Chief Nursing Officer

Location US-NY-Rhinebeck
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/1/2018 4:59 PM)
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ArchCare at Ferncliff NH
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ArchCare, the Continuing Care Community of the Archdiocese of New York, provides top-quality healthcare and other services to thousands of people each day through an ever-expanding array of home- and community-based and residential care programs. We offer: 

  • Long-term nursing home care and short-term rehabilitation
  • Nursing home alternatives that keep seniors healthy, safe and independent    
  • Healthcare plans that coordinate members’ every healthcare need
  • Home health services for infants, children and adults
  • Family-centered hospice and end-of-life care
  • Specialized programs for people with exceptional care needs, including Huntington’s Disease, HIV/AIDS and developmental disabilities

As one of the largest and most dynamic Catholic health systems in the nation, ArchCare caters not just to the physical health of those we serve, but to their emotional and spiritual well-being, too. Helping families understand their healthcare options and cope with the challenge of making sure their loved one is well cared for is just as important to us. 

Join the ArchCare Team

Our team of dedicated Care Members are shaping the health care landscape of today and tomorrow.


This position, reporting to the site Administrator, has responsibility for the provision of clinical services for a 326 bed healthcare facility. Service lines include, short term rehabilitation sub-acute, neurodegenerative care, hospice and long term geriatric care, including respiratory, dialysis and dementia care. The Chief Nursing Officer directs a staff of approximately 300 nursing personnel and interfaces regularly with physicians, department directors, clinical staff and system leaders. The CNO is intimately involved in the strategic planning for the redevelopment of Ferncliff Nursing Home. In addition, the CNO leads and directs all related activities within the context of our policies and procedures and the Code of the Department of Health to ensure the following: continuous compliance with accreditation and regulatory guidelines, meeting business expectations, maximum productivity within the nursing department by streamlining and centralizing functions, participation in health system leadership initiatives, and open communication and collaboration with leaders, physicians and other key stakeholders to design and execute patient care programs that support the Mission, Vision and Values of ArchCare at Ferncliff Nursing Home. CNO delegates to members of staff specific responsibilities for efficient execution of these tasks and duties.


  • Hold current license as registered nurse in NY
  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing, Masters or ANP strongly preferred.
  • Successful experience leading clinical teams and diverse service lines.
  • Knowledge of healthcare regulatory guidelines and laws (NYSDOH). Experience with health care inspections and compliance programs.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage a diverse work force.
  • Five to seven years of progressively responsible management experience.

Value Added Qualifications:

Previous experience in large acute care hospital or SNF, use of EHR, management of unionized work force, Six Sigma/LEAN process.


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