The Chief Nursing Executive reports to the Chief Executive Officer and as a key member of the executive leadership team contributes to the development and implementation of major strategic goals and direction, and provides vision for all aspects of patient and quality of care issues. The Chief Nursing Executive is responsible for Nursing and Patient Care Services across the Health System and ensures integration of services as appropriate across UCI Health, and alignment with long-range objectives and strategies. The Chief Nursing Executive has a patient first philosophy, fosters strong partnerships with the medical staff and brings an inclusive, safeguards compliance with internal policies and external regulatory agencies, ensures professional nursing standards are uniform, and maintained across UCI Health.
Areas of responsibility include and represents more than 2,500 FTEs:
Nursing Professional Practice - Magnet, Nursing Quality, Nursing Education
Women's and Children's Services
Nursing Ambulatory Services
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Strong clinical knowledge leadership expertise gained through experience as a CNE or Nurse leader with 10 years as a RN and 5 years as a CNO or VP of Nursing.
Excellent financial skills including budget, forecasting, strategic fiscal planning, and the use of decision support systems to guide operating decisions is required.
Progressive clinical leadership experience in a hospital management and strategic planning, preferably in an academic medical center or large complex care delivery organization
Active Registered Nurse licensure in the State of California or the ability to obtain license within six month
Master's Degree in Business, Nursing, Health Care Administration or a related field
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.
Expertise in all aspects of assigned functions, as well as development and management of operational and capital budgets
Comprehensive and thorough understanding of all elements of health care delivery, including strategy, business planning, operations and financial conditions
Change management skills to transition the organization from a current state to a future state with the least amount of resistance; expertise in evaluating the organization issues, initiating actions to make change, planning change with stakeholder buy-in and executing the plan while being flexible to the changing landscape
Collaborative leadership skills to function in a highly complex and matrixed organizational environment, demonstrates expert skill in building collaborative relationships, developing strategies and engaging in constructive problem-solving
Relationship building- skills to develop outstanding relationships at all levels of the organization in an environment that is managed through influence and relationships
Sets high standards of behavior, performance, quality, credibility, and integrity; exhibits judgment and business acumen necessary to raise performance to levels that would not otherwise be achieved
Demonstrated understanding of the roles of teaching, research and patient care in the academic medical center and active participation in improvements relevant to each mission
Ability to comply with all nurse practice and medical center policies and procedures for infection control, safety, administrative and clinical practice. Ability to comply with activities mandated by The Joint Commission/Title 22, CLIA, etc.
The flexibility to orient and work at all UCI Health locations
PhD or DNP is preferred
Served in an ANCC Magnet organization and understands the designation requirements, and has experience with multiple designations.
Prior experience in a unionized environment preferred.
Direct experience with Lean management and/or an understanding of the Principles of Lean process improvement
Experience working on large scale hospital design and the startup of a new hospital.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.