Chief Nursing Officer

The Chief Nursing Officer is responsible for the strategic, operational, and financial performance of Nursing and Patient Care Services at Reading Hospital. Provides transformational leadership to develop strong vision, philosophy, and nursing strategic and quality plans that align with the mission, vision, and strategic priorities of Tower Health and Reading Hospital. The team is seeking a strong innovative leader to lead the team to a High Reliability Organization. Responsible for sustaining the standards of nursing practice throughout Reading Hospital and its entities. Ensures that the practice environment aligns with the ANCC Magnet Model and supports excellence in practice and care delivery. The CNO reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer with matrix reporting to the System SVP/CNO.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • The flagship hospital for Tower Health, Reading Hospital is a 714-bed Magnet recognized hospital.
  • Home to PA’s busiest Emergency Department, the ED offers the only Joint Commission-certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center in Berks County and is a Lantern Award Winner, 2018 – 2021.
  • Offers top-tier specialty care centers, including Reading HealthPlex, McGlinn Cancer Institute, Miller Regional Heart Center, and Beginnings Maternity Center, with the region’s only Level III NICU.
  • One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for three consecutive years and received a 5-Star Rating from CMS.
  • Awarded an ‘A’ in the Fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, one of only 20 in the state to achieve the recognition four times in a row.
  • Reading Hospital HealthPlex, one of the most sophisticated state of the art surgical centers and inpatient facilities in the region.
  • Tower Health Transplant Institute performed more than 3,000 organ transplants.

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Education and Experience Criteria

  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, one of which must be in Nursing. Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) is preferred and may become a future requirement for any incumbent who does not have their DNP.
  • Licensed Registered Nurse in PA or eligible for licensure.
  • Nursing Executive certification required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience in healthcare with 5 years at the executive level required.
  • Experience as nurse executive in Magnet designated organization is required.
  • A collaborative leader able to establish strong interpersonal relationships with physicians and colleagues.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please contact:

Erinn Riley, Search Associate, or: 610-810-1515

Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN, Vice President Search Services, or: 610-709-6434

Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN, Executive Vice President, Search Services,