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Swedish Health Services Postpartum Clinical Supervisor in Seattle, Washington


Swedish Medical Center is looking for a Postpartum Clinical Supervisor (1.0 FTE, Days) to work in Postpartum at Swedish First Hill in Seattle, WA.

The Clinical Supervisor is accountable for assisting the Manager in the management of clinical and operational activities, and able to provide patient care. Participates with the Manager and peers in establishing and enforcing standards of patient care and nursing practice pertaining to the unit in accordance with Swedish's Mission, Vision and Values.

In this position you will:

  • Accountable for assigned clinical operations, coordinating patient care activities on a daily basis in collaboration with other members of the health care team. Accountable for appropriate patient care based on assessments of patient care and patient/family satisfaction.

  • Conducts rounds on all patients on the nursing unit and identifies any real or potential patient care issues and intervenes accordingly. Investigates patient and family complaints and facilitates service recovery.

  • In collaboration with the Manager, plans and implements department staffing and scheduling to provide adequate staffing levels and skill mix. Participates in planning, implementing, and monitoring performance improvement activities within the unit and outside the department. Provides guidance and feedback to staff so that trends in unit – based monitoring and evaluation reflect quality improvement and compliance with regulatory standards.

  • Serves as a mentor and role model to charge RN’s and others in the management and organization of patient care activities. Supports and participates in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of unit – based competency program. Assist manager in interviewing and hiring of staff for the unit and assist the manager to create and maintain a department environment that encourages staff development, retention of staff, customer services, and family – centered care. Assist manager in building physician relations.

  • Participates in the identification, planning, and implementation of implementation of educational programs for all levels of staff and ensures active participation of staff in educational activities and research. Contributes to educational process and professional development of nursing students.

  • Collaborates with the manager to complete performance evaluations of staff in timely manner. Supports compliance with behavior standards established by the manager and assists with counseling and the disciplinary process in accordance with labor management and hospital policies. Supports staff to be accountable for adhering to standards.

  • Communicates shift information and/or problems to the appropriate person. Makes supervisor aware of any unusual incidents of the nursing unit. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in problem solving issues. Displays effective delegation and prioritization skills.

  • Participates in developing and implementing the operational plan and establishing unit – based goals. Assist in maintaining and writing protocol and procedures for the unit. Participates in planning and preparing for monthly staff meetings and charge nurse meetings. Serves as a role model and resource to all levels staff on the unit.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • 2 years of recent experience in a related clinical area of nursing with demonstrated clinical knowledge and leadership qualities.

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

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Applicants without a BSN degree must actively pursue and attain a BSN within five years of hire. Continued employment by Swedish beyond five years is contingent upon attaining the BSN degree. Registered Nurses employed by Swedish prior to December 1, 2012 are encouraged to pursue the BSN degree, but obtaining the degree will not be a condition of employment. Registered Nurses employed by Swedish prior to December 1, 2012 are encouraged to pursue the BSN degree, but obtaining the degree will not be a condition of employment.

  • Experience as a Charge Nurse.

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

Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. 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: 296011