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Director Nursing - Acute Care Services

Job ID: 1896
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 seeks an experienced Director - Acute Care Nursing

Join us in breathtaking Ketchikan AK, the salmon capital of the world!

We are seeking a Director of Acute Care Nursing to provide leadership and a professional nursing practice environment while ensuring exceptional medicine and compassionate care is delivered.

This position reports directly to our VP Acute Care Services position.

You will have 6-direct Manager reports, with approx. 100 FTE’s total:

  • ED Mgr.
  • Sleep Lab Mgr.
  • Social Services Mgr.
  • ICU Mgr.
  • Med/Surg Mgr.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Serving our community of just over 8,000 permanent residents.  This number swells into the 10’s of 1,000’s during the Summer Cruise-ship months, as we are a first stop.
  • Promoting change, facilitating redesign, and implementing systems and processes to maintain compliance with regulatory standards and accreditation within all programs and clinical units.
  • Developing effective interdisciplinary relationships with medical staff.
  • Ensuring that clinical support services are coordinated and creating an environment that supports caregivers, enhances growth, communication, and job satisfaction.
  • Leading our Nursing Management staff to continued excellence.
  • On your off days….fishing…hiking…kayaking…camping…boating…did we mention the fishing?

What you’ll bring:

  • Previous/Current Director Acute Care experience.
  • Minimum of a BSN, with an MSN preferred.
  • Minimum of 5-years progressively responsible nursing leadership.
  • Current RN licensure in AK.

Who we are:

    • PeaceHealth is a faith-based 10-Hospital System in the Pacific Northwest, providing whole person care to Alaska, Oregon, and Washington since 1890.
    • As a Healthcare system we are pursuing the Magnet Journey, with our Ketchikan Medical Center having attained the “Pathway to Excellence” designation in 2020.
Our Ketchikan Medical Center is a 25-bed Critical Access Center with the following:
  • New Horizons  29-bed LTC center attached.
  • Full on-site Lab, working directly with Northwest Pathology.
  • Newly built, from the ground up (2018), 4-suite OR.
  • Fully equipped Diagnostic Imaging Lab.
  • Full Clinic services including Women’s Health, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, BH and Primary Care.

BENEFITS – What’s in it for you:

  • Robust Benefits package:  Full Medical, Dental, Vision & Retirement.
  • Relocation Assistance – enough to cover bringing your belongings up on the Barge!
  • Initial 3-months housing provided.
  • Competitive compensation with bonus potential.
  • Tuition reimbursement to support continuing education.
  • Be part of an Inclusive, Mission-driven company culture. 

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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