Chief Nursing Officer

West Penn Hospital is an academic medical center with a reputation for excellence and innovation in patient care, education, and research.  West Penn Hospital (WPH) was the first hospital in western PA to achieve three consecutive Magnet designations.  WPH is part of the Allegheny Health Network (AHN), a system of  eight hospitals including Allegheny General, Allegheny Valley, Canonsburg, Forbes, Jefferson, Saint Vincent, Westfield Memorial and West Penn; and more than 200 primary- and specialty-care practices, AHN has approximately 2,400 physicians in every clinical specialty, 19,000 employees and 2,000 volunteers.  AHN is committed to educating and training the next generation of doctors by serving as the clinical campus for both Temple University School of Medicine and Drexel University College of Medicine.

West Penn Hospital provides patients with access to leading physicians, state-of-the-art technology, novel therapies, and cutting-edge clinical trials, as well as a full spectrum of care including expertise in Oncology, Orthopaedics,  a Burn Center and Women’s and Children’s Services. For the sixth time, West Penn Hospital was named to the IBM Watson Top 100 Hospitals for 2020-2021 for its focus on providing safe, high-quality patient care and innovative treatments from outstanding staff. WPH also received Leapfrog’s Spring 2020 “A” grade in patient safety.

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) will serve as a transformational leader and provide vision and leadership, enhance the shared governance structure, as well as nursing strategic and quality plans to lead nursing services. The CNO is responsible for oversight of nursing practice and ensures the delivery of innovative, evidence-based patient care.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • To join an academic medical center focused on providing personalized multidisciplinary, comprehensive care as well as access to clinical trials and the latest therapies.
  • To join a three-time Magnet designated organization committed to clinical excellence, research expertise, and community health.


  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree required, one of which must be in Nursing. Doctorally prepared or desire to enroll in a doctoral program.
  • Licensed or eligible for RN licensure in PA
  • Nurse Executive Board Certified (Preferred)
  • Experience in a union environment.
  • Five years’ experience in progressively responsible nursing leadership roles in an academic teaching hospital.
  • Magnet experience highly preferred.
  • Ability to work effectively and establish collaborative relationships within a matrix environment.

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN

Vice President Search Services


Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN

Executive VP Search Services


Kirby Bates Associates/Tyler & Company 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.