Chief Nursing Offcr Behav Hlth

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Arlington, TX US
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Executive Leadership
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Full Time
Texas Health Resources System Services

As an equal partner with the VP Operations and system-level Medical Director for Behavioral Health in a triad leadership model, the CNO develops, approves, and oversees the implementation of policies, procedures, standards of care and practice that provide direction for the delivery of patient care.  The CNO will direct activities that support compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards and requirements; create processes that support dissemination of data and information to leadership team and staff.  Collects comprehensive data pertinent to issues, situations and trends.  The officer will identify expected outcomes for issues, staffing, practice and documents expected outcomes as measurable goals; consider factors related to safety, effectiveness, impact on practice, cost, and resources in delivery of nursing care.  The CNO will provide leadership in professional practice setting as a team builder, team player and lead with flexibility through times of challenge.  The CNO will serve in key roles regarding nursing practice, represent nursing to medical-executive team, board of trustees, executive leadership and others as well as assume accountability for overall management of nursing practice, nursing education, professional development, nursing research, nursing administration and nursing services wherever delivered in the organization.

Chief Nursing Officer, Behavioral Health has the following duties and responsibilities:

•Shared accountability with VP Operations and system-level Medical Director, Behavioral Health for clinical excellence, quality of care, patient safety, high reliability, consumer/patient experience, care team experience, operational and financial performance.
•Effective collaboration with zone leaders and hospital triads.
•Deliver key performance outcomes.
•Balanced strategic direction
•Culture creation through push, pull, education and participation
•Situational Leadership from an eclectic perspective
•Multi-disciplinary teams formation and implementation
•Challenge decisions in a non-challenging way
•Utilize Reward & Recognition in a creative way that supports not only nursing but also interdisciplinary team building
•Balance needs of patients and organization
•Collaborative leadership
•Seasoned judgment
•Knowledge of HR
•Communicating and knowing potential situations may result (down-stream impact)
•Visibility (knowing where you need to be with the end in mind)
•Create and develop a collaborative environment with physicians

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

Individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This role requires the ability to solve problems, think outside-the-box, and be resourceful; must be result-oriented, a quick learner and self-starter.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to build THR's culture for action.

Education and/or Experience:
•Applicants should possess a minimum of 3 years senior level experience overseeing hospital wide nursing services with an emphasis on Magnet implementation or 5 plus years’ experience, at director level or above, managing multiple units or clinical disciplines with budget and productivity responsibilities.
•Successful candidates will possess a Master’s degree in Psychiatric or Mental Health Nursing or its equivalent from a school of nursing accredited by the National League for Nursing, or be qualified by educations and experience in the care of the mentally ill.  
•Applicant must have a Texas RN License.
•Preferred certification in Nursing Administration or Behavioral Health
•Knowledge of nursing management, quality improvement, financial analysis, process & planning, strategic planning principles, nursing standards of care and practice, ethical principles and nursing and healthcare trends.

Desired Personal Characteristics:
•Is mission-inspired ~ models a passionate commitment to the Mission of THR, and ensures the long term viability of our mission through decision-making and inspires others to do the same. Demonstrates the ability to integrate the Promise and core values of respect, integrity, compassion,  and excellence,  into programs and services
•Is not ego-driven, nor credit-taking.  Embodies shared leadership and is a collaborative, deliberate and direct decision-maker.  Has a record of functioning as a high-impact, low-ego leader who thrives in a team setting, motivated by the advancement of the organization, as well as representing a strong role model and mentor.
•Displays innovative thinking with vision.  Displays excellent conceptual and planning skills appropriate to a position with responsibility for the total continuum of health care delivery services.
•Possesses a balanced understanding of clinical, business, and management requirements for various types of health care services, including knowledge of integrated delivery systems.  
•Demonstrates superb interpersonal and communication skills to effectively engender confidence and trust.  
•Has tenacity and perseverance in the face of challenges and can overcome obstacles to get things done.  Approaches and deals with conflict creatively and constructively.
•Builds credibility and drives outcomes at the highest level; is able to operate effectively within a geographically (zone) defined organization.
•Demonstrates proven ability to lead organizations in the development and implementation of large scale change efforts through influence - creating broad organizational buy-in, excitement and commitment.
•Spotting Talent – great discernment abilities
•Possess exceptional presentation skills
•Has strategic acumen

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