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Chief Nursing Executive (CNE), Mills Peninsula Medical Center

Job ID SHSO-2007244 Date Posted 05/22/2020 Location Burlingame, California Schedule/Shift Full Time/ Day
Position Overview:

The Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) serves as the primary resource in assuring the delivery of high quality, cost effective nursing care to patient populations at Mills Peninsula Medical Center (MPMC). The CNE reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CNE also reports indirectly to the Sutter Health System Chief Nurse Officer and works closely with the Chief Medical Executive (CME).

This position has overall accountability for providing leadership, direction, and administration of day-to-day operations associated with direct patient care activities and clinical education and development, including continuous improvement of nursing services and staff to meet the needs and expectations of those served by MPMC, while maintaining a high level of visibility and engagement at the facility, operating unit and system levels. Ensures the realization of quality and economical health care services within established facility and system guidelines and philosophies. This position is responsible for driving, supporting and modeling a service-oriented culture focused on employee engagement, quality and patient safety, service excellence, operational efficiency and affordability, and the overall patient experience. Serves as a member of the executive leadership team, building and supporting effective collegial relationships with applicable internal and external constituents and stakeholders and ensuring optimal operating effectiveness and strategic positioning.

In performing the duties of this position, each CNE works closely with the medical staff in developing the highest possible quality of patient care; determines/approves policy, procedure and protocol content.  The incumbent is frequently involved with physicians in problem-solving concerning patient care and professional services and is also a key participant in developing and driving strategic clinical and business decision within the organization.  Because of the matrix design of this position, the incumbent must be able to effectively bring about positive working relationships from departments that do not report directly to this position.  Has the authority to discipline and approve staffing decisions including terminations.


Education and Licensure:

  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing

  • BSN required
  • Master's level degree required; MSN preferred, MHA, MBA, or degree in an applicable area may also be considered

  • Current CA RN license required

  • Experience as a Chief Nursing Executive or Chief Nursing Officer preferred.

  • Extensive nursing experience as Director of Nursing or Assistant Director of Nursing in an acute care hospital with demonstrated increasing level of responsibility in management (minimum of 4 years required). 

  • Must have experience with medical staff liaison, group leadership and organizational services and financial planning and budget management. 

  • Experience in new program/business development and contract negotiation is desirable. 

  • Successful completion of leadership development programs, such as Sutter Health Leadership Academy, preferred. 

  • Must be knowledgeable about health care and labor laws, regulations, accreditation requirements and clinical standards of practice. 

  • Must be familiar with various methods of care delivery, productivity, management, leadership and quality improvement concepts. 

  • Must be familiar with all areas of professional clinical practice including the practice of medicine. 

  • Is cognizant of the principles of adult learning.

  • Ability to plan, lead, organize, and execute in areas of responsibility in order to achieve desired outcomes / results. 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as strong verbal and written communication skills, especially in areas of negotiations and conflict resolution.

  • Must have analytical problem solving skills as well as the ability to coordinate and communicate effectively with diverse others including colleagues, managers, and medical staff and be able to teach and develop others. 

  • Must be able to prioritize, make decisions and set clear expectations for others and execute decisions in a timely manner.

  • Experience with Lean methodologies, including Daily Engagement System, Value Stream Mapping, Process Improvement, Planning and Executive Kaizen events.

  • Must be self-directed, forward thinking and innovative.

Organization: Sutter Health System Office
Employee Status: Regular
Benefits: Yes
Position Status: Exempt
Union: No
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: Other
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

Sutter Health Affiliates are equal opportunity employers EOE/M/F/Disability/Veterans

This position may regularly work, store, prepare, receive, unpack, transport, dispose of, or administer drug(s) identified as hazardous, or potentially hazardous, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for purposes of USP 800.

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