Chief Nursing Officer – Western KS Area

Our client owns a well-ran under 100 bed facility that is a Joint Commission accredited hospital that serves as a regional referral center. The hospital has earned the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. They are also recognized as a Mission Lifeline STEMI receiving facility, as well as a Certified Stroke Emergent facility. The area has excellent schools, low crime, averages over 250 days of sunshine a year. They offer a lot of outdoor activities as well as some unique opportunities as well.  They are within a few hours of some large cities as well.

The CNO has ultimate administrative responsibility for nursing standards and practice regardless of the practice area or reporting relationship of the nurse.

Requirements Include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and be Licensed Registered Nurse
  • 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.
  • Client will consider ACNO w/for-profit experience but prefer someone with CNO experience.

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.
  • 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.
  • Ensures continuous and timely nursing services to patients.
  • Directs nursing service Performance Improvement activities.


  • Salary range $100K -$140K yearly with bonus potential
  • A long-term incentive plan
  • Excellent benefits

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