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Associate Chief Nursing Officer(ACNO)- Operations

Arnett Hospital
Date Posted
06 April, 2021
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Associate Chief Nursing Officer(ACNO)- Operations

Job Description


The Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) will be a transformational leader that supports the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) to achieve the mission, vision, and values of IU Health and advance contemporary nursing practice.  Create a productive environment and ensure the delivery of safe, timely, efficient, effective, equitable and patient-centered care. The ACNO partners with the CNO to create/maintain cultures of nursing excellence. The incumbent must articulate and embody the IU Health Way and lead through the IU Health Values of Team, Purpose, Compassion, and Excellence. Responsible for achievement of organizational outcomes on the IU Health promise Dashboard; quality and safety improvement, care affordability, great patient experiences, and great team member experiences. Support CNO in cultivation of evidenced based decision making in clinical and leadership initiatives, shared leadership structures, professional practice models, and continual process improvement. Advocates for a learning environment through the implementation of evidenced based practice and clinical inquiry. Maintains a working knowledge of current clinical practice, regulatory requirements, and Magnet or Pathways standards impacting clinical environments. Novice knowledge of healthcare economics and policy as well as the ability to maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders both internal and external to the organization. Must desire to engage in local and regional professional activities through professional organizations.

This position is for the Associate Chief Nursing Officer of Operations for the West Central Region

  • Lead productivity, process improvement and new strategic implementation and initiatives
  • Work closely with regional CNOs and inpatient departments
  • Assist with nurse recruitment and retention                                                           
  • Master's degree in nursing or related field required.
  • If Master’s degree is not in nursing a BSN is required.
  • Doctoral preparation preferred.
  • RN licensure required. 
  • 5-7 years of clinical and supervisory experience in a director level capacity or relevant experience preferred. 
  • Certification in a nursing specialty or administration preferred. 
  • Requires in-depth knowledge of the nursing profession. 
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local regulatory agency guidelines and laws. 
  • Requires leadership, management, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Requires a thorough understanding of key business management and financial planning principles.
  • Requires previous clinical and supervisory experience in a hospital or other healthcare setting.
  • Prefers Magnet and Pathway experience
  • Prefers a thorough understanding of key business management and financial planning principles


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.

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