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Job Information

Swedish Health Services Director of Nursing - Critical Care and Emergency Services in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Director of Nursing for Critical Care and Emergency Services at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Director is accountable for the operations of the inpatient nursing units and is responsible for the quality assessment, implementation, coordination, evaluation, and standardization of system wide inpatient care.

In this position you will:

  • Work in collaboration with the Nurse Executives, the Chief Nursing Officer, Support Services, Service line Directors and Medical Directors for the services.

  • Play a key leadership role in physician relationships, service excellence commitments for customer and staff and fiscal management.

  • Participate in building and maintaining physician relationships, program development, customer satisfaction, budget preparation and execution, and work as appropriate with Marketing and Community Relations.

  • Continually evaluate staffing levels based on patient care needs and acuity, changing health care environment, budgetary requirements and staff competency. Make clinical rounds to evaluate patient care and provide positive feedback. Support technology and information systems to enhance the clinical and service needs of customers. Assess local and national trends and make recommendations for changes in delivery systems.

  • Serve as a coach and mentor to facilitate the success of colleagues and team members. Work with team members to define outcome driven goals and assist them in formulating a plan to achieve those goals. Ensure that performance improvement is included in each unit’s goals for the year, and assist in establishing metrics for each area.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field

  • If Master’s degree is not in Nursing, must have Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

  • Current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington.

  • Current BLS certification

  • Certification in Nursing Administration required after 2 years in the position

  • Minimum of five (5) years of administrative experience in an acute care setting with demonstrated leadership ability.

  • Experience with Critical Care and Emergency Services

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience with large service line.

About the First Hill Campus

The 697-bed tertiary-care center on the Swedish/First Hill campus is the flagship of the Swedish health-care system. Swedish/First Hill has one of the most active and advanced birthing programs in Washington State and houses a Level III neonatal intensive-care unit. More surgeries are performed each year at Swedish/First Hill than at any other facility in the region; volumes include more total joint replacements than any other medical center in the state.

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

Our Mission

Our nonprofit Mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of each person we serve. Our Vision is to demonstrate the highest-quality, best-value healthcare to all we serve.

About Us

Swedish is the largest nonprofit health care provider in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); ambulatory care centers in Redmond and Mill Creek; and Swedish Medical Group a network of more than 118 primary care and specialty locations throughout the Puget Sound. Swedish employs more than 13,300 employees and 3,100 physicians and allied health professionals. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, 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-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 261164