Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Inpatient Services

The MetroHealth System | Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: October 06, 2021
Opportunity Code: 29211


Lead System Inpatient Nursing Services as the next Associate Chief Nursing Officer for MetroHealth, an Expanding Academic and Magnet Organization

The Position

  • The Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) reports to and works in close partnership with the Senior Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer to deliver high quality, patient- and family-centered care throughout the health system’s inpatient services.
  • Provides leadership for 30+ inpatient units and approximately 1,000 FTEs, including the respiratory therapy, trauma, critical care, med/surg, women and children, and rehabilitation service lines. Responsible for fiscal, staffing, and regulatory management.
  • As the system’s senior nursing resource for inpatient services, the ACNO will play a critical role in executing the move to a new campus in the coming year and drive strategies around improved workflows, employee training, change management, succession planning, and patient experience and quality outcomes.
  • The ACNO will monitor market trends and best practices, as well as participate in system-wide and healthcare community discussions and committees.  
  • Must bring 5+ years of progressive nursing management experience, preferably in a Magnet-designated facility.
  • BSN and Master’s degree required.
  • Active Registered Nurse license required. Certification in Nursing Executive Practice (NE-BC, NEA-BC or CENP) is required.

The Organization

  • The MetroHealth System is a Magnet-designated organization and one of the largest, most comprehensive health care providers in Northeast Ohio, serving the medical needs of the Greater Cleveland community. As Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system, MetroHealth plays an essential role in the region, caring for anyone and everyone, regardless of an ability to pay.
  • As an academic medical center, each active staff physician holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Its main campus hospital houses the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Lincoln-West School of Science & Health, the only high school in America located inside a hospital.
  • Founded in 1837, MetroHealth operates four hospitals, four emergency departments, and more than 20 health centers and 40 additional sites throughout Cuyahoga County. The system’s more than 600 doctors, 1,700 nurses and 7,800 employees serve more than 300,000 patients and is home to Cuyahoga County’s most experienced Level I Adult Trauma Center, verified since 1992, and Ohio’s only adult and pediatric trauma and burn center.  
  • The MetroHealth Glick Center, a new 11-floor hospital, is under construction on the system’s main campus in Cleveland and is scheduled to welcome its first patients in October 2022. The billion-dollar project is the cornerstone of a wider neighborhood revitalization effort led by the system and its partners in the community.

The Community 

  • Cleveland, Ohio, is home to more than two million people. While Cleveland is nationally known as a center for medical education and health care, new residents can expect to find almost everything they seek in culture, entertainment, and living amenities.
  • Located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, the Greater Cleveland area extends 100 miles along the Lake Erie shoreline and more than 40 miles inland. 
  • Cleveland is a cultural center known throughout the world as the home of the Cleveland Orchestra, Playhouse Square, the Cleveland Playhouse, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.
  • The park system consists of more than 19,000 acres of land in 14 reservations, and facilities include picnic areas and playfields, wildlife management areas and sanctuaries, hiking, bridle, all purpose and physical fitness trails, golf courses, swimming, boating, fishing, tobogganing, sledding, ice skating and cross-country skiing.
  • Cleveland has great housing options, cost of living advantages, favorable commute times, and excellent public and private schools.



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