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Associate Chief Nursing Officer - Unity Hospital



At Rochester Regional Health, we are dedicated to getting health care right. Our robust benefits and total rewards foster employee wellbeing, professional development and personal growth. We care for your career while caring for the community.

  • Paid Vacation & Holidays
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Benefits Effective Date of Hire
  • Tuition Assistance & Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Employee Referral Program


The Associate Chief Nursing Officer (ACNO) reports to the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. The ACNO is the Senior Nursing Leader accountable for one or more service lines within the Patient Care Services Division. Has full responsibility for nursing operations, people management, strategic/clinical goals, and budget responsibility.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing is required.
  • A Master’s degree in Nursing, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration, or a related field is also required.
  • At least 5 years of progressive management experience with a clinical focus in a healthcare system.
  • Results driven leader with experience in developing, designing and executing clinical programs that create measurable outcomes in quality, service, finance, growth and people.


  • STRATEGIC PLANNING: In collaboration with the Chief Nursing Officer, assist with execution of the vision for nursing which reflects the system’s strategies for innovation, clinical integration, quality improvement and patient experience.
  • LEADERSHIP: Attract, retains, and develops the best and brightest Nursing Leadership Team. As well as mentors and develops nursing staff at all levels to ensure appropriate succession plans are in place at all levels of the nursing organization and that a strong pipeline exists for future nursing leaders.
  • CULTURE: Establishes and maintains an environment that promotes a spirit of inquiry and is supportive of professional nursing practice and a evidenced based practices.
  • PATIENT CARE: Establishes and maintains an environment conducive to excellence in patient care. Continually evaluates patient quality, safety, and performance, identifies improvement opportunities, and plans and implements improvement programs.
  • COMPLIANCE: Directs the development and implementation of standards, policies and programs to ensure excellence in nursing practice. Assures compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations and accrediting agencies. Responsible for compliance in practice aligned with nursing excellence programs (Magnet, Beacon, Lantern, etc.)
  • FINANCIAL ANALYSIS: Prepares, administers, and monitors revenue, capital, expense, and personnel budgets for assigned departments in collaboration with department directors and finance team. Participates in establishing financial plans, integrating the institution’s mission and goals. Advocates for resources necessary for the optimal work environment and exceptional patient care.


  • MS (Required)

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: M - Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; Requires frequent walking, standing or squatting.


  • RN - Registered Nurse - New York State Education Department (NYSED)
  • BLS - Basic Life Support - American Heart Association (AHA)

PAY RANGE: $120,000.00 - $170,000.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
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