CNO - Putnam Hospital
Company: Danbury Health Systems
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Nuvance Health has a network of convenient hospital and
outpatient locations - Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital,
Norwalk Hospital and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, and Northern
Dutchess Hospital, Putnam Hospital Center and Vassar Brothers
Medical Center in New York - plus multiple primary and specialty
care physician practices locations, including The Heart Center, a
leading provider of cardiology care, and two urgent care offices.
Non-acute care is offered through various affiliates, including the
Thompson House for rehabilitation and skilled nursing services, and
the Home Care organizations.
The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is the Nurse Executive for Putnam
Hospital. The CNO is a member of the senior leadership team and is
responsible for the administrative and operational plan for
providing clinical care to patients. The CNO collaborates with
executive management in fulfilling the hospital's mission to
provide quality care by participating in strategic planning,
resource allocation and evaluating patient outcomes. The CNO is
also accountable for developing working relationships with members
of the Medical Staff, Hospital and Nursing Leaders to accomplish
goals and objectives.
This position has operational oversight of the following
departments: Inpatient Nursing Services, Medical Surgical Nursing,
Intensive Care Unit, Behavioral Health, Emergency Services,
Respiratory Therapy, Imaging and Radiology Services, Surgical
Services, Maternity Services, Wound Care Center, Case Resource and
Utilization Management, Rehabilitation Services, Inpatient and
Outpatient Cardiac Services, Pharmacy, Digital Health, and the
1.Collaborates with leaders throughout the organization in the
development and ongoing review of the hospital's mission, strategic
plans, budget, resource allocation, operational plans and policies
to ensure seamless integrated patient care systems that promote
quality, performance improvement activities and maintaining
compliance with regulations and legislation.
2.Establishes professional care plans and practice standards for
nursing using evidence-based practices in collaboration with
members of the nursing staff and clinical leaders; taking into
consideration patient care services, age of patient population,
uniform standards of care, available resources and assessed patient
3.Evaluates current nursing practices and researches patient care
delivery models and practice guidelines to improve the quality and
efficiency of patient care.
4.Monitors acuity, staffing and productivity reports in
collaboration with Vice President Medical Affairs and Clinical
5.Develops and implements an effective Performance Improvement
program for patient care according to the priorities of hospital
and/or department, by collaborating with Clinical Directors and
Quality team to identify quality outcome measures.
6.Assumes responsibility for effective fiscal management of
clinical operations to ensure proper utilization of financial
resources by budgeting for the necessary equipment and supplies to
ensure safe patient care.
7.Collaborates with clinical leadership and nursing education to
determine staffing and skill mix requirements to effectively
deliver patient care.
8.Participates in developing and implementing mechanisms for
collaboration between nursing staff members, physicians and other
9.Represents Putnam Hospital as a standing member of the Nuvance
Health CNO Council.
10.Maintain contemporary professional knowledge and education.
11.Models and maintains Nuvance Health values.
12.Performs other duties as required.
Education and Experience Requirements:
* Master's degree in Business, Public Health Administration or
* Minimum of five (5) years of experience in progressive nursing
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:
* MS Excel and Presentation skills.
License, Registration, or Certification Requirements:
* New York State Registered Nurse (RN) License.
Leadership Skill Requirements
* Motivate, inspire and engage leaders and staff. Create a culture
* Serve as a role model of Our Reason for Being values: Personal,
Imaginative, Agile and Connected.
* Action and Results-Oriented: Ability to establish key goals,
drive and track results among multiple decision-makers and
stakeholders and meet deadlines in a fast-moving environment.
* Political Savvy and Diplomacy:
* Ability to maneuver through complex, politically charged
situations and understand the dynamics and culture of the
* Ability to anticipate problems and negotiate solutions with peers
and senior leadership and other key stakeholders.
* Ability to Build Relationships Through Integrity and Trust:
* Ability to quickly gain the trust and respect of others, drive
collaboration, build a teamwork environment, search for the win/win
* Influencing Skills: Ability to lead an organization using
influence, rather than possessing direct authority of others, being
sensitive, yet direct in both verbal and written
* Managing Complexity: Ability to lead and drive results in a
complex organization, achieving alignment between often conflicting
priorities, initiatives and people.
Functional/Technical Skills Requirements:
* Health Care and HIT Expertise: Comprehensive understanding of
operational health care delivery systems and the current health
care landscape.Skills and experience with developing competitive
business strategies for health care.Skills and experience with the
operational aspects of health care technology deployment.
Familiarity and comfort with technology-based operational
improvement. Health care management or consulting experience
* Analytics and Strategy: Expertise in developing and executing
data-driven approaches to enhancing business decision-making and
improving operational performance (preferably in healthcare).
Advanced knowledge of business intelligence best practices,
familiarity with fact-based management tools and techniques to
drive strategies and a continuous improvement culture.
* Communications: Excellent written and verbal communications
skills. Ability to take abstract, complex and/or technical
information and break it down for a variety of audiences in a way
that is meaningful for them.
* Functional Oversight: Issue identification, gap analysis, ability
to prioritize business needs and execute solutions.
* Financial Management: Ability to understand financial reports,
develop basic financial models, and identify trends, variances, and
Location: Carmel-PHC 670 Stoneleigh Avenue
Work Type: Full-Time
Standard Hours: 37.50
Work Schedule: DAY 7.5
Work Shift: Monday through Friday, Administrator on Call Duty
Org Unit: 1683
Department: Executive Leadership
* Some manual skills / motor coord & finger dexterity
* Sedentary/light effort. May exert up to 10 lbs. force
* Some exposure to dirt, odors, noise, human waste, etc.
* Some occupational risk
EOE, including disability/vets.
We will endeavor to make a reasonable accommodation to the known
physical or mental limitations of a qualified applicant with a
disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship
on the operation of our business. If you believe you require such
assistance to complete this form or to participate in an interview,
please contact Human Resources at 203-739-7330 (for reasonable
accommodation requests only). Please provide all information
requested to assure that you are considered for current or future
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