Providence Health & Services RN - Quality Management Coordinator in Hood River, Oregon


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse - Quality Management Coordinator (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, OR.

We're hiring a full time Quality Management Coordinator for our fantastic critical access hospital in Hood River, OR! The position will work Monday - Friday, normal business hours. Qualified candidates will have the specific experience and skills listed in the requirements section below and, in addition, will be someone who is used to working and thriving in an autonomous role, is detail oriented, has phenomenal prioritization and organization skills, and loves to multi-task. This role has the unique opportunity to deal with all things quality within the hospital - i.e. accreditation, risk, etc.! We're looking for someone to continue to have great communication skills and an open-door, welcoming disposition.

Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital is a full-service, 25-bed critical-access hospital with a 24 hour Emergency Department serving five counties in the Columbia River Gorge. 6 of our beds are inpatient med/surg and 4 are maternity. Our average inpatient stay is 2.7 days. Presently our inpatient satisfaction is in the 95th percentile, Emergency Department is in the 90th percentile and we have a high-level employee engagement score of 83% favorable! Providence Hood River has been name a top 100 Critical Access Hospital in America by the National Rural Health Association.

In addition to working at a fantastic hospital, the location of Hood River is amazing as well. Take your pick in Hood River Valley with acres and acres of farms and orchards. Hood River is a top pick for Summer and Fall visitors and has numerous "u-pick" spots for all kids of fruit! Located near Oregon's highest peak, Mt. Hood, and located in the amazing Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Hood River has abundant hiking and biking trails with most available all year long! See some of the most impressive and beautiful waterfalls the Pacific Northwest has to offer! Prefer to hang out indoors? Hood River has great casual and fine dining places not to mention fantastic vineyards and breweries where you can taste award winning craft beer and wine!

In this position, you will:

  • Provide assessment, evaluation and support for all quality initiatives within Providence Health and Services (PHS) Oregon.

  • Provide concurrent and retrospective support managing initiatives to comply and in accordance with Center for Medicare and Medicaid requirements, The Joint Commission (TJC) requirements, administrative and program personnel, and third party payors.

  • Actively work with physician leadership, directors and managers in the development and implementation of quality efforts, including preparation, risk monitoring and reduction in clinical and non-clinical systems, and coordinate multidisciplinary quality improvement projects.

  • Act as a facilitator and mentor for department teams related to performance improvement.

  • Authorize and make decisions on recommendations and innovative solutions.

  • Serve as a resource and consultant for Quality Improvement activities and Professional Staff quality and peer review activities.

  • Assist in development and performance of educational activities as related to Quality Improvement, accreditation requirements and Resource Utilization.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing

  • Current, unencumbered Registered Nurse (RN) Licensure in the state of Oregon

  • 5 years of hospital experience in a progressively responsible position(s) requiring contact with various departments

  • Must be a self-starter and be able to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of nursing, administration, and professional medical staff

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Business, Healthcare or Business Administration

  • Adult medical surgical experience

  • Critical Access Hospital 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.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

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 Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. 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: Quality Nursing

Location: Oregon-Hood River

Req ID: 218540