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Chief Nursing Officer

GW Medical Faculty Associates | Washington, DC

Posted Date 5/18/2024

The GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) was incorporated in July 2000 as a not-for-profit, physician-led practice group. The organization functioned as an independent organization in support of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Sciences as a multi-specialty physician practice group. The GW MFA has grown to become the largest independent academic physician practice in the Washington, DC metro region with more than 500 physicians and nearly 200 APP providers. In 2018, the MFA bylaws were revised to allow The George Washington University to serve as the sole corporate member while the MFA retained independent 501c3 status. The purpose of the change was to ensure alignment between the MFA and The George Washington University.


MFA physicians provide comprehensive patient care, offering one practice for the whole person with 52 medical and surgical specialties. As members of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences faculty, MFA providers are teachers and mentors for medical students, residents, fellows, and researchers preserving the rich tradition of academics, research, and healing. In addition to maintaining a closely integrated alliance with The George Washington University and The George Washington University Hospital (GWUH) which is separately owned and operated by Universal Health Services (UHS), the GW MFA has active referring relationships with 12 area hospitals.


The GW MFA’s leading healthcare presence in the DC metro region is complemented by a network of community-based practices in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Given its geographic location in central NW Washington, DC, and proximity to more than 175 resident embassies, the MFA continues to evolve its international clinical outreach.

Position Summary

The Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) provides nursing and clinical direction and oversight for a group of nurses within the organization to ensure quality patient care. Builds collaborative partnerships with physicians, administrative leadership, and staff, in support of the patient care experience.

  • Serves as a mentor and role model to other nursing leaders and clinicians, and as a member of the leadership team providing essential input regarding patient care delivery and nursing related opportunities.
  • Ensures that appropriate mechanisms are in place for the organization to provide the high-quality patient care, thereby reducing unnecessary variation.
  • Plans and directs all ambulatory nursing personnel, and establishes clear roles, responsibilities, and reporting relationships.
  • Oversees ambulatory nursing practice and education, ensuring safe, reliable, and efficient care delivery that is consistent with evidence-based guidelines.
  • Leads the establishment performance-based guidelines and culture of continuous feedback, supported through clear and measurable performance evaluations.
  • Builds and maintains positive employee relationships, fostering employee engagement in partnership with clinical operations and administration.
  • Maintains knowledge and compliance with federal, state, and local regulatory requirements, licensure, accreditation, procedures, and internal controls.
  • Consistently displays behaviors that are ethical and of high integrity as it pertains to business ethics, legal compliance, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, vendor relationships, and establishes systems and culture to escalate risks.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues and staff within the organization to implement and facilitate organization-wide initiatives focused on risk, quality and safety.
  • Implements organization-wide nursing policies and procedures and appropriately communicates changes throughout all levels of the faculty practice.
  • Serves as a key leader in the Ambulatory Oversight Group (AOG) and continuously seeks to improve the patient and clinician experience.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Requires a Master’s degree in Nursing, or a related field of study, and the ability to obtain a District of Columbia Nursing License.


  • 8+ years of successful nursing leadership experience.
  • Experience with Epic is preferred.


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