist MC CNO 2021
About Covenant Health
Covenant Health is the region's top performing healthcare network and the only health system in East Tennessee to be named by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers. As the region's largest employer, our 10,000 employees, 1,500 affiliated physicians, and volunteers care for more than one million patients every year. Our system includes acute care and behavioral health hospitals, long-term care facilities, numerous outpatient diagnostic and surgical facilities, homecare and hospice, and more than 60 medical practices spanning the continuum of care in 23 counties. We are a non-profit, local healthcare system whose mission is to improve the health of residents in the communities we serve, and are nationally recognized for our enduring legacy of excellence.