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Chief Nursing Executive

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Chief Nursing Executive position at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) in Jackson, MS.

This position will provide visionary leadership for nursing excellence within the health system of UMMC, which is the State of Mississippi’s only academic medical center, Level I Trauma Center, Children’s Hospital, Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and offers a host of other complex programs and services that citizens of Mississippi can only find through UMMC.  The Chief Nursing Executive is vital to the development and implementation of innovative system-wide solutions to meet strategic organizational goals and standards, including quality of care, patient outcomes and satisfaction, nurse staffing and retention, and financial performance. As a member of UMMC’s Health System Executive Leadership team, this position will work collaboratively with physicians, clinical leadership, administrators, front-line staff, and other stakeholders to support the mission of UMMC in improving the life of Mississippians by providing exceptional patient care and training the next generation of health care providers.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the core mission and vision of the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and its three mission areas – healthcare, research, and education. UMMC commits to attracting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and student body in order to achieve mission-driven outcomes among the UMMC community and beyond.

To view a message from UMMC’s Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, Dr. Alan Jones, regarding this position, click 'play' on the YouTube video above.

For a full job description, including educational and experience requirements, or to apply for the Chief Nursing Executive position, please click the button below.

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