Dignity Health VP, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer in SAN FRANCISCO, California


Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has served the city with extraordinary expertise and care. We are located in the heart of San Francisco and serve a remarkable and diverse patient population.

We encourage employee participation at all levels to encourage growth and excellence. Known as the downtown hospital, Saint Francis boasts all private rooms and a friendly atmosphere.

The hospital is renowned for orthopedics, with leading programs in sports medicine, joint replacement, spine care and occupational medicine. Saint Francis is also known for outstanding acute burn care, emergency medicine, acute rehabilitation and a nationally-honored cancer care program.


S/he has operational leadership accountability for ancillary and support services departments as well as ambulatory care and nursing departments. As a member of the Senior Team, the Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer represents SFMH in facility, market, and fundraising forums. The COO/CNO must remain up to date in industry trends, understand the big picture and use the strengths of the organization to position it for future success. S/he must create and maintain positive working relationships with members of the medical staff and Board based upon trust, partnership, and collaboration. It is critically important that the COO/CNO demonstrate excellent employee relations and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of organizational stakeholders. Inside the hospital, the COO/CNO visits the departments under his/her leadership on a daily basis to ensure smooth operations. Outside the hospital, the COO/CNO maintains strong positive working relationships with the community. The hospital has a very active Foundation and this person will be involved in much of its work to support the hospital. A major challenge for the COO/CNO is to effectively manage services in a competitive market. The role requires a continual focus on identifying innovative solutions and work methods, and the integration and standardization of processes to insure effective stewardship. This position ensures responsive budgeting, reporting and monitoring of results to maintain the financial integrity of the organization and takes a leadership role in facilitating necessary changes in operations to meet targets.


Five years experience at the Director of Nursing level or equivalent senior nurse management experience in a comparable hospital. Chief Nurse experience in a unionized healthcare setting. Add'l experience in management of outpatient services preferred. RN

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Job ID 2018-55053

Employment Type Full Time

Department Hospital Administration

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Saint Francis Hospital

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours 8am-5pm