St. Luke’s Health System

Position: Chief Nursing Executive/Vice President, Professional Practice Integration

Location: Boise, ID


Guided by its mission to improve the health of the people in the communities it serves, St. Luke's Health System is transforming health care in Idaho and regionally through its strategy of value-based care. It is the state's largest employer, with eight hospitals based in central and southern Idaho, more than 15,000 employees, and a medical staff of more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practice providers. St. Luke's enjoys an outstanding reputation as both a quality employer and a superior healthcare organization; it has been named one of the "Top 15 Health Systems in the U.S." for seven consecutive years by IBM Watson Health and recently achieved its fifth Magnet designation in a row, one of less than 25 health systems in the United States to do so. St. Luke's Boise and Meridian are also the top hospitals in Idaho with regard to CMS star ratings, and are the only Idaho hospitals to receive the full five stars. The health system is accredited by The Joint Commission and holds Commission on Cancer accreditation at Treasure Valley and Magic Valley, as well as full Cycle IV Chest Pain Center Accreditation with PCI for St. Luke's Boise and Meridian Medical Centers. In addition, two of the system's imaging centers have been designated Breast Imaging Centers of Excellence by the American College of Radiology; St. Luke's Boise and Meridian have earned "Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital" recognition for 12 years from Watson (Truven) Health; and St. Luke's Cancer Institute achieved Certification for High Quality Cancer Care from the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative program.

Job Description:

The inaugural CNE/vice president will be the most senior nursing executive of the organization, serving on the President's Cabinet and system-level executive committees. The CNE is responsible for developing and leading efforts to innovate, integrate, and standardize care delivery across St. Luke's Health System by guiding strategic direction and providing leadership in aligning multiple disciplines, sites of care, and team processes to achieve the organization's goals and objectives. Partnering with the chief medical officer and chief operating officer, the CNE will be responsible for driving horizontal professional practice standards and guidelines across all sites, services, and professional practice centers of excellence to support the delivery of exceptional patient care at the lowest cost. The ideal candidate will have 12 years of relevant experience, with a proven track record of success leading in a similar role at a large healthcare system, along with a strategic, visionary mindset; experience with clinical informatics and technology; an understanding of value-based care; experience with clinical model innovation and transformation; and a collaborative, team-focused style.

Search Team:

Derek J. Castaneda
Managing Partner

Joe Johnston

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