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AdventHealth Chief Nursing Officer in Hendersonville, North Carolina


Established in 1908, AdventHealth is one of the largest non-profit healthcare systems in the country, caring for more than a million patients each year. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) position at AdventHealth Hendersonville located in Hendersonville, North Carolina.

As a faith-based organization, it is the intention of AdventHealth to identify and employ executive leaders who are professionally competent and who provide leadership that is consistent with our mission. It is required that the candidate serve the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ and demonstrate proficiency in the AdventHealth executive leadership competencies.


Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CNO assures delivery of quality and safe patient care through planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating staff, resources and patient outcomes. Responsible for providing safe, efficient and therapeutically effective patient care in all assigned departments; to role model Christian leadership; to plan, manage and direct the overall nursing/clinical functions for patient care throughout the organization.


  • Assumes authority and responsibility for implementation of nursing care as defined in the North Carolina Nurse Practice Act throughout the organization.

  • Assures North Carolina Board of Nursing licensure and certification requirement are met for all registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistants in the organization.

  • Establishes and develops standards of nursing practice to direct the provision of nursing care throughout the organization.

  • Provide executive leadership for ancillary clinical departments including the following departments: Diagnostic Imaging, Pharmacy, Cardiopulmonary, Laboratory, Rehabilitation Services, Quality Department, Home Health Services and Oncology Infusion Services.

  • Participates in planning and decision-making at the executive administrative, executive medical staff and governing board levels.

  • Contributes to the overall hospital decision-making processes regarding mission, strategic planning, budgets, resources allocation and operational plans and policies.

  • Provides leadership in planning, promoting, implementing and revising the organizational-wide patient safety programs.

  • Provides leadership to assure that policies and procedures are developed and implemented; and maintained to promote a safe work environment.

  • Serves as a liaison between medical staff and hospital to identify and resolve patient care issues and concerns.

  • Communicates and consults with CMO, Chief of Staff and Service Chiefs to improve patient care.

  • Participates in medical staff meetings as assigned.

  • Provides leadership to assure clinical informatics system is operational to support clinical documentation requirements throughout the organization

  • Provides leadership to the nursing aspect of the oncology program.

  • Role models customer services at all time, utilizing philosophy and principles of Park Ridge Health Pillars.

  • Provides leadership to achieve and maintain standards according to state, federal, Joint Commission and Healthcare Facilitates Accreditation Program regulations.

  • Develops and implements staffing plans for optimum patient outcomes and utilization of personnel.

  • Demonstrates effective human resource management within assigned departments to achieve and maintain quality patient care, positive employee relations and efficient use of staff.

  • Demonstrates effective fiscal management of department operations to ensure proper utilization for the hospital’s financial resources.

  • Assures policies and procedures are developed and effectively implemented.

  • Develops goals and objectives consistent with AH Hendersonville’s mission, vision and strategic plan.

  • Assesses and evaluates activities and outcomes for assigned departments.

  • Uses creative problem solving and participative management to achieve quality patient care through staff.

  • Promotes interdepartmental communication as well as communication across departments to ensure that all necessary information is disseminated throughout the hospital.

  • Oversees nursing orientation programs.

  • Assures professional educational programs are developed and implemented to ensure appropriate knowledge and skills are achieved and maintained.

  • Oversees an effective recruitment and retention program for assigned departments.

  • Provides counseling for assigned departments.

  • Assumes organizational authority and responsibility in absence of CEO, COO and CFO.

  • Takes administrative call as assigned and required.

  • Assures self-development to assure current knowledge of nursing and hospital administration.

  • Participates in planning and decision-making at the corporate level by participation in CNO group and assigned committee participation.



  • MSN or BSN and masters degree in related field

  • Current registration with North Carolina Board of Nursing as a registered professional nurse or licensure from another state with verification of application and eligibility for North Carolina licensure endorsement

  • Five (5) years of executive hospital management experience

If this position sounds like a great match for your skills set and experience, please apply online now!

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

Category: Clinical/Medical Informatics

Organization: AdventHealth Executives

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Travel: Executive

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.