May 07, 2021

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) (Bedford County Hospital)

  • Vanderbilt Health
  • Shelbyville, TN, USA

Job Description

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) (Bedford County Hospital)

Job/Position Summary:

Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital Executive Search Team is conducting a national search for Chief Nursing Officer. This is a senior executive role that requires leadership experience, an RN and experience as a CNO or an Assistant CNO.


  • Participates with the hospital President, management, and medical staff in developing the hospital’s mission, strategic plans, operational plans and policies
  • Manages the clinical and administrative aspects of Nursing Service
  • Responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, directing and controlling of all Nursing Service
  • Coordinates ancillary services and other departments to achieve facility goals
  • Collaborates with finance and other departments to achieve facility goals
  • Carries the leadership responsibilities for other departments as determined by the hospital President
  • Capable of 'hands-on' clinical assignments if situation requires

Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital:

Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital is your community healthcare provider: a 60-bed facility with a comprehensive range of inpatient, outpatient, medical, and surgical services.

Acquired by Vanderbilt Health in 2021, the hospital is the sole provider of inpatient medical services for Bedford County. We believe in the power of people to create great care. With more than 32 doctors and 250 hospital staff, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital delivers personalized, high-quality health care close to home, in a modern, patient-friendly environment.

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Our Nursing Philosophy:

We believe highly skilled and specialized nursing care is essential to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s mission of quality in patient care, education and research. We believe nursing is an applied art and science focused on helping people, families and communities reach excellent health and well-being.

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