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Providence Director Nursing - Maternal Newborn in Fullerton, California



Under general direction of the Vice President, Clinical Services, the Clinical Director works with the nursing leadership team to plan, organize, staff, direct, coordinate and control the activities of the nursing services. Provides leadership direction to designated nursing units to meet the balanced commitments and core values of the Sisters of St. Joseph. Role models proactive, collaborative working relationships across all hospital functions in an interdisciplinary approach to patient care.


  • Facilitates the development and management of the nursing care delivery process for designated nursing units ensuring that policies, procedures, standards of care, and standards of practice are consistent across the nursing organization and with current nursing research.

  • Promotes and maintains a positive, professional image of nursing. Recognizes nurse manager and staff contributions consistently and facilitates educational and developmental opportunities for nurse managers and nursing staff. Provides leadership, direction and mentoring to nurse managers that encourages goals achievement and professional growth. Accurately assesses the strengths and developmental needs of nurse managers and provides timely, constructive feedback that contributes to others’ development.

  • Applies broad knowledge and seasoned experience when addressing complex issues for continuous improvement; defines strategic issues clearly despite ambiguity; takes all critical information into account when making decisions; makes timely, courageous decisions, and communicates decisions and information throughout the organization: upward, downward and across.

  • Orchestrates the pace and process of change to maintain operating effectiveness; assigns clear accountability backed by appropriate authority utilizing an objective and systematic approach. Identifies opportunities for process/practice improvement and facilitates implementation of required changes. Ensures processes and programs are in place to continually promote, measure, and improve employee, physician, and patient satisfaction.

  • Develops and implements long-range staffing plans; participates in development of programs to encourage the recruitment and retention of quality patient care staff.

  • Partners with physicians to ensure patient needs are identified and met; establishes effective working relationships with all key physicians; assists nursing management in establishing a collaborative practice model throughout nursing.

  • Ensures excellence in patient care delivery consistent with JCAHO, Title 22, and other related regulatory agencies through annual performance appraisal, competency based practice standards and annual skill validation and proficiency of the clinical staff.

  • Develops, monitors, and analyzes labor, operating, and capital expense budgets in assigned areas and assures appropriateness of human and material resource allocations.

  • Development and facilitation of Clinical Protocols and strategic/business plans for areas of responsibility.

  • Other specific competencies that have been identified by the manager related to changes in departmental operations or that focus on current clinical practices and are listed on the Supplemental Competence Validation Summary.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Master's Degree in Nursing

  • Nationally recognized certification in Obstetrics or Nursing Administration certification required

  • Upon hire: California Registered Nurse License (Vendor Managed)

  • Upon hire: National Provider BLS - American Heart Association (Vendor Managed)

  • Upon hire: Professional Nursing Organization Membership (preferred)

  • 2 years of progressive management experience or organizational experience in healthcare

  • 2 years of recent experience in an acute hospital setting

  • Clinical Nursing experience

  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills

  • Ability to problem-solve, analyze situations, think critically, provide constructive feedback and supervise and team build with others

  • Ability to develop and manage operating budgets

  • Computer skills to support the nursing organization.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

Requsition ID: 262722
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
Job Function: Nursing
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 7510 SJMC 5SW OBSTETRICS
Address: CA Fullerton 101 E Valencia Mesa Dr
Work Location: St Jude Medical Center
Pay Range: $86.12 - $138.62
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.