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RN Nursing Residency Program Coordinator

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Job ID: 47322
Location: Longview, WA
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.80
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


PeaceHealth is a mission driven, non-profit, healthcare system that has been providing exceptional medicine and compassionate care for more than a century. In Longview, Washington, PeaceHealth operates St. John Medical Center, a 150-bed acute care hospital with a level III trauma center, and a multi-specialty medical group.

If you're an experienced Nurse Educator, consider joining St. John Medical Center in a Nursing Residency Program Coordinator position. In this .8 FTE exempt position you will work four days per week to coordinate and manage the New Grad RN Residency program at St. John Medical Center. This position will also coordinate student placement with nursing programs.

We offer you:

  • Hourly compensation $47.48 - $71.22, hiring rate is dependent upon qualifications and professional experience 
  • Comprehensive benefits package effective the first of the month following start date
  • Relocation Assistance
  • A community hospital with a caring and collaborative culture

Longview, Washington is just 45 minutes North of Portland, Oregon and an easy drive to the beautiful Pacific Coast and several different mountain adventures. Enjoy the pace and natural beauty of a family-friendly community with the urban amenities of Portland and Seattle nearby

For additional information, please contact Lisa Wishard at [email protected].

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.


Details of the position:

  1. Develops, implements, and evaluates RN Residency Program curriculum based on patient care needs.
  2. Applicant screening to recruit new grad residents
  3. Oversight of resident progressions through program components, developing innovative strategies for retention of newly graduated nurses in collaboration with assigned unit nursing leadership.
  4. Conducts and/or coordinates classes, skills verification labs, specialized courses, group sessions and other activities that constitute the curriculum.
  5. Provides leadership and supervision to RNs and other personnel associated with the residency program. Ensures safe care to patients, staff and visitors; adheres to all policies, procedures, and standards within budgetary specifications including time management, supply management, productivity and quality of service.
  6. Assists in the development and maintenance of new graduate talent pipelines for the program.
  7. Functions as liaison between disciplines and departments ensuring a smooth coordination of entry into units, communicating and collaborating with many different members of the inter-professional care team.
  8. Serves as an operational liaison for all residency program needs. Including monitoring budget, staffing and reporting facilitation issues to the education and nursing leadership team.
  9. Regularly meets with unit nursing leadership to discuss residents’ progress and addresses performance issues and takes corrective action as necessary; conducts performance reviews in a timely and effective manner in partnership with assigned unit nursing leadership.
  10. Participates in a systemic, interdisciplinary, and ongoing evaluation of programs, process improvement, desired patient-centered outcomes, and organizational outcomes. Establishes credibility with physicians, management team members, and outside business partners and customers.
  11. Promotes individual professional growth and development by meeting requirements for mandatory/continuing education and skills competency; supports department-based goals which contribute to the success of the organization; serves as preceptor, mentor and resource to less experienced staff.
  12. Oversight and coordination of nursing program student placement at St. John.
  13. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing;
  • Master of Science degree in Nursing with an education focus.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in clinical area of practice
  • Minimum of three (3) years of nurse educator experience.
  • Current WA State Registered Nurse (RN) licensure .
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor or completion within first year of employment.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Models and promotes professionalism in nursing practice within the model of the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office applications and a variety of equipment or technology tools.
  • Ability to engage learners and apply adult learning techniques.
  • Basic skills in a variety of education technology methodologies.


  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from up to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (up to 65% of work time).

Benefits: PeaceHealth is committed to the overall wellbeing of our caregivers: physical, emotional, financial, social, and spiritual. We offer caregivers a competitive and comprehensive total rewards package. Some of the many benefits included in this package are full medical/dental/vision coverage; 403b retirement plan employer base and matching contributions; paid time off; employer-paid life and disability insurance with additional buyup coverage options; tuition and continuing education reimbursement; wellness benefits, and expanded EAP and mental health program.

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application. EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state, or federal laws.

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