Chief Nursing Officer
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BWH-Bournewood Hospital Brookline - Brookline, MA

Chief Nursing Officer

Description: Bournewood Health Systems is seeking a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) who will define and implements the philosophy, standards, organization and policies and procedures of the Nursing Department. The CNO has the theoretical knowledge, experience, and practical skills to assume authority and responsibility for nursing practice across all hospital services and programs. We are looking for an exceptional leader who will help Bournewood grow and continue a legacy since 1884 of excellent behavioral health treatment.

 

About Us

 

Bournewood Health Systems, founded in and continuously operating since 1884, is a private behavioral health organization with a main campus in Brookline, MA and satellite sites in Woburn, Lowell and Dedham. We are dedicated to providing quality, evidence-based and person-centered treatment for people with mental health and substance use conditions in a safe and respectful environment in partnership with the individuals and families we serve, focusing on support, hope and recovery. We are committed to a philosophy and an environment of care in which we treat people with dignity, respect and mutuality; protect their rights; provide the best care possible; support them in returning to their natural communities; and include patients and families as partners in their treatment. We stand firmly for providing a safe and therapeutic environment for patients, families and staff. All Bournewood employees are continuously trained in this philosophy. All candidates must be able and willing to promote the values of trauma-informed and patient-centered care.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Current MA license in nursing; experience in mental health and substance use nursing; supervisory, management or nursing education experience; masters degree in nursing or equivalent knowledge and skills

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Supervises: All nursing unit staff of the inpatient hospital; Manager of Staff Education; activities of the Infection Control Nurse; undergraduate supervisor; and Quality Improvement Coordinator.

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Job Summary: The Chief Nursing Officer defines and implements the philosophy, standards, organization and policies and procedures of the Nursing Departments. The CNO has the theoretical knowledge, experience, and skills to assume authority and responsibility for nursing practice

 

Essential Functions:

  • Develops, implements, and monitors the delivery of patient nursing care.
  • Develops and implements changes in unit programs in collaboration with Chief Medical Officer.
  • Provides supervision to nursing administration.
  • In collaboration with administration and program management, develops staffing patterns and annual budget based on patient care needs, monitoring, and recommending revisions to the budget based on objective data as needed.
  • Operates clinical department based on clinical care needs and within established annual budget.
  • Oversees standards of care and practice and develops policies and procedures of the nursing department.
  • Ensures program staff meets JC and licensing requirements and provides overall direction and supervision to managers in areas of regulatory compliance.
  • In collaboration with other executive management staff, plans and facilitates changes in patient programming and operations of facility.
  • Establishes criteria for employment in conjunction with the Human Resources Manager of all staff within the department. Ensures and approves all staff hired within the nursing department. Monitors recruitment and recommends hiring.
  • Establishes criteria based competencies, and performance evaluations for all staff within department. Recommends advancement and merit increases where appropriate.
  • Ensures minimum competency standards are maintained by all members of clinical departments and establishes and monitors corrective action or education plans as needed to improve competency
  • Ensures all staff hired within the nursing department are trained and competent to perform assigned tasks
  • Chairs the Quality Improvement Committee and participates in the development of annual QI plans for care of patient functional areas and monitors effectiveness of plan.
  • Participates in planning Hospital Employee Education Programs, and CEU education; assigns responsibility for monitors and outcomes.
  • Ensures staff are providing trauma informed care to patients and are competent in doing so.
  • Implements practice and policy changes relation to best practice models approved by Leadership.
  • Supervises Director of Staff Education.
  • Oversees Infection Control Nurse activities.
  • Participates in administrative, patient care, and other committees as appropriate.
  • Effectively manages the performance of nursing.
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.
  • Ensures compliance with standards of regulatory agencies.
  • Maintains communication regarding clinical care issues through meetings, memos, etc. and maintains documentation.

 

 

Essential Competencies:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Effective leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Effective interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency Treatment for adults and adolescents.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

  • Current MA license in nursing. Minimum of 5 years of experience of inpatient mental health nursing. Supervisory, management or nursing education experience. Masters Degree in nursing or equivalent knowledge and skills.

 

Physical Criteria:

 

  • Must be able to walk between buildings.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Must be able to sit for 4 hours.

 

 

Reports to: CEO of Bournewood Hospital

 

Supervises: All nursing unit staff of the inpatient hospital, Director of Staff Education, activities of the Infection Control Nurse, undergrad supervisor, nursing staff scheduler and QI Coordinator.

 

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