Job Description

Associate Chief Nursing Officer - Adult Inpatient & Women's & Children's
Job CategoryManagement
ScheduleFull time
Shift1 - Day Shift

Tucson Medical Center (TMC) is Tucson’s only non-profit community owned hospital. Employees choose to work at TMC because of our of integrity, community, dedication, and compassion which we show through the exceptional care we provide to our patients and our community. Our passion for caring for the Tucson community has expanded over the last to include community partnerships, new medical specialties, and medical clinics to further provide the care our community deserves.

At Tucson Medical Center, we are looking for leaders who want to foster a culture of quality and safety, while also cultivating authentic relationships with their staff and colleagues. TMC is a family style atmosphere that lends its self to the servant leadership perspective. If you have a passion for patient care, mentorship, and community Tucson Medical Center is the right place for you.

Why Join Tucson Medical Center?

We don’t only care for our patients, we care for our TMC family too. As a member of our family you can expect to enjoy a wide variety of benefits. In addition to all the benefits you would expect from a leading medical facility (medical, dental, vision, 401K with match) we also provide:

·         Management Incentive Plan

·         Family Style Atmosphere with a Supportive Team 

·         Competitive Pay

·         Career Growth Opportunities

·         Tuition Reimbursement

·         Health and Wellness Coaching

·         Extensive Onsite Gym for $12.00 a Month


The Assistant Chief Nursing Officer- Medical (ACNO- M) assists the CNO in executive-level management of resources, strategy and development focusing on inpatient areas including, but not limited to Women’s and Children’s, Adult Inpatient, and Patient Care Support Services.  The ACNO- M supports nursing policy and procedure development and execution which ensure congruence with the mission and vision of Tucson Medical Center.  The ACNO- M has operational and functional responsibility for a group of patient care areas, special projects and initiatives supporting nurse leader development, and staff nurse growth and retention. The ACNO- M will develop communication, knowledge, leadership, professionalism, and business skills necessary to advance to a CNO.


Assists the CNO in developing, leading and managing the nursing services budget and ensuring sufficient number of qualified staff to assess patient needs.

  • Ensures that continuous performance improvement initiatives are designed to measure and improve the quality of care delivered and are consistent with the organization priorities.
  • Works collaboratively with designated patient care and support departments, fostering a climate of open communication and mutual problem-solving activities. Initiates and participates in joint performance improvement activities.
  • Assists in managing expenses by continually analyzing data that will identify opportunities and foster opportunities to eliminate non-value costs.
  • Assumes primary responsibility for projects or task groups as assigned, keeping colleagues informed of the progress toward desired outcome.
  • Actively participates with others in planning activities associated with design or implementation of renovation, expansion or construction of patient care areas.
  • Assists in planning new services that generate additional sources of profitable revenue.


  • Represents the nursing services at meetings as deemed necessary; participates with department leaders in designing and providing patient care and services to best support the delivery of high quality evidenced based patient care.
  • Fosters independence and autonomy in all staff members in areas of responsibility. Actively seeks those activities which promote/encourage independent thinking/problem solving behaviors.
  • Assumes responsibility for continuing education and developmental needs.
  • Participates in professional organizations and community healthcare related organizations.
  • Assumes the role of preceptor/instructor for development of nursing leaders as necessary.
  • Serves as a positive, professional role model.
  • Regularly Gemba’s on key constituents (patients, families, employees, leaders and physicians) to improve quality, enhance communication, ensure alignment, oversee operations, and to assure patient experience is exceptional.


  • In collaboration with the CNO, formulates policies and procedures consistent with recognized standards of professional practice and reflecting the intent of regulatory standards and maintain authority, accountability, and responsibility for nursing services.
  • Actively involved in creating a professional practice environment that encourages recruitment and retention of staff in the nursing department.
  • Assists in providing leadership to nurse employees that will engage their support, create ownership of goals, and have them actively participate in decisions that impact their practice.
  • Fosters a culture conducive to evidence-based practice and clinical research.
  • Support and models the TMC Just Culture
  • Ensures follow-up to patient complaints and occurrence reports is thorough and timely. Identifies system problems that may contribute to errors and monitors corrective actions to ensure effective resolution.
  • Collaborates with nursing educators to ensure that identified learning needs of the nursing staff are promptly addressed and that orientees receive the proper preparation to become independent practitioners.
  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with physician colleagues and other healthcare providers in assigned areas. Collaborates with these individuals to set goals for the areas or develops action plans for patient care or system improvements.
  • Promoting consistent positive patient interactions that advance the agenda of increased patient satisfaction.
  • Practicing and adhering to the "Code of Conduct" philosophy and "Mission and Value Statement"
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



EDUCATION: Master's degree in nursing or related field required.

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of experience in management and supervisory nursing role; most recent three (3) of the last five (5) years of leadership must have been in a direct leadership role in a hospital setting or direct patient care environment.

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: Current Registered Nursing license permitting work in the state of Arizona.  Membership in American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) preferred.

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