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Chief Nursing Officer of SHMC University District

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  8 Hours
Primary Location (City):  Eugene
State:  OR

PeaceHealth is seeking a Chief Nursing Officer of SHMC University District for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 173484



In collaboration with the System Chief Nursing Officer, leads the community in the strategy, development and service standards to support nursing, nursing practice and clinical applications.  The CNO is accountable for the overall clinical outcomes, operations, personnel and financial performance for the assigned areas consistent with PeaceHealth mission, values and goals. 


Defines standards for clinical nursing practice, quality, safety and service.  Provides direction for establishing and implementing organizational goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies and operating procedures in addition to developing the care delivery model within the community as consistent with System CNO directives.



  1. Provide positive and goal directed visionary leadership for nursing caregivers.  Establishes a caring and collaborative practice environment. Develop care delivery model with optimization of caregiver resources and staffing levels.
  2. Develop, in collaboration with nursing leadership and system nursing leadership, standards of care and practice for patient populations served.  Lead, direct and administer key nursing services to ensure exceptional and compassionate care is delivered with efficient use of resource within the Network.
  3. Create strategic and operational plans that guarantee organizational viability and sound business practices.
  4. Collaborate with nursing staff, medical staff and other disciplines in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services.  Formulate strategies and/or initiatives, to advance clinical quality to achieve best practice in patient satisfaction, patient safety, and clinical outcomes
  5. Develop, implement and manage operating and capital budgets, demonstrating effective stewardship of resources and achieving annual goals.
  6. Maintain and develop sounds financial management practices and productivity improvements in community operations.
  7. Contribute to leadership education and professional development of caregivers, students and colleagues through the sharing of knowledge and skills as a role model/mentor.  Implement mechanisms to ensure that qualified, competent caregivers are selected and appropriately trained.
  8. Provide leadership to develop, promote, and implement a nursing professional practice environment. Identify key quality indicators for monitoring and evaluating patient care performance.
  9. Participate in the strategic and long-range planning of the organization.  Provide leadership in determining clinical and organizational goals and develops processes to achieve these goals.
  10. Work in concert with Human Resources to develop labor management strategies.  Serve as a key member of labor management teams and collective bargaining negotiations.
  11. Ensure assigned services are in compliance with all standards and regulations set by local, state, federal and other regulatory agencies.
  12. Ensure departmental, program and operational compliance/accountability of leadership and caregivers within Nursing.
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.




  • Master’s in Nursing, Nursing Administration, or Health Care Administration required. If MS is in other than nursing, must possess a BSN.  PhD or Doctorate of Nursing Practice is preferred.



  • Minimum of ten (10) years progressively responsible experience leading nursing service departments, with at least five (5) years progressive executive level leadership experience in a 150 plus bed Magnet designated hospital preferred. Previous CNO experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated positive collaboration and communication with physicians, peers and system leaders i
  • Experience with process and performance improvement in operations, quality and organizational change using lean principles. Lean Leader training and certification is preferred
  • Strong understanding of regulatory requirements and accreditation standards.
  • Strong leadership experience demonstrated through proactive and facilitative style
  • Strong background in professional nursing practice principles, systems and structures (e.g. shared governance, nursing research, EBP,).
  • Experience leading in a collective bargaining environment- active participation in union negotiations preferred.
  • Experience achieving magnet status is preferred.



  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state of practice required.
  • Certification as Nursing Executive within 18 months or FACHE.



  • Strong analytical and financial skills.
  • Excellent skills in employee development and relations, and medical staff collaboration, are required.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of healthcare practices.
  • Exceptional verbal and written skills.
  • Absolute dedication to customer satisfaction.
  • Understands concepts of systems thinking and organizational improvement that improve outcomes
  • Has broad based understanding of key business fundamentals within the healthcare industry
  • Understands the drivers of financial health and viability of the organization.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent leadership skills and be a focused, results-oriented individual, willing to take the initiative in a constantly changing environment. 



  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion up to 33% of the time. 
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 25 lbs. or less.          
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments.
  • Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.          
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Eugene community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.


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Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.


Location: Eugene, SHMC at University District (422)
Job Category:  Leadership 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $DOE, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Oregon


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Eugene || Leadership || Executive Leadership || Full Time || SYSTEM & REG ADMIN

Nearest Major Market: Eugene

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