Chief Nurse Executive, Sunnyside Medical Center

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Clackamas, OR

This position has been filled.

Kaiser Permanente is seeking a Chief Nursing Executive to serve Sunnyside Medical Center in Clackamas, Oregon. Learn more or apply within!Recognized as one of America’s leading healthcare providers and not-for-profit health plans, Kaiser Permanente (KP) is committed to helping shape the future of healthcare. Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable healthcare services and to improve the health of its members and the communities it serves. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente currently serves more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers.

Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center is one of two hospitals in Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest region. It sits on a 55-acre comprehensive medical campus that also houses an urgent care center, ambulatory surgery center, and two large medical offices. The full-service, 300 bed hospital is recognized for its Neurology, Cardiac Care, Mental Health, Addiction Recovery, and Oncology services.

Position Overview

As a member of the senior leadership team, the Chief Nursing Executive (CNE) is a critical role providing strategic leadership for all nursing services across KP Sunnyside Medical Center, based in Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest Region (KPNW). He or she sets the standards for overall clinical quality, safety, and service and ensures compliance with regulatory standards. The CNE leads the establishment of professional practice standards to ensure that nurses are optimized for their role and partners with Human Resources to play a critical role in labor union strategy and negotiations. This leader promotes the clinical integration model and fosters Kaiser Permanente’s culture of exceptional commitment to taking preventive, proactive, and chronic care to a new level, resulting in better care, better health and more convenient access at an affordable cost. Responsibilities for the CNE include directly managing a budget of $140 million with significant influence over other budgets, and supervising a total of 982 FTEs, including 9 direct reports overseeing key hospital departments.

The Chief Nursing Executive reports to the Hospital Administrator/Chief Operating Officer. In addition to managing day-to-day nursing operations under the Hospital Administrator, the CNE has a dotted line relationship with the Regional Chief Nurse Executive, who has oversight of nursing in the KP Northwest Region.


  • A Master’s degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a relevant field is required.
  • Seven to 10 years of progressive clinical, management and leadership experience in a large, integrated complex care organization.
  • RN license or the ability to be licensed in the state of Oregon.
  • National certification in nursing administration or advanced nursing administration required within 1-3 years of assuming the position.
  • Experience with electronic health records, preferably EPIC, is desired.
  • Experience with a unionized workforce a plus.

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