Gritman Medical Center

Chief Nursing Officer

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Gritman Medical Center
Full Time


This is a full-time, benefited, exempt position.


The designated nurse leader responsible for providing the overall leadership and direction for Nursing throughout the facility. Participates with board members, administration, leadership, and medical staff in developing the hospital’s mission, goals, strategic direction, and financial and operations plan. Has 24-hour responsibility and accountability for planning, organizing, developing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating the human and material resources necessary for quality patient care and effective nursing operations. Participates in assessing the environment, forecasting trends, transmitting values, communicating ideas, developing and implementing standards and initiating programs and systems. Reports to the President/CEO.



Minimum Education:
Possesses a post graduate degree in nursing or a related field; i.e., health care administration or business administration.


Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Idaho or compact state.


Minimum Work Experience:
Requires a minimum of ten (10) years of nursing experience with at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible clinical or administrative nursing work in an acute care hospital setting, including at least two (2) years at a director level or higher.


A combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Thorough Knowledge of:
1. Principles and practices of personnel management, including planning and organizing work, delegating authority, motivating subordinates, appraising performance and administering discipline.
2. Principles and practices of nursing that optimize patient care.
3. Principles of nursing administration and organization.
4. Patient care standards mandated by regulatory agencies.
5. Acute care hospital policies, procedures and routines. Critical Access Hospital and Swing Bed experience desired.
6. Laws and regulations governing hospital operations, nursing practices, administering and accounting for medication, consents for treatment and related matters, such as IDAPA 16.03.14 – Rules and Minimum Standards for Hospitals in Idaho, CMS State Operations Manual Appendix W, The Joint Commission, and the Idaho Nurse Practice Act.


Required Skills
Working Knowledge of:
1. The use of standard computer-based business applications.
2. General financial principles and procedures pertaining to budget development, monitoring and justification.


Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates the development and directs the implementation of organization wide plans to provide nursing care, treatment, and services.*
  • Coordinates the development and directs the implementation of organization wide programs, policies, and procedures that address how nursing care needs of the patient population are assessed, met, and evaluated.*
  • Coordinates the development and directs the implementation of an effective, ongoing program to measure, analyze, and improve the quality of nursing care, treatment, and services.*
  • Establishes standards of nursing practice; standards of patient care, treatment, and services; and, standards to measure, assess, and improve patient outcomes.*
  • Establishes and approves policies and procedures that describe and guide how staff provide nursing care, treatment, and services.*
  • Establishes and monitors the effectiveness of nursing staffing plans.*
  • Functions at the senior leadership level to provide effective leadership and to coordinate leaders to deliver nursing care, treatment, and services.&
  • Assumes an active leadership role with the governing body, senior leadership, medical staff, management, and other clinical leaders in the hospital’s decision-making structure and process.*
  • Participates in meetings of the hospital’s senior leaders, administrative team, and leadership team.* Conducts and/or participates in a variety of staff and committee meetings; serves on task forces and work projects as assigned.
  • Exercises final authority over staff who provide nursing care, treatment, and services.*
  • Directs the personnel management activities of assigned areas; guides subordinate directors, managers and supervisors in the selection, hiring, training and development of staff as well as performance appraisal, documentation of deficiencies, performance recognition and disciplinary action; develops, supervises and appraises direct subordinates; plans and implements disciplinary actions as needed, working with Human Resources and legal staff as appropriate; makes recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer regarding the evaluation, promotion, transfer or discipline of nursing personnel.
  • Monitors and evaluates new or revised regulatory agency and industry laws, regulations and standards applicable to assigned areas and ensures that assigned activities comply with all requirements.
  • Directs the development and implementation of an in-service training program; confers with education and training staff to ensure that the education and training needs for staff in assigned areas are met.
  • Directs and participates in the preparation and administration of Nursing Service, budgets and capital outlay requests; evaluates staffing, equipment and supply needs; prepares justifications and cost benefit analyses; reviews and recommends approval of expenditures; oversees the procurement of supplies and equipment for assigned areas.
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism, accountability, self-motivation, effective communication. Demonstrates Gritman Medical Center’s mission, vision, values, and Standards of Behavior consistently in practice.
  • *See Joint Commission and CMS standards.



Functional Demands:


Physical and Mental Requirements:
1. Mobility and Lifting: Frequent sitting for extended periods of time; frequent standing; frequent
lifting up to 25 pounds; occasional lifting up to 50 pounds.
2. Visual: Constant ability to read information, including close up; constant ability to use a
computer screen; frequent use of good overall vision, including color perception.
3. Dexterity: Constant eye and hand coordination and manual dexterity to write, operate a
computer keyboard and finely manipulate small objects.
4. Hearing/Talking: Constant ability to hear normal speech; frequent ability to hear and talk on the telephone and in person.
5. Emotional/Psychological: Constant ability to make decisions and concentrate; frequent exposure to grief and death.
6. Special Requirements: Risk of exposure to biohazards, infectious organisms and
hazardous chemicals.


Population Served:
Neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric. All genders, race, ethnic, sociopolitical, demographic, marital and sexual preference groups, developmental and physical abilities, religions, and nationalities. Population may have impairments of any or all body systems and senses.


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