Virginia Mason Medical Center Manager, Jones Learning Center in Seattle, Washington

Job Number: 183033

Department: Jones Learning Center

Hours: Days - variable

Located in Seattle, WA, Virginia Mason is an internationally recognized leader in the continuous improvement of health care. With an extensive list of awards and distinctions that includes our recognition as Top Hospital of the Decade by The Leapfrog Group, Virginia Mason offers you the opportunity to partner with exceptionally talented peers at every level

As Manager of the Jones Learning Center you will lead the multi-year implementation of the new Jones Learning, Innovation, and Simulation Center to transform our team’s learning environment in support of the delivery of the highest quality, safest care to our patients. This position will lead operational efforts to consolidate traditional education and learning “silos” into a single multidisciplinary, inter-professional collaborative space. The Manager will partner with Graduate Medical Education, Clinical Practice and Professional Development, Medical Library and Archives, Patient Relations, Quality, Continuing Medical Education and the Kaizen Promotion Office to engage in this transformation. The Manager directs the daily operations and leads the implementation of new programs and initiatives for the initial three functions within the Learning Center (currently exploring additional functions to be added). Specific to each function:

  • Library— Lead’s the team in designing, planning, developing, managing and evaluating programs and services. Ensures continuous development of collection and knowledge resources based on evolution of the health sciences library field, technology and customer needs. Ensures resources and services further the organization’s objectives related to evidence-based care, consumer health information, partnerships with affiliated organizations, and other priorities as identified.

  • Archives—Supports the archivist in designing, planning, developing, managing and evaluating programs and services. Ensures stewardship through continuous development of collection management capabilities and outreach efforts. Identifies strategic opportunities to ensure the organization’s history is collected and used to celebrate, inform and shape the future. Participates in the Virginia Mason Historical Society.

  • Simulation— Responsible for operational oversight while working with a coalition of departments delivering simulation learning programs through the center. Leads stakeholders collaboratively in designing, planning, developing, managing and evaluating programs and services.


  • A Bachelor's Degree is required.

  • Minimum of 3 years progressively responsible management experience.

  • Practical knowledge and experience working in a healthcare setting.

  • Experience managing in a matrixed environment or environment with multiple constituents requiring attention.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with program and project management.

Preferred: Master's degree is preferred. Working with evidence-based research, cataloging, metadata, taxonomies, information technologies and digital library collections. Experience with historical collections and societies. Demonstrated experience with process improvement, innovation, research and publishing.

Just as Virginia Mason is dedicated to improving the lives of our patients and our community, we are equally dedicated to your professional and personal success. With a wide range of perks that includes comprehensive compensation and benefits, continuing education and support, and the opportunity to live in one of the most livable cities in the country, you will find that an opportunity with Team Medicine is one worth taking.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Virginia Mason Medical Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Virginia Mason provides healthcare without regard to race, color, religion (creed), sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin (ancestry) or disability. Disability Accommodation: To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Recruiting Offices at 866-422-2275 (voice) or 206-515-5891 (fax). Virginia Mason makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance as possible.