The University of Alabama's College of Community Health Sciences seeks a strategic and collaborative clinical nurse leader as the next Chief Nursing Officer. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced nurse executive to join an organization that plays a vital role in providing health care and wellness in rural Alabama.
The College of Community Health Sciences (the College) is home to one of the nation's largest family medicine residencies. In its role as a regional campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine, the College provides clinical education and training to medical students in the Primary Care track and the Rural Medical Scholars Program. The College operates the University Medical Center (UMC), with six locations that together comprise the largest community medical practice in West Alabama, as well as the UA Student Health Center and Pharmacy, Brewer-Porch Children's Center, and Capstone Hospitalist Group.
Reporting to the Dean, College of Community Health Sciences, the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) provides executive leadership in all matters pertaining to nursing practice and nursing administration and ensures that these components of the healthcare delivery process contribute to the strategic and operational goals of the College. The CNO oversees approximately 100 employees across UMC, UA Student Health Center, and Brewer-Porch Children's Center, including nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical assistants, and support staff, with direct oversight provided by nursing supervisors.
Requirements include a Master's degree in Nursing and a minimum of ten years of increasing responsible healthcare leadership experience gained within an ambulatory setting; experience gained within an academic medical center is preferred.
Located in the heart of Tuscaloosa, The University of Alabama (UA) is one of the nation's premier universities, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in nearly 200 fields of study. The state's flagship university, UA is designated among the Carnegie classification's top doctoral research universities.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. These documents should be sent electronically via e-mail to AlabamaCCHS-CNO@wittkieffer.com. Inquiries may be directed to Diane Smith at 267-766-0410 or Claudia Teschky at 630-575-6172, the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.