Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Nurse Executive

  • Alameda Health System
  • 1411 East 31st St Oakland California 94602 United States
  • Jul 11, 2018
Full-time Nursing

Job Description

Welcome to Alameda Health System. Since 1864, we have served the East Bay’s health care needs. We continue to adapt and transform, caring for a growing and diverse community. We are committed to excellence in everything we do, with patient and family centered health care at the core. As a longtime pillar in our communities, we lead in extending care, wellness, and prevention to all. We are a haven for the most vulnerable among us; an advocate for equitable, compassionate and culturally sensitive care regardless of social and financial barriers. We are in the vanguard of medical excellence, with a teaching hospital that draws the nation’s best medical students. Our mission – Caring, Healing, Teaching, Serving All – concisely conveys our vital role, and our heartfelt responsibility to promote wellness, eliminate disparities and optimize the health of our communities. For Alameda Health System, every day is a New Day in health care.
We are comprised of three acute care hospitals (Highland, Alameda, and San Leandro Hospitals), one Psychiatric Hospital (John George Psychiatric Pavilion), and three post-acute/skilled nursing facilities (Fairmont Hospital, Alameda Hospital, Park Bridge), as well as a network of ambulatory wellness centers throughout Alameda County.
The Chief Administrative Officer/Chief Nurse Executive (CNE) is accountable for the delivery of quality, compassionate, culturally competent, cost effective care for the Acute care sites, including but not limited to, inpatient nursing, perioperative, emergency services and ancillary services. This role is responsible for managing and leading the administrative financial and operational services for Acute care hospitals within the AHS system; advises on the development and implementation policies and strategic planning.
Job Functions:
  • Develops, maintains and manages facility budgets and costs through the responsible use of planning and control systems which includes taking into consideration forecast levels of operations, cost effective utilization of resources and realistic financial variances; directs the preparation of budgets and fund allocations based on cost studies; consults with department heads in the formulation of annual and/or long-term plans, goals and objectives for submission to the governing authority.
  • Directs and coordinates the activities of several facility departments and divisions; develops operating policies and plans new program involving delivery of new or modified services to comply with improved methods of operation and to keep abreast of changing requirements.
  • Interprets policies, objectives and operational procedures to department heads; resolves issues with facility department heads concerning such matters as staffing, HR services and utilization of facilities, equipment and supplies.
  • Acts as liaison and major resource person for assigned business unit and the community, other agencies/organizations, and the State and Federal government.
  • Monitors and evaluates program quality and effectiveness in terms of patient services, organizational goals and objectives, monetary and regulatory constraints and compiles/analyzes pertinent data to make operational decisions.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with the medical and professional staff of AHS facilities by collaborating on administrative activities and policy matters of mutual concern; works in partnership with the medical staff to accomplish the mission of AHS and its freestanding and facility-based clinics.
  • Maintains quality patient care services by planning and developing programs to ensure compliance with established county, state and federally mandated policies and procedures, including licensing and accreditation programs.
  • Maintains the facility’s physical resources by planning, maintaining and providing  necessary equipment and safe, secure, clean facilities for consumers of health care services; recommends improvement of facility-based and freestanding health centers and facilities, including construction or renovation of structures and purchase of new equipment; responsible for strategic, program, facility, financial and operational planning.
  • Meets with members of the community, other County, State or Federal officials on matters of mutual concern and promotes a better understanding of facility and clinic programs and assists in meeting community needs; provides educational opportunities to patients, community groups, facility employees and professional staff that promote facility and clinic goals.
  • Monitors performance and effectiveness of subordinate functional areas; directs the preparation of statistical reports required by the COO, federal, state and county agencies and/or licensing and accrediting agencies and associations; supervises business affairs to insure that funds are collected and protected; negotiates contractual agreements for physicians’ services, consultant services and other services as required.
  • Participates in the negotiation of contractual agreements for physicians’ services, consultant services and other services as required.
  • Participates in the development of Labor contract strategy.
  • Oversees the full compliance with applicable standards for the licensure and accreditation of the assigned facility.
  • Oversees the proper administrative control and procedures in such areas as inventory, equipment, requisitioning and storage of supplies; effective utilization of existing resources and forms control.
  • Provides effective leadership and people management to ensure a competent and  productive labor force; selects, assigns, directs and evaluates the performance of subordinate administrative staff and department heads; supervises, manages and instructs managers of clinical and non-medical sections; selects, trains and supervises subordinate Clinic and Facility Directors; recruits and interviews professional staff for ambulatory clinics and reviews/manages staffing for professional services at ambulatory sites; provides annual reviews of direct reports and physician professional staff.
  • Responsible to be the voice of nursing within the organization in both areas of direct responsibility and those areas of nursing reporting to other leaders. 
  • Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
    • Required Education: Master’s Degree in Business, Management, Public Administration, Health-related field or other closely related field.
    • Required Experience: Ten years in an increasingly responsible managerial or hospital administration capacity in a hospital, related facility, or similar health care organization.
    • Required Licenses/Certifications:  Valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California at time of hire or within first six months of employment.