Nemours Children's Hospital (NCH) in Orlando, Florida has retained WittKieffer to lead the recruitment of their next Chief Nursing Officer. NCH is a 100-bed pediatric hospital that offers outpatient pediatric clinics as well as the area’s only 24-hour Emergency Department designed just for kids. The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Nemours Children's Hospital will report to the Chief Operating Officer of NCH, and serve as a member of the NCH Senior Leadership Team and Nemours-Florida Leadership Team.
Nemours Children's Hospital is the newest addition to the well-established Nemours Children's Health System. NCH opened its doors in October of 2012, caring for the children of Central Florida in keeping with the Nemours' mission of "treating every child as if they were our own." Based in the thriving Lake Nona region, NCH is at an exciting juncture as they continue to grow and develop as an institution.
The next CNO will establish and successfully implement a vision for nursing care, advance the professional practice of nursing and passionately lead nursing in the pursuit of clinical and service excellence. NCH boasts committed nursing leaders and staff, and the ability to mentor and coach leaders to achieve their highest level of potential.
The CNO will serve as a member of the NCH Senior Leadership Team and the Nemours Florida Leadership Team, with potential for future rotational responsibilities as Chief Nursing Officer for Nemours Children’s Health System, as a member of the Executive Cabinet.
Previous experience as a CNO is strongly preferred; however, candidates with senior level nursing leadership experience will be considered. Evidence of progressive experience in nursing leadership in an acute care setting is required. Previous experience in pediatrics is strongly preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in nursing or a related field and a Master’s degree in nursing or a related field is required. One of the degrees must be in Nursing. Candidates must be licensed or eligible to receive license as a Registered Nurse in the state of Florida.
As always, we will treat all nominations, expressions of interest, and discussions with strict confidence.