Providence Health & Services Registered Nurse - Spine Coordinator in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Registered Nurse - Spine Coordinator to Providence St. Vincent MOB East Pavilion in Portland, OR.

The main objective of this position is to develop and maintain a spine center of excellence for Providence Health System across the continuum from conservative care to post surgery. Primarily, this role with have a presence at Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center and Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. This team also collaborates with Providence Medford generally via teleconference. The simple goal of this program is to get the patient the right care at the right time.

The key principle duties of the RN Spine Coordinator are:

  • Teaching pre-op spine classes

  • RN Navigation - Spine Care Continuum

  • Tracking spine program quality and outcomes metrics

  • Coordination & participation in spine conferences

This is a team of 3 Nurse Coordinators and they're looking for an experienced RN that is collaborative, flexible, a true problem solver and someone who is self-motivated and has the ability to work autonomously. The nurse will need to have great customer service skills, not only with patients, but also with Primary Care Providers and be able to influence change where needed with both customer groups. We need someone who will be there to support their co-workers and has an affinity for also helping patients who are dealing with chronic pain.

This role is working with patients who are very vulnerable and we're looking for a nurse who is passionate in framing situations for the patient and wants to serve as a patient coach and advocate.

If you like educating patients and seeing the outcomes over time, this is a fantastic role for you!

In this position you will:

  • For the Providence Brain and Spine Institute (PBSI) Spine program, work closely with the PBSI RN Program Developer to implement and maintain a formal spine program focused on appropriate surgical indications, patient navigation through diagnostics and treatment, patient outcomes and potential new payment methodologies.

  • Work with Program physicians to develop infrastructure in support of the treatment of patients with acute and chronic back pain symptoms using established protocols and treatment processes, with a focus on quality initiatives and education.

  • Work with Program physicians & care teams to ensure appropriate data collection and implementation of tracking tools for all aspects of the spine program.

  • Provide patient education and staff education; and will be coordinated with all Providence stakeholders.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor of Science in nursing degree

  • Current Oregon Registered Nurse (RN) license

  • Washington RN license within 30 days of hire, during that time the caregiver will only be taking Oregon patients

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification

  • 3 years of nursing experience

  • Experience working with patients with neurological conditions and/or other chronic conditions

  • Experience working with patient families & caregivers

  • Experience working within a multidisciplinary team

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • American Association of Neuroscience Nursing membership and certification

  • 5 years of nursing 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: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Medical/Surgical Nursing

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 191957