Tyler County Hospital
JOB TITLE: Chief Nursing Officer
REPORTS TO: Hospital Administrator/CEO
JOB SUMMARY: The Chief Nursing Officer will plan, organize, implement and manage all aspects of patient care at the Facility. He/she will supervise all Nursing Department personnel and will direct all functions relative to developing, implementing, and managing nursing service objectives, standards of care, policies, procedures and educational in-services.
(This list is a succinct summary of core duties only. Other tasks will be assigned)
- Develops and maintains nursing practices consistent with the Nurse Practice Act for the state of Texas, as well as other federal and state regulatory requirements.
- Plans and directs compliance with established, required policies and procedures related to sound principles of nursing care.
- Maintains current manuals regarding Nursing Policies and Procedures.
- Evaluates all nursing units for competent standards of care, identifies problem areas, and implements plans of corrective action.
- Manages all Nursing Department functions and directly or indirectly supervises all Nursing Department personnel.
- Maintains effective working relationships with and coordinates nursing service activities with medical staff and other departments.
- Maintains effective quality assurance and quality improvement procedures and practices, as well as staffing plan related to SB 476.
- Maintains appropriate safety and infection control procedures and practices.
- Is active in the securing of grants for the hospital.
- Monthly visits and communication with Long-Term care facilities, with assessment and evaluation of patient care.
- Is active in representing the hospital in the community and around the state.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Must be a graduate of an accredited school of Professional Nursing.
- Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
- A Master’s degree in business or in a health-related field, or plan to obtain Masters in 5 years.
- Must have and maintain a Registered Nurse license.
- Must have and maintain clinical skills suitable for performing the duties of an active Registered Nurse.