Kiowa County Hospital District is a community-driven healthcare entity located in the community of Eads in southeastern Colorado. The mission of Kiowa County Hospital District is to create a healthy community through access to quality, friendly, state-of-the-art health care and education.
Live and work in this perfect small town community which offers unparalleled support, caring, and kindness with healthy outdoor activity.
As our CNO, you will be actively involved at the executive level in the leadership of the organization. Plans, directs, and coordinates patient care activities in hospital, nursing home, or other medical facility to maintain standards of patient care in accordance with CMS Conditions of Participation. Responsible for the management of the nursing departments personnel and for assuring their professional development and clinical competence. Advises medical staff, department heads, and administrators in matters related to nursing service by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, implement, and routinely review nursing policies and procedures utilizing evidence-based practice standards to ensure clear and concise written policies and procedures are available to guide staff.
Advises and assists Chief Executive Officer, Medical Director, and medical staff in planning and developing administrative and operational policies and procedures, facilities use and planning, and strategic planning.
Coordinates, integrates, and evaluates functions and activities of nursing program.
Consults with Chief Executive Officer, Medical Director, department heads, and others to coordinate nursing activities with other hospital activities.
Effectively communicates and interprets policies and objectives of nursing service to staff and encourages interactive departmental meetings and discussions.
Maintains close coordination with all departments to ensure continuity and collaboration of services.
Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality.
Confers with managers and staff in planning and problem solving in conjunction with patient care.
Participates in the orientation process for new nursing staff and assesses nursing competency.
Evaluates and provides for the education and training needs of personnel and directs development and implementation of in-service programs.
Ensures knowledge and active participation in safety and infection control programs of the facility.
Provides feedback on job performance as needed and annually utilizing an annual performance evaluation process and nursing competency evaluation.
Makes periodic rounds of patient care units to assess quality of nursing care.
Participates in executive, governing body, and medical staff meetings on a routine basis.
Develops and promotes cooperative working relationships with medical staff providers, other hospitals, community agencies, and with other departments within the hospital to enhance quality of care.
Plans and coordinates with the Chief Financial Officer in the preparation and monitoring of the nursing services budget as it relates to staffing, supplies, and equipment.
Performs personnel management functions such as establishing personnel qualification requirements, drafting procedure manuals, initiating in-service programs, and installing record and reporting systems.
Assists with studies to evaluate effectiveness of nursing services in relation to their objectives and costs and sees that corrective actions are taken when negative outcomes are identified.
Implements an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess, and improve the quality of nursing care delivered to patients with collaboration from hospital leaders.
Coordinates and relays quality improvement activities to the Quality Assurance and Compliance Officer.
Prepares periodic reports concerning patient care service.
Ensures regulatory compliance requirements are met including all federal, state, and accrediting organizational standards.
Fulfills all duties and responsibilities of the Chief Nursing Officer as specified by the CMS Conditions of Participation for a Critical Access Hospital.
Current RN license with Colorado Board of Nursing
BSN or equivalent degree required or plan to attain a BSN within two years of hire.
Master’s degree preferred.
Three to five years of clinical nursing in a rural hospital setting with one to two years in a leadership role or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from patients, families, or regulatory agencies.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
We offer a full salary and benefit package and the opportunity to ensure quality health care in our tight knit community.
Please send resumes to: Human Resources, KCHD, P.O. Box 817, Eads, CO 81036 or click the Application button to email resumes directly. Contact Human Resources for more information. 719-438-5401 x135.
We are an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: CNO
About Kiowa County Hospital District
Kiowa County Hospital District creates a healthy community through access to quality, friendly, state-of-the-art health care and health education.