Chief Nursing Officer, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital

  • SSM Health
  • , MO

This position has been filled.

St. Louis based SSM is looking for a Chief Nursing OfficerBased in St. LouisSSM Health cares for people in a variety of settings including 20 hospitals, numerous physician offices, a pharmacy benefit company, an insurance company, nursing homes, home care, hospice, tele-health, and a technology company. It has affiliations with several rural hospitals and operates facilities across Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, and Oklahoma. In 2015, more than 1.5 million people came to SSM Health for care, and SSM Health has more than 31,000 employees, 8,500 employed and affiliated physicians, 9,500 nurses and nearly 4,000 volunteers.

SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital is part of the SSM Health St. Louis region which operates seven hospitals, five urgent care locations, and more than 40 medical offices in the area. One of the largest employers in St. Louis, the hospital is recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by the St. Louis Business Journal. As the flagship hospital of SSM Health, the 525-bed SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital has distinctive capabilities in heart attack care, high-risk pregnancies, fetal surgery, a chest pain center, advanced stroke care, and the latest imaging and outpatient services. As a teaching hospital, SSM Health St. Mary’s offers an independent, accredited internal medicine residency program and is the headquarters for St. Louis University School of Medicine’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and its Family Practice residency programs. SSM Health St. Mary’s has received numerous awards honoring its overall leadership in clinical excellence. SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital also maintains top-tier clinical results, and the hospital has the honor of being a two-time Premier Quality Award winner and a three-time, consecutive winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence.

Position Overview

The Chief Nursing Officer, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital will support the mission of the hospital by providing leadership over the practice of nursing, both clinically and operationally, throughout the medical center and ensuring consistency of practice in an interdisciplinary team approach to patient care. As a member of the medical center’s executive team, the Chief Nursing Officer, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital assumes an active leadership role with the medical center’s governing body, senior leadership, medical staff, management, and other clinical leaders in the medical center’s decision-making structure. The Chief Nursing Officer, SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital oversees the patient care implications of decisions made in relation to quality as well as the effects these decisions may have on caregivers. Reporting to CEO for SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital, the Chief Nursing Officer sets the strategic direction of the Nursing Department in alignment with the hospital’s strategic plan.


  • RN with an undergraduate degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven success with at least seven years of progressive management experience in nursing administration and clinical nursing.
  • Ability to analyze and effectively solve problems.
  • Demonstrated commitment to management and leadership development through participation in meetings, professional memberships, and continuing education.
  • Polished executive presence, stellar interpersonal and written communication skills.
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