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Jefferson Regional Specialty Hospital is a new, state-of-the-art facility scheduled to open in Spring 2024 in White Hall, AR. Operated jointly between Jefferson Regional Medical Center and Lifepoint Rehabilitation, a business unit of Lifepoint Health, this new 87,000-square foot, 76-bed hospital, housing 40 inpatient rehabilitation beds with an additional 36 behavioral health beds, will be located just north of Pine Bluff and south of Little Rock. If you are an enthusiastic individual seeking an environment dedicated to superior patient care and an organization with a strong mission to serve our community, we invite you to apply!

Chief Nursing Officer (CNO)

White Hall, Arkansas

Req ID 486065 Post Date Oct. 11, 2023 CategoryExecutive FacilityJefferson Regional Specialty Hospital


Chief Nursing Officer 

White Hall, AR

Jefferson Regional and Lifepoint Health will open a joint-venture, 76-bed hospital in White Hall, AR. This hospital will be a combination of a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility with an additional 36 behavioral health beds.

The new hospital will replace and increase the number of existing acute rehabilitation and behavioral health beds currently operating at Jefferson Regional. Lifepoint Rehabilitation (formerly branded Kindred Rehabilitation Services) has managed the hospital’s rehab unit for the past 28 years. We anticipate opening our new facility in early 2024.

Our Benefits:

  • Annual incentive bonus eligibility
  • Tuition assistance/reimbursement
  • Low nurse-to-patient ratios for staff
  • Expansive benefit package including PTO plan, 401k + match, and insurance coverage
  • Professional development and advancement opportunities
  • Targeted approach to career development
  • Strong interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Superior quality patient outcomes
  • Supportive leadership and culture

What you will do in this role:

  • Ensures the nursing department staff performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors
  • Assists with development of the budget for the nursing department in collaboration with the CEO and Controller. Manages costs associated with personnel, equipment and supplies
  • Responsible for staffing plans, management of nursing hours per patient day, and quality of work of nursing staff
  • Promotes rehabilitation nursing philosophy and practice; encourages staff development, including acquisition of CRRN for qualified registered nurses
  • Assists to review and evaluate risk and quality indicators, patient satisfaction results, and outcomes in order to continually improve performance and outcomes; communicates this information to the nursing department
  • Performs management activities including interviewing, hiring, evaluating, counseling, and performance evaluations of staff in the nursing department
  • Assures occurrence of appropriate documentation, including documentation of medical necessity, by staff in medical records; monitors completion and revisions to the Interdisciplinary Care Plan
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Masters degree preferred and/or BSN with plan to complete a master’s degree program in healthcare administration, business administration, or clinical specialty
  • Current unrestricted Registered Nurse licensure
  • Current CRRN or obtained within 2 years preferred
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in healthcare administration/management with a minimum of two years’ experience at a senior nursing management level
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in hospital management in an inpatient, acute care environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

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