Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Kirby Bates Associates is pleased to partner with Spaulding Rehabilitation Boston (SRH) in their search for an Associate Chief Nursing Officer who will lead Nursing and nursing practice for this prestigious, academic teaching, and research-oriented organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

Spaulding and the Spaulding Network (SRN) is part of Mass General Brigham healthcare system. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is the flagship and anchor institution of the Spaulding Network which consists of four inpatient facilities providing a comprehensive spectrum of leading edge rehabilitative and post-acute services.

  • SRH is ranked as the #3 rehabilitation hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report (2021/2022).
  • The only rehabilitation hospital in New England with the distinction to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1995.
  • A Harvard Medical School teaching facility and the recipient of multiple NIH grants, SRH offers groundbreaking research, clinical interventions, and emerging technology in the care of patients with rehabilitative conditions.
  • SRH is nationally and internationally recognized for treatment and research for spinal cord injury, burns and stroke.

The ACNO reports to SRN system COO/CNO and works collaboratively with the Senior Leadership Team at both Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network. The ACNO participates in strategic planning and the development of innovative programs and services. Working as a member of a collaborative, interprofessional team, the ACNO promotes a high quality, safe, and fiscal accountability environment. As the senior leader for the clinical practice of Nursing and Patient Care Services, the ACNO will be at the forefront of discovery and innovative treatment for major disabling conditions.

Opportunity Highlights: 

  • Advance the professional practice culture in advancing toward Magnet designation.
  • Lead the flagship rehabilitation campus within the Mass General Brigham System.
  • Work with the top residency program in the US in the 2020/2021 Doximity Residency Navigator.
  • Recognized by 2021 Disability Equality Index as a “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion.”


  • Doctorate in Nursing, or working toward.
  • Licensed as a professional nurse in MA.
  • Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible leadership experience.
  • Experience working within an Academic Medical Center.
  • Magnet experience.

Procedure for Candidacy

If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or if you are able to nominate anyone looking to advance their career please contact Wendy Siegel at

Wendy Siegel
Senior Executive Recruiter
Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN
Executive Vice President

Kirby Bates Associates is an EEO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all of our associates.