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Providence Director, Nursing - Med-Surg & Cardiology in Portland, Oregon


Supporting Med-Surg and Cardiology, the Director of Nursing assists the CNO in the administration and leadership of achieving the goals of the departments, organization and clinical service areas at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center - a 523-bed tertiary care facility.

The Director, Nursing is accountable for the provision and quality of nursing services at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center with a defined area of focus, in support of Providence Health & Services System and Regional goals. This includes strategically ensuring a balance of optimal and efficient patient care; staff, patient, and physician satisfaction; and cooperative partnerships with other organizational departments and professional groups. With a constant focus on patient-centeredness and staff and patient safety, the Nursing Director creates and maintains standards and systems for care delivery at their facility. These systems of care delivery promote evidence-based practice and are designed to support the management of productivity targets within a context of constant change in patient volumes, patient acuity, and available resources. Through leading in patient care delivery and planning strategically, consistently supports efficient and effective patient care services, and achieving organizational and system goals. This includes advancing the strategic vision and goals of the Oregon Nursing Center of Excellence. Constructively manages change and promotes a team-based approach.


  • Assists in problem solving administrative and/or Hospital/Department policies and procedures to facilitate quality patient care.

  • Identifies need for, and acts as necessary to advocate for systemic change to ensure the Mission will be viable in the future with decreasing resources.

  • Focuses organization on top critical priorities.

  • Anticipates future trends and consequences. Can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans to address future needs.

  • Assures the needs and voice of the patient as the customer are heard by consistent integration of nursing in the development and achievement of organizational goals.

  • Advocates for public policy improving health care and nursing practice.

  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customer groups by gaining trust and respect.

  • Champions patient and staff safety at all levels in the organization.

  • Reduces variation and error through implementation of evidence-based practice models.

  • Continuously improves outcomes through empowerment and management of data by promoting nursing research.

  • Plans for and supports the implementation of technology to support clinical practice.

  • Establishes and maintains a safe, supportive, and healthy environment to practice nursing throughout the region.

  • Creates and develops high performance teams when needed.

  • Understands the close connection between Finance and Human Resources in attaining quality clinical outcomes. Partners with peers from these areas to provide infrastructure to reach clinical goals of excellence.

  • Understands how people and organizations function and is able to maneuver through complex political situations effectively. Manages up in support others throughout the organization.

  • Provides leadership on strategic direction and resource allocation committees and councils that affect nursing practice throughout the region.

  • Assures compliance with all professional, regulatory, and legal standards in development of organizational policy.

  • Knowledgeable about current and possible future policies, practices, trends, and information affecting health care.

  • Actively participates in decision making with leaders for all areas of management, finance, medical staff, and clinical focus areas to create processes and structures that support the Mission and goals of Providence Health System.


  • Master's Degree in Nursing or related field

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • 6 years of experience in progressive leadership roles

  • Upon hire: Oregon Registered Nurse License

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.

About the Team

Providence has been serving the Pacific Northwest since 1856 when Mother Joseph of the Sacred Heart and four other Sisters of Providence arrived in Vancouver, Washington Territory. As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence is located in areas ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network also provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment 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. We believe diversity makes us stronger, so we are dedicated to shaping an inclusive workforce, learning from each other, and creating equal opportunities for advancement.

Requsition ID: 296821
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
Job Function: Nursing
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 5002 PSVMC NURSING ADMIN
Address: OR Portland 9205 SW Barnes Rd
Work Location: Providence St Vincent Medical Ctr-Portland
Pay Range: $74.22 - $119.48
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.

Providence offers a comprehensive benefits package including a retirement 401(k) Savings Plan with employer matching, health care benefits (medical, dental, vision), life insurance, disability insurance, time off benefits (paid parental leave, vacations, holidays, health issues), voluntary benefits, well-being resources and much more. Learn more at