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Chief Nursing Officer
The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and manages, directs, plans and coordinates the functions and activities of all clinical nursing areas (med/surg, OB/nursery, ER, Outpatient Surgery) and Pharmacy.
2. Directs and supervises nursing department staff through subordinate managers, including review/approval of recommended personnel actions.
3. Oversees and administers assigned patient care programs and services; develops and manages the nursing services budget;
4. Supports and manages Continuous Improvement Activities of the hospital and department.

5. Attends and/or conducts meetings and participates on committees as required.
6. Assists the hospital's other Executive management in the development, formulation and implementation of hospital strategic plans, including development and implementation of new services.
7. The CNO provides expert professional assistance to hospital executives regarding nursing-related matters, is responsible for successful Department of Health surveys.
8. Participates in executing administrative decisions as these functions relate to and impact the provision of total patient care.
9. Works collaboratively and cooperatively with all departments and with members of the Medical Staff to accomplish the strategic goals and to achieve and enhance the mission of Delta Memorial Hospital.


Associate degree in Nursing required. Bachelor's Degree in Nursing preferred.
2. LICENSURE Registered Nursing License in the state of Arkansas.

3. EXPERIENCE At least 5 years experience in acute healthcare nursing required. 3-5 years of management experience preferred.

4. SKILLS • Analytical skills necessary to organize and direct the work of others as well as develop, implement and administer policies & procedures
• Familiar with equipment, tools, and work aids used in the delivery of patient care within the L&D and NSY area
• Demonstrates competence in HIPPA, Infection Control, Safety, Risk Management & Security Measures

5. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS • Verbal, quantitative and interpersonal skills.
• Provide effective leadership to assigned personnel, maintain positive relationships among staff, physicians and ancillary personnel; interact with patients and visitors

6. PHYSICAL EFFORT Requires finger dexterity, eye/hand coordination and full range of body motion including the ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull and grasp items and stand and walk for extensive periods of time
Able to handle a fluctuating workload
Physical Demand Level: Heavy
In an 8-hour workday, must be able to lift/carry:
 50 to 100 pounds occasionally
 25 to 50 pounds frequently
 10 to 20 pounds constantly
o As required, must be able to :
 Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders
 Push and Pull
 Perform fine motor functions
Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates and staff

7. HOURS OF WORK Monday-Friday (scheduled for 8hr days), however, hours varied dependent upon staffing and patient census

8. HAZARDS The employee works in an environment with biological, chemical and mechanical hazards. The employer will provide appropriate training, protective equipment and engineering controls for the protection and safety of the employee. As a condition of employment the employee is required to abide by all DMH policies and risk management regulations including the proper use of protective devices and procedures. As a condition of employment, the employee will be required to demonstrate competence in DMH safety and security procedures.

Demonstrate knowledge and skills to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients. Cognizant of ethical and legal issues inherent.

Adheres to all organizational employee health and infection control policies and procedures.

Additional Information
Position Type : Full Time
Shift : Day

Contact Information
Ashley Anthony

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