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Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO)
The Assistant Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) works under the direction of the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) and assists in organizing and directing all clinical service areas in order to achieve the hospital/s objectives as established by the Governing Body, The ACNO helps direct hospital and clinical activities in accordance with defined hospital policies and procedures. In addition, The ACNO, along with the CNO, is responsible for nurse staffing and quality of nursing care provided in the hospital.

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

1. Assists in organizing and directing the administration of Nursing Care consistent with recognized medical and nursing standards as well as hospital policies and procedures.

2. Helps develop, implement, and interpret nursing and patient care policies, objectives and standards for measurement and maintenance of quality nursing care.

3. Assists in the developing, implementing, administering, and controlling the nursing service budget and expense control of the hospital.

4. In collaboration with the CNO is responsible for nursing staffing plans and schedules to meet the needs of the nursing care delivery departments as well as organization goals and objectives.

5. Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of the hospital quality improvement program through evaluation of services rendered, appropriate audits, staff meetings, and medical staff collaboration.

6. Helps maintain effective communication with the administrative team, medical staff, ancillary departments, and governing board.

7. Recommends and participates in the development of strategic plans for the clinical departments and patient care programs.

8. Participates and assists in the overall operations and management of the hospital.

9. Demonstrates knowledge through compliance with all hospital and department policies, protocols, and procedures.

10. Performs other duties as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:

MINIMUM EDUCATION Graduate of an accredited schools of Professional Nursing. BSN required, MSN preferred or experience commensurate with job accountabilities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of professional nursing principles and practices and verbal, interpersonal and quantitative skills typically acquired through two to three years supervisory experience as a Department Director or Director of Nursing.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATION Registration and licensed with the Texas State

REGISTRATION/LICENSES Board of Nurse Examiners, CPR certification; ACLS preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS Prolonged, extensive, or considerable sitting/walking. May lift, position, and/or push up to 25 pounds. Considerable writing and/or use of keyboard. Should be physically and emotionally able to irregular working hours with minimal absences.

WORKERS SUPERVISED Nursing staff to include Charge Nurses, RN's, LVN's, CNA's, and ancillary personnel as appropriate to administrative responsibilities.

REPORTS TO: Chief Nursing Officer.


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Human Resources
303 Sandy Corner Road
El Campo, TX 77437
Email: HR@ecmh.org
Phone: 979-578-5251

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El Campo Memorial Hospital (ECMH) and its predecessor have been providing the highest quality medical care in El Campo for over 68 years, and at the current location since 1979.The hospital is accredited by state and federal regulations (Medicare/Medicaid). Patient Billing: Various physicians involved in your care at ECMH will bill you directly for their services. These may include your anesthesiologist, emergency room physician(s), radiologist, pathologist, cardiologist or other consulting physician during your ER visit or hospital stay. Please remember that some physicians are private practitioners (contracted by ECMH and not an actual employee of ECMH) and may not be a provider on your specific managed care plan.