Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer - Nursing

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center


Location:  US:PA:Hershey

Work Type:  Full Time

FTE:  1.0

Shift:  Days

Hours:  Days




Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (MSHMC) is a $2 billion revenue, academic medical center licensed for 637 beds with 10,000+ employees located on the college of medicine campus in Hershey. MSHMC is a full-service, quaternary care hospital with all major services represented in both pediatric and adult medicine. MSHMC ranks #25 out of 102 academic medical centers nationwide for overall quality and safety.


MSHMC is part of Penn State Health (PSH), an eight-hospital health system serving patients and communities across 29 counties of Pennsylvania. The system shares operations with Penn State University College of Medicine and collaborates with the prestigious Penn State School of Nursing. PSH has a partnership with Highmark Health to facilitate creation of a value-based, community care network in the region.   




This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic nursing executive to join a high-energy senior-leadership team as CNO in this Magnet certified, major academic medical center during a period of growth and expansion. The CNO will lead and support nursing at the medical center and will help to advance the broader strategic and operating plan for the organization as it develops a regional approach to care delivery.




An individual with strong interprofessional collaboration skills, demonstrated ability to engage and develop nursing leaders and staff, and a highly visible leadership style will be a fit for the MSHMC/PSH culture. Strong operational expertise, business knowledge, financial acumen, workforce planning expertise and contemporary knowledge of care delivery trends, including Magnet principles, will be valued, and will position an individual for success in this nationally recognized organization.  Doctorate prepared preferred; master’s degree required.




Hershey, Pennsylvania, is a thriving suburban town of approximately 20,000, in a metropolitan area of approximately 400,000, in one of the fastest growing regions of the state. Surrounded by diverse communities such as Harrisburg, Lebanon and Lancaster, Hershey provides residents and visitors with employment, cultural, and recreational opportunities. The area includes easy access to Harrisburg International Airport, Amtrak train service to major cities and proximity to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., New York City, and Pittsburgh.

A base salary, incentive plan, relocation and executive benefits package is offered.

If you know someone who may be interested, please contact:

Charlotte Tinsley, Tyler & Company | |727-218-1805 (direct)




The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) provides leadership, strategic direction and is responsible for the practice of Nursing and has overall responsibility and accountability for the patient care provided in the institution. As a member of the executive team, the CNO supports and facilitates an inter-professional team approach to the delivery of care. This includes creating a nursing environment in which collaboration is valued and excellence in clinical care, education, research and community outreach is promoted and achieved. The CNO develops and aligns nursing strategy to support overall hospital goals and is accountable for providing effective and meaningful leadership on key initiatives. The CNO ensures the continued advancement of the profession of Nursing at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.




Bachelor's degree in Nursing required.


Graduate level degree in a relevant field of management, nursing, policy or administration required.


5 years of healthcare management experience, including nursing and physician relations experience required.


Currently licensed to practice as a registered nurse by Pennsylvania State Board of Nurse Examiners required.




Representative knowledge, skills and abilities of Nurse Administrators per the ANA Scope and Standards.




Doctorate degree in a relevant field preferred.


Certification in Nursing Administration preferred.



If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report.  This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position.  All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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Union: Non Bargained