Providence Health & Services Clinical Nurse Specialist - (CNS) - ICU in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Clinical Nurse Specialist (1.0 FTE, Rotating/ Variable) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

In this position, you will:

  • Be accountable for the provision and quality of nursing services for a defined patient population, in support of Providence Health & Services system and regional goals.

  • Strategically ensure a balance of optimal and efficient patient care.

  • Ensure staff, patient, and physician satisfaction.

  • Facilitate cooperative partnerships with other organizational departments and professional groups.

  • Maintain a constant focus on patient-centeredness and staff and patient safety.

  • Create and maintain standards and systems for care delivery of the defined patient population.

  • Work with these systems of care delivery to promote evidence-based practices which are designed to support the management of productivity targets within a context of constant change in patient volumes, patient acuity, and available resources.

  • Use leadership in patient care delivery and strategic planning to:

  • Consistently support efficient and effective patient care services.

  • Achieve objectives for the defined patient population that support the organizational and system goals including advancing the strategic vision and goals of the Oregon Nursing Center of Excellence.

  • Constructively manage, change, and promote a team-based approach.

  • Model professional nursing standards and expectations consistent with the Sisters of Providence Mission and philosophy.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)

  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in clinical specialty -or- obtain Oregon CNS within 12 months of hire

  • Current National Certification from American Nurses Association (ANA) -or- professional organization in relevant field of clinical expertise

  • Current unencumbered Oregon Registered Nurse (RN) license

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider

  • 6 years in nursing with experience in clinical focus area

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 76,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 475 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Critical Care Nursing

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 130990