Providence St. Joseph Health

Position: SVP/Chief Nursing Officer

Location: Seattle, Washington


Providence St. Joseph Health (PSJH) is one of the nation's largest healthcare providers, reporting over $24 billion in revenue and serving over 13 million patients. The system encompasses 51 hospitals, 1,085 clinics, and 16 supportive housing facilities; 119,000 caregivers (all employees), 25,000 physicians, and 38,000 nurses; a health plan and 2.1 million covered lives; and 90 non-acute services. PSJH provides a comprehensive range of services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington through a diverse family of Catholic, other faith-based, and secular organizations.

With a vision of creating "Health for a Better World," PSJH is now in the midst of an exciting transformation. The leadership team has aligned itself toward a vision and framework ("Health 2.0") intended to transform health care to be more patient-centric, using its tremendous data assets to coordinate care, improve operational and clinical efficiencies, and modernize operations through technology.

Job Description:

Reporting to the EVP/chief clinical officer, the SVP/chief nursing officer has overall accountability for the leadership, strategic direction, quality, and outcomes of nursing and interprofessional care across the Providence St. Joseph Health system.  This individual leads in setting the vision and direction for patient‐centered, evidencebased care delivery in an integrated and team‐based context.  In partnership with the system chief value and quality officers and the OCNO/OCMO, the CNO leads in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the quality and safety of clinical care across the full care continuum.

This position is responsible for driving a service‐oriented culture focused on superior patient experience, employee engagement, quality, patient safety, service excellence, clinical leadership development, stewardship, and operational efficiency that will position PSJH as "Best in the West" for care quality, patient experience, professional employment environment and standards, and caregiver engagement.


  • A bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited school and a leadership‐related master's degree in nursing or a healthcare-related discipline are required
  • A doctoral degree in nursing or a healthcare-related discipline is preferred (the doctoral degree may replace the master's requirement where appropriate)
  • A minimum of 15 years of senior nursing leadership experience in a multi‐site and complex health system
  • Active in national nursing and healthcare executive organizations

Search Team:

Steven M. Derks

Joe Johnston

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