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Providence Health & Services Clinical Nursing Director - Women Infants Child Prog *1.0/Days, up to $15,000 Hiring Bonus & Relocation* in Anchorage, Alaska


Providence is calling a Clinical Nursing Director (Women Infants Child Prog, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE, 40 hours per week) to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, AK.

$15,000 Hiring Bonus for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence that begin on your first day of employment.

We are seeking a Nursing Director -Women Infants Child Prog who will be accountable for leading patient care areas, services, and programs that contribute to safe, timely, effective, efficient and equitable patient and family centered care. Working within the strategic direction of the Providence Health and Services (PH&S), the ND provides leadership, team focus, and direction in achieving excellence in patient care. The ND is responsible for the implementation of the organizations mission, philosophy, core values, and vision. The ND exercises independent judgment with overall accountability for clinical and operational issues for assigned units. Achieving and nurturing a Magnet Culture is a priority.

The ND facilitates the delivery of patient care in a compassionate and ethical manner according to recognized standards and care model. This role promotes: accountability for nursing practice; clinical and workplace autonomy for nurses; nursing control of nursing practice and oversight of the practice environment; respect for nurses' rights and responsibilities; open communication between staff and administration; positive working relationships among the healthcare team;

a safe and healthy workplace; evidence-based practice; adequate compensation commensurate with responsibilities, education, and experience; adequate numbers of clinically competent staff; access to education, research, and appropriate technologies; care that satisfies the healthcare consumer; and stewardship of allocated resources.

In this position, you will have the following responsibilities:


  • Accountable for factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact on practice in the planning and delivery of nursing and other services.

  • Utilize 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.

  • Explore 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.

  • Determine 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.


  • 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.

  • Value and use customer feedback to optimize necessary services, addressing issues and requests, and intervening in a timely manner.


  • Assign work and responsibly directs staff.

  • Create 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.

  • Establishe, nurture 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.


  • Direct and administer 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.

  • Participate and encourage patient safety initiatives, variance reporting, and root cause analysis. Prepares and submits reports on operations as required, including audits as requested.


  • Maintain 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.


  • Provide a work setting that results in outstanding staff satisfaction with resulting outcomes of high retention rates and no ‘controllable’ turnover.

  • Direct and administer assigned positions and functions to ensure high quality, cost-effective patient services which meet or surpass accreditation standards.

  • Use appropriate interpersonal skills to guide others to accomplish objectives, facilitates teamwork, participation and cooperation.

  • Delegate 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.

  • Review annual performance with each direct report staff that reflects validated competence. Sets goals for upcoming year that are in alignment with PH&S.

  • Develop and promote talents of the team and succession planning.

  • Counsel 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.

  • Make regular clinical and leader rounds a priority to support PH&S initiatives.

  • Schedule 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.

  • RN License 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.

  • 3 years in a leadership role.

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 a full comprehensive range of benefits — see our website for details —

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Our Mission

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.

About Us

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.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Nurse Lead/Supervisor/Manager

Location: Alaska-Anchorage

Req ID: 325507