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Swedish Health Services Supervisor Nursing - Surgical Services in Seattle, Washington


Supervisor Nursing - Surgical Services @ Swedish First Hill

Full Time (40 Hour Week)

Day Shift

Relocation for eligible external candidates who meet all conditions for payment - this is in addition to the fantastic benefits and compensation package offered by Providence Swedish that begin on your first day of employment. Join us, and find out how many ways we offer you the chance to focus on what really matters - our patients.

Responsible for coordinating patient care and nursing service activities consistent with the mission, vision and values of the organization. Supervises the operating room clinical staff. Directs the professional nursing care for patients in assigned area. Assesses plans, evaluates and documents the Nursing process in the assigned unit as needed.

Providence caregivers are not simply valued – they’re invaluable. Join our team at Swedish First Hill and thrive in our culture of patient-focused, whole-person care built on understanding, commitment, and mutual respect. Your voice matters here, because we know that to inspire and retain the best people, we must empower them.

  • Responsible for Surgical Services: Operating Room, Anesthesia, Day Surgery, PACU, Fiberoptics, and Surgery Patient Chargeables management. Works with Unit Based Staffing Committee to prepare staffing budgets and works with Finance by assessing historical data, supply and equipment needs by communicating with physicians on capital equipment needs and validating requirements. Evaluates effectiveness of existing programs and services, and implements new services as appropriate. Communicates budget information as necessary to staff and physicians. Monitors and deals with budget’s variances appropriately.

  • Accountable for assigned clinical operations, patient care activities, coordinating patient care delivery on a daily basis in collaboration with other members of the health care team. Makes and adjusts patient assignments based on patient care, family, physician and staff needs. Schedule and adjust meal and break schedules to meet patient care needs and to comply with human resource policies.

  • Assures compliance with department and regulatory standards by assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the delivery of patient care by reinforcing positive outcomes and demonstrating corrective action for identified problems. Follows AORN and ASPAN standards and implements appropriately.

  • Plans and implements department staffing and scheduling to provide appropriate staffing levels and skills mix. Provides guidance and feedback to staff so that trends in unit-based monitoring and evaluation reflect quality improvement and compliance with regulatory standards. Evaluates and adjusts staffing utilization to ensure cost effective, safe patient care.

  • Utilizes critical thinking and prioritization skills to Coordinate the flow of surgical cases. Runs the OR schedule efficiently based upon needs of patient, surgeon and staff.

  • Works collaboratively with other surgical units to provide access to OR schedule for surgeons and patients. Collaborates with anesthesia care providers by communicating changes to the schedule and seeking their advise when problem solving difficult situations.

  • Consistently demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, commitment to customer service principles and attitude. Exemplifies behaviors described in the SMC’s Service Excellence Commitments.

  • Demonstrates awareness of status of each operating room by making rounds and facilitating cases as needed. Identifies real or potential patient care issues and intervenes accordingly.

  • Demonstrates clinical competence by assisting with patient care in order to maintain clinical skills. Spends time in each area to coach, develop, evaluate and advocate for staff.

  • Investigates patient, family, physician and staff complaints and facilitates service recovery.

  • Completes performance evaluations and counseling of staff in a timely manner. Identifies staff behaviors to be recognized or disciplined and notifies manager. Works with Human Resources Business Partner Manager with counseling in the disciplinary process in accordance with labor management and hospital polices. Serves as a role model and resource for staff to be accountable for adhering to standards.

  • Maintains and ensures compliance in all pertinent policies and procedures and Joint Commission and ASPAN requirements. Actively participates in performance improvement activities within the unit and with other departments. Provides feedback to staff so that trends in monitoring reflect compliance with regulatory and department standards.

  • Communicates shift information and/or problems to the appropriate person. Demonstrates critical thinking skills in problem-solving issues. Demonstrates effective delegation and prioritization skills.

  • Responsible for interviewing and hiring of staff for the unit and assists Manager to create and maintain a department environment that encourages staff development, retention of staff, customer services and patient/family-centered care.

  • Participates in the identification, planning and implementation of educational programs for all levels of staff and ensures active participation of staff in educational activities and research. Contributes to educational process and professional development of students in the healthcare field.

  • Assists Manager in building physician relations.

  • Has ability to recognize the patient’s age as a relevant factor and applies appropriate decision-making skills in the assessment, treatment on care provided for the patient.

Required Qualifications:

  • Upon hire: National Provider BLS - American Heart Association

  • Upon hire: Washington Registered Nurse License

  • 5 years relevant clinical experience with demonstrated clinical knowledge and leadership qualities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Applicants without a BSN degree must actively pursue and attain a BSN within five years of hire. Continued employment by Swedish beyond five years is contingent upon attaining the BSN degree

  • Registered Nurses employed by Swedish prior to December 1, 2012 are encouraged to pursue the BSN degree, but obtaining the degree will not be a condition of employment

  • 2 years Supervisory or Charge Nurse experience

Why Join Providence?

Our best-in-class benefits are uniquely designed to support you and your family in staying well, growing professionally and achieving financial security. We take care of you, so you can focus on delivering our mission of improving the health and wellbeing of each patient we serve.

Accepting a new position at another facility that is part of the Providence family of organizations may change your current benefits. Changes in benefits, including paid time-off, happen for various reasons. These reasons can include changes of Legal Employer, FTE, Union, location, time-off plan policies, availability of health and welfare benefit plan offerings, and other various reasons.

About Providence

At Providence, our strength lies in Our Promise of “Know me, care for me, ease my way.” Working at our family of organizations means that regardless of your role, we’ll walk alongside you in your career, supporting you so you can support others. We provide best-in-class benefits and we foster an inclusive workplace where diversity is valued, and everyone is essential, heard and respected. Together, our 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in over 50 hospitals, over 1,000 clinics and a full range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. As a comprehensive health care organization, we are serving more people, advancing best practices and continuing our more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable.

The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.

Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.

About the Team

Providence Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Puget Sound area. It is comprised of eight hospital campuses (Ballard, Edmonds, Everett, Centralia, Cherry Hill (Seattle), First Hill (Seattle), Issaquah and Olympia); emergency rooms and specialty centers in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Providence Swedish Medical Group, a network of 190+ primary care and specialty care locations throughout the Puget Sound. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we’re dedicated to improving the wellbeing of rural and urban communities by expanding access to quality health care for all.

Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to the principle that every workforce member has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment 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. We believe diversity makes us stronger, so we are dedicated to shaping an inclusive workforce, learning from each other, and creating equal opportunities for advancement.

Requsition ID: 282086
Company: Swedish Jobs
Job Category: Surgical/Perioperative Services
Job Function: Clinical Care
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 3901 SFH AMB SURGERY
Address: WA Seattle 747 Broadway
Work Location: Swedish First Hill 747 Broadway-Seattle
Pay Range: $56.74 - $91.34
The amounts listed are the base pay range; additional compensation may be available for this role, such as shift differentials, standby/on-call, overtime, premiums, extra shift incentives, or bonus opportunities.
Check out our benefits page for more information about our Benefits and Rewards.