Senior Nursing Officer
Martinsville, VA 
Posted 25 days ago
Job Description

Senior Nursing Officer (SNO)

SOVAH Martinsville

Position Summary:

Has administrative responsibility for nursing standards and practice regardless of the nurse's practice area or reporting relationship. Directs hospital nursing activities within the context of hospital policies and procedures. This position is accountable for the operations of the inpatient and out-patient nursing units and other defined ancillary departments and is responsible for the quality assessment, implementation, coordination and evaluation and standardization of system wide inpatient care.

  • Ensures continuous and timely nursing services to patients.
  • Ensures nursing standards, practices, policies, and procedures, in accordance with all applicable laws, regulatory and accreditation requirements are consistent with current research findings and national professional standards.
  • Directs nursing service Performance Improvement activities.
  • Sustain regulatory compliance/survey readiness CMS/TJC
  • Actively participates in hospital leadership functions.
  • Collaborates with hospital leaders to design and provide patient care and services, including availability of sufficient, qualified nursing staff.
  • Develops, presents, and manages budget for nursing services.
  • Develops, directs, implements nursing policies and procedures, nursing standards, and a nurse staffing plan
  • Develops, implements, and administers nursing services budget and expense control system.
  • Organizes, directs, and supervises daily nursing service to assure adequate hospital coverage and quality care.
  • Partners/collaborates with hospital-based and contracted physicians/allied health providers
  • Recruits, interviews, evaluates, and hires qualified personnel to meet patient's needs.
  • Participates in the development, implementation and maintenance of the hospital quality assurance and improvement program through evaluation of services rendered, quality improvement, audit of medical records, patient visits, and counsel with hospital staff.
  • Maintains communications with medical and administrative staff through participation in regularly scheduled staff meetings and involvement on hospital medical services committees.
  • Evaluates long and short-range equipment and supply requirements for nursing care by forecasting service levels and quantity of materials on hand.
  • Directs, plans, and implements orientation and educational programs to promote staff training and development.
  • Recommends and participates in development of new patient care programs for expansion of nursing care services.

Who We Are:

People are our passion and purpose. Come work where you are appreciated for who you are not just what you can do. Licensed for 220 beds, SOVAH Health - Martinsville, is a full service, acute-care hospital providing over 22 medical specialties. Among the services we offer are a home health & hospice agency, advanced wound healing center, cardiac rehabilitation center, two cardiac catheterization labs, and medical & radiation oncology services.

Where We Are:

In Martinsville, you can explore culture and arts, enjoy kayaking or hiking and so much more in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From the river to the racetrack, we offer plenty of activities to guarantee that you and your family have a fun-filled and safe place to live!

Why Choose Us:

  • Health (Medical, Dental, Vision) and 401K Benefits for full-time employees
  • Competitive Paid Time Off / Extended Illness Bank package for full-time employees
  • Employee Assistance Program - mental, physical, and financial wellness assistance
  • Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance for qualified applicants
  • Professional development and Growth opportunities
  • And much more...


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Virginia (or Compact) RN License
  • Bachelor Of Nursing in Science
  • 3-5 years' experience at a nursing director level or greater
  • Critical thinking skills, decisive judgment, and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
  • Knowledge of nursing principles, theories, and practice standards with verbal interpersonal and quantitative skills

EEOC Statement:

SOVAH Health - Martinsville is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities for all applicants and employees and complies with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of color, race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veterans' status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Job Nursing
Primary Location Virginia-Martinsville
Schedule Full-time
Work Schedule Day shift, 7-10 hr/shift, weekdays only


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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