The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) is an integrated healthcare system in NYC providing exceptional medical care to the local and global communities. It was created from the combination of the Mount Sinai Medical Center and Continuum Health Partners, when they combined in September 2013.
MSHS includes the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses (Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai West, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai Downtown, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York Ear and Eye, and Mount Sinai Brooklyn) in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint. It is internationally acclaimed for its excellence in research, patient care, and education across a range of specialties. It is designed to increase efficiencies and economies of scale; improve quality and outcomes; and expand access to advanced primary, specialty, and ambulatory care services throughout a wide clinical network. It includes more than 7,000 primary and specialty care physicians and 12 minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers. Mount Sinai also features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 45 ambulatory practices and 40+ clinical and academic relationships throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island.
The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is a newly created position designed to work in partnership with the health system Chief Medical Officer to advance clinical and quality initiatives that support the provision of exceptional and consistent clinical performance and practice standards across the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS). The CNO will report to the System Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) and will lead the integration and evaluation of all nursing and patient care services, system-wide. The successful candidate will assume accountability for the overall planning for nursing and patient care delivery in the Hospitals (MSH, MSQ, MSW, MSSL, MSBI, MSB, and NYEEI) and related hospital based ambulatory practices to ensure high quality professional nursing practice and patient care through the development of:
A mission, vision, strategic plan, quality assessments and improvement programs;
Education and research efforts;
Resource allocation and financial management plans;
Patient care standards and, in collaboration with the System Chief Medical Officer, excellence in the patient care experience.
The CNOs for each of the System’s seven hospital campuses will have joint reporting relationships with their hospital Presidents and the System CNO. It is important to note that the Hospital Presidents are not only highly supportive of the creation of this position, but also were critical to its development. The successful candidate for this position can expect support for his/her efforts from both the campus CNOs and the campus Presidents.
The successful candidate for this outstanding opportunity will be an exceptional and natural leader with a finely-honed ability to work across a complex organization to effect change that positively impacts all aspect of patient care delivery, the patient experience and the professional practice of nursing. In order to lead the clinical enterprise in conjunction with the CMO, the successful candidate will be a mission-driven, internally motivated individual. S/he will be both nimble and strategic, willing to engage with a broad range of constituents and to “roll up his or her sleeves” to tackle some of the most challenging issues confronting nursing and health care today. The following qualifications and experiences are essential for this role:
Demonstrated leadership skills and executive presence and the ability to command respect and confidence with professional peers, superiors and subordinates.
CNO experience with a demonstrated history of improving clinical quality.
Current, broad-based clinical knowledge with the ability to integrate relevant information from diverse areas/disciplines.
Demonstrable understanding of current CMS and Joint Commission conditions of participation.
General knowledge of finance, reimbursement, budgetary and strategic planning in a multi-system healthcare environment.
Broad knowledge of federal and state rules and regulations governing health care, in addition to reimbursement and licensure/standards/certifications.