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Providence Health & Services Director of Nursing in Spokane, Washington


Providence is calling a Director of Nursing Services for St. Joseph Care Center in Spokane, Washington. 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.

This position is eligble for a $20,000 sign-on bonus (approximatley 50% upon hire and 50% after completion of one year of employment).

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Nursing Administration, 1.0 FTE, Day Shift

In this position you will:

  • Consistently demonstrates adherence to the principles and requirements outlined in the Commitments & Compliance Integrity Program Employee Hand book and any other organizational or departmental materials.

  • Consistently demonstrates adherence to Medicare & Medicaid regulations, which directly or indirectly relate to the performance of job responsibilities.

  • Participates in compliance related training and education.

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the nursing service department, as well as its programs and activities, in accordance with current rules, regulations, and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.

  • Develop, maintain, and periodically update written policies and procedures that govern the day-to-day functions of the nursing service department.

  • Maintain a reference library of written nursing material (ie, PDR’s, Federal and State Regulations, etc) that will assist the nursing service department in meeting the day-to-day needs of the resident.

  • Serve on, participate in, and attend various committees of the facility (ie: Infection Control, Policy Advisory, Pharmaceutical, Budget, Quality Assessment and Assurance, etc) as required, and as appointed by the Administrator.

  • Provide written and/or oral report of the nursing service programs and activities as required, or as may be directed by such committee(s).

  • Assist the Pharmaceutical Services Committee in developing, maintaining, implementing, and periodically updating written policies and procedures for the administration, storage, and control of medications and supplies.

  • Participate in the interviewing and selection of residents for admission to the facility, including PASARR screenings.

  • Provide the Administrator with information relative to the nursing needs of the resident and the nursing service department’s ability to meet those needs.

  • Inform nursing service personnel of new admissions, their expected time of arrival, room assignment, etc.

  • Make rounds with physicians as necessary. Schedule physician visits as necessary.

  • Encourage attending physicians to record and sign progress notes, physicians’ orders, etc, on a timely basis and in accordance with current regulations.

  • Develop and participate in the planning, conducting, and scheduling of timely in-service training classes that provide instructions on “how to do the job,” and ensure a well-educated nursing service department.

  • Develop, implement, and maintain an effective orientation program that orients the new employee to the facility, its policies and procedures, and to his/her job position and duties.

  • Provide leadership training that includes the administrative and supervisory principles essential for Nurse Supervisors/Charge Nurses.

  • Encourage the nursing supervisory staff to attend and participate in outside training programs.

  • Assist the Safety Officer in developing safety standards for the nursing service department.

  • Ensure that the department’s policy and procedure manuals identify safety precautions and equipment to use when performing tasks that could result in bodily injury.

  • Assist the Infection Control Coordinator in identifying, evaluating, and classifying routine and job-related functions to ensure that tasks in which potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded.

  • Ensure that all personnel performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood/body fluids participate in appropriate in-service training programs prior to performing such tasks.

  • Ensure that adequate supplies of personal protective equipment are on hand and are readily available to personnel who perform procedures that involve exposure to blood or body fluids.

  • Maintain the confidentiality of all resident care information.

  • Monitor nursing care to ensure that all residents are treated fairly, and with kindness, dignity, and respect.

  • Ensure that all nursing care is provided in privacy and that nursing service personnel knock before entering the resident’s room

  • Ensure that all nursing service personnel are knowledgeable of the residents’ responsibilities and rights including the right to refuse treatment.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's degree in Nursing

  • Three (3) years of experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long-term care facility, or other related health care facility.

  • Must possess a current, unencumbered, active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in this state.

About the hospital you will serve

Located on the campus of Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph is a 112-bed licensed skilled nursing facility with one of the highest patient acuity levels in the state, providing long-term care services as well as short-term rehabilitation care for orthopedic, cardiac and neurological patients as they transition from hospital to home.

For more than 80 years, Providence St. Joseph Care Center’s staff has lovingly served patients with special needs following surgery, and those who simply are no longer able to live independently. Our unwavering commitment to quality is matched with compassion, dignity and respect.

For aging patients who need psychiatric care, experts from Providence Sacred Heart’s psychiatry department are available for consultations and treatment. St. Joseph’s also has hospitalists on staff 24/7 to ensure a physician is available in the halls whenever the need arises.

Added in 2009, Providence Transitional Care Unit is designed specifically for short-term rehabilitation patients as they transition from the hospital and then to their homes. It offers a contemporary setting, private rooms and state-of-the-art therapy services.

We offer comprehensive, best-in-class benefits to our caregivers. For more information, visit

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: Washington-Spokane

Req ID: 307998