PeaceHealth is seeking an experienced nursing leader for the Care Management department at St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington. This is a full-time, exempt, position to drive our initiatives to reduce length of stay and preventable readmissions. Will manage the department in collaborative with the care management supervisor.
Located just 40 miles North of Portland, Oregon, St. John Medical Center is a 200-bed acute care medical center serving a population of appx 165,000 in Southwest Washington and surrounding Oregon communities. Longview offers the best of both worlds, a peaceful lifestyle and natural beauty of a family-orientated community, proximity to the Pacific Ocean and Mountains, as well as the urban amenities of both Portland and Seattle.
We offer a generous relocation bonus and comprehensive benefits and compensation package.
Manages the coordination of activities for the Care Management department. Responsible for operational performance, quality, service environment and regulatory compliance. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.
Demonstrate compassion, respect and caring while working within the scope of Registered Nurse practice to provide individualized, safe and efficient care to patients with an interdisciplinary team and provide assistance to families and visitors.
Responsible for 24-hour day-to-day operations of department : supervision of personnel; staff performance and patient outcomes; staff procurement and retention; regulatory compliance; and patient care. Evaluate work performance and conduct annual performance assessments. Delegate and coordinate responsibility for completion of departmental projects, tasks, and activities.
Assist with the implementation of strategic initiatives for the department and identifies, assesses, and responds to issues and problems which affect ability to meet goals/objectives.
Manage staffing levels required to provide optimum patient care within the limits of available resources.
Assure quality of care by aligning assigned unit (s) with the hospital and nursing division’s philosophies and standards of care; carry out adherence to state board of nursing and state nurse practice act requirements and to other governing agency regulations; measure health outcomes against standards; make or recommend adjustments.
Deliver financial results for area (s) of accountability.
Maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with other departments and divisions; facilitating operational, quality, performance and change initiative implementatio.
Develop and support clinical excellence, environment of care
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelors or Masters of Science degree from an accredited school of nursing is required upon hire.
Minimum of two years of leadership experience required.
Minimum of 5 years of related experience is required.
Care management experience in hospital setting is required.
Work experience which demonstrates progressive leadership responsibility i.e. in Charge Nurse or supervisory role.
Demonstrate competence in area of expertise.
Financial and budgetary knowledge and experience.
Current WA State Registered Nurse (RN) licensure.
Certification in clinical area and membership in related professional organization preferred.
Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
Strong problem solving, decision making and time management skills.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Proficient in use of computer including MS Office applications.
Ability to manage complex operations and diverse personnel.
Ability to effectively collaborate with interdisciplinary teams.
PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS - LONGVIEW
Work requires fairly light physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.
Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments.
Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids once per month or more.
Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).
Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.
PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.
We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Longview community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.
PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.