Tandem Hospital Partners

Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Operations Officer

US-KS-Kansas City
Job ID
# of Openings
Hospital Operations
Kansas City


Saint Luke


Saint Luke’s Community Hospital

Saint Luke’s Community Hospital provides a modern approach to personalized, high quality, compassionate care. With neighborhood locations throughout the greater Kansas City area, specializing in 24/7 emergency services and inpatient stays, this leading-edge hospital concept provides greater access to patient care, while drawing on the breadth and expertise of the Saint Luke integrated health network. After listening to and engaging our communities, Saint Luke is pleased to offer its patients an exceptional patient experience, with convenient locations, short wait times, skilled patient care from board-certified physicians and experienced nurses, as well as dedicated lab, imaging and pharmacy services.


Saint Luke has engaged Tandem Hospital Partners (THP) to provide management services to staff and grow Saint Luke’s Community Hospital.


Job OpportunityMarket Level CNO

Actively involved, at the executive level, in the leadership of the Tandem Hospital Partners. Organizes and administers areas of Patient Care Services to attain the hospital’s objectives established by the THP and its partners.


Essential Functions

  • Upholds the values and mission of the Tandem Hospital Partners family
  • Implements standards of nursing practice reviewing and revising as necessary to reflect changes in nursing practice and patient population.
  • Responsible for the provision of nursing services 24 hours a day, seven (7) days a week at all Tandem facilities in the market
  • Ensures compliance with all policies and procedures regarding department operations, fire safety, emergency management and infection prevention and control
  • Effectively and consistently communicates administrative directive to staff and encourages interactive departmental meetings and discussions
  • Recommends modifications, additions or deletions to staffing plans to ensure reasonable hours and acceptable working conditions to provide optimal patient care coverage
  • Initiates and participates in problem solving, policy forming conferences for patient care services
  • Maintains close coordination with all departments to insure continuity and collaboration of services
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety and quality
  • Plans and recommends to Market CEO new equipment or modifications needed to provide patient care
  • Plans and coordinates with the Controller, utilizing the management for planning the budget requirements for staff, performance of work, supplies and equipment
  • Responsible for cost controls to ensure maximum effectiveness of funds expended from approved department budgets
  • Implements an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess and improve the quality of nursing care delivered to patients
  • Collaborates with leadership in developing, implementing, reviewing, revising and monitoring market-wide performance improvement activities
  • Exercises final authority over those associated with providing care, treatment and patient services
  • Develops and implements staffing plans for the market


Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Current Kansas state license as a registered nurse
  • Master’s Degree in healthcare management, administration or nursing
  • Minimum five (5) years prior experience in patient care services
  • Recent experience as CNO of large hospital and/or multi-site hospital system

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Maintains regulatory requirements, including all federal, state, local laws and regulations and accrediting organization standards
  • Maintains and ensures patient confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to communicate effectively, maintaining a good rapport and a cooperative working relationship with physicians and all levels of staff
  • Resolves staff concerns at all levels, utilizing the grievance process as required
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner
  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of Tandem Hospital Partners
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent understanding of the organizations goals and objectives
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff to define business requirements and goals, and to identify and resolve issues
  • Ability to foster effective relationships and build consensus through the all levels of leadership in the organization
  • Knowledge and ability to work on large-scale complex projects that include multiple strategic goals and multiple tactical tasks


Kansas City, Kansas


Travel Required

Travel will be required as needed to any of our Kansas facilities


Eligibility Requirements

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States, and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g. TN, H1B status), now or in the future.

Tandem Hospital Partners strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. THP is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, Veteran status, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job description and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.


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