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PeaceHealth | Ketchikan, Alaska
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Job Description

Req ID: 143486

PeaceHealth is seeking a Supervisor of Clinical Nursing for Orthopedics in Ketchikan, Alaska 

The Supervisor of Clinical Nursing (Orthopedics) will monitor overall services, develop quality and performance indicators, and gather data for analysis that ensures continuous improvement to services as well as stewardship of resources. 

PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center employs 25 physicians and advanced practice clinicians.  It has recently undergone a $60 million dollar hospital and medical group renovation, and having demonstrated exemplary performance in a variety of areas was named one of the top critical access hospitals in the United States.  The PeaceHealth Medical Group was the only recipient in the state of Alaska to be awarded CMS HCIA and TCPI grants. 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Masters of Science degree from an accredited school of nursing, a
  • Current unencumbered AK State RN license
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an Orthopedic setting
  • Passion to uphold PeaceHealth standards and serve the local healthcare community with excellence.   

Ketchikan, Alaska is the “Salmon Capital of the World”, where large runs of salmon migrate from the ocean to local waters.  In Ketchikan you can experience some best in class fishing, hiking, or kayaking while taking in some of the most scenic views in the world.  Ketchikan boasts 7 state parks on the island and is home to a diverse population of artists that capture Alaska’s beauty and cultural attributes.  You’ll find frequent theater and musical performances year round and a top notch educational system that offers great schools as well as an alternative high school and two charter schools.  The island is also home to the University of Alaska Southeast campus. Ketchikan is just a 90 minute flight from Seattle with direct flights daily.


For a complete list of qualifications and to apply to the position, please see job ID# 143486 at jobs.peacehealth.org.  Email questions to recruitment@peachealth.org.



1. Link mission into day-to-day work, focuses on meeting organization/departmental targets, monitors budget variances and recommend or develop plans for improvement, assure regulatory compliance

2. Supervise assigned caregivers with full personnel action authority. Monitor and evaluate performance and accountability of staff.  Evaluate competence and initiate performance improvement plans to develop staff, provide meaningful and constructive feedback.  Responsible for training, coaching, mentoring and development of caregivers. Ensure the completion of mandatory training and in-services.  Responsible for scheduling and time off management of direct reports.

3. Work with leadership to assist in the development of policies, procedures, and enhancements to the delivery of services, and operations of the department.

4. Serve as a resource in the overall delivery of patient care assessing clinical practice, identifying needs and recommending solutions.

5. Collaborate with other departments in meeting the needs of patients, families, caregivers, healthcare providers and departments.  Establish and maintain effective relationships.

6. May perform staff nurse responsibilities as needed.

7. Provide operational support with clinical processes, policies, procedures and budget management.  Assist with compliance to policies and procedures.   Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulations and laws.

8. Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelors or Masters of Science degree from an accredited school of nursing is required upon hire.


  • Minimum of 2 years related experience pertaining to assigned specialty area is required.
  • Previous leadership training and experience strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply age specific principles of growth and development and life stages to meet each patient’s needs.


  • Current Registered Nurse licensure by the State in which nurse will be practicing required.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required at date of hire.
  • Specialty certification preferred.


  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks at one time
  • Demonstrated ability to promote positive relationships and a customer-focused work environment
  • Strong organizational, administrative and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications as well as clinical applications


  • Work requires moderate physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.      
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.        
  • Work requires frequent exposure to conditions involving minor cold, heat, poor ventilation or sharp instruments such as syringes or lancets.  Reasonably anticipated that this position will be exposed to blood and body fluids on average of once a month or more.  Requires the use of a Powered Air Purifying System (PAPR).  Requires the use of an N-95 mask.   
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.

About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at peacehealth.org.

We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package and a collaborative, Mission-driven work environment! To learn more about working at PeaceHealth and the Ketchikan, AK community please visit our homepage: www.peacehealth.org/careers.

Get a feeling for the Spirit of PeaceHealth through this three-minute video, and visit us on Facebook or LinkedIn!

Questions? Review our Employment FAQ or email Recruitment@peacehealth.org. Please note this email does not accept resumes or applications.

Location: Ketchikan, AK, Wilson Building (303)
Job Category:  Nursing - RN Other
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.0
Work Type:  Full Time
Hourly compensation starts at: $45.60, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Basic Life Support; Registered Nurse - Alaska

PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.

The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.

Posting Notes: Ketchikan, AK || Nursing - RN Other || Full Time || SPECIALTY SVCS (PBE)




About PeaceHealth

PeaceHealth is a not-for-profit health care system sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, with services in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth's rigorous pursuit of exceptional medicine springs from its mission, values, and commitment to provide healing and compassionate care to patients and families.

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