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Intermountain Health Chief Nursing Officer in Billings, Montana

Job Description:

Intermountain Health’s St. Vincent Regional Hospital, a level I trauma center, is searching for their next Chief Nursing Officer. Serving the people of Montana, Wyoming, and the Western Dakotas for more than 125 years, St. Vincent offers primary care clinics in and around the Billings area, dozens of progressive specialty services, and our 286-bed facility has a special “hospital within a hospital” just for children. Along with 1,400+ caregivers, St. Vincent employs 600+ physicians and advanced care professionals, whose work supports a multitude of specialties, such as Cancer Care, Heart & Vascular, Pediatrics, Women's Health, Orthopedics & Spine, Neurosciences, and Emergency & Trauma Care.

The Chief Nursing Officer at St. Vincent Regional Hospital aligns Intermountain Health’s vision and strategy for bedside nursing care and clinical and professional services for Specialty Based Care, including Nursing, Clinical Programs, and Clinical Services. The CNO provides clinical operational leadership and direction to ensure standardization of bedside nursing practice and continuous improvement of clinical care patient outcomes and is done by collaborating with all caregivers..

Along with offering a chance to work in a stable, strong, mission-based environment, this role provides the opportunity to experience Montana’s diverse culture and incredible landscape. You’ll be able to explore abundant outdoor recreational opportunities, including skiing, hiking, and fishing, as well as stunning national parks and forests, all within hours of where you’ll call home. Becoming a part of the Intermountain team means gaining a family and finding a place to plant your roots.

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind, and spiritual well-being. To that end, we’ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling, and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.

This is an exempt, full-time position with a compensation range of $ 211,000 – $237,000 annually and as determined by prior years of relevant experience. With this position, you are eligible to participate in an annual pay-for-performance opportunity (“AP4P”). This plan enables Intermountain Health to provide leaders with an additional performance compensation opportunity. The AP4P opportunities are calculated as a percentage of your base salary. Awards are paid out based on attainment of selected Intermountain Health Board-approved goals.

To show our commitment to you and assist with your transition into our organization, we may offer a sign-on and relocation bonus when applicable.

As St. Vincent’s Chief Nursing Officer, you will:

  • Inspire a shared vision, promote engagement, and decisions that are patient centered, along with embracing cultural diversity and establishing cultural competency in the workforce.

  • Build and maintain credibility and collaborative relationships with medical staff members—partnering to ensure safe, quality patient care delivery and quality outcomes. Engage in the community represent the organization and nursing profession.

  • Develop academic and community partnerships to ensure a sufficient, qualified workforce for the future.

  • Ensure compliance with the State Nurse Practice Act, State Board of Nursing, and state/federal/regulatory agency standards and policies.

  • Align care delivery models and operational performance with key safety and economic drivers, taking action when opportunities exist to adjust operations.

  • Participate in strategic planning and quality initiatives with the governing body.

  • Represent the profession of nursing at board meetings and educate board members regarding quality care delivery, health care topics, and the value of nursing.

  • Disseminate research findings, monitor/address nursing sensitive indicators, apply high reliability concepts, and establish quality metrics with measures.

  • Support and/or lead the development of workforce safety, patient safety, and patient experience programs.

  • Ensure a Just Culture reporting environment and lead performance improvement teams to improve processes and enhance patient safety.

  • Promote nursing leadership as a desirable specialty providing coaching and mentoring to future leaders.

  • Advocate for optimal health care in the community and understand and educate others on the financial implications of patient care delivery.

  • Develop and manage an annual operating budget and long-term capital expenditure plan, along with completing business plans and steward resources.

  • Participate or lead the negotiation of contracts and monitoring of compliance.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing (BSN), is required.

  • Master’s degree in nursing, healthcare administration, or business is required. If the master’s degree is not in nursing, then either a baccalaureate or a higher degree must be in nursing

  • A Doctorate in nursing practice (DNP) or PhD is preferred

  • Current license to practice in the state of assigned position (or ability to obtain license) is required

  • A minimum of three years as a senior level nursing leader in an acute care environment is required

  • A minimum of two years leading large, complex service lines OR rural health care settings is required

  • Experience leading in a Magnet or Pathways designated organization is preferred

  • Experience with performance improvement processes/tools (e.g. High Reliability Organization, Lean, IHI) is preferred

  • Prior experience in ambulatory, post-acute, or care management is preferred


Physical Requirements:

Interact with others by effectively communicating, both orally and in writing.- and -Operate computers and other office equipment requiring the ability to move fingers and hands.- and -See and read computer monitors and documents.- and -Remain sitting or standing for long periods of time to perform work on a computer, telephone, or other equipment.- and -May require lifting and transporting objects and office supplies, bending, kneeling and reaching.

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Intermountain Health St Vincent Regional Hospital

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The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

$50.50 - $335.60

We care about your well-being – mind, body, and spirit – which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.

Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers ( , and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers ( ; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion ( .

Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.