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Chief Nurse Officer, CC

Deadline: September 21, 2017

Are you interested in a truly unique opportunity in nursing executive leadership?  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) invites candidates with strong operational, research and leadership credentials to apply for the position of Chief Nurse Officer at the NIH Clinical Center, Bethesda, MD.  The NIH Clinical Center is the largest hospital in the world totally dedicated to translational clinical research.  The hospital maintains a 200-bed capacity that supports the intramural research programs of Institutes and Centers across the NIH.  The hospital supports an extensive range of acute care patients who are research participants with long-standing relationships with their care team.  As a senior executive and advisor to the hospital CEO, the incumbent will lead a department of about 600 full time equivalents and contract staff, providing direct patient care and patient support services on 14 inpatient units, including behavioral health, 20 outpatient clinics and 3 day hospitals.  

The Clinical Center is the epicenter of intramural research and collaboration at NIH.  An individual selected for this position will have an opportunity to foster a research practice environment that supports innovation, including scholarly activities that lead to increased patient safety, optimal clinical outcomes, and ensures clinical research goals are obtained while implementing the principles of high reliability in healthcare at the CC.  The incumbent will have opportunities to integrate scientific goals and objectives into the practice of clinical research nursing and participate in the executive administration of the Clinical Center.  

We seek an individual who possesses exceptional communication skills, a high level of comfort leading, consulting and advising a diverse clinical research nursing workforce and running nursing and patient care operations in a complex hospital setting.  The ability to partner and provide sound guidance at all levels within a complex clinical research setting is key in the performance of routine duties associated with this position. The incumbent must be capable of interdisciplinary leadership. Candidates must be experienced and proven leaders with substantive technical, practice and strategic management skill sets. The ideal candidate should possess a Ph.D. degree in Nursing or another relevant scientific area and have demonstrated experience in establishing nursing practice standards, policies and development of nurses in both a medical treatment and academic setting. 

Salary is commensurate with experience and accomplishments.  A full Civil Service package of benefits (including retirement, health, life and long term care insurance, Thrift Savings Plan, etc.) is available.  To apply for this position, please submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and list of references to Wendy Manning at  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Manning at 301-402-1330.  All applications must be submitted no later than midnight on September 21, 2017.  This position is subject to a background investigation.  The Department of Health and Human Services and NIH are equal opportunity employers.