Chief Nursing Officer

Full Time

Job Overview

  • Date Posted
    Oct 8, 2021
  • Offered Salary
  • Expiration date
    Nov 6, 2021
  • Experience
    3 Years
  • Qualification
    Masters Degree
  • Career Level
    Director | Executive Level

Job Description

Small Hospital Experience preferred.

Job Summary

Responsible for planning, organizing and directing the overall operations of nursing/ patient care services (i.e., Medical/Surgical, Employee Health/Infection Control, Emergency Department, Surgical Services, Social Services/Discharge Planning, Utilization Review, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, etc.). He/ she performs this function through effective management of personnel, material and fiscal resources. Ensures compliance with patient care quality standards as it relates to the care provided to all age groups of patients ranging from neonate to geriatric. He/she interacts with other department and organizational staff to ensure a collaborative approach to meeting the missions of this organization. Position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

Key Responsibilities

ssential Functions


  • Promote the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Develop, alongside directors, departmental strategic plans that align with the organizational strategic plan.
  • Adheres to all regulatory requirements (NM Nursing Practice Act) and professional standards such as ANA, AORN, AACN, ENA and ASPAN as applicable to the specific area of nursing practice.
  • Ensures that there are sufficient numbers of qualified nurses and support personnel scheduled to efficiently meet the needs of the patient care units.


  • Directs, implements and ensures that acceptable standards of patient care are maintained in his or her area of responsibility.
  • Works collaboratively with members of respective clinical services in developing unit routines and procedures to maximize care delivery, communication and interdisciplinary participation.
  • Ensures that patient care assignments are designed to meet the bio-psychosocial needs of the patient and family, taking into consideration the age and developmental status and needs of the patient, the skill level of staff, need for continuity of care, and infection control considerations.
  • Identifies unusual occurrences or deviations from standard practice/routines. Takes immediate action to correct situations and implements long-range prevention efforts.

Skills, Experiences


  • Current licensure to practice in New Mexico as a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Master’s degree in Nursing or related field required.
  • Minimum of three to five years’ experience in patient care services management required.
  • Prior experience as a Chief Nursing Officer preferred.

Must Have Masters degree.
Prior CNO experience preferred.

Application ends: Nov 6, 2021
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