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Kaiser Permanente Director, Emergency Department in Clackamas, Oregon

Under the general direction of the Chief Nursing Executive, develops, implements, leads, and evaluates all aspects of management and ensures the provision of quality patient /family centered care for the Emergency Services patient population. Provides leadership development, development and implementation of policies and procedures, and insures staff has the necessary skills and competencies to perform their essential job functions. Coordinates meetings and committees related to the provision of interdisciplinary patient care and staff development. In collaboration with appropriate stakeholders, develops and coordinates workgroups to address organizational goals and develops and monitors performance indicators/metrics for patient safety and business functions. Supports Kaiser Permanente compliance efforts, reports and resolves areas of non-compliance and maintains confidentiality. Protects organizational assets. Exhibits ethics and integrity. Facilitates excellent communication and partnership activities both internally and externally. Responsible for evaluating business initiatives and recommending process/system redesign and new service development.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Administers operating budget for assigned departments. In collaboration with other services prepares annual capital and operating budgets for assigned departments; monitors financial reports; develops accountability model for managers; gives direction for interventions to control expenses and insure compliance with assigned budget allocation; and justifies over expenditures.

  • Facilitates collaboration between nursing, medical staff, and other hospital departments, to insure quality, comprehensive and coordinated patient care. Assures policy, procedure, and practice are consistent with hospital strategic direction/goals, medical practice, service delivery, and regulatory standards. Works with assigned managers and staff to develop and support Department Partnership Committees to optimize care, work life and communication within the department and the organization.

  • Participates in administrative management of the hospital and serves as Administrator-on-call on a rotation basis. Works collaboratively with labor liaisons to interpret terms of labor contracts. Participates in multidisciplinary projects for the hospital. Counsels managers and takes reports on clinical arena activities. Functions in place of the Chief Nursing Executive as assigned. Assures communication to and from administration and other disciplines to assigned departments.

  • Provides direction for all emergency departments' clinical functions. Provides supervision of the department managers in developing policy and procedures, determination of staffing patterns, and the development of programs which support quality patient/family centered care. Serves as consultant and role model for nursing personnel. Assures that employees providing care have the knowledge and skills required to provide age appropriate care to patients and families through education, training or experience. Mentors department managers and staff. Develops orientation tools. Develops competency tools which demonstrates integration of theory and critical thinking and nursing staffs' ability to provide age appropriate, evidence based care. Utilizes research findings and supports clinical research. Provides feedback to unit managers on staff performance.

  • Accountable for quality assurance/improvement activities for all assigned departments, which enhance clinical practice and development of staff so that value added services are provided. Assures that a quality improvement plan is developed, implemented and evaluated for each assigned department and consistent with the department/Hospital goals.

  • Performs other duties as requested.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum five (5) years of management experience in leadership role in healthcare organization.

  • Minimum two (2) years of budget development.


  • Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field.

License, Certification, Registration

  • Current Oregon or Washington RN License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required within 90 days of hire/transfer.

Additional Requirements:

  • Knowledge of computer applications: word processing, multimedia, spreadsheets.

  • Leadership: training, giving and receiving instructions.

  • Oral Communications.

  • Analytical problem solving.

  • Project management.

  • Quality management.

  • Systems thinking.

  • Written communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum three (3) years of supervisory experience in a healthcare organization in a managed care setting.

  • Payroll/financial systems/budget experience.

  • Advanced degree in nursing, health care administration, or business.

  • Certification in clinical specialty or nursing administration.

  • Labor relations in union environment.

  • Member of professional organization.

  • Knowledge of licensing and accreditation standards including The Joint Commission, NCQA.

Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.


TITLE: Director, Emergency Department

LOCATION: Clackamas, Oregon


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.