Assistant Chief Nursing Officer

    April 13, 2022
    Los Angeles, California
    Job Type


    We are seeking candidates for Assistant CNO opportunity for a 382-bed acute care hospital dedicated to serving the residents of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties and the Greater Conejo Valley and its surrounding communities.

    Salary Estimate based on years of experience

    Minimum - $64/hr

    Midpoint - $80/hr    -10

    Maximum - $96/hr   -20

    Sign-On Bonus:

    There’s no set sign-on bonus at this time but that can be part of the compensation package if needed.


    Relocation Assistance:

    Yes, amount is Case by Case Basis

    The Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) assists the CNO in executive-level management of resources, strategic planning and development of policies and procedures which ensure congruence with the mission and vision of the organization. The ACNO has operational and functional responsibility for a group of patient care areas and/or special projects or initiatives. The ACNO will develop communication, knowledge, leadership, professionalism, and business skills necessary to advance to a CNO.

    Major Responsibilities:

    Operations and Outcomes

    Assists the CNO in developing and managing the nursing services budget and ensuring sufficient number of qualified staff to assess patient needs

    Ensures that continuous performance improvement initiatives are designed to measure and improve the quality of care delivered and are consistent with the organization priorities

    Works collaboratively with other patient care and support departments, fostering a climate of open communication and mutual problem solving activities. Initiates and participates in joint performance improvement activities

    Assists in managing costs by continually seeking data that will identify opportunities and take action to eliminate non-value costs

    Assumes primary responsibility for projects or task groups as assigned, keeping colleagues informed of the progress toward desired outcome

    Actively participates with others in planning activities associated with design or implementation of renovation or new construction of patient care areas

    Assists in planning new services that generate additional sources of profitable revenue


    Represents the nursing services at meetings as deemed necessary; participates with department leaders in designing and providing patient care and services

    Fosters independence and autonomy in all staff members in areas of responsibility. Actively seeks those activities which promote/encourage independent thinking/problem solving behaviors

    Assumes responsibility for continuing education and developmental needs

    Participates in professional organizations and community healthcare related organizations

    Assumes the role of preceptor/instructor for undergraduate or graduate nursing students upon request

    Serves as a positive, professional role model

    Regularly rounds on key constituents (patients, families, employees, and physicians) to enhance communication, ensure alignment, oversee operations, and that the experience is exceptional.



    Education & Experience:

    Bachelor's degree Nursing required

    Master's degree in nursing or another appropriate postgraduate health science degree is required or proof of enrollment with a written plan to advanced degree completion is required

    5+ years of experience in management and supervisory nursing role; most recent 3 of the last 5 years of leadership must have been in a direct leadership role in a hospital setting or direct patient care environment required

    Or equivalent combination of education and/or experience

    Licenses, Certifications, & Training:

    Current Registered Nurse license without restrictions required

    Specialty certification in Executive Nursing Practice and/or Healthcare Administration preferred

    Membership in American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) preferred

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Personal Characteristics:

    Verbal, interpersonal, and quantitative skills typically acquired through management experience and completion of an advanced degree required

    Strong organizational, analytical and communication abilities as well as excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities required

    Exhibits good judgment and emotional stability required



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