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Chief Nursing Officer - Elect, Wenatchee, WA

Organization: Confluence Health
Category: Chief Nursing Officer
Location: Wenatchee, WA
Date Job Posted: September 24, 2021
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Chief Nursing Officer - Elect

Requisition ID2021-5069
Department Name Administration
Schedule Full-Time
Shift Day Daily
Shift Hours 8


Located in the heart of Washington, we enjoy open skies, snow-capped mountains, and the lakes and rivers of the high desert. We are the proud home of orchards, farms, and small communities. Confluence Health actively supports the communities we serve and their quality of life through our community support program and through our individual efforts as involved community members.

Full Time Employees of Confluence Health receive a wide range of benefits in addition to compensation.

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts & Health Saving Accounts
  • CH Wellness Program
  • Paid Time Off
  • Generous Retirement Plans
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Gym Membership Discount
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Shift Differential

For more information on our Benefits & Perks, click here!


Serves as the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) - Elect. Responsible to the Chief Executive Officer with matrix reporting to the Chief Operating Officer. Will assist the CNO in executive-level management of resources, strategic planning and development of policies and procedures which ensure congruence with the mission and vision of the organization. The CNO-Elect will develop communication, knowledge, leadership, professionalism, and business skills necessary to advance to Chief Nursing Officer.

Chief Executive Officer with matrix reporting to the Chief Operating Officer.

Essential Functions

  1. Facilitates and supports an interdisciplinary team approach to the overall delivery of care to patients, families, and the community at the system level.
  2. Creates an environment of collaboration to promote excellence in clinical care at the system level.
  3. Ensures the vision and the advancement of the profession of nursing.
  4. Leads the effort to implement the model for patient care delivery.
  5. Accountable for the delivery of patient care by ensuring consistency in the standard of practice across clinical settings.
  6. Ensures the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, programs and services that are evidence-based and consistent with professional standards and values.
  7. Services as primary liaison to the medical staff regarding clinical issues in the assigned facility.
  8. Collaborates with the Chief Medical Officer, administrative team(s) and other key stakeholders to meet, monitor and improve the quality of care and regulatory requirements.
  9. Promotes the professional practice model for nursing.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

Demonstrate Standards of Behavior and adhere to the Code of Conduct in all aspects of job performance at all times

Public Health Emergency Mandate

The successful candidate will be required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19, and will be required to meet future vaccination mandates as applicable, unless a medical or religious exemption applies.



  • Requires a master’s degree in nursing or its equivalent. If master’s degree is not in Nursing, must have BSN.
  • The successful candidate must have proven experience as a functional leader in a large, complex inpatient and outpatient healthcare organization.
  • Candidate must demonstrate proven success and experience in operations, planning, contracting, and medical staff relations.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of progressive nursing leadership, with a minimum of five (5) in a collective bargaining environment.


  • Ability to envision the future and develop strategic plans in alignment with overall system strategic goals and assist in translating them into realistic tactical plans.
  • Demonstrated ability with healthcare and nursing finances.
  • Proven ability to direct and manage a professional staff including management staff.
  • Demonstrated ability in building positive relationships.

Physical/Sensory Demands

O = Occasional, represents 1 to 25% or up to 30 minutes in a 2 hour workday.
F = Frequent, represents 26 to 50% or up to 1 hour of a 2 hour workday.
C = Continuous, represents 51% to 100% or up to 2 hours of a 2 hour workday.

Physical/Sensory Demands For This Position:

  • Walking - F
  • Sitting/Standing - F
  • Reaching: Shoulder Height - O
  • Reaching: Above shoulder height - O
  • Reaching: Below shoulder height - O
  • Climbing - O
  • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds or less - O
  • Pulling/Pushing: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
  • Pulling/Pushing: Over 50 pounds - O
  • Lifting: 25 pounds or less - O
  • Lifting: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
  • Lifting: Over 50 pounds - O
  • Carrying: 25 pounds or less - O
  • Carrying: 25 pounds to 50 pounds - O
  • Carrying: Over 50 pounds - O
  • Crawling/Kneeling - O
  • Bending/Stooping/Crouching - O
  • Twisting/Turning - F
  • Repetitive Movement – F

Working Conditions:

Works closely with others and alone. Hours can vary from a normal schedule. Demanding working conditions do exist. Required to immediately respond to mission critical issues impacting patient care operations

Job Classification:

FLSA: Exempt
Hourly/Salary: Salary

Physical Exposures For This Position:

  • Unprotected Heights – No
  • Heat – No
  • Cold – No
  • Mechanical Hazards – No
  • Hazardous Substances – No
  • Blood Borne Pathogens Exposure Potential – No
  • Lighting – No
  • Noise – No
  • Ionizing/Non-Ionizing Radiation – No
  • Infectious Diseases - No

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