Associate Chief Nurse, Ambulatory

Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to partner with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in their search for an Associate Chief Nurse (ACN), Ambulatory.  MGH has been ranked #5 in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2021-2022 and is ranked across 14 specialties.  In 2015, Mass General was recognized as the #1 hospital in America and in 2019 ranked #2; it has consistently placed among the top hospitals since its inception in 1990.  In 2021, Mass General also ranked #3 on the World’s Best Hospitals list by Newsweek. Mass General conducts the largest hospital-based research program in the nation and is a four-time Magnet designated hospital.

The ACN is administratively responsible for planning, directing, and overseeing all ambulatory clinical activities relating to patient care, nursing practice, nursing education & clinical development, and evaluation of the activities of Ambulatory Nursing across the MGH Ambulatory Enterprise and MGPO.  This role reports in a matrixed structure to the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Ambulatory Care & Patient Experience.

The ACN is a key member of the ambulatory leadership team and collaborates with the Ambulatory Medical Director, the Ambulatory Executive Director, the office of the Chief Nurse, to ensure excellence in the provision of quality care and compliance with professional standards, regulatory guidelines, and policies & procedures.  The ACN engages in effective collaborations across the hospital, as well as MGB, to develop and promote the strategic direction of the MGH ambulatory enterprise.

Opportunity Highlights: 

  • Join a world-class relationship-based organization that values collaboration and professional development in a Magnet-driven culture.
  • Serve in an inaugural role and establish triad models of care (Nursing, Physician, Administration) in the ambulatory setting.
  • Develop and support leaders to provide services consistent with MGH’s mission and vision.
  • Serve as a member of the nursing executive leadership team.
  • Participates in key forums at the Mass General Brigham system to align and advance strategic priorities.


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree required, one of which must be in Nursing. Doctorate preferred.
  • Certification in Ambulatory Care and/or Nursing leadership strongly encouraged.
  • Experience in Ambulatory Clinic Operations management.
  • Expertise in using quality tools and process improvement.
  • Ten years of nursing experience, minimum of five years leadership experience preferably in an academic medical center.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Jocelyn Clarke, BA  

Senior Executive Recruiter


Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN

Vice President Search Services


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