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Providence Health & Services Community Care RN - Quality and Clinical Leadership in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse, Community Care - Quality and Clinical Leadership (0.6 FTE, Variable) to Providence Elderplace Glendoveer in Portland, OR.

This is a weekend position. Working Saturday and Sunday from 8:00am to 8:30pm (12 hour shifts, 24 hours per week). This position offers benefits.

We are seeking a Registered Nurse, Communtiny Care - Quality and Clinical Leadership who will provide and supervise professional, independent nursing care for Providence patients. Care is based in the nursing process and is consistent with the Oregon Nurse Practice Act. Apply knowledge of assessing, planning, ordering, giving, delegating, teaching and supervising professional nursing care delivery that promotes patients' optimal health and independence. All Providence professional nursing practice requires a broad range of general nursing knowledge and expertise. In addition, development and validation of knowledge and skills essential to the assigned department, patient population and/or practice area are crucial. This position may be required to rotate through a weekend shift.

The RN will participate in and lead clinical teams and may supervise, assign or delegate to licensed practical nurses (LPN's), certified nursing assistants (CNA's) and other health care workers. Perform all duties in a manner that promotes effective team functioning and reflect the Sisters of Providence mission and philosophy.

In this position, you will:

  • Serve as a community care nurse or care manager for a defined panel of PACE participants that includes participants requiring a broad spectrum of care who reside in a variety of environments and may reside in a wide geographic area

  • Apply appropriate nursing theory and research to clinical practice

  • Perform comprehensive nursing assessment, consistently using appropriate clinical thinking skills and nursing judgment to develop, refine and evaluate an evidence-based nursing plan of care that reflects participant priorities, as part of the interdisciplinary plan of care, that is appropriate to a community setting and across the continuum of care

  • Perform and delegate procedures and treatments according to accepted clinical program standards

  • DOMAIN: Diagnostic, Monitoring, and Intervention Function: Assessment and ongoing monitoring of patient condition, initiation of appropriate nursing and medical response, and documentation

  • Protect vulnerable patients from complications of the clinical care environment

  • Perform a comprehensive nursing assessment

  • Consistently use clinical judgment and take actions appropriate to the patient situation

  • Utilize the clinical systems and available resources to develop, refine, and evaluate an evidence-based nursing plan of care, as well as, communicate and coordinate care processes

  • Utilize clinical systems to input data that will allow all nurses to "tell the patients story"

  • Anticipate the expected outcome of therapies/interventions and plan care appropriately

  • DOMAIN: Helping: Attention to the individual person and family as patient, listening to the patient’s story and adapting care accordingly. Management of patient comfort including pain management, skin care, spiritual and comfort care measures

  • Tailor caring processes to the individuality and uniqueness of each patient and family

  • Advocate for his/her patient’s rights, needs, and desires

  • Integrate culturally competent/sensitive patient care into the patient and family’s plan of care

  • Engage in effective and caring professional communication and behaviors with colleagues, co-workers, and interdisciplinary teams

  • DOMAIN: Teaching/Coaching: Teaching and coaching patients and their families as well as other healthcare providers

  • Consistently perform a comprehensive patient teaching/learning assessment

  • Implement and comprehensively evaluate a patient/family teaching/learning plan of care

  • Act as a teacher/resource to other team members

  • Collaborate with other disciplines in establishing an education plan

  • DOMAIN: Monitoring and Ensuring the Quality of Health Care Practices: Accountability for safe practice, identifying and correcting problems, participating in quality improvement activities and employing evidence-based practice

  • Consistently focuse on improving nursing care quality by readjusting care strategies and priorities

  • Participate in quality improvement and nursing research activities at the unit level

  • Demonstrate nursing practice that supports enhanced patient outcomes, including the National Patient Safety Goals, nurse sensitive outcomes, and other strategic quality initiatives

  • Utilize statistical reports and evidence-based tools to support decision-making

  • Integrate the framework of "data to wisdom" into the practice of nursing

  • DOMAIN: Organizational and Professional Development: Skill in working in, communicating with, and leading teams. Accountability for personal behavior and ongoing professional behavior and development

  • Remain current with required credentialing (e.g. licensure, BLS, ACLS, PALS, etc.), unit-based education, performance verification activities and competencies, and informatics competencies

  • Support the education process for those new to the Nursing profession, those nurses continuing their education or expanding their practice and other team members

  • Maintain his/her practice within the legal parameters of the Nurse Practice Act, the Nursing Code of Ethics as set forth by the American Nurses Association, and the Nursing Social Policy statement

  • Maintain patient confidentiality and data security

  • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills to be an effective team member

  • DOMAIN: Effective Management of Rapidly Changing Situations: Skill in managing rapidly changing situations including the ability to assess, make decisions, and orchestrate a team response

  • Initiate an appropriate emergency response (RRT, Code blue, 911, color codes, etc.)

  • Effectively alter the nursing plan of care as new data and situations emerge

  • Appropriately respond to unanticipated and adverse effects of nursing and medical interventions

  • Coordinate, order, and meet multiple patients’ needs by realigning priorities as needed

  • Appropriately alert other health team members to pertinent changes in patient status


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current, unencumbered Oregon Registered Nurse (RN) license

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) at time of hire

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (AHA-BLS) for Healthcare Provider certification within 6 months of hire

  • Valid driver’s license

  • In compliance with company policy and state regulations, a Department of Human Services (DHS) a criminal background check may be required based upon the location of the position. Fingerprinting may be required also

  • 1 year of experience working with the frail or elderly population

  • Relevant training and certifications applicable to the position, as specified by the Nurse Manager

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing, required for newly hired Registered Nurses as of 2018

  • 1 year of home health RN 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: Part-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Home Health Nursing

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 248933