Senior Vice President & Corporate 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 40 distinct markets across 15 states, CHS is committed to helping people get well and live healthier. CHS operates 71 acute-care hospitals and more than 1,000 other sites of care, including physician practices, urgent care centers, freestanding emergency departments, and occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers, and ambulatory surgery centers.

We are seeking a visionary and passionate leader to join our team as the Corporate Chief Nursing Officer. As the Corporate CNO, you will be responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership, and oversight for all nursing functions across our entire healthcare system. You will play a critical role in shaping the future of nursing practice, ensuring the highest quality of patient care, and driving organizational excellence. This role reports to the President & CMO of CHS.

The Corporate CNO will be based at our Corporate Headquarters, located in Franklin, TN. This role will also require up to 25% travel.

The Corporate Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) is responsible for:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive nursing strategy: Align nursing areas with the overall organizational strategy, ensuring alignment with purpose and key objectives.
  • Lead and manage corporate teams: Oversee a team of nursing and non-nursing leaders in the corporate environment and across all facilities and departments, providing guidance, mentorship, and support.
  • Ensure high-quality patient care: Advocate for evidence-based practices, establish quality standards, and monitor key performance indicators.
  • Drive operational efficiency and effectiveness: Implement innovative initiatives to optimize nursing workflows, resource allocation, and cost management.
  • Champion professional development: Foster a culture of lifelong learning, providing opportunities for continuous education and career advancement for nurses.
  • Navigate the regulatory landscape: Stay abreast of all relevant regulatory requirements and ensure compliance across the organization.
  • Build strong relationships: Collaborate effectively with physicians, administrators, and other stakeholders to achieve shared goals.
  • Represent the nursing profession: Serve as a trusted advisor to the executive team and Board of Directors, advocating for the needs and perspectives of nurses and other providers.


  • Master's degree in Nursing or other area related to healthcare leadership (MBA, MPH, MHS)
  • Doctorate degree in Nursing preferred


  • Must be a registered nurse (RN) with current licensure
  • Must be certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL) 


  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership experience in a complex healthcare setting, with at least 5 years at the senior executive level; multi-campus CNO experience preferred.
  • Proven track record of success in developing and implementing strategic initiatives
  • Strong understanding of current healthcare trends and challenges
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think strategically and make sound decisions
  • Passion for patient care and the nursing profession
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