San Francisco, California
Dignity Health, one of the nation's five largest health care systems, seeks a nurse executive for the newly created system-level position of Senior Vice President/Chief Nurse Executive. The system, with nearly 10,000 physicians and 56,000 employees who provide patient-centered care at more than 300 care centers daily including at hospitals, urgent and occupational care, imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics, has 38 hospitals in 3 states (California, Arizona and Nevada) and recently acquired United Healthworks with urgent and occupational care centers in 17 states.
Formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West, the system underwent a governance model restructure in January 2012 that led to the name change. While the changes preserve the organization's roots in the Catholic tradition, Dignity Health is not an official ministry of the Catholic Church. The new structure and name enable Dignity Health to grow into a national system, welcoming both Catholic and non-Catholic care centers into the system, while respecting the identity and integrity of each.
Reporting to the Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for Dignity Health, the Senior Vice President/Chief Nurse Executive (SVP/CNE) position has been established to provide strategic leadership and coordinate system-wide efforts to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of nursing leadership, nursing practice, and patient and nursing safety. The new SVP/CNE will play a key role in influencing nursing, quality, operations, and strategy across the continuum and will participate on the system's Operations Council, comprised of senior leaders of operations, strategy, managed care and physician integration for the system.
The successful candidate for the newly created position of SVP/CNE for Dignity Health will bring a broad understanding of nursing policy, quality, performance improvement, and operations, accompanied by experience in a large integrated delivery network or health system. Exposure to an organized environment would be a plus as would experience with Lean or other performance improvement methodology. Additional qualifications include a Master's degree in nursing, business, public health, health administration, or a related field and a minimum of 5 years of experience as a Chief Nurse Executive in a regional or system role.