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The Director of Nursing (DON), Cermak is responsible for providing clinical direction and leadership for effective management of nursing practice in the hospital, clinics, affiliates and departments of the Cook County Health (CCH).
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 the service, department and other affiliates of 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 at CCH, (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.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
A current and valid Illinois Nursing License 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 executive level administrative experience
Five (5) years of progressive administrative/management experience in the specific area of practice (example ED/trauma management experience is required for the DON in ED/Trauma service) or equivalent nursing management experience in a related discipline required (Example 5 years' experience in critical care administration)
Expert knowledge of nursing practice standards, state law, regulatory and accrediting organization standards (Example The Joint Commission standards for hospitals)
Previous experience working with organized labor
Experience with Correctional Health
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 meetings
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 CCH system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
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's 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:
Communicate the overall mission, vision, values, and goals of CCH Nursing
Establish and maintain an effective organizational structure that is consistent with CCH' goals 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 specific service/department or area of practice and is responsible for monitoring and controlling expenditures
Be an active member of CCH Nursing Leadership and fully participate in all programs and activities of the nursing service department
The DON must:
Develop a management team that supports and carries forth the mission, vision, and values of the CCH
Ensure the delivery of evidence-based nursing practice
Ensure total compliance with professional nursing practice standards for patient care services
Ensure multidisciplinary involvement in policy and procedure development
Determine an appropriate staffing plan/staffing methodology for determining and monitoring staffing effectiveness
Promote and encourage professional growth and development of all Nursing and allied health personnel
Work with Professional Development staff to establish performance standards for assessment/reassessment of staff competency and onboarding for new hires
Develop and implement organizational strategies to address improvement in the delivery of nursing care
Participate in the development and implementation of an outcome-driven process/performance improvement plan
Maintain open and collaborative relationships with leadership and peers across the CCHHS
Project a positive image of the system's mission, vision and values within and outside CCHHS
Demonstrate the highest level of professionalism in the work environment and serve as a role model for fellow health care employees
Reports to the Chief Nursing Officer. This position also has an operating relationship to the Chief Operating Officer, Correctional Health Services for day to day operations.
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