CNO - Chief Nursing Officer

  • Compensation: $200,000 - $240,000
  • Required Qualifications: RN with +5 years in Nursing leadership and Acute Care Hospital experience
  • City/State: Los Angeles, CA

We are partnered with a wonderful community hospital to find a talented Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) to join their team. They have an amazing local reputation for taking care of their employees and putting patient care first and are one of the few local facilities that is still in great financial shape despite the recent challenges. Their ER has already recovered quite a bit of patient volume, and the OR has been busy!

This facility has 250+ beds, is under 20-minutes from downtown, and part of a growing multihospital system that offers resources and opportunities for advancement.

If you’re wondering whether or not you’re the right fit, here’s a snapshot of what our client is looking for:

  • Previous Registered Nurse Executive experience for either a small, mid-sized, or large hospital
  • Strong patient and nurse advocate
  • Enjoys being involved in expansion projects (they are currently in the process of renovating several departments, as well as building a new hospital)
  • Comfortable working with a diverse patient population: Everything from an economically challenged and underserved population, to millionaires
  • Dynamic leader who is passionate about mentoring and developing a team

While functioning autonomously (yes the CEO trusts executives to lead their teams as they see fit), these are the key areas of focus for the position:

  • Department Leader: While leading a team of 5-10 Nurse Director and Managers, the CNO provides guidance and mentorship while cultivating a care-first culture
  • Quality Management: Develops policies and procedures based on analysis and feedback of the nursing and patient population’s needs and a variety of quality, compliance, and risk measures
  • Advocate: Passionately advocates for patient and staff needs
  • Financial Management: Responsible for budgetary review and development and implementation of financial strategies including vendor spending priorities for the organization
  • Collaboration: Works closely with other executives and clinical leaders including medical directors, and other c-level executives on a variety of projects and initiatives to improve clinical outcomes and employee well-being


  • 5+ years of acute care hospital/medical center leadership
  • Chief Nursing Officer / VP of Nursing / Chief Nursing Executive is preferred, but a strong Director of Nursing will be considered i.e. Emergency Department Director, Director of Surgical Services, Director of Med/Surg, etc.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • California Registered Nurse / RN / R.N.

Final salary is per employer discretion and commensurate with experience.