Jefferson Healthcare
  • Nursing Administration
  • Port Townsend, WA, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full-Time
  • Bonus Eligible

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Director of Inpatient Services

Jefferson Healthcare

Job #069 - 2020

Jefferson Healthcare ( is looking for an experienced leader to join our team as the Director of Inpatient Services.  We are looking for a strong leader who is motivated by excellence and thrives on collaboration.  Our ideal candidate has several years of leadership experience and can provide continuity between our inpatient departments (Acute Care, Critical Care, Family Birth).  They also have experience in Obstetrics, Medical-Surgical and Critical Care nursing.  This is an opportunity to bring depth to the nursing leadership team at Jefferson Healthcare and to lead a staff that is dedicated above all else to the patients.  Our incredible staff put the patient and their experience at the center of everything they do while delivering quality patient care and want a leader who will do the same. If this feels like you and you'd like the chance to be a part of it, please apply now!

In addition to working with the fabulous team, our salary is competitive and we offer a generous benefits package (which ranks in the top 1% in the state of Washington) of medical, dental, vision, and retirement plans, personal time off and more.

This position may be eligible for a recruitment and/or relocation bonus.


Position Description

This position provides leadership to the Family Birth, Acute Care and Intensive Care departments.  Supervises and coordinates the activities of personnel engaged in providing care to patients in these departments.  Oversees and is responsible for the quality, service and cost-effectiveness of care delivered in these departments.  Has responsibility for strategy development and implementation; budget development and revenue cycle integrity; performance improvement, and culture development.  Accountable for creating a culture consistent with Jefferson Healthcare organizational values and Jefferson Healthcare service standards.  Maintains knowledge of and assures compliance with regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Ensures departmental activities and outcomes are aligned with the strategic plan and the organization's mission, vision and values.

This is a full time, exempt position



  • Is the appointing authority for Family Birth, Acute Care, Critical Care (Intensive Care) departments, i.e. makes the determinations related to hiring, terminations and disciplinary actions.
  • Manages staff and conducts performance evaluations. 
  • Interviews, selects, motivates, and coaches staff in the Family Birth, Acute Care, Critical Care (Intensive Care) departments to assure a high level of patient care and service.
  • Ensures a comprehensive onboarding program is in place for each department and that an appropriate orientation is given to new staff.
  • Directs day-to-day operations of Family Birth, Acute Care, Critical Care (Intensive Care) departments in accordance with established standards of practice, policy and regulatory requirements.
  • Identifies and investigates competency issues associated with overall patient care within the departments.  Develops and administers corrective measures to ensure safe, quality and efficient patient care.
  • Collaborates with other departments to assure coordination of care and safe handoffs.
  • Ensures compliance with nursing standards and clinical practice within the departments.
  • Develops policies and procedures for use within each department.  Revises policies and procedures as need to keep current and relevant.
  • Responsible for the preparation of annual budgets for capital equipment, personnel, supplies, and other departmental costs.
  • Monitors and adheres to operational budget.  Develops and maintains a mechanism for monitoring key components of salary expenses (overtime, vacancies, external staffing), supplies and other expenses.
  • Participates and leads improvement activities for the Family Birth, Acute Care, Critical Care (Intensive Care) departments.
  • Maintains current knowledge of policies, local, state, and federal laws and regulations applicable to each department.
  • Ensures equipment is in working order; maintains a systematic approach to checking and documenting all equipment.
  • Works with local colleges to provide quality education experiences for students.
  • Drives results through strategic Performance Improvement initiatives.
  • Fosters a high-performing culture of excellence and drives employee engagement.



  • Actively participates on Hospital committees and teams.
  • Represents Jefferson Healthcare at appropriate community meetings.
  • Assists with training as requested.
  • Serves as Family Birth, Acute Care, Critical Care (Intensive Care) departments consultant to employers, physicians, educational institutions, and community organizations.


Required Education and/or Experience

  • Current Washington State RN License in good standing
  • Current BLS
  • Bachelor's of Nursing required, Masters in Nursing or related field preferred
  • Five (5) years of progressive management experience in nursing/hospital administration required
  • Experience in Obstetrics, Medical-Surgical and Critical Care nursing preferred

Who We Are

Jefferson Healthcare is one of the Top Employers on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula and in close proximity to Seattle, Victoria, BC and Vancouver. We are a DNV accredited, 5 Star rated 25-bed Critical Access Hospital with six rural health clinics and a wide scope of specialty services; we provide exceptional care for more than 25,000 residents of East Jefferson County. We have numerous accreditations and awards and are recognized as Achieving Best Care by the Washington State Hospital Association.  If you are looking to work with an exceptional team of professionals, we encourage you to consider Jefferson Healthcare. Work where your talent is truly appreciated.


Our Home

Port Townsend has been named as one of the coolest small towns in America ... with good reason. There are festivals almost every weekend, endless recreational/hiking/skiing/sailing activities, great places to eat, and a strong and vibrant community feel. National Geographic calls Port Townsend "one of the most sophisticated places west of Seattle" and we continue to receive awards year after year, such as 50 Safest Cities in Washington (, and 16 Best Places to Live in the US in 2015 (nearby Port Angeles by Outdoors Magazine). Come check us out!


Application Instructions

To apply for this position and future positions, please visit our careers website at This position will remain open until filled. 


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