Lactation Services - Associate Nurse Manager 2

Lactation Services-64801
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Full Time (80 hours per pay period)
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At Tuality Healthcare, an OHSU Partner, it's an honor and a privilege to serve those near us. That's why since our beginnings in 1918, and as we expand our strong network of services through our clinical affiliation with OHSU, we continue to be committed to providing the best health care possible and a valued community partner.  Watch what happens when we combine our deep understanding of the community’s health needs with OHSU’s leadership in healthcare innovation.


Tuality’s many awards showcase our position as one of the Portland metro area’s premier health care providers, including 3rd Healthiest Employer in Oregon from The Portland Business Journal, Tuality’s 5th straight Gold Plus from the American Heart Association, and #1 Nationwide Best Hospital IT Department to work for according to Healthcare IT News.


Here at Tuality our employees care about making a difference.  In fact, they care so much that in our most recent employee satisfaction survey we had an 80% participation rate!  Tuality is truly unique because of the relationships we build and as individuals we are seen and heard.  Come be part of our team, and let your voice be heard!

Summary of Duties

Functions as an Associate Nurse Manager II for Lactation Services.  Provides leadership and direction in accordance with the organizational philosophy and objectives.  Assumes shift responsibility and accountability for all patient care activities, unit operation, and staff function.  Ensures continuity of care on the unit by providing direct care (when appropriate) as well as supervising the care given by nurses and supportive staff.  Fosters highly skilled professional practice and develops high functioning interdisciplinary teams. Provides leadership in specific clinical or administrative area.  Participates in coaching, counseling, timely effective feedback to staff and actively participates in the performance evaluation process in conjunction with administrative manager or director. Each individual member of the leadership team will be responsible for one or more area of focus which may include quality improvement, staff scheduling/timekeeping, patient satisfaction, recruitment/retention, and education.

Hiring Competencies

a)     Education:    BSN or Associated Degree in Nursing required upon hire.  Completion of BSN by 2020. Masters prepared preferred. A copy of your highest science-related academic diploma or transcript required upon hire.

b)     License:        Current license as registered nurse in state of Oregon

c)     Certifications:  Certification in field of specialty/discipline (refer to policy N-12U) or Nursing Leadership preferred within a year of hire.

Lactation Services: Healthcare American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS preferred upon hire, and required within 90 days of hire.  If not American Heart Association Healthcare Provider BLS certified upon hire, must have current BLS certification through another provider.  Neonatal Resuscitation preferred upon hire and required within 6 months of hire.  International Board Certified Lactation (IBLC) required within 18 months of hire.

d)     Minimum of 5 years nursing experience required.  One year of management experience preferred.

e)     Skill in policy formulation and group presentation skills.

f)      Experience with quality improvement; developing initiatives, monitoring clinical care

g)     Demonstrates effective written, communication and interpersonal skills – body language, filters, listening, paraphrasing and questions, and applies them to change management, team building, and facilitation of team effectiveness.

h)     Possesses knowledge of current concepts of nursing and medical practices, and skills necessary in providing appropriate care for patients unique needs based upon age, culture, ethnicity and belief systems.

i)      Exhibits effective conflict resolution skills and strong collaborative skills in daily interactions and decision-making.

j)      Demonstrates ability to use a personal computer efficiently.

k)     Must be able to function effectively and professionally in high stress and critical situations.



         1.      Percentage of Time Spent:

% of time
Physical Requirement
Lifting / Carrying

2.          Physically Demanding Tasks: 

Moves beds, stretchers and equipment up to 500 pounds 5 –10 times per shift.  Assists in the movement of patients and/or equipment whose weight may range from 30 to 500 pounds.  Pushes or pulls weights, walks and/or stands for 5-8 hours per shift, lifts 35 – 40 pounds.  Must have adequate ROM to accomplish duties.

Additional Posting Information

Tuality Healthcare believes in providing equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals. Recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, working conditions, training, and compensation will be based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, creed, national origin, marital status, family relationship, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. We further commit ourselves to continuing the practical application of this policy in our daily business conduct.


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