Division Chief Nursing Officer

Job ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Nursing Administration
Hours / Pay Period
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Work Schedule
8 Hour


Two legacies of caring. 
One ministry of change. 

CommonSpirit was created by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health as a single ministry in early 2019.  More than 150,000 physicians, nurses, caregivers, and other staff are employed by CommonSpirit  Our hospitals and care centers cover 21 states.  CommonSpirit has the size and ability to scale best-in-class clinical service lines; recruit and retain top talent; standardize operations to improve quality and reduce the cost of care; and advocate more effectively for all people, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. For more information, please visit our website at www.commonspirit.org


Position Summary
The Division Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is responsible for the practice of nursing and nursing care throughout the Division's continuum of care sites and programs. Provides leadership and strategic direction for all care traditionally considered nursing care in accordance with the mission, vision and values of the organization. Develops and implements key strategic and operational initiatives that facilitate optimal care delivery, population health management in person-centered, financially sound, safe and high quality care. The CNO serves as a positive role model for ethical management behavior and promotes awareness and understanding of positive ethical and moral principles. Partners with national nursing leaders to set organization's national nursing strategies, goals an standards as a member of the organization's Nurse Executive Council. Advises the Division Executive on nursing matters, and takes the lead in ensuring that organization's national standards and decisions are implemented throughout the Division.


Primary Duties and Accountabilities:

  • Partners with other strategic leaders to design Systems of Care for clinical value. Develops strategies involving the design and deployment of clinical resources, the design of alignment options for nurses and other provider groups, and the establishment/management of partnerships as part of a broader clinical integration strategy.
  • Improve value through optimizing clinical operations. Reviews cost, quality, safety, utilization, and value data regularly with market nursing leaders and health system executives, and is responsible for both the dissemination of this information and for the development of interventions needed to improve value (quality, safety and cost across the continuum) as well as risk mitigation in clinical areas.
  • Develop and enhance nursing and clinical team leadership. Develops, aligns, and mobilizes nursing and other clinical leaders around successful achievement of clinical, operational, and strategic priorities for the organization.
  • Serves as an organizational and community role model for ethical management behavior. Promotes an awareness and understanding of ethical and moral principles that are consistent with the mission, vision and values of the organization.






  • Minimum of ten (10) years of nursing experience; five (5) years' experience as a clinical leader or manager; and (5) years' experience working in an executive level Nursing role.
  • Master's degree in nursing, business, hospital administration or other-related field (e.g., MSN/MBA/MHA). If master's degree is not in nursing, a baccalaureate or doctorate in nursing is required.
  • Registered Nursing License (RN) in California.
  • National certification in Nursing or Executive Leadership (CENP, NE-BC, NEA-BC, FACHE).


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