Providence Health & Services Clinical Nursing Director - Critical Care *1.0/Days *$15,000 Sign On Bonus* in Anchorage, Alaska
Providence is calling an Clinical Nursing Director (Nursing Administration - Critial Care, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. 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.
We are offering a $15,000 sign on bonus to join our amazing team! $7,500 on your first paycheck and $7,500 at 6 months for candidates who are not currently working for Providence or one of our affiliates. Repayment would be required based on a prorated amount if you do not complete the minimum retention requirement.*
Relocation assistance for eligible candidates
Apply Today! Applicants that meet qualifications will receive a text with some additional questions from our Modern system.
In this position you will:
Accountable for factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in the planning and delivery of nursing and other services.
Utilizes staffing management principles to assure adequate supply of all necessary staff to perform patient care. Plans for seasonal fluctuations and anticipates market changes which may impact volumes.
Explores options for expanding services and providing different services, operationalize options in collaboration with leadership to meet patient care needs. Exercises independent judgment to implement plans for operations in areas of responsibility.
Develop, implement and maintain the annual operating budget to meet hospital strategic goals and support functions involving staff and physicians, as appropriate. Ties budgetary function to Strategic Planning of department. Demonstrates stewardship for financial resources actively leading and participating in cost control programs as established by the organization. Monitors financial performances and takes timely constructive and corrective actions.
Provides visionary leadership in the professional practice setting. Uses leadership principles to anticipate and influence change.
Determines resources and actions needed to accomplish objectives, advocating for necessary resources. Proactively identifies potential problems/opportunities and plans contingent action. Cultivates new and unique ideas to improve existing systems or operations.
Role models, recognizes and rewards collaborative and synergistic efforts that enable success and outstanding performance. Encourages, supports, and advances innovative efforts of others.
Demonstrate the PH&S core values of respect, compassion, justice, excellence and stewardship.
QUALITY OF PRACTICE:
Systematically enhances the quality & effectiveness of nursing practice, nursing services administration & the delivery of services. Actively leads & participates in quality improvement, health & safety, & environment of care programs as established by the organization.
Working collaboratively with the staff, providers, and leadership team, develops, modifies and implements patient care standards, policies, procedures and protocols. Establishes clear clinical practice expectations based on professional standards for areas of responsibility.
Working collaboratively with the staff, providers, and leadership team, develops and implements the unit-based QI plans, incorporating appropriate aspects of the PH&S quality strategic plan. Indicators are identified and improvement processes utilize PDCA structure. Assures that Quality Improvement targets, action plans and concurrent data charts are posted in all units and that staff is engaged and supported in meeting / exceeding these targets. Intervenes as needed.
Values and uses customer feedback to optimize necessary services, addressing issues and requests, and intervening in a timely manner.
Assigns work and responsibly directs staff.
Creates systems that enable staff to jointly plan and deliver care, providing them with the skills and knowledge so they can have authority over their practice.
Role models and collaborates in partnership with staff, physicians all appropriate departments, patients and families to promote optimal patient care and customer service. Models and mentors PH&S Standards of Service Excellence.
Establishes, nurtures and role models collaborative and supportive relationships with staff, physicians, health care facilities and the statewide community. Develops relationships and networks with in PH&S. Collaborates with colleagues within the organization for the purpose of furthering the goals and objectives of PH&S and PAMC.
Directs and administers assigned functions to ensure high quality, cost-effective patient services which meet or surpass accreditation standards. Maintains and guides the implementation of organization policies and procedures in compliance with state, Federal and other regulatory guidelines. Assures adequate preparation for, and participate in, regulatory compliance surveys.
Participates and encourages patient safety initiatives, variance reporting, and root cause analysis. Prepares and submits reports on operations as required, including audits as requested.
EDUCATION/PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE EVALUATION:
• Maintains leadership, managerial, organizational & technical knowledge of areas of responsibility.
• Role models personal development and education.
• Evaluates own nursing practice in relation to professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes, rules and regulations. Assumes responsibility for obtaining information and expanding job knowledge and competency that reflects current practice.
• Obtains managerial specialty certification as applicable.
COLLEGIALITY: Interacts with & contributes to the professional development of peers & colleagues
ETHICS: Integrates ethical provisions in all areas of practice. Follow the “Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services” developed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
• Integrates/translates research findings into practice. Stays informed of current evidence-based protocols & standards for the management of patients in the area of responsibility. Collaborates with physicians and staff to incorporate these protocols and standards into patient care.
• Advocates for and assists in the development, implementation and modification of programs and services needed to meet patient care and staff development needs.
ADVOCACY: Advocates for the protections and rights of individuals, families, communities, populations, healthcare providers, nursing and other professions, and institutions and organizations, especially related to health and safety.
HUMAN RESOURCE STEWARDSHIP:
• Provides a work setting that results in outstanding staff satisfaction with resulting outcomes of high retention rates and no ‘controllable’ turnover.
• Directs and administers assigned positions and functions to ensure high quality, cost-effective patient services which meet or surpass accreditation standards.
• Uses appropriate interpersonal skills to guide others to accomplish objectives, facilitates teamwork, participation and cooperation.
• Delegates work so subordinates have the necessary direction, authority and skills to complete assignments.
• Working with clinical staff, physicians, and CNE selects, develops and evaluates department leaders and management teams.
• Reviews annual performance with each direct report staff that reflects validated competence. Sets goals for upcoming year that are in alignment with PH&S.
• Develops and promotes talents of the team and succession planning.
• Counsels staff appropriately and is competent in conflict management. Seeks creative methods to resolve conflicts. Initiates personnel actions in accordance with Human Resource policies and organization’s philosophy.
• Consistently employs a variety of communication methods best suited for all staff to ensure two-way communication and collaborative monitoring of facility operations and targets.
• Makes regular clinical and leader rounds a priority to support PH&S initiatives.
• Schedules regular meetings with direct report staff to provide supervision, assure communication and to monitor facility operations.
Serve as Chief Nurse Executive’s (CNE) designee as assigned by the CNE in hers/his absence.
Implement care/services that recognize age/diversity specific needs/issues of customers served.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Graduate of an accredited/approved school of nursing.
Master’s degree required or will be obtained within 30 months of hire.
Either Bachelor degree or Master’s degree must be in nursing.
3 years in a leadership role.
RN, Licensed in Alaska.
Certification in management or clinical specialty within 12 months of hire.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from American Heart Association (AHA) upon hire.
• Cardiac ICU experience
• Acute Care Manager experience
About Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Health & Services Alaska is among nation’s best employers for healthy lifestyles! The National Business Group on Health, a non-profit association of large U.S. employers, has honored Providence Alaska for its commitment and dedication to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging our caregivers (employees) and families to support and maintain healthy lifestyles. Mountain-Pacific Quality Health has awarded Providence Alaska Medical Center with its Quality Achievement Award for high-quality care in the areas of heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical infection prevention. This is the highest honor awarded by Mountain-Pacific.
As the state’s largest hospital, Providence Alaska Medical Center provides full-service, comprehensive care to all Alaskans, a role unmatched by any other in the state. Within our community, you will find top notch ski resorts, kayaking, and wildlife. Enjoying the outdoors is just one of many reasons to live in and explore Alaska!
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.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. 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.
Job Category: Nurse Lead/Supervisor/Manager
Req ID: 308893