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Executive Director, Associate Chief Nursing Officer

Company: BJC HealthCare
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Information About this Position

  • This position will have responsiblity over the Emergency Department (adult and pediatrics), Respiratory Therapy, Staffing and Transfer Center and the Office of Capacity Management.

Company and Job Overview

Missouri Baptist Medical Center, an acute care hospital in St. Louis County, offers a full continuum of medical and surgical services, including heart care, cancer, women and infants, breast health, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, stroke, therapy, wound and pain management services. The hospital has a 24-hour adult emergency department and cares for pediatric patients at a separate emergency department in collaboration with St. Louis Children’s Hospital.


Missouri Baptist is the first and only hospital in St. Louis County to be named a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The prestigious designation is the highest credential a health care organization can receive for nursing excellence and quality patient care. This recognition has been accomplished by less than nine percent of hospitals nationwide. Additionally, U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital #2 in the St. Louis metro area.



Role Purpose

The Executive Director, Patient Care Services (ACNO) works collaboratively with the HSO Chief Nursing Officer and Leadership teams to develop and implement patient care delivery models, evidence based clinical and professional practice standards and policies, as well as innovative staffing strategies. The Executive Director also collaborates with hospital leaders to enhance capacity and throughput as well as an interprofessional/interdisciplinary approach to care delivery. The Executive Director provides leadership and direction in accordance with HSO goals and objectives. Under general direction of the HSO CNO, the role will be assigned local and/or system level patient care/process improvement activities in accordance with the strategic plan and defined BJC policies and objectives. In the absence of the CNO, the Executive Director represents the CNO and assumes responsibility for the scope of the CNO’s responsibilities as a member of the HSO Leadership Team.


  • Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans.  Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.
  • Develops and adheres to departmental staffing, revenue and/or expense budgets.  Responds to changes in the business which may affect the ability to achieve the budget goals.
  • Participates in the strategic planning of the organization to optimize the role/functions of patient care services staff and supporting structures and systems.
  • Champions collaboration between all departments/divisions to ensure that nursing, non-nursing patient care, ancillary and support services are integrated to provide highly reliable safe, efficient quality patient care outcomes as well as an excellent customer centric experience.
  • Champions effective recruitment and retention strategies for nursing and other patient care disciplines, assisting to lead development and implementation of new, innovative care delivery models and strategies.
  • BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's Degree - Nursing
  • 10+ years of experience
  • 5-10 years of supervisory experience
  • RN License 

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements

  • Doctorate

Benefits Statement

Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

-  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
-  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
-  401(k) plan
-  Tuition Assistance
-  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
-  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
-  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

*Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

Legal Statement

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Equal Opportunity Employer



Keywords: BJC HealthCare, St. Louis , Executive Director, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, Other , Saint Louis, Missouri

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