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Nursing Director – Posting #20-096

Job Description
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Agency Background:

Lifeline Connections is a not-for-profit agency that is recognized as a leading behavioral health treatment provider in Washington State, offering a full continuum of care for individuals who have a behavioral health condition. Lifeline Connections' patients receive an unprecedented level of care by highly skilled professionals who know how to help people find and sustain long-term recovery. For over fifty years Lifeline Connections has provided hope, help and healing to thousands of individuals in Washington State and within the Portland, Oregon metro area.

Nursing Director – Posting #20-096

Major Duties:
This position is responsible for oversight of all medical services delivered at Lifeline Connections. The Director will organize, direct, supervise and evaluate all medical programs, services and take responsibility for all medical personnel employed by Lifeline Connections. The Director position ensures superior clinical outcomes for Lifeline clients through implementations of an effective on-going program to measure, assess and improve the quality of medical services. In addition, the director is responsible for medical department compliance with Federal, State and local regulations with focused attention to WAC compliance and will create, implement and monitor a budget for all medical services. In fulfilling these duties, the incumbent performs the following duties independently:
• Coordinate medical services with program directors and other necessary personnel;
• Aid in development of new programs;
• Develop and assist with the development of Withdrawal Management and Inpatient policies and procedures;
• Ensure the maintenance of records and reports concerning all medical care delivered in house;
• Direct orientation, training and retention of medical service personnel;
• Maintain physicians’ schedules to ensure daily coverage;
• Complete rounds of the facility daily to ensure compliance with all policies, procedures and regulations;
• Provide 24 hour On-Call availability unless otherwise approved by the medical Director.
• Supervise LPN’s, MA/CNA’s and provide backup when needed.
• Triage of all medical complaints prior to request of outside service and prioritize physician’s client contact;
• Ensure necessary equipment, supplies, and staffing is available for the delivery of all prescribed medical care;
• Participate as an appointed member of the agency Safety Committee;
• Direct supervision of the daily operations of the Withdrawal Management Unit, Sobering Unit, Nursing staff, unit supervisors; and
• Provide ongoing teaching and training to all Lifeline Employees on issues regarding medical and nursing services including required trainings.
• Other duties as assigned.

Other Information/Requirements: 

• Bachelors Degree in Nursing preferred;
• Current WA state RN license preferred, LPN required;
• Must demonstrate excellent management skills;
• Must be able to adapt to a flexible fast paced work environment;
• Have the ability to relate positively, communicate effectively and appropriately with residents, families, community members and other facility staff;
• Possess special interest in and a positive attitude about working with drug and alcohol treatment, Withdrawal Management residential and out-patient services;
• Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing;
• Great attendance;
• Ability to work well with others; and
• Meets all requirements as required by law.

Salary: DOE

Application Process:
Submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources. We will only accept resumes with a cover letter specifying the position title and posting number of the position you are applying for. For more information on this and other positions, please visit our website at

The Benefits:

Lifeline Connections is striving to be your employer of choice by offering our regular/full time employees a generous benefits package. The plan covers over 75% of medical, dental, and vision costs for the employee and all dependents. There are no out-of-pocket costs for co-pays, prescriptions, or deductible under the medical plan. We also have employer paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and a 401(K) plan that matches dollar for dollar up to 4%. On top of all that, our employees receive approximately 4 weeks of paid time off during their first year of employment (accrual rates increase with years of service), as well as 3 personal holidays and 10 paid holidays per year!

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Contact Information
Organization Name: 
Lifeline Connections
PO Box 1678
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