University of Rochester Medical Center

Position: Chief Nursing Officer

Location: Rochester, New York


One of the nation's leading academic medical centers, the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) forms the centerpiece of the University of Rochester's biomedical research, teaching, patient care, and community outreach missions, accounting for over 80% of UR's revenue. URMC's overall academic and clinical enterprise has a budget of almost $2.5 billion, and the main campus occupies 4.9 million square feet of space. Comprised of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing, Eastman Institute for Oral Health, University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group, Strong Memorial Hospital, Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, Highland Hospital, James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute, Del Monte Institute for Neuromedicine, UR Home Care, Thompson Health, and recent regional affiliates Jones Memorial Hospital and Noyes Memorial Hospital, URMC has an integrated administrative structure, budget, and strategic plan.

Job Description:

This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented, senior-level nursing executive to join one of the country's leading research universities. The chief nursing officer reports directly to the president and CEO of the 844-bed Strong Memorial Hospital and 261-bed Highland Hospital, and has oversight of the entire nursing practice of both hospitals, as well as of the Wilmot Cancer Institute and Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong. This individual is responsible for the strategic, clinical, financial, and operational nursing goals of these entities, and – together with medical and hospital operations directors – for ensuring the integration of various disciplines to provide comprehensive patient care. The CNO will ensure an environment that fosters patient advocacy, clinical competence, and accountability for patient outcomes. He or she will work closely with the chief medical officer and chief operating officer to provide operational leadership to all clinical departments and services, and will serve as a member of the hospitals' senior management team, actively participating in institutional decision-making and attaining short- and long-term goals and objectives, while executing strategies and plans to achieve institutional initiatives. The CNO will also hold the title of assistant dean in the School of Nursing.

Search Team:

Sharman McGurn
Managing Partner

Lindsey Hochman

Featured Opportunities

Lutheran Life Communities
Arlington Heights, IL
Chief Financial Officer

New York, NY
Chief Executive Officer

Erie Family Health Center
Chicago, Illinois
Vice President of Health Information Technology

Featured Placements

David Pugach was placed as the senior vice president of public policy at the American Osteopathic Association in Chicago.

Daniel Williams, DO, was placed as the vice president of certifying board services, psychometrics, and continuing medical education for the American Osteopathic Association in Chicago.

Patrick Brophy, MD, was placed as the William H. Eilinger Professor and Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center.