Chief Nursing Officer- Registered Nurse- 30% Target Bonus

Chief Nursing Officer- Registered Nurse- 30% Target Bonus

Chief Nursing Officer – Registered Nurse (RN)

POSITION TYPE: Registered Nurse (RN)

SPECIALTY UNIT: Chief Nursing Officer

LOCATION: Los Alamos, NM


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

Job Summary:

  • The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) directs and coordinates functions and activities of nursing department and assigned clinical operation departments. 
  • Develops nursing and clinical department’s goals, objectives, and standards of performance, policies and procedures. 
  • Organizes nursing and clinical departments according to administrative and nursing service guidelines; ensures compliance with legal, organizational, and medical staff standards. 
  • Responsible for establishing, directing, and implementing the Standards of Nursing Practice and the clinical operations and financial matters related to all nursing and clinical care areas and functions.


  • Ensures the nursing department staff performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical / health care errors.
  • Assists with development of the budget for the nursing department in collaboration with the CEO and Controller. Manages costs associated with personnel, equipment, and supplies.
  • Responsible for staffing plans, management of nursing hours per patient day, and quality of work of nursing staff.
  • Assures compliance with nursing scope of practice and HIPAA.
  • Enforces compliance of the nursing department with education / in-service requirements / orientation and competencies.
  • Leads monthly staff meetings and communicates information to/from management and leadership.
  • Promotes rehabilitation nursing philosophy and practice; encourages staff development, including acquisition of CRRN for qualified registered nurses.
  • Assists to review and evaluate risk and quality indicators, patient satisfaction results, and outcomes in order to continually improve performance and outcomes; communicates this information to the nursing department.
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, evaluating, counseling, and performance evaluations of staff in the nursing department.
  • Assures occurrence of appropriate documentation, including documentation of medical necessity, by staff in medical records, monitors completion and revisions to the Interdisciplinary Care Plan.
  • Other duties as needed.

Job Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Direct Deposit
  • 401K
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • Employee discount program
  • Excellent room for growth and advancement


  • Active RN license within the State of practice.
  • Recent 3 years CNO experience at an acute care for PROFIT hospital
  • Master's degree in Nursing REQUIRED – Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration preferred. 
  • Current CRRN required or obtained within first 2 years of hire.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in healthcare administration.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in hospital management in an inpatient, acute care environment required.
  • Verbal, interpersonal, and quantitative skills required.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and communication abilities as well as excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities required.

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