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Chief Nursing Officer

Company: Ascension
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

We are hiring a Chief Nursing Officer to oversee and provide executive leadership to nursing organization. Responsible for the development of overall strategic nursing plan.

What You Will Do:


It is expected that all of the duties and responsibilities will be performed in a manner which reflects the core values of Ascension: Service of the Poor, Reverence, Integrity, Wisdom, Creativity, and Dedication.

  • Creates a nursing culture that drives the highest quality, safest care, while delivering on an exceptional patient, provider, and associate experience.  This culture is defined by one that is collaborative, decisive, accountable, and patient/provider focused;
  • Builds strong physician and staff relations by being visible, engaged, and intentional about developing trust and establishing credibility;
  • Focused on associate engagement and retention by executing initiatives designed to reduce turnover and increase retention;
  • Collaborates with Ascension leadership and medical staff to identify and develop new patient care programs, policies and procedures;
  • Develops and implements programs to measure, assess and improve the quality of nursing care provided by the organization;
  • At a market level, ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations related to nursing services and healthcare;  
  • Assures continuity and consistency of nursing care standards and practice;
  • Collaboratively develops and implements Ascension nursing policies, objectives, and initiatives;
  • Provides feedback, coaching, development, and performance reporting to nursing staff;
  • Embraces a matrix-reporting organization; 
  • Implements, monitors, and adjusts nursing department operations to ensure compliance with established standards;
  • Using a high level of financial acumen, oversees productivity, operations, budget, and financial targets; 
  • Keeps current on innovative concepts, practices, and procedures in nursing; 
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals;
  • Provides consultation on complex projects and considered to be the top-level nursing contributor/specialist.


What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • One or more of the following required:
    • Registered Nurse credentialed from the Indiana Board of Nursing obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.
    • Registered Nurse credentialed from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date.


  • Master's degree required.

Work Experience:

  • 5 years of experience required.
  • 10 years of experience preferred.
  • 2 years of leadership or management experience required.
  • 5 years of leadership or management experience preferred.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

Serving the greater Indianapolis area and Evansville, Indiana, Ascension St. Vincent has been providing rewarding careers in healthcare for over 148 years. We operate 24 hospitals — in addition to outpatient health centers, physician offices, rehabilitation centers and more — and offer careers in a wide range of services. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities, and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. When you join Ascension St. Vincent, you join a diverse team of more than 15,000 associates and 3,000 providers who are dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized care to all — especially to those most in need. If you are looking to make an immediate impact in your community, explore a career with us today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension St. Vincent is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Pay Non-Discrimination Notice:

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement:

This employer participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.


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