Director of Patient Services: Chief Nursing Officer
Director of Patient Services: Chief Nursing OfficerPosition Title: Director of Patient Services: Chief Nursing Officer
Department: Nursing Administration
Shift/Status: Full Tijme
Administrative authority and responsibility for patient care programs, policies and procedures, evidence based nursing standards of patient care, and compliance with the Ohio Nurse Practice Act. Maintains sound organizational relationships and shared decision making with the Board of Governors, Administrative Team, physicians, department managers, and all stakeholders. Develops, implements, and evaluates long and short term goals for nursing as well as for assigned departments; responsible for directing, planning, and facilitating process improvements in patient care in a safe, consistent environment that promotes quality care and optimal patient outcomes within the constraints of available resources. On an ongoing basis, evaluates that nursing care is implemented via the Nursing Process, WCH Nursing Philosophy and Practice Model which are derived from the Synergy Model, and initiates revision as necessary.
Maintains effective communication with all nursing and other hospital personnel; physicians, board members and stakeholders; strives for the advancement of the nursing profession within the community and on the local, state, and national level. Maintains awareness of legislation affecting nursing practice and implements as needed; acts as a resource person for all members of the department and others as requested.