VP Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer

Things are happening at SLCH that aren’t happening anywhere else in the region, across the nation or around the world. In partnership with WUSM/WUP, SLCH employs world-class physicians, nurses and researchers who tackle kids’ most complex health challenges and deliver the highest standards of care. Beyond the walls of our hospital, SLCH actively collaborates with primary care providers and institutions to increase the quality of care in the community.

SLCH has been consistently recognized as Missouri’s #1 children’s hospital and one of the nation’s best. For 13 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” has ranked SLCH in the top 10%. In addition, SLCH has successfully achieved Magnet designation 4 consecutive times.

Visit https://www.stlouischildrens.org/about-us and https://www.bjc.org/about-us for more.

This is an exciting opportunity to report directly to the President of SLCH. The CNO will lead Nursing and Patient Care, and work collaboratively with renowned BJC physician leaders and other professionals to advance clinical practice and patient outcomes. The matrixed relationship to the System VP, Patient Care Services brings the added advantage of being part of BJC HealthCare, one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the U.S.

  • A highly collaborative, visible, and engaged leadership style
  • Prior leadership experience in an academic medical center or complex healthcare setting
  • Experience with clinically intensive services; Pediatric or Women & Children’s Svcs. preferred
  • Contemporary knowledge of care-delivery trends
  • Ability to sustain and advance a Magnet culture
  • Ability to create a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees, one of which must be in nursing

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity or you have a colleague to recommend, please contact Wendy Siegel, Senior Executive Recruiter at wsiegel@kirbybates.com.

Wendy Siegel

Senior Executive Recruiter


Jane Fitzsimmons

Executive Vice President Search Services


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