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Chief Nursing Officer & AVP OH


Chief Nursing Officer & AVP OH

Department: Bayfront Health St. Petersburg
Full Time
ReqID: req21793

Serves as the Chief Nurse executive for Bayfront Health St. Petersburg, Fl. Provides leadership and coordinates activities, processes, and policies resulting in high quality patient care driven by system-wide nursing practices and standards. Works closely with the Vice President for Nursing Care/Chief Nursing Officer for Orlando Health to provide leadership and direction in accord with the organizations mission and values and nursings core mission, vision and values.


BSN or Masters degree in Nursing. A Masters Degree in business or health related field is acceptable if the candidate has a BSN. Personal qualities of integrity, maturity and flexibility, coupled with high levels of energy and resourcefulness. Well-developed written and oral communication skills.


Registered Nurse licensed in the State of Florida. Certification required in Nursing Administration.


Ten years of progressive responsibility experience in leadership or management. Experience in leading patient care providers, creating a vision for patient care and being an advocate for caregivers while achieving organizational goals required. Experience in quality management, medical management, administration, operational finance and leadership required. Experience in building strategic relationships with community leaders and physicians required.

Essential Functions

Facilitates and supports an interdisciplinary team approach to the overall delivery of care to patients, families, and the community.

Creates an environment of collaboration to promote excellence in clinical care.

Ensures the vision and the advancement of the profession of nursing.

Leads the effort to implement the model for patient care delivery.

Accountable for the delivery of patient care by ensuring consistency in the standard of practice across clinical settings.

Ensures the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, programs and services that are evidence-based and consistent with professional standards and values.

Services as primary liaison to the medical staff regarding clinical issues in the assigned facility.

Collaborates with the Chief Medical Officer, administrative team(s) and other key stakeholders to meet, monitor and improve the quality of care and regulatory requirements.

Collaborates with other Chief Nursing officers to support the goals of Orlando Health Nurse Executive Council and accepts assignments at the organization level.

Promotes the professional practice model for nursing.

Assumes operational responsibility as directed by or in the absence of the President or Vice President for nursing Care/Chief Nursing Officer for Orlando Health.


Plans, leads, organizes, directs and evaluates patient care/nursing services. Key components of this leadership role include the development and articulation of the vision and strategic direction for the practice of nursing and collaboration with all levels of customers on the implementation of strategies.

Participates in the planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical programs and services; advises the Vice President (s), President (s), medical staff and others concerning implications of decisions and impact on the quality of patient care, nursing practice and nursing care providers.

Accountable for strategic and tactical planning and direction for nursing service in collaboration with the Chief Patient Care Officer/Chief Nursing Officer for Orlando Health. This includes the provision of resources and coordination to ensure successful planning and implementation of initiatives and processes to meet objectives.

Collaborates with administrative team(s) to plan for future development and growth and to meet the goals set by the Board.

Represents and advocates for nursing at the facility, the organizational and the community level.

Accountable for the development of strategies to promote the recruitment, retention and recognition of excellence in nursing.

Accountable for the measurement, assessment and improvement in patient and organizational outcomes. Assures a professional nursing practice environment in which registered nurses are empowered to provide effective, efficient, safe and compassionate quality care. Nursing trends will be evaluated at the facility, organizational and national level and appropriate responses will be implemented.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Develops and approves the nursing organization, budget, and staffing for the provision of nursing care for the assigned site.

Participates in Orlando Healths strategic planning for nursing and Orlando Healths Nurse Executive Council.

Demonstrates knowledge of legal issues related to clinical services, and manages situations to reduce risk to patients, staff and organization.

Establishes and maintains an open and positive working relationship with the medical staff, and other hospital nursing leaders.

Participates in any contract or negotiations which would affect nursing services as assigned.

Participates in evaluating, selecting, and integrating health care technology and information management systems that support service needs.

Collaborates with the CMQO and the administrative team to set the vision for quality improvement, regulatory compliance, and all aspects of patient care that ties into Orlando Health overall strategic plan and supports Orlando Healths commitment to patient safety and best practice environment

Establishes processes to ensure management succession.

Initiates and builds relationships outside the organization (government and community leaders, medical community, and public relations) as appropriate.

Establishes and maintains philanthropic relationships with potential donors and Board members.

Serves on Orlando Healths committees or community boards as required.

Establish and maintains excellence in customer service for all patients utilizing appropriate tools available.

Performs other duties as required or assigned by the Chief Patient Care Officer/Chief Nursing Officer or the site President.


Leads the effort to implement the model for patient care delivery.

Speaks on behalf of nursing in established meetings of hospital leadership, medical staff and governing bodies.

Supports inter-department communication and resolves conflicts.

Participates in planning consistent with corporate disaster plans and serves as Incident Commander or Operations/Planning Chief for assigned site in disaster situations.

Supports administrators and managers in career development in order to meet the requirement for succession planning

Establishes, monitors, evaluates and ensures the development of practices that support the processes of care coordination.

ADDRESS: 603 7th Street South St. Petersburg FL 33701


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