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Providence Director Emergency Services RN in Apple Valley, California



Under general direction of the CNO and in collaboration with the Medical Director, the Director Nursing works with the nursing leadership team to plan, organize, staff, direct, coordinate and control the activities within the designated departments. Provides leadership direction to SMMC staff to meet the balanced commitments and core values of St. Mary Medical Center. Role models proactive, collaborative working relationships across all hospital functions in an interdisciplinary approach to patient care.


  • Facilities the development and management of the nursing care delivery process for designated nursing units ensuring that policies, procedures, standards of care and standards of practiced are consistent across the nursing organization and with current nursing research and practice.

  • Promotes and maintains a positive, professional image of nursing. Recognizes staff contributions consistently and facilitates educational and developmental opportunities for all patient care. Provides leadership, direction and mentoring to patient care staff that encourages goals achievement and professional growth.

  • Supports and fosters strong nursing morale on unit by creating an environment that fosters personal investment and excellence; nurtures commitment to a common vision and shared values provides management team and staff with opportunities and latitude to grow and achieve; build effective teams committed to organizational goals, fosters collaboration, and encourages as well as empowers other to achieve. Accurately assesses the strengths and developmental needs of patient care staff and provides timely, constructive feedback that contributes to others' development.

  • Applies broad knowledge and seasoned experience when addressing complex issues; defines strategic issues clearly despite ambiguity; takes all critical information into account when making decisions; making timely, tough decisions in the contact of the mission, vision, and values of St. Mary Medical Center.

  • Promotes a free flow of information and communication throughout the organization (upward, downward, and across); listens actively; encourages open expression of ideas and opinions. Communicates needs, issues and concerns appropriately, utilizing the chain-of-commend. Delivers clear, convincing, and well-organized presentations; projects credibility and pose even in highly visible, adversarial situations.

  • Orchestrates the pace and process of change to maintain operation effectiveness; assigns clear accountability backed by appropriate authority utilizing an objective and systematic approach. Identifies opportunities for process/practice improvement and facilitates implementation of required changes. Ensures processes and programs are in place to continually promote, measure, and improve employee, physician, and patient satisfaction.

  • Develops and implements long-range staffing plans; ensures that programs are maintained to encourage the recruitment and retention of quality patient care staff.

  • Partners with physicians to ensure patient needs are identified and met; establishes effective working relationships with all key physicians; assists nursing management in establishing a collaborative practice model throughout nursing.

  • Networks and collaborates across the health care industry in order to continually strive towards best practices. Thinks broadly when seeking new ways to improve performance, processes, and service; creates an environment of continuous improvement; tries new approached and takes appropriate risks; seeks out and utilizes best practices.

  • Ensures excellence inpatient care delivery consistent with JCAHO, Title 22, and other related regularly agencies through annual performance appraisal. Competency based practice standards and annual skill validation and proficiency of the clinical staff.

  • Develops, monitors, and analyzers labor, operation, and capital expense budgets in assigns areas and assures appropriateness of human and material resources allocation.

  • Patient care as needed (cross reference to RNII Age Specific Criteria).


  • Master's Degree in Nursing, or related healthcare field (preferred)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Upon hire: California Registered Nurse License (Vendor Managed)

  • 5 years of progressive managerial experience in healthcare

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to bring diverse groups of people together as a team to achieve quality care

  • Strong skills in daily operations and budgetary management.

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.

Requsition ID: 233617
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
Job Function: Nursing
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Department: 7550 SMMC EMERGENCY
Address: CA Apple Valley 18300 Hwy 18
Work Location: St Mary Medical Center-Apple Valley
Pay Range: $86.12 - $138.62
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.

Providence offers a comprehensive benefits package including a retirement 401(k) Savings Plan with employer matching, health care benefits (medical, dental, vision), life insurance, disability insurance, time off benefits (paid parental leave, vacations, holidays, health issues), voluntary benefits, well-being resources and much more. Learn more at