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Nurse Manager - Emergency Department

Job ID: 440
Location: Ketchikan, AK
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description


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.​

PeaceHealth is seeking an experienced Emergency Room Nurse Manager for job opportunities at PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center in Ketchikan, Alaska. Our Emergency Room is a crucial part of our hospital and community, and we need a Manager to start right away. You will work in a dynamic and supportive team environment. You will have the opportunity to grow and diversify your skills. The benefit of living here is the ability to explore Alaska and discover why cruise ships seek this spot for its beauty in the Pacific Northwest.

Minimum requirements

  • BSN required within three years of hire
  • Minimum of two years of leadership experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience is required.
  • Financial and budgetary knowledge and experience
  • Current BLS, ACLS, and Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing

Benefits and requirements include:

  • Generous Relocation Assistance.
  • Medical and Dental, Vision, Retirement, and Paid Time Off (Including an additional COVID time off bank)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • PTO with no waiting period.

Ketchikan, Alaska is truly the beginning of the last frontier. Set at the southernmost entrance to Alaska's famed Inside Passage—a network of waterways that snake through some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful wilderness in the world—Ketchikan is best known for feisty salmon, idyllic scenery, hunting, and an incredibly rich Alaska Native culture.

We offer comprehensive benefits and compensation package as well as relocation assistance. For more information about this position, contact Matt at [email protected], (360) 729-1446

Req ID# 440


Manages the coordination of activities on the nursing unit with responsibility for results including costs, methods and staffing for 24-hour nursing operations on a nursing unit (s). Responsible for operational performance, quality, service environment and regulatory compliance. Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.


  1. ER Manager oversees ED which includes: trauma, employee health, emergency preparedness, medical transports, and SART.
  2. Demonstrate compassion, respect and caring while working within the scope of Registered Nurse practice to provide individualized, safe and efficient care to patients with an interdisciplinary team and provide assistance to families and visitors.
  3.  Responsible for 24-hour day-to-day operations of unit: supervision of personnel; staff performance and patient outcomes; staff procurement and retention; regulatory compliance; and patient care. Evaluate work performance and conduct annual performance assessments. Delegate and coordinate responsibility for completion of departmental projects, tasks, and activities.
  4. Assist with the implementation of strategic initiatives for the department and identifies, assesses, and responds to issues and problems which affect ability to meet goals/objectives.
  5. Manage staffing levels required to provide optimum patient care within the limits of available resources.
  6.  Assure quality of care by aligning assigned unit (s) with the hospital and nursing division’s philosophies and standards of care; carry out adherence to state board of nursing and state nurse practice act requirements and to other governing agency regulations; measure health outcomes against standards; make or recommend adjustments.
  7. Deliver financial results for area (s) of accountability.
  8. Maintain a collaborative and cooperative working relationship with other departments and divisions; facilitating operational, quality, performance and change initiative implementation.
  9. May perform patient care duties.
  10.  Develop and support clinical excellence, environment of care.
  11.  Performs other duties as assigned.


  • BSN strongly preferred. 
  • BSN required within three years of hire.


  • Minimum of two years of leadership experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience is required. 
  • Work experience which demonstrates progressive leadership responsibility i.e. in Charge Nurse or supervisory role.
  • Demonstrate competence in area of expertise.
  • Financial and budgetary knowledge and experience.


  • Current Registered Nurse licensure in the state in which nurse will be practicing.
  • Certification in clinical area and membership in related professional organization preferred.
  • Current BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required at date of hire. 
  • ACLS may be required.


  • Strong problem solving, decision making and time management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficient in use of computer including MS Office applications.
  • Ability to manage complex operations and diverse personnel.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with interdisciplinary teams.

Referral Bonus Eligible

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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