Oregon Health & Science University

Children's Surgery Verification Program Manager

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Doernbecher Administration, Quality Improvement
Salary Range
$81,619 - $130,130,374 yearly salary
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The RN Program Manager is a registered nurse (RN) who is responsible for upholding excellence in the provision of nursing care through the implementation of the Profession Practice Model. The RN Program Manager, in association with the Nursing Leadership team, is responsible for at least one significant clinical program, with an expectation of providing technical and leadership oversight and direction. The RN Program Manager partners with the interdisciplinary care team to ensure the delivery of safe, quality patient care and compliance with regulatory standards, and administrative and clinical policies and procedures. The RN Program Manager implements quality and safety initiatives, engages in process improvement, ensures adherence to bargaining unit agreements and human resource management. The RN Program Manager creates and sustains a patient care environment that supports a safe, knowledgeable, compassionate, productive, and engaged staff.


Function/Duties of Position


Strategic Planning:

  • Organizes the services and systems necessary to provide a multidisciplinary approach to providing care to children with surgical needs.
  • In conjunction with DCH Leadership, identify priorities for the program.
  • Participates in the coordination and provision of focused outreach activities.
  • Directs community education programs.
  • Provide intra-facility and regional professional staff development.


Operational Leadership

  • Works in collaboration with the Medical Director of the Children’s Surgery Program to improve the delivery of care.
  • Work in collaboration with Director of Pediatric Perioperative services to improve surgical outcomes and efficiencies
  • Build relationships with other Children’s Surgery centers.
  • Monitors clinical processes and outcomes related to the quality of care provided.
  • Coordinates management across the continuum of children’s surgical care to include:
    • Planning and implementation of protocols and/or practice management guidelines
    • Monitoring care of in-hospital patients
    • Serving as a resource for clinical practice
  • In conjunction with the Director of Quality, develops processes for validation and analysis of data.
  • Serves as an internal resource for the staff in all departments and, acts as a liaison for other system entities.
  • Assumes a leadership role in maintaining all CSV certification requirements.
  • In partnership with the MDCS, leads the Surgical PIPS process to include:
    • Agenda planning
    • Meeting facilitation
    • Action Item loop closure
    • Case review selection
    • Improvement Priorities
  • Participates in Doernbecher Management Group


Performance Improvement

  • In collaboration with the Pediatric Quality Team and Surgical Leadership team, facilitates improvement opportunities related to nursing and ancillary personnel.
  • Assists the MDCS in fulfilling the improvement opportunities with the physician staff.
  • Leads case reviews to identify system issues and opportunities.
  • Identifies trends and sentinel events for review and improvements


Required Qualifications

  • BSN or higher degree in nursing.
  • 5 years of experience
  • Experience in complex organization environments.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple conflicting priorities.
  • Proficient with word processing, computational spreadsheet (e.g., Excel), and presentation software.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in nursing or a related field in process.
  • Previous management experience

Additional Details

This position comes with terrific benefits!


  • Comprehensive health care plans. Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents for .9 FTE and higher
  • $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from
  • Paid time off- 208 hours per year (full-time), prorated for part-time
  • Extended illness bank- 64 hours per year, prorated for part-time
  • 9 paid holidays per year
  • Three weeks of paid parental leave
  • Adoption assistance program (up to 5k)
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Innovative Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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