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Providence Health & Services Quality RN Specialist in Polson, Montana


Providence is calling a Quality RN Specialist (Nursing Administration, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable

In this position you will:

  • Coach, support and mentor staff as needed to maintain or improve competency with performance improvement.

  • Demonstrate proficiency with the nursing process and with related performance improvement projects.

  • Incorporate adult learning principles into action plan when working on projects that involve a change of behavior for patients, families, or staff.

  • Understand continuum of care as reflected in performance improvement plans and activities.

  • Analyze cost and clinical data and makes recommendations and assist in the implementation of change in clinical practice to facilitate a high quality environment.

  • Collaborate with medical and administrative staff in setting priorities for quality improvement activities.

  • Contribute to and/or designs research studies applicable to a designated patient population.

  • Coordinate activities in developing, implementing and evaluating quality improvement processes for a defined patient population.

  • Coordinate the collection and reporting of clinical and financial data for a defined patient population to appropriate medical staff department/committee and administration.

  • Review nursing and medical care for potential improvements in clinical effectiveness.

  • Effectively develops and implements strategic plans in conjunction with organizational goals and objectives.

  • Maintain knowledge of JC and other regulatory body guidelines.

  • Implement standards/articulates standards to staff.

  • Provide high quality, concise reports and presentations to physicians and staff.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

  • Current licensure as Registered Nurse in the state of Montana

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Master's Degree in Nursing

  • CPHQ certification

  • 3 years experience in Clinical nursing, customer relations, and patient outcomes

  • Projects, Joint Commission, and leadership experience

  • Performance/process improvement

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is a 22-bed critical access hospital in beautiful northwest Montana employing nearly 250 employees, including physicians. With expanding services, building renovations and outstanding technology, our community hospital is the heart of medical care in Polson, Montana and the large, sparsely populated surrounding area. We have close ties to St. Patrick Hospital, Providence's tertiary center located 66 miles away in Missoula.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Quality Nursing

Location: Montana-Polson

Req ID: 254204