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CommonSpirit Health NICU Manager Clinical Services in TACOMA, Washington


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.



This job is responsible for organizing, planning, leading, and directing clinical and management activities for the designated department and in accordance with hospital policies and procedures. Accountable for daily operations and oversight of nursing practice and patient care delivery. Participates as a member of the health care team in maintaining continuity and quality of patient care. Contributes to organizational operations and supports the mission by fostering interdepartmental communication/collaboration. Demonstrates a high level of ability in leadership, supervisory skills, problem solving, patient advocacy and public relations.



  • Manages and evaluates the clinical operations, programs and resources of the assigned clinical area/facility to assurethe safe and appropriate delivery of diagnostic and/or therapeutic patient care.

  • Ensures that all activities are conducted in a timely and cost-effective manner and in compliance with organizational values, professional standards, internal policies and applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Participates in the development of, and implements new clinical systems/programs to enhance existing services and raise the standard of care for the patient population served.

  • Ensures that work unit activities, productivity, and/or quality indicators are documented in accordance with FHSguidelines.

  • Oversees the resolution of daily clinical administrative and operational issues.

  • Monitors/troubleshoots service recovery and other escalated concerns and resolves within defined scope of responsibility.

  • Collaborates with other departments to address and resolve problems, share information and enhance overall effectiveness/productivity.

  • Communicates significant information to department director and others in a timely and appropriate manner.

Staff Management and Development

  • Plans, manages, and evaluates the work of clinical and administrative staff in accordance with the content, spirit and intent of applicable internal/external regulations and standard for human resource management.

  • Ensures that employees are qualified and properly trained to perform assigned job duties.

  • Holds regular staff meetings and keeps employees apprised of all matters relevant to successful job performance.

  • Makes employment decisions, establishes performance standards, and evaluates employee performance.

  • Educates, guides, counsels and develops staff and addresses performance management concerns and technical issues elevated by subordinates as beyond their scope of authority.

Regulatory Compliance

  • Ensures all aspects of clinical operations are conducted and documented in compliance with relevant internal policies, standards/procedures, and applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Assesses on a continuous basis, services, patient outcomes, quality control, family/patient satisfaction, staffing needs and operational effectiveness to ensure optimal care and delivery.

  • Ensures that internal controls are sufficient to provide for accurate complete and compliant programs and processes.

  • Identifies need for changes in standards, programs and services and develops recommendations for consideration by the Director.


  • Participates in annual budget planning and administration relative to assigned responsibilities.

  • Identifies adequate staffing levels for appropriate coverage to meet budgetary and operational objectives.

  • Monitors work schedules and staffing levels to meet budgetary requirements and control overtime and/or premium pay.

  • Monitors and approves expenditures within defined scope of responsibility.

  • Explains variances and addresses in a timely manner.

  • Informs Director of all issues with potential for budgetary impact.

Performance/Quality Improvement

  • Works with management team to ensure the application of consistent operational and clinical practices.

  • Assesses the strengths/weaknesses of the assigned clinical area/facility to identify opportunities and provide recommendations to Director for new quality/performance improvement initiatives.

  • Implements new processes and ensures that performance improvement activities are conducted in a timely and effective manner.

  • Ensures staff receives the necessary on-site training and consultation to enhance their understanding of quality/performance improvement initiatives.

Short- and Long-Term Planning

  • Participates, as a key member of the management team for the assigned clinical function, in the development of strategies, initiatives and programs addressing matters such as: provision of new services, standardization of procedures across the organization, maximizing resources, improving cost-effectiveness of clinical services provided, enhancing patient outcomes/satisfaction and other issues of similar complexity and consequence.

  • Partners with the Clinical Practice and Professional Development team to provide education, training, and consultative services to clinical staff in assigned facility; assesses, develops, revises and coordinates teaching programs for all nursing staff; delivers in-service education; assures that educational programs provide staff with skills and competency needed to meet all applicable regulatory, risk and patient safety requirements.

  • Partners with the Clinical Practice and Professional Development team to plan and direct the orientation and/or residency programs of new personnel to assigned facility; facilitates staff development by promoting learning experiences and information for staff based on identified needs of the individuals; develops (or adapts existing) competency assessment tools and ensures assessments are timely completed; provides additional education as necessary in follow-up.


Education/Work Experience Requirements

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited School of Nursing. BSN or Bachelors’ Degree in a related field is preferred.

  • Three years’ experience and clinical knowledge in the same or similar clinical specialty. Two years in a charge nurse/leadership or equivalent position required.

  • Clinical knowledge as a Registered Nurse in the same or similar clinicalspecialty preferred.


  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse by the Washington State Board of Nursing.

  • Certification in specialty area preferred.

  • Current healthcare provider BLS certification.

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Requisition ID 2021-174809

Employment Type Full Time

Department Neonatal ICU

Hours / Pay Period 80

Shift Day

Standard Hours 8:00 AM- 4:30 PM

Facility / Process Level : Name CHI Franciscan St Joseph Medical Center

Location WA-TACOMA

Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.