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 Chief Nursing Officer, Brookwood Medical Center - Birmingham, AL    
 Job Number tenetnurse0313_5252    
 Job Type
 Job Category Nursing
 Company Tenet Healthcare Corporation-Nursing & Therapy
 Location Birmingham, AL
 Salary Competitive
 Date Posted 06/13/2017
 Start Date Immediately
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 Job Description
Tenet Healthcare Corporation is a diversified healthcare services company with more than 130,000 employees united around a common mission: to help people live happier, healthier lives.  Through its subsidiaries, partnerships and joint ventures, including United Surgical Partners International (USPI), the company operates 79 general acute care hospitals, 20 short-stay surgical hospitals and 469 outpatient centers in the United States, as well as nine facilities in the United Kingdom.  Tenet’s Conifer Health Solutions subsidiary provides technology-enabled performance improvement and health management solutions to hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks, physician groups, self-insured organizations and health plans. 

Brookwood Medical Center

In 2015, Brookwood Medical Center merged with Baptist Health System, resulting in a new community of care:  Brookwood Baptist Health. With five hospitals, dozens of specialty centers, and the largest primary care network in Alabama, Brookwood Baptist Health sets a new standard in service and devotion to the people of central Alabama.  The new company unites Baptist Health System’s four hospitals: Citizens Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center, and Walker Baptist Medical Center, with Brookwood Medical Center.  Together, the new system has more than 1,700 licensed beds; 77 outpatient and physician office facilities, including clinics delivering primary and specialty care; approximately 7,300 employees and approximately 1,500 affiliated physicians.


Brookwood Medical Center, accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and licensed by the Alabama State Department of Health, is a 631-bed full service medical facility.  More than 900 privately practicing physicians treat and refer patients to Brookwood.  Over 200 physicians practice in offices located in one of the four professional office buildings connected to the facility.  In addition to our physicians, we have a workforce of more than 2,500 employees and volunteer staff that support the medical center. 


Service lines include Brain & Neuro, Cancer Care, Children's Services, Diagnostics, Digestive Disorders, Ear, Nose & Throat, Emergency, Gynecological Surgery, Heart Care, Home Health, Interventional Radiology, Maternity, Orthopedics, Pain Management, Psychiatry, Pulmonary and Respiratory, Rehabilitation Services, Robotic Surgery, Sleep Center, Surgical Services, Urology, Weight Loss Surgery, Women's Health, Workforce Wellness, Wound Care.


Brookwood Baptist Health’s mission is to deliver exceptional healthcare to every person we have the privilege to serve, and our vision is to be your premier healthcare system.


Birmingham, Alabama.


Reporting Relationships

The Chief Nursing Officer reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer of Brookwood Medical Center.

Please take a few minutes to view this video on Tenet Nursing, and then review the responsibilities and qualifications shown after the video:


Tenet Nurse


Key CNO Responsibilities

The Chief Nursing Officer provides strategic leadership as the senior executive position responsible for all nursing and other designated patient care functions and services within the hospital organization.  The role assumes responsibility for assessing, planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating nursing practice on a facility level.  The role assumes 24/7 responsibility and has accountability to ensure high quality, safe and appropriate nursing care, competency of clinical staff, and appropriate resource management related to patient care. The Chief Nursing Officer represents nursing concerns on the governing board and at medical staff leadership meetings.


A competitive compensation program will be tailored to the selected candidate.  Base salary will be supplemented by a performance bonus and comprehensive, well-rounded benefits program, which includes relocation assistance.






An academic degree in nursing is required, and a Master’s degree in Nursing or related field (Health Administration, Business, Public Health, or Management) is strongly preferred.


Active and current registered nurse license in the state of residence/practice is required.


Current CENP or NEA certification preferred.


Required Background Experience

At least five years of progressive management experience in a facility environment as an Associate Chief Nursing Officer or Nursing Director of multiple, complex nursing departments.


Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills.


Proven leadership ability and facility operational expertise.


Ability to serve as role model and advocate for the professional discipline of nursing.


Strong labor relations background.


An individual able to effectively and efficiently organize patient care promoting optimal outcomes, patient safety, and patient, physician and employee satisfaction. 


An individual with proven success recruiting, retaining and developing staff.  Someone effective in mentoring and developing staff, encouraging professional growth and achievement.


Takes the lead in complying with regulatory standards, rules and laws.


Professional Attributes

Proven ability to identify the need for change, anticipating, recognizing and creatively solving resistance to change; working with others to view change as a challenge and opportunity for growth.  Displays an ability to be a risk taker and assume the role of change agent.  However, someone who understands the importance of collegiality, collaboration and team spirit.


A credible nurse leader who utilizes communication, coaching, sponsorship and training to successfully manage the people-side of change in order to realize successful outcomes of a business change.


One who is positive, creative and innovative with a strong understanding of the business aspects of healthcare and the acumen to play a substantive role in developing strategies, budgets and business plans.  Financially astute, with a solid understanding of cost issues and initiatives.


Clearly a leader by example, able to articulate a clear vision and expectations for patient care services and other areas of responsibility.


Personal Attributes

An individual of highest personal and professional integrity, principle and knowledge, earning respect and support when making difficult decisions and choices.  Able to establish immediate credibility with peers, senior leadership, medical staff, and the Board.


A collaborative and operational manager who will give employees a voice and encourage full participation of all team members.


Excellent interpersonal skills; a dedicated listener, comfortable in a variety of settings dealing with diverse constituencies; a broad thinker. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing.


A leader who will inspire confidence and establish a sense of common direction and vision for the medical staff.


Job:   Executive Search
Primary Location:   Birmingham, Alabama
Hospital Location:   Brookwood Medical Center
Job Type:   Full-time
Shift Type:   Days


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