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Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer

Billings, Montana
Job Type
22 Sep 2022


You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of St. Vincent Healthcare.

You know how to move fast. You know how to stay organized. You know how to have fun.

Youre equally strong at developing and building strong teams and leaders, juggling many initiatives and requests, and remaining deadline and detail oriented.

Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.


St. Vincent Healthcare is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 286-bed level II trauma center has provided care in Montana and the surrounding area since 1898, and our 30-clinic network ensures community needs are met. We offer comprehensive, specialty care, and are proud to extend SCL Healths missions by treating the poor, the vulnerable, our community and each other.

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement savings plan.

As an Executive, you will receive additional benefits including two times salary basic life insurance, as well as reimbursement for tuition, cell phone, professional dues and subscriptions. We also offer financial wellness tools, retirement savings and deferred compensation plans and an additional supplemental retirement plan for executives. In addition, to show our commitment to you and to assist with your transition into our organization, we may also offer a sign-on or retention bonus and a relocation package when applicable.

With this position, you are eligible to participate in the At Risk Compensation (ARC) Plan. This plan enables SCL Health to provide leaders with an additional performance compensation opportunity. The ARC Award opportunities are calculated as a percentage of your base salary. Awards are paid out based on attainment of selected SCL Health Board-approved goals.


Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.

Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.

Your day

The Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for St. Vincent Healthcare will have primary responsibility for overseeing safe, effective patient care as they lead and structure the exceptional patient experience journey as well as the financial and operating performance of the hospital. The CNO has primary responsibilities to ensure: (1) care that is provided is safe, effective, timely, patient-centered, efficient and equitable; (2) areas are appropriately staffed with fully-competent and qualified nurses and clinical staff; (3) the on-going competency levels of nurses and other caregivers is assessed and maintained to the highest standards; and (4) care that is provided to patients across all departments is coordinated and seamless. As a member of the senior leadership team, the CNO will provide oversight for quality and regulatory compliance with a key focus to drive toward better clinical integration and patient outcomes. Additionally, success will be found in a dynamic and strategic leader that will be highly engaged with our Medical Staff. Working in a matrix environment, the CNO will report to the System CNO and the President of St. Vincent Healthcare and will interact regularly with the other care site CNOs to advance patient care, leverage our skill and scale and to promote appropriate standardization and systemness of SCL Health.

As the Chief Nursing Officer you need to know how to:

  • Identify and lead through operational efficiencies.

  • Employ innovation through leadership of performance improvement activities.

  • Understand productivity management with a finance focus and effective use of resources.

  • Have strong communication skills and build effective relationships with physicians.

  • Encourage and facilitate the professional advancement of employees by affording opportunities for further education and experience.

Your experience

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:

  • Graduate of an accredited School of Nursing with a BSN Bachelors of Science in Nursing, required

  • Masters degree in Nursing or Healthcare Administration or Business, required

  • Current license to practice in Colorado (or ability to obtain), required

  • Minimum of three years of senior level nursing leadership in an acute environment, required

  • Experience with High Reliability Organization methodology, preferred

  • Minimum of ten years in a leadership position managing a large and complex product/service line, preferred

Your next move

Now that you know more about being the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of St. Vincent Healthcare, we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

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  • Job Reference: 718384046-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: SCL Health
  • Location: Billings, Montana
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent