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The Director of Nursing (DON), Provident is responsible for providing clinical direction and leadership for effective management of nursing practice in the clinics and departments located at Provident Hospital.
The DON executes leadership that is characterized by substantial and continuous responsibility and accountability for population groups or integrated programs that cross service and/or discipline lines, influence organizational mission and health care, and responsibility for outcomes. The DON is responsible for administrative functions of assigned nursing units/programs/departments. He/she functions as an administrator, educator, coach and consultant utilizing management theory in collaboration with other services. Must establish and maintain effective relationships with all levels of the facility’s personnel and relate effectively with patients, families, staff and the community as well as program and service leaders of Provident Hospital and other affiliates of Cook County Health (CCH) as needed. Key relationships with staff are needed to (1) Assist divisional directors, nurse managers and advanced nurse practitioners to carry out the functions and activities expected of them, (2) Contribute ideas and recommendations for the establishment of standards of care, policies, and objectives for the enhancement of patient care services for Provident Hospital, (3) Assist in policy-making activities as related to customer service and the overall functioning of administrative and clinical programs, and (4) Collaborate with other health care staff to establish and maintain programs that cross service and/or discipline lines and influence organizational mission and health care.
Current and valid Licensed Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois no later than two (2) weeks prior to commencement of employment with CCH
Graduate of an approved school of nursing
Master’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, or related field such as Healthcare and/or Business Administration
Three (3) years director level administrative experience
Five (5) years of progressive administrative/management experience in the specific area of Emergency and/or Critical Care administration
Expert knowledge of nursing practice standards, state law, ambulatory regulations and accrediting standards
Previous experience working with organized labor
General Administrative Responsibilities continued
Direct and effectuate CCH management policies and practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCH records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Contribute to the management of CCH staff and CCH’ systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCH 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
As a key member of the nursing Management team, the DON must provide leadership, vision, and direction for Nursing and all allied health personnel
The DON must:
Communicates the overall mission, vision, values, and goals of CCH Nursing
Establishes and maintains an effective organizational structure that is consistent with CCH and Provident Hospital vision and needs
Demonstrate skill in administration with emphasis on strategic planning and broad policy development
Collaborate with professional and non-professional disciplines to address issues that affect the delivery of care or nursing practice
Serve as a patient advocate in all activities
Be a key participant in regulatory and accreditation efforts
Participate in annual budget preparation for Provident Hospital and is responsible for monitoring and controlling expenditures
Be an active member of CCH Nursing Leadership and enthusiastically participate in all programs and activities of the nursing service department
Champions the organization’s mission to provide high quality and safe care to patients by leading the development, enrichments and implementation of roles
Define standards of high performance for clinical team roles and partner with leaders and staff to improve where needed
Create engaging roles and programs for staff that attracts and retains talent
Develop, implement and promote strategies for patient care delivery facilitating positive patient outcomes
Create an atmosphere conductive to participate management that fosters autonomous practice and decision making within a climate of team building and group interaction
Models effective leadership behaviors and promotes professional practice in the delivery of patient care services
Supports the managers to achieve organizational outcomes within a collaborative model
Directs the design of budget, information, and staffing systems to assure the integration of these processes in the development and monitoring of Nursing systems and operations
In partnership with medical leaders, administration and care teams, develop and implement an intervention-led nursing program that aligns with the CCH care model and produces measurable results
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrate knowledge of current theoretical approaches to the delivery of nursing care and trends in healthcare for hospitals, health care facilities and ambulatory care centers
Demonstrate knowledge of current leadership, management, and quality improvement concepts and practices
Demonstrate ability to effectively lead and manage change
Demonstrate competence in coaching and mentoring for leadership development of direct reports
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs
*Degrees awarded outside 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 strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowinglyprejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring uponor because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER