The purpose of this position is to manage and coordinate care for patients, perform performance improvement activities as requested or as needed. Physician shall be responsible for the occupational health practice ensure medical management of cases and positive impact on outcomes. Physician is responsible to perform and monitor safe practices when it comes occupational medicine practice including at a minimum infection control, performance improvement, medical management and environment of care safety opportunities. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.
The Chief Nursing Officer participates as a member of the senior leadership team in influencing and establishing the Nursing organizational plans that support the implementation of strategic initiatives and operational goals and objectives. He/she develops and implements hospital wide plans to improve nursing care, treatment and services.
The CNO assumes an active leadership role with the hospital’s governing body, senior leadership, medical staff, management, and other clinical leaders in the decision-making structure and process. He/she works collaboratively with the medical staff to develop and maintain effective relationships.
The CNO will participate in Ministry performance improvement initiatives and align local initiatives with the Ministry Nursing Strategic Plan. He/she will develop and implement ongoing programs to measure, analyze, and improve the quality of nursing care, treatment and services. The CNO directs the implementation of nursing policies and procedures, nursing standards, and a nurse staffing plan.
The CNO will perform all duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Mercy Service Standards.
Accept patient referrals from medical staff members for whom the Hospitalist Service is providing inpatient management, and coordinate all aspects of care for hospital, inpatients, referred by medical staff members, including: Admission, Appropriate placement within the Hospital, Discussion of end of life preferences, Consultations with medical staff members from other specialties, Timely and proactive discharge planning, Timely communication with patient’s physician of care provided including History and Physical and Discharge Summary, Coordination of care with patient’s physician, other appropriate physicians and other health care agencies and individuals, Discharge planning and instruction including ensuring appropriate follow-up is arranged.