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Swedish Health Services Regional Director, Critical Care Services in Seattle, Washington



The Regional Director of Critical Care Services will provide strategic leadership for the Swedish Region Critical Care operations to ensure efficient and effective delivery of Critical Care Services, a connected experience of care and clinical excellence for the patients that we serve. This includes directing business operations and all facets of clinical performance, strategic operations, fiscal oversight, business plan implementations, and process improvements. This position leads and facilitates regional process strategy for clinical practice and operations for Critical Care services. This position consults on practice standards of care throughout the Swedish region. Plans, coordinates and supervises the clinical and administrative functions in accordance with system polices and goals. Accountable for developing, implementing and managing a model of care and services that supports strategic goals for Critical Care Services. Plans and develops appropriate strategic relationships for the delivery of Critical Care Services. Facilitates collaborative working relationships with programs and departments within the institutions to assure appropriate quality and coordination of care for all critical care patients. Works collaboratively with Medical Directors to ensure optimal Critical Care Service delivery to patients and medical staff.

This role is also accountable for the overall leadership, direction, and management of the First Hill Critical Care units as well as the eICU, including oversight of the nurse managers and responsibility for the departments’ performance related to budget, quality outcomes, safety, patient experience, and caregiver engagement.


The Regional Director of Critical Care Services will have the following accountabilities:

  • Develops and implements Swedish Region goals and objectives for Critical Care Services in conjunction with the Medical Director and CMO/CNO; obtaining input from physicians, supervisors, staff, and hospital specific senior leaders. Additionally, partners and collaborates with other clinical leaders to ensure delivery of the Swedish Mission.

  • Develops an integrated process for preparing and implementing Swedish Region strategic plans for Critical Care Services. Periodically reviews and updates strategic plans to reflect changing customer needs and strategic opportunities.

  • Prepares Critical Care Services capital equipment budget and operating budgets in collaboration with campus executives. Monitors Critical Care Services operating statements to assure that budgetary goals are met; and significant deviations are adequately understood and appropriate action taken.

  • In conjunction with Medical Director, physicians, Clinical Education and Practice, and leaders, develops common standards, protocols, policies and procedures for all activity of Critical Care Services.

  • Develops Critical Care Services leaders and members who will meet the qualitative, quantitative and Mission related goals established for Critical Care Services.

  • Develops and mentors relationships with Critical Care Clinical Nurse leaders. Leads management team in planning, organizing and responding to identified trends and creates opportunities for growth, development and improvement of services.

  • Develops and implements the delivery of Critical Care Services through integration of services.

  • Provides mentoring, support and leadership using the Mission goals and objectives of Swedish.

  • In conjunction with the Medical Directors and Critical Care Management Team, maintains Critical Care Services in a state of readiness for inspections by accrediting agencies such as the State of Washington, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), and OSHA.

  • Develops and promotes marketing strategies for Critical Care Services.

  • Works collaboratively with Medical Director and physicians to assure quality, timely and appropriate clinical services are provided to all patients.

  • Provides leadership to Critical Care Services in a way that maximizes quality through the development and implementation of quality assurance and quality improvement initiatives; cost effectiveness through efficient and effective delivery of quality clinical services; and supports the programs and operational needs through involvement and participation in program and service development in the system.

  • Promotes a culture of excellence, quality patient care, and outstanding patient experience.



Required education/experience for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. Master’s degree in Nursing or other alternatives (Health Administration, Public Health, or Business Adminstration) preferred.

  • Advanced experience in the area of service, human resources, business and quality management.

  • 5 years of experience in Critical Care Services management, preferably in multi-institutional Critical Care Services management.

  • Knowledge of managed care principles and practices in service delivery.

  • In-depth working knowledge of clinical critical care services and management.

  • Excellent communication skills; including strong presentation and business writing skills.

  • Licensed to practice registered nursing in state of Washington.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required at time of hire from American Heart Association (AHA) or Military Training Network (MTN).

  • Current driver's license.

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


Our Mission

Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of each person we serve.

Our Vision is Health for a Better World.

About Us

Swedish is the largest not-for-profit health care system in the greater Seattle area. It is comprised of five hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill, Ballard, Edmonds and Issaquah); emergency rooms and specialty center in Redmond (East King County) and the Mill Creek area in Everett; and Swedish Medical Group, a network of more than 128 primary care and specialty care locations throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Swedish employs nearly 13,000 caregivers (all employees), including nearly 1,400 providers. Whether through physician clinics, education, research and innovation or other outreach, we're committed to caring for the people in our region and beyond. Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Swedish does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, protected veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Health Care

Location: Washington-Seattle

Work Locations: First Hill Main Bldg (WA145) 747 Broadway Seattle, 98122

Req ID: 275951