Chief Nursing Officer

Martin Luther King Jr Community Hospital | Los Angeles, California 90059

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: May 23, 2023
Opportunity Code: 32783


Chief Nursing Officer

The Position: 

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is a key member of the Executive Team. In this capacity, the CNO is integrally involved in strategic planning and organization-wide decision-making. The CNO reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

The CNO develops and implements the organization’s plan for providing nursing care to patients. This involves developing the organization-wide patient care programs, policies, and procedures that describe how nursing/patient care is assessed, interventions planned and provided, and outcomes evaluated. The primary responsibility rests on assuring is the quality of nursing care and other clinical services as assigned, thus, assuring efficient and effective coordination and delivery of patient care services. Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of multiple clinical departments in the medical facility to maintain standards of patient care, and advises COO in matters related to clinical operations.  This position is responsible for matters affecting the day-to-day clinical operations of the hospital, as well as in planning for the future, and in establishing community linkages for health improvement. It is expected that this position participates with leaders of the Board of Directors, Executive Team, management team, and medical staff in planning, promoting, and conducting hospital-wide quality assessment and performance improvement activities.

The Ideal Candidate: 

  • An undergraduate nursing degree required. Master’s degree in nursing required.
  • Progressive leadership experience with minimum of five to ten years in an operations position; three to five of these years as a Chief Nursing Officer with responsibility for non-nursing clinical departments.
  • California state RN license.
  • ANA Certification in Nursing Administration preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills and evidence of collaborative practice.
  • History of successful clinical and fiscal outcomes. 
  • Expertise in healthcare delivery systems and performance improvement.
  • Knowledge of TJC and federal and state regulatory standards is required. 
  • Basic competency in email, word processing, Excel and internet programs.

The Organization:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital opened in 2015. We recognized we had a unique opportunity: to reinvent the way care is delivered in safety-net communities. Our goal is to provide care equal to that found in more affluent areas and that commitment is reflected in everything we do. From our beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities to our best-in-class technology, systems and operations, to our mission-driven providers from the nation’s leading academic centers, we have established an intentional, quality-driven healthcare culture to address South LA’s most pressing health problems. MLKCH provides maternity, critical and inpatient care via its 131-bed hospital and primary & specialty care in our outpatient doctors’ offices throughout South LA.

The Location:

Los Angeles isn’t just one city, it’s many. With breathtaking beaches and incredible movie studios, it’s hard not to get lost in all the things you can do. Dining, shopping, great weather, outdoor adventures, major sporting events, everything is available. Los Angeles is the largest city in California by population, and the second largest city in the country by population. There are 88 incorporated cities in L.A. County. The City of Los Angeles is the largest by population and the smallest is Vernon (population 112).

Please direct all inquiries, applications, and referrals to: 

Richard Heishman

About AMN Leadership Solutions, Executive and Physician Leadership Search 

AMN Leadership Solutions, Executive and Physician Leadership Search, is a retained executive search firm serving the healthcare and life sciences industries. Ranked as one of the top healthcare recruiting firms in the country, AMN Leadership Solutions, is known for leading healthcare into the future by its growing base of clients across the country, drawing on a national pool of candidates.




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