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Providence Associate RN Manager - Operating Room - Providence Milwaukie Hospital *Days, Up to $10,000 Hiring Bonus* in Milwaukie, Oregon


Associate RN Manager - Surgical Services - (1.0 FTE/Days) Providence Milwaukie Medical Center.

$6,000 hiring bonus for eligible external hires that meet required qualifications and conditions for payment.

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We are seeking an Associate RN Manager - Surgical Services who will be accountable for the provision and quality of nursing services at the facility - department level for a defined department(s), 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 Associate Nurse Manager creates and maintains standards and systems for care delivery for their department(s).

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:


  • Identify 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:

  • Promote an environment of hope, healing, and hospitality

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

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

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


  • Focus organization on top critical priorities

  • Anticipate future trends and consequences, can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans to address future needs:

  • Encourage creative approaches

  • Eliminate barriers for success


  • Assure 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

  • Advocate for public policy improving health care and nursing practice

  • Establish and maintains effective relationships with customer groups by gaining trust and respect

  • Champion patient and staff safety at all levels in the organization

  • Reduce variation and error through implementation of evidence-based practice models

  • Be continuously improve outcomes through empowerment and management of data by promoting nursing research

  • Plan for and support the implementation of technology to support clinical practice


  • Establish and maintain a safe, supportive, and healthy environment to practice nursing throughout the region

  • Create and develop high performance teams when needed:

  • Give the team members appropriate responsibility, authority, freedom, and support to assure teams wins and successes

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

  • Foster open and direct communication that encourages dialog and supports oppositional thinking

  • Employ excellent listening skills

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

  • Create and communicate 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

  • Attract the best talent to the organization

  • Advance and embrace diversity in both staff and patient populations

  • Clearly assign responsibility and authority for tasks and decisions:

  • Set clear objectives and measures

  • Hold people accountable for results


  • Understand the close connection between Finance and Human Resources in attaining quality clinical outcomes

  • Partner with peers from these areas to provide infrastructure to reach clinical goals of excellence

  • Understand how people and organizations function and is able to maneuver through complex political situations effectively

  • Manage up in support others throughout the organization

  • Provide leadership on strategic direction and resource allocation committees and councils that affect nursing practice throughout the region

  • Assure 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

  • Be 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

  • Demonstrate 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

Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Current Oregon RN License

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing -OR- in related field

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

  • Six (6) years in nursing with experience in progressive leadership roles

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

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

Requsition ID: P368421
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
Job Function: Nursing
Schedule: Full time
Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 5005 PMH SURGERY
Address: OR Milwaukie 10150 SE 32nd Ave

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.