Tower Health
Chief Nursing Officer
At a glance
Location: US-PA-Philadelphia Map
Posted: 08/03/2019
Closing: 09/02/2019
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: At least 5 year(s)
Tower Health
Job description

About the Organization 

Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.


The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) organizes and administers the department of Nursing Services and other services to attain the hospital’s objectives established by the governing authority.

  • The CNO collaborates with other executives in the organization in decision making about health care services and organizational priorities.
  • Supports and develops the Directors in the coordination of employee selection, work assignments, performance evaluation and staff development for nursing services.
  • Plans and coordinates with the Chief Executive Officer, utilizing the respective Directors for planning, the budgeting requirements for personnel, performance of work, supplies and equipment (responsible for cost controls to ensure maximum effectiveness of funds expended from the approved departmental budgets).
  • Collaborates with Leaders from Governing Board, Management, Medical Staff and Clinical areas in planning, promoting, and conducting organization wide performance improvement activities.
  • Initiates and maintains Universal Precaution protocols and infection control procedures. Represents assigned services at all Medical Staff and Board of Directors meetings.
  • Participates with leaders in decision making processes and strategic planning.
  • Knowledgeable of appropriate patient care and staff education; coordinates and facilitates professional development of nursing services employees.
  • Recommends the modification, addition or deletion of personnel policies to ensure reasonable hours and acceptable working conditions to provide patient care coverage.
  • Recommends the modification, addition or deletion of personnel policies to ensure reasonable hours and acceptable working conditions to provide patient care coverage.
  • Reviews and approves with Department Directors the current staffing patterns and patient care needs of individual departments.
  • Demonstrates protection of patient rights as evidenced by compliance with policies related to informed consent, DNR, ethical issues and resolution of patient complaints.
  • Accepts responsibility as designated by the CEO. Performs additional duties as assigned.#LI



Proficiency in written and verbal communications

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public

Minimum of five (5) years supervisory experience in a health care institution

Emotionally mature and able to function effectively under stress


Graduate of a state accredited school of professional nursing

MSN Required

DNP Enrollment or Completion preferred

NE-BC and NEA BC Preferred


Current license as an RN in the state of Pennsylvania

Chief Nursing Officer