Providence is calling a Director Acute Care Services (Nursing Administration, Dayshift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wasington. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Chief Nursing Officer, leads and supports the culture and vision for nursing practice. Plans, develops, implements and maintains programs and operations which integrate system wide operational components of inpatient acute care services to include operational and capital budget planning, product standardization, clinical practices, performance improvement initiatives, etc.
Leadership style reflects a professional, participative and facilitative approach. Demonstrates diplomacy, excellent follow-through and a visible management style
Provides shared leadership practices through engaging teams to share responsibilities and accountability for continuous, ongoing system assessment, evaluation and improvements
Establishes outcomes and objectives relative to patient care that bridges the business and science aspects of patient care
Communicates department and institutional information to caregivers
Mentors and provides feedback to managers to strengthen professional practice and management activities. Holds mid-level management as well as nursing staff directly accountable for performance improvement and quality care initiatives as outlined by all regulatory agencies
Coordinates and takes leadership role in strategic planning activities for all assigned areas
Provides evidence of ongoing performance improvement activities that will affect operational (process) efficiency, staffing effectiveness and market share tactics
Provides evidence of ongoing Patient Experience action plans based on assessment and analysis of Patient Experience scores and reports
Assists with Patient Safety Initiatives specific to operational area and the organization
Provides nursing leadership for assigned departments and ongoing staff educational development
Promotes positive nursing image, appearance, and professional practice in nursing organizations and schools of nursing
Maintains a current knowledge of health care trends and issues affecting the delivery of patient care
Remains aware of and assures compliance with regulatory agency standards and accrediting requirements
Assures the standard of patient care and clinical practice is of the highest quality
Establishes and monitors sound fiscal practices which promote and produce exceptional nursing practice/patient care programs
Effectively utilizes staff through developing staffing schedules which meet the needs of the department, provides optimum patient care and are cost effective
Supervises professional level staff, providing direction and guidance to the same, creating a team environment through training, timely recognition/evaluation, and in service education which produces optimum work habits and job performance
Required qualifications for this position include:
Bachelor's Degree in Nursing
Active Washington State RN licensure
Current BLS-Healthcare provider (AHA accredited)
2 years experience in a leadership/Management role
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Master's Degree in Nursing, Healthcare, or Business from an accredited educational institution, OR,
Master's Degree - Actively enrolled in qualifying program or Coursework/Training in Leadership, Healthcare Administration or Management
Coursework/Training in Leadership, Healthcare Administration or Management
5 years recent progressive experience in inpatient acute care
5 years recent Nursing Experience inpatient acute care
About the hospital you will serve.
Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington is a full service hospital with some of the best technology, expertise, specialists and primary care physicians in the region. We have been named the 100 top hospitals in the United States by two separate, independent research companies, Solucient and Cleverly Associates. Walla Walla is located in the southeastern region of Washington state and offers a sunny, mild climate, the benefits of living in a historic college town, outdoor activities and excellent public & private schools at all levels.
We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit
As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.