Chief Nursing Officer
CHRISTUS Southwestern Louisiana
CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital-10100
524 Dr Michael DeBakey Dr
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Executive Leader responsible for patient care delivery, nursing, and nurse practice throughout the ministry. In alignment with regional leadership and system nursing leadership, provides vision and sets direction for quality evidence-based patient-centered care. Fosters a decentralized participative management style for nursing based on a shared governance approach. Encourages innovative leadership at the department level promoting nurse's decision-making control over nurse practice. Establishes interdisciplinary teams throughout the ministry by supporting nursing care and patient care services. Builds collaborative nurse-physician relationships to provide safe, effective, and efficient patient care while ensuring nurses feel empowered to serve as patient representatives/advocates. Serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team consulting with and advising the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on issues relating to the operation of the ministry. Recommends changes in resource- allocation, policy, facilities, equipment, and programs in order to achieve the established objectives. Provides nursing personnel with leadership, decision-making, and direction in patient care services and defined areas. Responsible for assessing the environment, forecasting trends, transmitting values, communicating ideas, developing and implementing policies, managing, and initiating systems and programs that promote excellence in service and safety for patient care delivery and that create an excellent place to work.
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