Chief Nursing Officer

    October 6, 2022
    Southern, Oklahoma
    Job Type


    Our client, a 150+ bed hospital located in the Southern part of Oklahoma, about 1.5 hrs from Oklahoma City and 2 hrs from Dallas has a need for a CNO to join their team.  Candidates MUST have RECENT CNO experience in an ACUTE CARE HOSPITAL to be considered.


    The Chief Nursing Officer has ultimate administrative responsibility for nursing standards and practice regardless of the practice area or reporting relationship of the nurse. Directs hospital nursing activities within context of hospital policies and procedures:

    • Ensures continuous and timely nursing services to patients.
    • Ensures nursing standards, practices, policies and procedures, in accordance with all applicable laws, regulatory and accreditation requirements are consistent with current research findings and national professional standards.
    • Directs nursing service Performance Improvement activities.
    • Actively participates in hospital leadership functions.
    • Collaborates with hospital leaders to design and provide patient care and services, including availability of sufficient, qualified nursing staff.
    • Develops, presents and manages budget for nursing services.

    Other duties include:

    • Develops and implements overall nursing plan consistent with hospital policies and objectives, to provide continuous nursing care and services.
    • Develops, implements and interprets nursing and patient care policies, objectives and standards for measurement and maintenance of quality nursing care.
    • Develops, implements and administers nursing services budget and expense control system.
    • Prepares master nursing services staffing plan.
    • Organizes, directs and supervises daily nursing service to assure adequate hospital coverage and quality care.
    • Recruits, interviews, evaluates and hires qualified personnel to meet patient’s needs.
    • Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of the hospital quality assurance and improvement program through evaluation of services rendered, quality improvement, audit of medical records, patient visits and counsel with hospital staff.
    • Maintains communications with medical and administrative staff through participation in regularly scheduled staff meeting and involvement on hospital medical services committees.
    • Evaluates long and short-range equipment and supply requirements for nursing care by forecasting service levels and quantity of materials on hand.
    • Directs, plans and implements orientation and educational programs to promote staff training and development.
    • Recommends and participates in development of new patient care programs for expansion of nursing care services.
    • Represents hospital in health care programs and professional organizations of associates to serve in a public relations capacity and to stimulate professional growth.

    Job Requirements


    • Licensed Registered Nurse with knowledge of nursing principles, theories and practice standards with verbal interpersonal and quantitative skills acquired through completion of at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.
    • Master’s Degree Required (MSN or MHA)


    • Minimum of 3-5 years of CNO experience in an investor-owned healthcare organization.
    • Prior experience in Joint Commission preparation and survey process.


    This historic city is a great place to experience the influence of Native American, pioneers and military heroes. Our meaningful past and unique present will make your visit unforgettable. You will find inspirational beauty, historic importance, natural splendor and great fun for all ages. Explore nature's beauty in over 22,000 acres of wildlife habitat or fish and boat on one of our many lakes. When you need a change from outdoor adventures, head back to town for cultural festivals, entertainment, museums, historical landmarks, casinos, excellent restaurants and shops.

    Nearby Cities:
    Oklahoma City, OK (91 mi)
    Tulsa, OK (196)
    Dallas, TX (196)
    Amarillo, TX (211)

    Salary range is $150,000—171,000 (midpoint)—180,000.  Up to a 30% bonus potential, full relo, and $45,000 deferred cash.


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