Senior Vice President/Chief Nurse Officer

As a member of the hospital’s executive team, the Senior Vice President/Chief Nurse Officer (SVP/CNO) provides leadership for nursing, for designated hospital departments, and services to attain the organization’s strategic, financial and operational goals. The SVP/CNO reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer, collaborates with members of the executive team and medical staff leadership, and interactions regularly with the Board of Directors and community members. The SVP/CNO will promote a professional practice culture that engages staff in the Pathway to Excellence journey and support Relationship Based Care to deliver safe, effective and therapeutic nursing care to patients/families and ensure a positive patient experience. As part of the UMMS, the SVP/CNO works with the System CNE and CNO colleagues to advance nursing practice, promote standardization and achieve the strategic goals of the System. Direct reports to the SVP/CNO include: Directors of Nursing and the Director of Clinical Education.


  • A Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, one of which must be in Nursing.
  • Five to seven years of progressive CNO or senior nursing leadership experience, preferably within a health system.
  • Contemporary leadership expertise, knowledge of RBC, and ability to support the attainment of Pathways to Excellence.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills and demonstrated ability to build strong working relationships with physicians and executive colleagues.
  • Solid business, financial, operations management and workforce planning expertise.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop practices and processes to advance national quality metrics.
  • Evidence of integrity, creativity, initiative, interpersonal skills and highly developed communication skills.


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Procedure for Candidacy

Send resume and salary requirement, or nominations for this position, as soon as possible to:

Peggy Loughery, MSN, RN

Vice President Search Services


Jane Fitzsimmons, MSN, RN

Executive Vice President Search Services