Children's of Mississippi, a part of University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC), has retained Witt/Kieffer to assist in the search of their next Chief Nursing & Clinical Services Officer (CNO). The CNO will join a vibrant children’s hospital boasting some of the best clinical outcomes in the nation. The CNO will be joining the organization at an exciting time as construction is underway for a $200 million, 340,000 sq. ft. pediatrics tower, the largest expansion and modernization in the organization's history. In addition, the organization is at a critical juncture, as Children's has been the tip of the spear in terms of UMMC's statewide strategy, "Lead with Peds."
Children's of Mississippi is extremely mission oriented; an organization where culture matters and relationships are valued; where nurses and physicians are working together to provide optimum care for the children in Mississippi. Children's of Mississippi is someplace you can make a difference.
The CNO will inherit a great staff, well-educated and looking for a leader to take them to the next level; a leader who takes satisfaction from facilitating and nurturing the success of others. Recognizing that nurses drive the culture and care for the patients in the hospital, executive leadership is committed to doing what is best for the children. Executive leadership was described as: very supportive; believes in team; remarkable; forward thinking; loyal to the people; wonderful to work with. The medical staff is engaged in the improvement of patient care and is appreciative and supportive of the nursing staff.
The new CNO will be a strategic, inspirational leader who can capitalize on past successes while creating the vision for the future of nursing; a leader with demonstrated successes in his/her field. The CNO must have an excellent track record of building strong relationships to advance nursing and drive outcomes through partnerships with the broader team. He/She must be a Magnet champion for the organization, a journey that Children's and UMMC have recently embarked on.
As the Chief Executive Officer's right-hand person, operational savvy is a key attribute the CNO must possess. Previous experience as a Chief Nurse Executive is strongly preferred; however, candidates with senior level nursing leadership experience will be considered. Evidence of progressive experience in nursing leadership in an acute care setting is required. Previous experience in pediatrics is strongly preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a related field and a Master’s degree in nursing or a related field is required. One of the degrees must be in Nursing. Candidates must be licensed or eligible to receive license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Mississippi.
All nominations, expressions of interest, and discussions will be treated with strict confidence. For more information, please contact Beth Nelson through the office of Hans Henson at email@example.com