When submitting a resume/CV by email, you must include the job title and posting number in the subject line of your email . An application or resume/CV must be filed for each position which interests you.
To receive Veteran Preference, appropriate discharge papers must be attached to the online application or must be included with your emailed resume/CV. Please refer to Veteran Preference document requirements listed on the bottom of this posting.
The Nursing Director is responsible for the strategic direction, planning and oversite of Nursing and clinical practice within the Cook County Health (CCH) Primary Care Centers. The Nursing Director seeks innovative approaches to develop goals and plans for the Health Centers/ Clinics in relation to system-wide vision and goals, establishment of high reliable practices and professional practice which reflects evidence based care and an excellent patient experience. The Nursing Director, Primary Care/ Clinical Practice is responsible for ensuring clinical and management staff competence to deliver the highest standards of integrated, coordinated clinical care, maintain and develop institutional policies, procedures and work flows, practice continuous quality improvement, continuous readiness and proactive financial management for the department. Works collaboratively with medical, operational, managed care and other leaders / disciplines within the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) to design, implement and enculturate a highly reliable team based model of care which improves patient experience, patient engagement; coordination of care, quality and patient outcomes in a cost effective manner. Develops, implements and monitors initiatives that promote zero harm for employees and patients, promotes staff engagement and supports CCH growth and strategies. . Implements and puts into practice applicable Magnet standards and system wide nursing leadership initiatives for Primary Care Health Centers and Clinics. The Nursing Director functions in a leadership and supervisory capacity providing clinical direction to the Clinic managers and clinical staff within the division of Cook County Health (CCH) Primary Care Centers.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois
Graduation from an accredited institution of Nursing
Master's degree in Nursing, Business Administration, Healthcare Administration or a related field
Seven (7) years of professional nursing experience with at least (2) years of experience in an ambulatory care setting
Five (5) years of nursing management experience with a large scope of responsibility; and supervision of a large number of staff with at least Two (2) years of management experience in ambulatory care setting
Three (3) years Director (executive) level administration experience
Must be able to travel to work sites throughout Cook County
Previous experience working with organized labor
Ambulatory Care Nurse Certification, Nursing Leadership, and/ or Specialty Nursing Certification,
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Expert knowledge of Nursing Practice standards, state law, ambulatory regulatory and accreditation standards
Thorough knowledge of ambulatory Clinic operations, Managed care and 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 Pediatric and Adult Care, Management of patients within a variety of medical and surgery specialty areas, including Ophthalmology and Patient Centered Medical Home, Management of Chronic Disease, Preventive Care, Patient engagement strategies, Change Management skills, Stroke care management
Demonstrated leadership skills in a fast paced environment within established time constraints and complex situations
Demonstrated skills in the following applications of the elements of management: Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Delegating, Coordinating, Budgeting, Evaluating, Director / Supervisor
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
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 and 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
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
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)
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.
Must successfully meet the credentialing standards established by the Cook County Health and Hospitals System to include a State of Illinois MD license and any other license, certification, or specialized training, etc. no later than two (2) weeks prior to the candidate's start date
*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 knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspectof County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITAL SYSTEMS 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