October 5, 2016 – Executive search firm Tyler & Company has been retained by the Nobilis Health Corporation to lead its search for chief nursing officers (CNOs). Assistant vice president Kyle Wiederhold is leading the searches.
Nobilis Health is seeking CNOs for the First Surgical and Hermann Drive Surgical Hospitals. The CNOs will report to the CEO for each hospital, and serve on the hospital leadership team at each facility. The selected candidate will provide oversight for nursing administration and other assigned departments and be responsible for defining and maintaining the standards of nursing for the hospital.
The CNOs will develop a collaborative, patient-focused nursing environment by developing strong relationships and working effectively with senior leadership and the medical and nursing staffs. In addition, the CNOs will develop strategies to promote the recruitment, retention and recognition of excellence in nursing and ensure the continued advancement of the profession of nursing. The CNOs will participate in, support and lead performance improvement and quality care initiatives and will advise the senior leadership and medical staff regarding decisions that impact the quality of patient care, nursing practice and nursing care providers.
The Ideal Candidates
The ideal candidates will possess a minimum of seven years in progressive clinical roles with a minimum of five years in a leadership position. He or she should come from an organization of similar or greater complexity. Previous experience in a for-profit environment is preferred. Candidates must possess a master’s degree in nursing, from an accredited college or university, and licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Texas is also required.
Nobilis Health owns and operates five acute care facilities and four ambulatory centers, delivering innovative, outpatient surgical services to residents in Dallas and Houston, and Scottsdale, AZ. The surgery centers cover various clinical specialties, including orthopedic surgery, podiatry surgery, gastro-intestinal surgery, ENT, pain management and general surgery. These hospitals strategically partner with highly trained surgeons to provide superior care and increased patient satisfaction at a lower cost.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Tyler & Company is an executive search firm specializing in recruiting top talent for healthcare, academic medicine and the health sciences.
Chief Nursing Officers In Demand
CNOs have a wide variety of duties that may depend on the particular facility they work at, but most importantly, the position is responsible for supervising nurses and nurse managers. CNOs also oversee design and implementation of patient care delivery, and serve as leaders in their facility’s pursuit to maintain outcome levels.
“Of the four major C-suite roles in the typical hospital, the chief nursing officer has traditionally been the most difficult to secure,” said Ed Fry, president of FaithSearch Partners, a search firm that serves small independent hospitals to large academic medical centers to integrated healthcare systems.
“I believe this is the result of a multi-generational demand-supply curve imbalance.” More recently, he said, the demand for strategic, financially astute leaders with deep clinical management experience has continued to outweigh the supply.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media