• PeaceHealth
  • Vancouver , WA
  • Healthcare - Nursing
  • Full-Time

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PeaceHealth is seeking a Assistant Nurse Manager - Hospice House for a 1.0 full time equivalent Exempt position. This position will be working Day shift with shift durations of 8 Hours.

Req ID: 174577


The position is responsible for providing managerial assistance to the Nurse Manager. This position is directly accountable to the Nurse Manager and is responsible for support in the following areas: hiring; staffing and scheduling; orientation; performance assessment; budget monitoring; maintaining and establishing patient care standards; policies and procedures.


1. Demonstrates compassion, respect and caring while working within the scope of Registered Nurse Practice to provide individualized, safe and efficient care to patients and assistance to their families and visitors. Proactively implement measures to promote a safety climate on the unit, considering the inter-relationship of people, tools and environment in which are is provided.

2. Provide leadership, management and communication skills to department.

3. Assist Nurse Manager in planning, recommendation, and implementation of clinical service delivery. Recommend policy changes which enhance nursing ability to achieve top quartile performance.

4. Assist Nurse Manager with the staff supervision, counseling and documentation of personnel actions.

5. Assist Nurse Manager with the evaluation of work performance and performance assessments.

6. Promote, establish and maintain open communication.

7. Assist Nurse Manager with budget monitoring.

8. Assist with the supervision and direction of the department Clinical Educator.

9. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (required unless otherwise noted)


* Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
* BSN preferred.


* Minimum of three years applicable nursing experience.
* Two years supervisory/leadership experience in health care organization preferred.
* Financial and budgetary experience.


* Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing.
* Specialty certification preferred.
* Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire.
* ACLS and/or ENPC may be required.


* Strong problem solving, decision making and time management skills
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
* Proficient in the use of computers including MS Office applications


* BSN required or actively enrolled in program with a targeted graduation date w/in 3 years of date of hire.
* Recent charge nurse experience within the last two years.
* Requires skills in the process of continuous adaptation.
* Ability to address generation conflict in workforce applying a philosophical understanding of servant leadership.
* Ability to adjust instructional methods to match learning styles, education and training plan and tailor environment to incorporate nursing students and faculty into the clinical unit culture.
* Ability to identify care patterns or systems thinking which leads to the most effective patient outcomes.
* Knowledge and application of tools for quality & safety (e.g. A3, 5S) and monitors patient outcome at the patient and unit level to achieve top quartile performance.
* Ability to apply interventions at patient and unit levels which promote evidence-based practice, staying current with nursing literature.
* Ability to apply holism in nursing as application of body, mind and spirit as a total unit acting together in nursing care delivery and patient need for care.

* PHSW Hospice Medicare Certified
* Minimum of one year of Hospice experience preferred.


* Work requires fairly light physical exertion up to 33% of the time.
* 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 once per month or more.
* Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

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 Vancouver community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

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Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email ...@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Vancouver, Southwest Medical Center (150)

Job Category: Leadership

Shift: Day

Shift Length: 8 Hours

FTE: 1.0

Work Type: Full Time

Hourly compensation starts at: $48.28, more depending on experience

Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Drivers License; Registered Nurse - Washington

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: Vancouver -- Leadership -- Nursing Leadership -- Full Time -- CARE CONTINUUM SVCS

Associated topics: admin, assistant director, critical care, director, director of nursing, lead, line, manager, officer, supervisor

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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