Covenant Health

Job Title
Chief Nursing Officer
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name


Parkwest MC logo 2020rev



Chief Nursing Officer, Administration

Full Time, 80 Hours Per Week, Day Shift  

Position Summary:

Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and evaluating patient care in designated areas.  Operationally responsible for staff from various disciplines in multiple phases of the patient care continuum, and maintains the planning, quality, and budgeting for each of these areas.  Position reports to the facility President & CAO.



  • Implement standards of nursing practice, annually reviewing and revising as necessary to reflect changes in nursing practice.
  • Addressees and supports cultural practices as long as such practice do not harm others or interfere with the planned course of medical therapy.
  • Ensures that clear, concise and current written policies and procedures are available to assist the staff and minimize risk factors.
  • Provides input and recommendations for the modification, addition or deletion of policies to insure reasonable hours and acceptable working conditions to provide patient care coverage.
  • Initiates and participates in problem-solving, policy-forming conferences for patient care services.
  • Maintains close coordination with all departments to insure continuity and collaboration of services.
  • Participates with the governing body, management, medical staff and clinical leaders in the facility’s decision-making and strategic planning process.
  • Plans and recommends new facilities and equipment or modifications to facilities or equipment needed to provide quality patient care.
  • Develops appropriate budget and maintains cost controls to insure maximum effectiveness of funds expended in support of patient care.
  • Implements an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess and improve the quality of nursing care delivered to patients.
  • Assures compliance with the Joint Commission and state regulations in areas of responsibility.
  • Participates in conferences and committees for formulation and standardization of policies, procedures, and program plans.
  • Cooperates with the directors of nursing schools in planning for student assignments to the clinical unit, through planned conferences.
  • Work with directors and managers in maintaining orientation, professional and clinical development and competency of staff.
  • Periodically tours the facility and service areas (all shifts) to solicit feedback from staff.
  • Assure the achievement of service, quality, financial and patient satisfaction goals in areas of responsibility.
  • Encourages and maintains the integration of the medical center with the community/public through effective communication and public relations programs.
  • Develops patient care programs, identifying how nursing care needs are assessed, evaluated, and met.
  • .Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Perform other related duties as required or requested.


Minimum Education: Master’s Degree in Nursing or Healthcare Management, or equivalent in educational experience required.  Must be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing.


Minimum Experience: Five (5) years of experience in patient care services to include healthcare leadership position; experience in financial analysis of revenue generating clinical departments.


Licensure Requirement: Hold current license in the State of TN as a Registered Nurse.

RN license.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed