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Director of Nursing - Emergency

Benefits Eligibility (Employment Type):  Full-time benefits (32-40 hours per week)
Shift Type:  Day
Shift Length:  Variable
Primary Location (City):  Longview
State:  WA

PeaceHealth is seeking an experienced leader for a Nursing Director role at St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington.   In this full-time, exempt position, with provide leadership for our 37 bed level III trauma center Emergency department, Trauma Services, and Women's Health Services. 


Part of a non-profit faith based healthcare system, St. John Medical Center is a 200-bed acute care medical center serving a population of appx 165,000 in Southwest Washington and surrounding Oregon communities.  Located just 40 miles North of Portland, Oregon, Longview offers the best of both worlds, a peaceful lifestyle and natural beauty of a family-orientated community, close proximity to the Pacific Ocean and Mountains, as well as the urban amenities of both Portland and Seattle.


We offer a generous relocation bonus and an excellent benefit and compensation package.

Req ID: 166984




This position is responsible for providing leadership and directing nursing practice and clinical functions for assigned nursing units in order to develop, promote and implement a clinical services and nursing professional practice environment and ensure that exceptional medicine and compassionate care is delivered; continually improve service and operations to ensure that safe, reliable and high quality care and patient experiences are provided; ensure that clinical support services are coordinated; create an environment that supports caregivers and enhances growth, communication and job satisfaction.


The Director of Nursing builds relationships resulting in compassionate and committed teams within the services and with all stakeholders. All work must be done with a thorough understanding of and committed to PeaceHealth culture, including the core values and Leadership Model.



  1. Work closely with leadership throughout the organization to maximize operational efficiencies and meet capital and operating budget goals.  Participate in operational planning and implementation of organizational strategic plans and ensure overall operational performance.

  2. Promotes change, facilitates redesign, and implements systems and processes to maintain compliance with regulatory standards and accreditation within all programs and clinical units.

  3. Develop implementation plans for providing nursing care.

  4. Develop patient care programs and Implement an effective ongoing program to measure, assess and improve the quality and outcomes of nursing care delivered to patients.

  5. Serves as a consultant for nursing to ensure practice and standards are current and that care is delivered across the continuum.

  6. Provide nursing leadership on issues including patient safety, healthcare quality, emerging technology and innovation.  Maintain alignment with regional direction on these issues.

  7. Manage operational units as assigned including providing leadership for clinical excellence, personnel management, fiscal accountability, operational effectiveness, and positive relations with other departments, members of the medical staff, physician practices and all stakeholders within scope and span of control.

  8. Develop effective interdisciplinary relationships with medical staff to ensure the presence of an on-going quality improvement program by providing leadership for patient safety, quality improvement, service excellence and physician satisfaction

  9. Budget development and accountability for all operational departments assigned ensuring all financial performance measures are met.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Graduate of an accredited Nursing program. 
  • BSN is required. 
  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Business or Healthcare is required within two years of hire date.


  • A minimum of five years progressively responsible nursing leadership experience , which includes nurse manager experience, is required.   
  • Director level experience is desired.
  • Emergency nursing and/or ED leadership experience is required.
  • Experience with collective bargaining units is preferred. 
  • Previous experience working with clinical teams and physician groups to reach consensus highly preferred.



•            Current WA State Registered Nurse license

•            Certification in specialty is required within three years of date of hire.



•         Excellent communication skills are required, both verbal and written.

•         Excellent critical thinking skills are required.

•         Ability to work effectively, respectfully and responsibility in a collaborative manner with multiple demands and short timelines is required.

•          Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications are required.

•        Demonstrated leadership ability is required.

•        Knowledge and experience in developing programs is required.

•          Demonstrated success in operations management and financial management is required.



  • Work requires normal amounts of physical effort.            
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 50 lbs. or less.      
  • Work requires frequent exposure to minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments. Reasonably anticipated exposure to blood and body fluids daily.        
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. 


We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Longview community please visit our homepage:


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Location: Longview, LCR Delaware Campus (103)
Job Category:  Leadership 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: Variable
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $DOE, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: 


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Longview || Leadership || Nursing Leadership || Full Time || HOSPITAL ADMIN


Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

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