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Providence Director Nursing - Emergency & Critical Care in Tarzana, California



Reporting to the Chief Nursing Officer, the Director of Emergency and Critical Care is responsible for planning, implementing and promoting the nursing standards and ensuring high quality, individualized patient care for assigned clinical areas, consistent with the philosophy and objectives of Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center.



  • Promotes patient, physician and employee satisfaction by personal example, treating all contacts with respect.

  • Supports and participates in activities that foster customer service.

  • Communicates and follows the organizational chain of command for notification of patient care/service issues, when appropriate.


  • Maintains required applicable licensure, certification and education.

  • Attends and successfully completes general and department orientation, in-service programs and the annual key competencies and mandatory update requirements.

  • Participates actively in department staff meetings.

  • Demonstrates mastery of verbal and written communications.

  • Identifies and establishes unit goals that are consistent with the Medical Center’s values and strategic plans; develops strategies for achieving goals; develops and implements unit policies and procedures to support the provision of high quality, individualized patient care; assures standards comply with accepted professional and regulatory requirements.

  • Accurately prepares and analyzes unit capital, labor and operating budgets. Establishes both long and short term goals; remains within an acceptable variance of the unit’s budget; documents, justifies and corrects negative variances, as warranted; communicates budgetary information to the staff; monitors FTE and operating budget variances on a daily/monthly basis to ensure optimum productivity and utilization of human and material resources; implements prudent measures to reduce operating costs while maintaining productivity and high quality of service.

  • Establishes and maintains high quality standard and performance expectations of all staff; demonstrates willingness to test new ideas; continuously assesses performance and identified opportunities to improve upon the quality of care and service rendered by the unit; supports and empowers staff members to improve the quality of patient care; utilizes positive group organizational and group dynamics to facilitate the change process; demonstrates and promotes a collaborative approach with other units to assure the smooth integration of services.

  • Serves as a patient advocate and clinical resource in the coordination and delivery of patient care; assures adherence to approved practices, procedures and standards of care; assures complete and accurate documentation of the nursing process for each patient; communicates, negotiates and resolves patient care issues appropriately and effectively with all members of the health care team.

  • Ensures the ethical management of all clinical and managerial situations, assures patient rights, confidentiality and privacy.

  • Effectively manages the human resources of the unit. Assures adequate staffing and skill mix for provision of services; appropriately interviews, hires, reviews, promotes, transfers and separates personnel; provides disciplinary action that is fair, objective, developmental and timely; monitors performance improvement plans for staff, as needed; delegates assignments appropriately based on individual levels of competence.

  • Assures ongoing competence of all staff by monitoring their clinical performance and provides opportunities for growth activities and opportunities through training and education of unit personnel. The Director develops, implements and evaluates job specific orientation and training programs; identified educational needs of staff; provides educational opportunities based on identified need; promotes the personal and professional development of staff and colleagues; presents and discusses changes with the hospital, with all staff members as appropriate; stimulates teamwork and fosters commitment to clinical excellence.

  • Develops, implements and evaluates quality control and improvement measures which are fiscally responsible.

  • Keeps informed of current trends and updates in practice by actively participating in the provision of educational programs.

  • Ensures an adequate stock of supplies and proper functioning of equipment. Is able to use all patient care equipment in the area.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of age specific care, including but not limited to, identifying the need for additional safety measures, physiological normal values/readings; and assessing skin integrity, behavior, motor skills and/or activities that place patients at risk as well as communicates effectively in a clear, concise, understandable manner. Applicable for the populations Infant, Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric.

  • Meets monthly budget targets in wage (SWB) and non-wage (OCE) as well as productivity standards for respective department/departments on an ongoing basis.

  • Directs maintenance of departmental facilities, equipment, supplies and materials in a condition to promote efficiency, health, comfort, and safety of patients and staff.

  • Maintains required unit records, reports, and statistics for administrative purposes and budget preparations.

  • Reviews trends in acuity data regularly and ensures that acuity is used in staffing.


Required experience/education for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

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

  • Within 30 days of hire: California Fire and Life Safety Card - National Organization (Vendor Managed)

  • 3 years of progressive management experience in the field of expertise

  • 5 years of experience in an acute care setting

  • Ability to deal with multiple priority and short time frames

Preferred experience/education for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing, or related field

  • Upon hire: National certification (CCRN, CEN, etc.)

  • Upon hire: Provider Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - American Heart Association

  • Upon hire: Provider Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - American Heart Association

  • Experience in Magnet Designated organization in leadership role.

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

The Sisters of Providence and Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange have deep roots in California, bringing health care and education to communities from the redwood forests to the beach shores of Orange county - and everywhere in between. In Southern California, Providence provides care throughout Los Angeles County, Orange County, High Desert and beyond.

Our award-winning and comprehensive medical centers are known for outstanding programs in cancer, cardiology, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's services, emergency and trauma care, pediatrics and neonatal intensive care. Our not-for-profit network provides a full spectrum of care with leading-edge diagnostics and treatment, outpatient health centers, physician groups and clinics, numerous outreach programs, and hospice and home care, and even our own Providence High School.

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.

We are committed to cultural diversity and equal employment for all individuals. It is our policy to recruit, hire, promote, compensate, transfer, train, retain, terminate, and make all other employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin (including certain language use restrictions), ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV and AIDS), medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, and military and veteran status or any other applicable legally protected status. We will also provide reasonable accommodation to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified caregiver or applicant for employment, unless the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of our business.

We are a community where all people, regardless of differences, are welcome, secure, and valued. We value respect, appreciation, collaboration, diversity, and a shared commitment to serving our communities. We expect that all workforce members in our community will act in ways which reflect a commitment to and accountability for, racial and social justice and equality in the workplace. As such, we will maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on any applicable legally protected status. We also expect that all workforce members will maintain a positive workplace free from any unacceptable conduct which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment.

Requsition ID: 145275
Company: Providence Jobs
Job Category: Nursing-Patient Facing
Job Function: Nursing
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Shift: Day
Career Track: Leadership
Address: CA Tarzana 18321 Clark St
Pay Range: $78.12 - $128.26
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 is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate 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.