Executive Director, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (DOH6731)
WA State Dept of Health
Location: Tumwater, Washington
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: MSN
Salary: $125,000 - $161,844
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: DOH6731
Our ideal candidate has a driving passion for nursing and nursing regulation. They are committed to achieving and inspiring excellent outcomes. They effectively and inspiringly understand and express complex ideas and information.
Our ideal candidate is committed to health equity, racial and gender diversity, and inclusion across all aspects of the regulation of nursing practice.
Our ideal candidate creates and nurtures a performance-based culture that supports efforts to accomplish and fulfill the NCQAC’s purpose and strategic goals.
The Executive Director assures the mission of the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) is accomplished according to RCW 18.79. The NCQAC is a fifteen-member, governor appointed commission that regulates the competency and quality of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, advanced registered nurse practitioners, and nursing technicians in Washington State. The NCQAC works with the Department of Health according to a negotiated Operating Agreement.
The Executive Director serves at the pleasure of the NCQAC. The NCQAC establishes, monitors, and enforces qualifications for licensing, consistent standards of practice, continuing competency, and discipline. Rules, policies, and procedures developed by the NCQAC promote patient safety and the delivery of quality health care for the people of the state of Washington. The Executive Director is accountable to the NCQAC, the Governor and ultimately to the people of Washington in the provision of safe, competent nursing care.
The duty station for this position is in Tumwater, WA. Telework (mobile work) is currently expected. When approved, the incumbent is expected to report to the duty station for work activities. Partial telecommuting may be an option subject to supervisory approval.
The DESIRED candidate profile:
NOTE: All relevant experience, including lived, volunteer, or professional, or a combination of experience and education demonstrating the ability to perform the work will be considered.
Graduate of an approved Bachelor of Science in Nursing education program with a graduate degree preferably in nursing (Master’s minimum, Doctorate preferred) Licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Washington OR eligible to obtain licensure within 6 months of hire.
Minimum of five years (preferably 10 years) of progressive leadership experience in nursing, nursing administration, nursing regulation, nursing education, including responsibilities coordinating between multiple agencies, departments, and external constitutes to assure effective strategic planning and performance of operational and administrative duties.
Nursing leadership experience should include strategic planning, risk assessment, organizational change, process improvement, communication, and other change initiatives.
Experience in policy, political environments, and legislative processes regarding nursing regulation, public safety, and commission operations.
About the Department of Health
The vision of the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is equity and optimal health for all. Our mission is to work with others to protect and improve the health of all people in Washington state.
Good organizations know what they do and how they do it. Great organizations also understand why they do it. Our values are:
•Human-centered: We see others as people who matter like we do and take into account their needs, challenges, contributions, and objectives.
•Equity: We are committed to fairness and justice to ensure access to services, programs, opportunities, and information for all.
•Collaboration: We seek partnership and collaboration to maximize our collective impact. We cannot achieve our vision alone.
•Seven Generations: Inspired by Native American culture, we seek wisdom from those who came before us to ensure our current work protects those who will come after us.
•Excellence: We strive to demonstrate best practices, high performance, and compelling value in our work every day.