Sutter Health Chief Nursing Executive (CNE), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), San Francisco, CA in San Francisco, California



The Chief Nurse Executive provides administrative oversight and strategic direction for nursing practice across the organization. The Chief Nurse Executive is responsible for ensuring a single nursing vision, nursing management philosophy and standard of nursing practice for all clinical areas where patients receive nursing care. To accomplish these responsibilities The Chief Nurse Executive is given the necessary authority and accountability for nursing care delivery organization-wide.

The nurse executive has responsibility, accountability and authority to establish nursing policies, procedures, standards of nursing practice and care delivery models to meet the nursing care needs of the patient population; to assesses, determine and plan for the resources necessary to support patient safety initiatives and insure staffing effectiveness; to develop and implement an ongoing program to measure, assess and improve nursing quality outcomes; to creates a work climate and philosophy of care that supports nurse recruitment, retention and professional growth; and to oversee the budget development and management of nursing finances to support cost efficiencies while maintaining quality and operational effectiveness.

The Chief Nurse Executive works closely with medical staff on quality and patient care related issues; ensures the integration of nursing in the design and planning for new clinical programs and serves as administrative liaison for Nursing on Medical Staff and hospital committees to ensure multidisciplinary integration and coordination of nursing practice across the continuum of care. The nurse executive participates with the governing body, management, medical staff and clinical leaders in the organizations decision making structures and processes. The Chief Nurse Executive is a standing member of CPMC Senior Management Team, SHWBR Quality and Safety Committee and the System Patient Care Council of Nursing Executives.




  • Masters in Nursing, MHA, or MBA required.

  • ANCC Certification in Nursing Administration upon hire or within two years of hire required.

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in California.


  • Extensive nursing experience as CNE/Director of Nursing in a large hospital, preferably with responsibility for multi-campus / facilities, ADC of 300 or greater, and tertiary, quaternary, acute and post-acute care, psychiatry and with demonstrated increasing level of responsibility in management.

  • Must have progressive management experience with medical staff liaison, team development, strategic planning, financial management and quality / service improvement.

  • Experience in a unionized setting.

  • Lean experience a plus.

  • Must have extensive knowledge about health care laws, regulations, accreditation requirements and clinical standards of practice Must be familiar with various methods of care delivery, productivity, management, leadership and quality improvement concepts.

  • Must be familiar with various methods of care delivery, productivity, management, leadership and quality improvement concepts.

  • Must be familiar with all areas of professional clinical practice including the practice of medicine.

  • Must possess or quickly develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of the Medical Center's mission, vision and organizational goals.

  • A theoretical and practical knowledge of accreditation standards of the regulatory agencies and the licensing requirements of the State of California for professionals and institutions is essential.

  • As the administrator for the institution's largest operational component, knowledge of systems, program development, financial analysis, personnel management, and the ability to be flexible and work effectively in a collaborative manner with diverse groups are essential requirements of this role.

  • Excellent team leadership and organizational skills are required.

  • Ability to plan, lead, organize, control and establish an esprit de corps in areas of responsibility essential.

  • Must have analytical problem solving skills as well as the ability to coordinate and communicate effectively with diverse others including staff, colleagues, managers, and medical staff and be able to teach and develop others.

  • Must demonstrate a strong focus on service excellence.

  • Must be able to prioritize multiple demands, make decisions and set clear expectations for others. Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills.

  • Must have the ability to effectively influence others without direct authority/control.

  • Must have strong computer skills including spreadsheet, word processing and presentation software.

  • Project/program development, implementation, team development and leadership skills are essential.

  • Flexibility, adaptability, creativity and innovation are required.

  • Must be a self-starter with a high degree of initiative and ability to work independently.

Primary Location: California, San Francisco, San Francisco

Organization: Sutter Health System Office

Employee Status: Regular

Benefits: Yes

Position Status: Exempt

Union: No

Job Shift: Day

Shift Hours: 8 Hour Shift

Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday

Weekend Requirements: None

Schedule: Full Time

Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.