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.
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.
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.
303 Sandy Corner Road
El Campo, TX 77437