Chief Nursing Officer/ Vice President Patient Care Services

  • UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside
  • Pittsburgh, PA

This position has been filled.

UPMC is a $21 billion health care provider and the largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, integrating 90,000 employees, 40+hospitals, and 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International.

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside includes over 900 beds total across two campuses. The UPMC Presbyterian campus is a site of ongoing research and graduate education programs in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. This campus includes a renowned organ transplant program, Level I Trauma Center, and is one of 41 nationally certified Comprehensive Stroke Centers.  The UPMC Shadyside campus has earned Magnet status from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three times over, and features areas of clinical excellence in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, geriatrics, vascular medicine and endocrinology. The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at the UPMC Shadyside campus is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the region. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside includes the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, a recognized leader in cardiovascular care, with a rich history in clinical research and innovation.

Position Overview

The Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President, Patient Care Services will provide executive nursing management, direction, and leadership for UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside. This position is responsible for driving, supporting and modeling a caring service-oriented professional culture focused on employee engagement, quality, patient safety, service excellence, fiscal responsibility, and the overall patient experience. This role will serve as a member of the executive leadership team  and will participate with leaders from the Board of Directors, Senior Management, Medical Staff and other clinical areas in planning, promoting, and conducting organization-wide performance improvement activities.


  • BSN required; Master’s degree in Nursing or related health care field required; PhD or DNP in Nursing preferred.
  • At least 5 years of progressively increasing experience in senior nursing leadership roles; depth managing diverse patient care functions across a large academic hospital or within a health system.
  • Experience in leading organization to successful Magnet accreditation or reaccreditation preferred.
  • Proven background of success in a shared governance model structure; ability to communicate nursing’s shared vision for success.
  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse, or ability to obtain Pennsylvania licensure; National Nurse Executive Certification (ANCC NEA-BC) preferred.
  • Ability to successfully navigate a highly complex and matrixed organizational structure.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including staff development, mentoring, and coaching. Excellent communication (verbal and written) presentation and platform skills.


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