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Eureka , CA, USA | Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Human Resources
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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Under the general direction of the VP, CNO, the Nursing Director coordinates available resources to efficiently and effectively provide professional patient care and services to a quality consistent with nursing and SJHS-HC standards and at a cost compatible with the fiscal and other resources of SJHS-HC. Assumes 24 hours responsibility for the management and direction of patient care and services in the assigned areas and delegates authority, as appropriate. Must have a professional commitment to growth, be creative and innovative, and demonstrate competency in interpersonal communication, leadership ability, and problem-solving skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Fiscal Management/Resource Utilization:

  • Assures that resources and services support the mission of the departments and organization.

  • Formulates realistic budgets, including plans for capital equipment, space, human, and other resources to carry out department and organization-wide functions.

  • Demonstrates effective control of resources and maintains appropriate monitoring systems.

  • Identifies and implements change in systems as needed to increase productivity, promote cost containment, and enhance patient care and safety.

  • Participates in planning for the future needs and direction of the organization and direct areas of responsibility.

  • Human Resource Management:

  • Demonstrates leadership ability by facilitating individual and team development. Removes roadblocks to improve employee and organization performance. Motivates, challenges and develops employees.

  • Assures that performance appraisals, coaching, counseling, feedback, and discipline are conducted in concert with policies, values and standards.

  • Effectively recruits, hires, orients, trains, and evaluates staff to assure competency and meeting of patient, departmental and organizational needs.

  • Assures provision of department meetings for all staff to meet the needs of the department and regulatory requirements.


  • Performance Improvement/Customer Satisfaction:

  • Monitors activities, identifies trends, and takes actions which assess and improve departments’ performance. Maintains appropriate quality control programs.

  • Is knowledgeable about and participates in the Plan for Improving Organization Performance and the departments’ functions/role in the PIOP. Is knowledgeable and practices performance improvement skills and techniques.

  • Assures safe environment for customers and others; identifies and takes effective action when necessary to assure safety standards are met.

  • Develops and implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.

  • Coordinates and integrates services within the departments and with other departments in order to assure that customer needs are met.

Skills :

  • Ability to ensure patient confidence and comfort.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, employees, physicians, or organizations.

  • Reads and comprehends written instructions, able to interpret medical orders, correspondence, memorandums, and medical records.

  • Applies deductive and common sense reasoning ability to problem solve on a frequent basis.

  • Capable of gathering data and making sound, mature decisions; ability to assess internal and external environment and make appropriate managerial changes based on those assessments.

  • Ability to coordinate, organize and manage multiple projects.

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education :

  • Coursework/Training - Graduate of an accredited nursing school or program.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing within 18 months of hire.

Experience :

  • 3 years Clinical experience as staff nurse in comparable acute care facility.

  • 3 years Health care managerial experience.


  • State of California Registered Nurse.

  • Current CPR certification.

  • Member of AMT.

  • Oncology Specific: OCN.

  • Bio/Chemo certification.

Education : Master's Degree.

Licenses/Certifications: Advanced Certification in specialty area.

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