Job Description

Location: Tempe St. Luke's Hospital
Posted Date: 10/18/2023
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 4002.08005 Administration-Nursing

The role of Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) affords you the ability to pursue a unique kind of professional achievement. Under the general direction of the Market President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO), the ACNO is responsible for patient safety and ensuring that processes needed for the quality management system are established, implemented, and maintained. In this role the ACNO works in conjunction with the CNO and provides leadership, direction, and administration of direct patient care activities, nursing practice, nursing education and development across the assigned facility. The Associate CNO will ensure the promotion and awareness of customer requirements throughout the organization, provides reports to the hospital’s Senior Leadership Team on the performance of in key areas along with any needs for improvement and will provide coordination for hospital efforts to monitor and maintain a standard of care, which meets or exceeds the regulatory requirements and/or standards of the State, Federal Government and Healthcare Accreditation Organizations. The Associate CNO in partnership with the CNO and CFO has overall responsibility for nursing financial operations and budget.

  • Directs all nursing service activities, implements strategies to improve nursing service functions and assumes responsibility for the quality nursing care provided.
  • Responsible to drive initiatives regarding patient safety, quality, and process improvement.
  • Implements, supervises, and coordinates nursing services by ensuring evaluation, treatment, and re-evaluation are timely; assuring discharge planning; reviewing and recommending revision to policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Implements policies and procedures for nursing service in compliance with policies, guidelines, and accreditation standards. Monitors trends, outcomes and assures appropriate reporting and compliance with regulations.
  • Assures adherence to system-wide, as well as service area specific, safety and infection control procedures by disseminating information regarding safety, internal and external disaster, infection control, and administrative policies; conducting leadership meetings; providing leadership counseling and recognition as appropriate.
  • Develop a patient-focused, team-oriented culture, working in conjunction with all other medical, clinical, and ancillary areas to ensure optimal service and outcomes.
  • Maintains system to determine and provide adequate staffing for provision of appropriate nursing care.
  • Serves as a liaison between staff and administration. Attends and participates in interdepartmental meetings.
  • Provides input to administration about projects or programs that would enhance the direction of the hospital.
  • Promotes and monitors productivity.
  • Monitors the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of charge capture.
  • Ensures that all physical properties in nursing areas are kept in good state of repair and operating condition by maintaining a safe and clean department; justifying replacement of equipment and/or new equipment purchase; assuring equipment inventory is up to date; providing equipment and safety in-services as needed.
  • Promote and maintain an inclusive, diverse work environment and culture.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of AZ or Interstate Compact required upon hire.
  • Current Basic Life Support (CPR) American Red Cross or American Heart Association Healthcare Provider certification required upon hire.
  • Become Certified as a Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) within three (3) years of hire.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in medically related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience in an acute care hospital.
  • Three-to-five-years of leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Joint Commission, DNV, governmental and other regulatory standards, the requirements and guidelines related to quality improvement and patient safety.

Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital is a 74-bed full-service hospital. Located in the heart of Tempe, near Arizona State University, the hospital offers a broad range of medical services and accredited physicians to care for a diverse and dynamic community. Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital is equipped with sophisticated medical technology, features all private rooms, electronic health records and wireless Internet access. The hospital’s experienced team of doctors and nurses work together to provide expert care and the best possible patient experience. To learn more about Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, click here: Tempe St. Luke's Hospital

About Steward Health Care
Nearly a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country’s largest physician-led, tax paying, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.
Steward is among the nation’s largest and most successful accountable care organizations (ACO), with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals who care for 12.3 million patients a year through a closely integrated network of hospitals, multispecialty medical groups, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and behavioral health centers.
Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah.
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