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2018-R0188566 Requisition #
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Job Type: Full Time
Scheduled Hours per 2 Week Pay Period: 80
Daily Schedule: 9A-530P
Weekends Required: none
Location: Gig Harbor, WA

CHI Franciscan Health has exciting and rewarding careers with competitive salaries and benefits.  We are a family of hospitals, health care services, and medical providers delivering compassionate care to people throughout the South Puget Sound. We are part of Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the country.

Our mission is to deliver high quality care that meets our patients' medical needs while providing emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families. We believe this three-part approach — physical, emotional, and spiritual — is essential to healing the whole person. Come join our team!

Job Summary:
Provides unit-based clinical education aimed at improving the quality and safety of patient care and for assisting the department manager in overseeing daily work unit operations in accordance with professional standards, internal policies/procedures and applicable regulatory requirements.  An incumbent collaborates with appropriate personnel to ensure standards of care and standards of practice of specific patient populations are current and incorporated into nursing practice and assists management in maintaining continuity and quality of patient care.  Work also includes: 1) analyzing clinical education needs and assessing employee competencies 2) identifying performance/compliance improvement opportunities and coordinating related projects/initiatives; 3) coordinating clinical quality and patient safety activities; 4) participating in the development and implementation of new/revised policies/procedures/protocols. 
Work requires clinical nursing expertise and significant understanding of adult educational concepts, patient care standards/practices and applicable regulatory requirements specific to the assigned function.  Knowledge of quality improvement concepts, methodologies and tools, and of the importance of data to performance improvement processes is also required.  Although work is conducted using a team-based approach, an incumbent exercises considerable discretion and independent judgment in identifying non-compliance issues/concerns and in developing/implementing effective tactics/solutions to address and resolve them.  

Essential Duties:
Assesses educational needs of the work unit and develops/delivers clinical in-service training.
Assesses the effectiveness of clinical in-service training in order to ensure educational programs provide staff with skills and competency needed to meet all applicable regulatory, risk and patient safety requirements.
Assists manager in overseeing daily work unit operations, including scheduling and staffing, to ensure that activities are conducted in accordance with internal policies/standards/procedures and/or applicable legal/regulatory requirements.
Tracks and documents daily unit activities; oversees the resolution of daily clinical, administrative and/or operational issues, and monitors/troubleshoots service recovery and other escalated concerns, resolving within defined scope of responsibility.
Coordinates work unit clinical quality and patient safety activities. Monitors services, patient outcomes, quality control, family/patient satisfaction, staffing needs and operational effectiveness to facilitate optimal care delivery; identifies trends/opportunities and provides recommendations to Director/Manager for new quality/performance improvement initiatives.
Cultural Sensitivity and Competence:  Demonstrates proper use of communication tools/materials for effective communication and understands how the culture(s) of patient populations can affect communication, collaboration and the provision of care, treatment and services.  Patient Population Served:  Demonstrates knowledge and proper skills associated with the department’s defined specific populations served.

Additional Responsibilities:
Adheres to and exhibits our Core Values of Reverence, Integrity, Compassion and Excellence. 


Education/Experience:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and five years of progressively responsible related work experience that would demonstrate possession of the requisite job knowledge and skills, including at least one year of “lead” or charge RN experience that demonstrates attainment of the requisite job knowledge skills/abilities.  Work experience in delivering clinical education and/or overseeing quality improvement projects is strongly preferred.  Bachelor’s degree in nursing or other healthcare-related discipline pertinent to area of specialty is strongly preferred.
An equivalent combination of additional qualifying education (e.g. BSN) may be substituted for up to two years of the experience requirement.

License/Certification:
Current active Washington State RN license.
Certification in specialty area to be obtained within one year of hire.
Current healthcare provider BLS Certification.

About Us


Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More

Equal Opportunity Employment


Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. 

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