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Chief Nursing Officer, Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Job ID: 78247
  • Job Category: Management/Leadership
  • Specialty Area: Management/Leadership
  • Primary Shift: Day
  • Work Schedule: Day Shift
  • Penn Medicine Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Location: Philadelphia, PA
  • Address: 800 Spruce St
  • Education Required: Per Position Description
  • Experience Required: Per Position Description
  • Employment Type: Full-Time Regular


Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Position Description:
We are seeking a Chief Nursing Officer to lead a Nursing organization that provides integrated, effective and innovative patient care that reflects the rapidly changing healthcare environment.  The Chief Nursing Officer 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 Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Pennsylvania Hospital (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 with other members of the hospital staff, including leaders from the governing body, management, medical, nursing, and other clinical staffs across the continuum.   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 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 setting including non-direct reporting area; examples included Nurse Practitioners assigned to clinical departments, Perioperative Services, and other interventional clinical offerings.
The CNO at Pennsylvania Hospital holds an appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Masters of Science degree in Nursing.
Doctoral degree in Nursing or related field strongly preferred.  

Appropriate experience includes 15+ years of increasing responsibility in clinical nursing and nursing leadership, including but not limited to:
• Experience in multiple health delivery settings with line responsibility for inpatient and ambulatory nursing.
• Experience in clinical settings related to PAH’s clinical areas of expertise i.e. Women’s Health, Neurosciences, Musculoskeletal, Oncology, Heart and Vascular, 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.
Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary educational and practice initiatives in both academic and practice environments.
Ability to assess clinical, operational and educational needs of patients and nursing staff is critical for success.
Ability to recommend and coordinate improvement opportunities across multiple constituencies is critical.
Demonstrated success through innovative, creative and integrated solutions to care needs.
Demonstrated competency in developing relationships to design and implement aligned solutions.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Information:
Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH), the nation’s first hospital, was founded in 1751 by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond.  The hospital is proud of its tradition as an academic medical center with the vision of serving the community as a leader in the provision of the highest quality innovative health care in a setting that promotes emotional and physical healing.  Pennsylvania hospitals mission is to provide compassionate care to patients and families on their healthcare journey.  We achieve this through a commitment to:
      • Excellence in patient care, education,  innovation and new knowledge,
      • Patient and family centered care,
      • Stewardship and creativity in the management of all resources, and
      • A community of engaged caregivers

Pennsylvania Hospital clinical portfolio includes Women’s Health with the largest maternity program in the city with over 5000 births annually.  The comprehensive musculoskeletal program includes joint replacement, advanced spine deformity and Sports Medicine.  The Neuroscience program at Pennsylvania Hospital includes Neuro-oncology expertise, a Gamma Knife Center, movement disorder center, and deep brain stimulation program.  The Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital includes onsite surgical, medical and advanced treatment including Cyberknife, Radiation Oncology and Infusion.  The Heart and Vascular Center, Behavioral Health and Transfusion Free Medicine & Surgery, round out the portfolio.

Today, Pennsylvania Hospital is a Magnet designated organization and part of Penn Medicine - one of the world’s leading academic medical centers dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and excellence in patient care.  Pennsylvania Hospital is a teaching hospital, with independent residencies in Medicine, OB-GYN, Radiology, and Pathology as well as serving as a major teaching site for residents and fellows in various surgical and other specialties across Penn Medicine.

There are 750 physicians and 1,000 nurses who provide excellent care to the approximately 23,000 inpatient admissions, 22,500 surgical procedures, 5,000 births, 33,000 emergency room visits and 85,000 outpatient visits annually.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.


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