Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer

Reading, PA

Job ID: 2062147 Salary: 340000k/year - 540000k/year

Job Description

Chief Nursing Officer, Senior Vice President - Pennsylvania

The primary expectation of the Chief Nurse Executive for the hospital is serving as the Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer for The Hospital, reporting to the President & CEO of The Hospital. As a Magnet Recognized, regional referral center with 65% inpatient market share for a primary service population of 326,000, The Hospital is staffing 665 beds and is home to many top-tier specialty care centers., including: a Cancer Institute, a Heart Center, an emergency department that includes a Level I Trauma Center, and a Maternity Center, which houses the region's only Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Healthgrades® has recognized The Hospital as one of America's 50 Best Hospitals for 2024. This is the third year in a row (2022-2024) The Hospital has been in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance. It is also listed as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for eight consecutive years.

The CNO will be responsible for patient care services of The Hospital and will play an instrumental role in leading and driving activities operationally, financially, and culturally throughout the system, as well as for nursing. The CNO will build on an abundance of existing strengths while also reimagining nursing services and new care models, strengthening the excellence and high-quality care the organization has been known for historically. The incumbent will be a master of developing collaborative relationships and driving outcomes-based initiatives. It will be a priority to develop the most effective and efficient workforce strategy to ensure nursing colleagues are performing to their highest ability and creative, contemporary recruitment and retention practices are being leveraged.

The Hospital is a regional integrated healthcare system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to communities in Berks, Chester, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.

In the capacity of Chief Nurse Executive of the hospital, this position reports to the President of the hospital. The additional responsibilities include nursing oversight of the 3 remaining entities of the hospital. In this role the expectation is to foster systemization, provide mentorship and guidance to the other hospital CNO’s, and ensure overall nursing excellence.


The ideal candidate will be a seasoned, bold, and relationship-oriented nursing leader with significant experience developing and executing nursing strategy and operations in a complex acute care organization. Candidates should have experience leading and implementing quality and culture improvement initiatives. The successful candidate will be a leader who holds themselves and others accountable and leads through influence and an orientation toward outcomes and serving patients. A working knowledge of Magnet criteria and principles is preferred.


  • A BSN nursing degree from an accredited college or university is required; master's degree in nursing, health administration or MBA required.
  • Current Nursing License in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or ability to obtain and maintain licensure upon hire.

Knowledge and Work Experience:

  • Previous experience as a nursing leader in a large, complex medical center or system environment. Progressively responsible experience in hospital nursing operations with demonstrated professional and technical knowledge and experience in all facets of contemporary nursing leadership and experience will be important.
  • A demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all constituents across a complex, highly diverse organization; the ability to function as a team leader and collaborative consensus builder.
  • A history of working positively and effectively with physicians, understanding their needs, and assisting them in the development of clinical programs and the provision of excellent patient care.
  • A demonstrated record of improving hospital operations from the perspective of quality, cost, overall productivity, efficiency, and market share while maintaining team member morale will be important.
  • Strong financial skills including reimbursement, managed care, and financial accountability. Evidence of ability to develop annual operating and financial plans with an understanding of expenses and revenue.
  • Proven ability to recruit, train and motivate clinical and non-clinical personnel in order to balance staffing strength with profitability and growth. Demonstrated ability to lead and effect change, including skills in continuous quality improvement and promoting ongoing professional development.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in increasing patient service and quality metrics within an organization. Knowledge of the High Reliability Organizations core concepts and fundamentals.
  • A commitment to a participation management style and to a team-oriented model of care with a contemporary knowledge of care delivery models, healthcare policy and industry trends. An individual who keeps current with the profession and is active in professional organizations.
  • An outstanding communicator who possesses superb written and oral presentation skills as well as active listening skills.
  • An executive with the gravitas and professional persona that immediately garners credibility who is self-aware and possesses a high level of emotional intelligence.
  • An executive with a demonstrated ability to effectively lead diverse groups and partner with other functional areas for optimal results.

Exceptional compensation package which includes base salary, benefits, bonus, relocation allowance and more.

Contact for more information and to apply for this exciting role.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jerry Ruta
Franchise Partner

With over 30 years of executive and senior leadership roles in national restaurant chains, Guerrino “Jerry” Ruta is a proven leader. He has helped build successful organizations by effectively  sourcing, developing and promoting exceptional people. Jerry is a focused, driven leader who values professional relationships. He is a persuasive, influential communicator who thrives in challenging situations. He has a straightforward, helpful, collaborative approach with recruiting and staffing.

Jerry and his wife, Terry, are Pittsburgh natives and now live in Carver, MN. They have two grown children, Nicole and Augustin.

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