The Director of Medical/Surgical Nursing is responsible for providing leadership, administrative, and clinical direction to a designated nursing division within John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital. Ensures the divisional nursing care delivery system operates according to established Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) mission, vision values and goals: integrity of care, efficiency, safety, and quality standards.
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES
Review applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and consult with Labor Relations to generate management proposals
Participate in collective bargaining negotiations, caucus discussions and working meeting
Document, recommend and effectuate discipline at all levels
Work closely with labor relations and/or labor counsel to effectuate and enforce applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Initiate, authorize and complete disciplinary action pursuant to CCHHS system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Direct and effectuate CCHHS management policies practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCHHS records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Contribute to the management of CCHHS staff and CCHHS' systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCHHS system policy and procedure
Consistently use independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and perform the following functions as necessary; hire. transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, direct or discipline employees pursuant to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Work with Labor Relations to discern past practice when necessary
Reports to the Associate Nurse Executive, Hospital Based Services
Must be Licensed as a Registered Professional Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois
Must possess a Master's Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Health Administration, or Business Administration (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
Must possess Five (5) years of progressive administrative/management experience in an acute care setting with a large scope of responsibility
Must possess Three (3) years of prior Director level experience OR six (6) years of prior Manager level experience in an acute care setting
Must be able to obtain an American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) or American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification within one (1) year of hire
Must possess a Basic Life Support (BLS) certification (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Critical Care experience
Management experience in a unionized environment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of Medical-Surgical Nursing principles, practices and procedures
Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to ensure the protection of the confidentiality and security of healthcare information for all patients
Diverse knowledge and skill of treatment systems and clinical practices, including but not limited to:
Application of Physiologic Monitor(Telemetry)
Management of patient with Radioactive Isotope treatment (Radioactive Isolation )
Stroke care management
Management of patients receiving chemotherapy
Wound Vacuum Assisted Closure (V.A.C.)management
Management of patient with chest tubes
Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line insertion and maintenance
Management of patients with cardiovascular disease
Management of patients' epidural pump and medication administration
Management of different types of medical-surgical patients
Management of Ethanol (ETOH) detoxification
Demonstrated leadership skills in a fast paced environment within established time constraints and in difficult situations
Demonstrated skills in the following applications of the elements of management:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Excellent interpersonal and patient relation skills
Good personal computer skills
Ability to function as a role model for clinical excellence.
Ability to supervise, direct,and review activities of nursing personnel
Ability to create and maintain complete and accurate records and reports
24/7 oversight responsibility required.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, Are you a Military Veteran?
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11).
Discharge papers must list an Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictlyprohibitedfromconditioning,basingorknowingly prejudicingoraffectinganytermoraspectofCountyemploymentorhiringupon orbecauseofanypoliticalreasonorfactor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Cook County Health & Hospitals System is a public worldwide leader in medical care, research and education. Mission-driven. Patient-focused. Team-based. At CCHHS, nearly 6,000 dedicated professionals — working in every medical and surgical specialty — collaborate to provide health and hope and healing to people from all walks of life.Respect — Whether on the front lines of patient care or support...ing the efforts of your colleagues and co-workers, the work you do at Cook County Health and Hospitals System will help to save lives. You are a valued member of the team.Growth — At Cook County Health & Hospitals System you’re encouraged to build on your strengths and career goals.Diversity — County Health & Hospitals System actively seeks to bring together individuals with diverse thoughts, ideas and backgrounds and to promote an inclusive environment that will generate innovation, greater job satisfaction and, most importantly, continually improved patient care.