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Providence Nurse Manager - Ophthalmology / Medical Procedures Unit *Up to 10k Hiring Bonus* in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a RN Manager Clinical Operations - Surgical Services Ophthalmology (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center in Portland , OR.

$10,000 hiring bonus for eligible external hires that meet required qualifications and conditions for payment.

We are seeking a RN Manager Clinical Operations - Surgical Services Ophthalmology that will embrace a spirit of continual improvement and possesses a relentless drive towards excellence. They are accountable for the 24/7 operations of their defined unit(s). The Nurse Manager is accountable for the quality of care delivered and outcomes of areas under their leadership. The Nurse Manager establishes an environment where healing and wellness are optimized and the core values of the organization are realized for both our patients and caregivers. The Nurse Manager leads effective care delivery through strong caregiver engagement, wise use of resources, and compassionately holding others accountable for their behaviors and actions. The Nurse Manager assembles and develops effective teams of caregivers and leads these teams in a complex and changing environment. The Nurse Manager establishes and sustains collaborative inter-professional relationships in service to Providence Health & Services (PH&S) strategic plans.

Nurse Managers are accountable for unit adherence to all applicable laws, regulations, policies, contracts, procedures, and standards of performance. The Nurse Manager develops and mentors their direct reports and plans for succession. Nurse Managers are informed by the highest level of evidence available when developing standards and modifying care delivery systems. They actively support PH&S system, region, and local strategic priorities and programs.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Be accountable for the quality and safety of the care delivered for their area of responsibility:

  • Ensure that the unit meets or exceeds standards of performance in quality measures

  • Ensure that the unit meets or exceeds standards for continual regulatory readiness

  • Actively directs and engages in quality improvement activities

  • Escalate issues of safety and quality proactively; especially regarding high risk situations

  • Comply with policies for reporting and addressing quality care concerns (i.e. Unusual Occurrence Reports (UORs), serious safety events and sentinel event reporting)

  • Proactively scans the environment to ensure safe practice is upheld:

  • Identify potential safety issues and implements proactive plans to prevent occurrences

  • Hold caregivers accountable for following safe practice

  • Be accountable to actively engage caregiver teams for their area of responsibility:

  • Foster a healthy work environment through an approachable and visible presence

  • Engage with direct reports on a personal level and shows concern for them as human beings

  • Effectively communicates and manages change, including leading caregivers through complex work structures and workflows

  • Encourage caregivers' active participation in unit based councils and other shared decision making teams

  • Seek and provides timely feedback

  • Respond to caregiver needs

  • Keep teams informed

  • Create an environment of trust and cooperation

  • Be accountable for the wise stewardship of resources for their area of responsibility:

  • Effectively advocates for the resources necessary for unit operations and patient care

  • Create and implements efficient staffing plans

  • Minimize the use of high-cost resources (overtime, premium pay, agency, etc.)

  • Use data to proactively plan for unit staffing coverage

  • Effectively and strategically plans for volume changes and makes appropriate adjustments

  • Respond to variance in designated timeframes

  • Keep leaders apprised of budgetary challenges

  • Actively participates in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of budgets

  • Be accountable to achieve patient experience outcomes for their area of responsibility:

  • Motivate team to achieve standards and benchmark performance for patient care experience

  • Demonstrate and role models compassionate, relationship-based care

  • Actively support system strategies to achieve patient experience outcomes; shares evidence-based best practices with others in a spirit of collaboration

  • Address patient experience concerns in a timely manner

  • Demonstrate skill in compassionate conflict resolution

  • Be accountable to actively develop the caregivers they lead:

  • Offer constructive feedback and encouragement; actively takes the initiative to coach and develop caregivers

  • Work in partnership with education and caregivers to develop ongoing competency validation programs

  • Ensure their team meets education and competency requirements

  • Provide a strong visible leadership presence

  • Actively manages and documents the performance of caregivers


Required qualification in this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Current Oregon RN license

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) at time of hire

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) for Health Care Provider within six (6) months of hire

  • National Certification from recognized professional organization in relevant field of clinical expertise

  • Five (5) years of experience in nursing with experience in progressive leadership roles

Preferred qualification in this position includes:

  • Master's degree in related field

  • Formal coursework in management, finance and other administrative subjects

  • Management experience

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.

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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: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 352609