Chief Nursing Officer

Pennsylvania Hospital is seeking a Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) to lead a Nursing organization that provides integrated, effective, and innovative patient care. The CNO will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team, and work seamlessly with the Chief Medical Officer, Medical Executive Committee, and other clinical leaders to deliver highest quality compassionate nursing care and services. The CNO at PAH is accountable to develop and implement the hospital’s mission, strategic plans, patient care programs, budgets, resource allocations, operational plans and policies in an integrated manner.   Magnet re-designation (2.0) is underway with a site visit expected at the end of 2019. As a member of Executive Leadership, the CNO will be a transformational leader, who fosters constructive partnerships and collaborative relationships within a complex health organization, across Penn Medicine and The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing. Functional responsibilities include the direction of Clinical Directors, effective Education and Training programs, encouraging clinical nursing research and maintaining Magnet Program designation. The CNO assumes responsibility and oversight for maintaining comparable nursing care standards in all patient care settings, including non-direct reporting areas, such as Nurse Practitioners assigned to clinical departments, and Perioperative Services. The CNO at Pennsylvania Hospital holds an appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.


  • Bachelor and Masters’ degrees one of which must be in nursing. Active or eligible for RN licensure in Pennsylvania.
  • Doctoral degree in Nursing or related field strongly preferred.
  • Appropriate experience includes 15+ years of increasing responsibility in clinical nursing and nursing leadership.
  • Experience in clinical settings related to PAH’s clinical areas of expertise i.e. Women’s Health, Neurosciences, Musculoskeletal, Oncology, Heart and Vascular, and Behavioral Health.
  • Experience in leadership, management, analytics and finance.
  • Demonstrated success in academic nursing and ambulatory care nursing required.
  • Demonstrated success in clinical nursing research including excellent track record in research-based scholarly publications and presentations.
  • Evidence of effectiveness in translating research-based interventions into effective clinical practices.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Philadelphia, known as “Philly,” is the largest city in Pennsylvania and a city of firsts. It is home to the first hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and the first medical school. Philadelphia is renowned for its medical sector, with one out of every six doctors in the U.S. trained in Philadelphia. It is also home to the Liberty Bell, the Declaration of Independence, many wonderful museums, theaters, the Rocky Statue, and Philly cheesesteaks.

Please contact us for additional information about this opportunity or send nominations to:

Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN, Vice President Search Services, (610-709-6434)

Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN, Executive Vice President Search Services, (617-514-0050)