The Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) is responsible for the education, research, and professional practice services of HPNA. The CCO will develop systems, processes, programs, and collaborations to identify, translate and facilitate actions to enhance the practice of palliative nursing. The CCO, in collaboration with the CEO, will identify opportunities and build relationships and partnerships that support the mission and enhance the presence of HPNA. The CCO will champion the advocacy and public policy initiatives of the enterprise in support of the mission, vision and strategic plan.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Serves as the executive leader to ensure development of integrated strategic vision and tactical plans for education, research, professional practice, and quality initiatives. Provides leadership to enhance clinical practice resources, products, and programs to reflect state-of-the-art, evidence-based practices. Expands research and scholarly works. Champions the development of and revisions to Scope and Standards of Practice, evidence-based guidelines, standards, quality and clinical outcomes initiatives, and other special projects.
Works in conjunction with the CEO to prioritize and capitalize on national opportunities to participate and influence nursing and healthcare policy and practices. Represents and/or helps to identify and nominate qualified individuals to represent our organizations at the national level.
Evaluates collaborative and business partnerships to enhance growth and development of new and innovative education and research initiatives. Evaluates academic and research collaborations. Develops relationships with key stakeholders in these arenas.
Oversees the development and implementation of the advocacy and public policy work across the enterprise. Works in collaboration with internal staff, external consultants, and organizational representatives to execute our advocacy strategies.
Collaborates in the development and management of the budget for assigned areas. Seeks opportunities for potential grant funding to support clinical and programmatic initiatives and works with Finance and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation to develop and submit grant applications.
Master's Degree in nursing or healthcare related field required, RN required. Doctorate preferred. Minimum of 7-10 years as a team leader, supervisor or manager. 10 years of related professional experience with clinical-based settings and programs. Proven ability to effectively manage organizational development and change. Proven knowledge of global issues affecting the profession of palliative nursing. History of advocacy and policy work, preferred.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal. Proven success managing staff to achieve results through positive management techniques. Effectively build relationships with volunteer leaders and leaders of inter-professional groups.
Ability to read and analyze financial reports to establish pricing strategies to meet/exceed financial targets, and to establish and manage departmental budget. Ability to interpret and comprehend inferential statistics and the ability to communicate practical applications. Ability to conduct financial forecasting and to identify targeted projections.
Politically astute; uses sound judgement and skillful approach in managing and preserving relationships with partners. Demonstrated skills and experience in strategic thinking and tactical application of the organization's finite resources. Flexibility and adaptability to changing organizational priorities.
The Hospice and Palliative Credentialing Center (HPCC) is a national certifying organization representing the specialty of hospice and palliative care. Together with the affiliated organizations, the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation (HPNF), HPCC works to advance expert care in serious illness.