Project CNO

  • Location FRANKLIN, TN (CHS Corporate)
    Full Time
  • Field Executive
  • Location FRANKLIN, TN (CHS Corporate)


  • Field Executive

  • Full Time

Job Description

Community Health Systems is one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers. Developing and operating healthcare delivery systems in 47 distinct markets across 16 states, CHS is committed to helping people get well and live healthier. CHS operates 79 acute-care hospitals and more than 1,000 other sites of care, including physician practices, urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers and ambulatory surgery centers.


The Project Chief Nursing Officer position reports to Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer and works closely with Region Leadership at time of an assignment. The Project CNO is responsible for the training and development of newly hired Chief Nursing Officers, coaching and mentoring  existing CNOs,  serving as Interim CNO as needed, providing assistance on specific nursing or staffing projects and managing various projects within Nursing, Safety & Quality.  The position requires 90-100% travel to hospitals at direction of SVP/CNO. 

  • The Project CNO will participate in the functional decision-making processes necessary to the successful attainment of the hospital's mission in addition to maintaining an awareness of changes in healthcare environment such as but not limited to financial matters that could have an impact on the financial success of the hospital.
  • The Project CNO should be well-versed in the company’s Community Cares patient-care and strategic imperatives culture and ensure they are being observed at all hospitals.


  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Business or Health Administration from an accredited institution. 


  • 7+ years of demonstrated successful leadership in an acute-care hospital environment; for-profit experience preferred
  • Recent for-profit acute care CNO experience; within a hospital system preferred;
  • Must possess detailed knowledge of hospital nursing operations and current regulatory requirements
  • Experience with various EMR’s preferred


  • Must be a registered nurse (RN) with current licensure in each of the states where services are provided.


  • Must be proficient in written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with hospital staff, physicians, patients, patient’s families, and community
  • Ability to maintain confidential information concerning personal, financial, or medical matters
  • A sound foundation of AONE Nurse Executive competencies (communication and relationship management, Knowledge of Healthcare environment Business Skills (to include HR), Professionalism & Leadership is essential.

Physical Demands:
In order to successfully perform this job, with or without a reasonable accommodation, the following are outlined below:

  1. The Employee is required to read, review, prepare and analyze written data and figures, using a PC or similar, and should possess visual acuity.
  2. The Employee may be required to occasionally climb, push, stand, walk, reach, grasp, kneel, stoop, and/or perform repetitive motions.
  3. The Employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions and; therefore, job functions are typically performed under conditions such as those found within general office or administrative work.


Apply Now