Dignity Health Chief Nurse Executive Officer in GRASS VALLEY, California


Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital has proudly served as the sole healthcare provider for western Nevada County for more than 50 years. Much has happened since the hospital opened in 1958, including additions in 1994 of a 68,000 square foot Outpatient Center, a comprehensive Cancer Center and most recently, the opening of the Sierra Nevada Diagnostic Center in the fall of 2006. SNMH is a licensed, acute care hospital providing a full range of services including cardiovascular, surgical, emergency and diagnostic. SNMH offers access to the SNMH Health Sciences Library. The library features continuing and medical education for healthcare professionals, diabetes classes, prenatal classes, cancer support groups, and family caregiver classes. In addition, we have more than 90 board certified primary and specialty care physicians on our active and associate medical staff.


The Chief Nursing Executive Officer directs nursing practice in the hospital and assigned business entities maintaining consistent and high-quality standards of patient care.

Job Responsibilities:

Develops and deploys nursing policies, objectives, and initiatives for the department; reviews departmental operations to ensure compliance with established standards.

Manages the resources (e.g. staff, materials and finances) of the nursing department; plans and directs all nursing activities in that facility.

Develops and deploys nursing policies, objectives, and initiatives for the department; reviews departmental operations to ensure compliance with established standards.

Drives the delivery of quality and cost-effective patient care; oversees the performance of nursing staff

Develops the overall competency level of nursing staff; coordinates quality enhancement and process improvement tasks.

Qualified candidates will possess the following Functional Competencies:

Knowledge, insight, and understanding of business concepts, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; ability to apply this knowledge appropriately in both clinical and non-clinical situations.

Knowledge of the decision-making process and associated tools and techniques; ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment.

Understanding of the business value of diverse perspectives and opinions and ability to understand, appreciate and employ the unique contributions of associates of varied cultures, nationalities, ethnic backgrounds, genders, ages, points of view, etc.

Knowledge of and ability to use industry standards, evidence-based practice and policies and procedures relevant to function and organization.

Knowledge of healthcare policies for all clinical practices and applicable laws and regulations governing proper clinical practice; ability to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations.

Knowledge of the factors contributing to quality patient care, and the ability to influence these factors in a positive way.



Minimum of ten (10) years of nursing experience and five (5) years of nurse leadership experience.

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (e.g. BSN) and Master's degree in nursing or other-related field (e.g. MSN/MBA/MHA) required

Current active California Registered Nursing License (RN) required

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Job ID 2017-38859

Employment Type Full Time

Department Hospital Administration

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Sierra Nevada Memorial

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours Mon - Fri