Providence St. Joseph Health

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Providence Health & Services Chief Nurse Executive in Medford, Oregon



The Nurse Executive is accountable for the provision and quality of all nursing services at a facility level 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 Nurse Executive creates and maintains standards and systems for care delivery at their facility. These systems of care delivery system 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.


  1. Keeping patients at center of all decisions.

  2. Insuring staff and patient safety.

  3. Maintaining continuous communication to focus strategic goals and priorities throughout organization.

  4. Balancing quality and financial outcomes for all aspects of nursing care delivery.

  5. Constructively managing constant change.

  6. Balancing organizational autonomy and creativity with clinical excellence reflecting evidence based practice and care standard.

  7. Developing strategies for implementation of needed technologies supporting clinical practice.



Benner: Caring

ANA Standard: Ethics

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

  • Role models Core Values in actions, decision, and language.

  • Promotes an environment of hope, healing, and hospitality.

  • Sets standards and expectations for caring and trusting behaviors for all levels of nursing staff.

  • Acts as lay leader to insure the heritage of the sponsoring religious community is told in the organization.

  • Acts on opportunities to extend the Mission and values other Catholic Health Care into the larger community/society.


Benner: Diagnosing and Monitoring; Administering and Monitoring Interventions

ANA Standard: Assessment; Problems/Diagnosis; Identification of Outcomes; Planning

  • Focuses organization on top critical priorities.

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

  • Encourages creative approaches.

  • Eliminated barriers for success.


Benner: Advocacy; Quality

ANA Standard: Implementation; Quality of Care and Administrative Practice; Research

  • 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.


Benner: Teaching and Coaching; Managing Change

ANA Standard: Professional Environment; Performance Appraisal

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

  • Creates and develops high performance teams when needed.

  • Gives team members appropriate responsibility, authority, freedom, and support to assure teams wins and successes.

  • Provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions in a timely manner on a regular basis.

  • Fosters open and direct communication that encourages dialog and supports oppositional thinking.

  • Employs excellent listening skills.

  • Steps up to conflict and is able to find common ground to achieve cooperation with minimum discord.

  • Creates and communicates a compelling vision of Providence Oregon Nursing that reflects the present and the future. Inspires ownership of the vision that is inclusive of all staff at all levels.

  • Attracts the best talent to the organization.

  • Advances and embraces diversity in both staff and patient populations.

  • Clearly assigns responsibility and authority for tasks and decisions.

  • Sets clear objectives and measures.

  • Holds people accountable for results.


Benner: Organizational and Professional Development

ANA Standard: Professional Knowledge; Collaboration; Resource Utilization

  • 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.

  • Demonstrates the ability to:

  • Make decisions based on fact and identified need which also support Catholic social and ethical teachings.

  • Make quick but sound decisions when required by a situation without sacrificing decision quality.

  • To handle risk and uncertainty by making decisions without all facts as necessary.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

  • Master's Degree in Nursing, or related field.

  • National Certification from ANA or Professional Organization in relevant field of clinical expertise strongly recommended.

  • Current Oregon RN License.

  • BLS Healthcare Provider.

  • At least 10 or more years of progressive success in nursing and/or healthcare administration.

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: Non-Clinical Director/Executive

Location: Oregon-Medford

Req ID: 306015