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The Chief Nursing Officer, Stroger Hospital works to effectively and efficiently manage the operations of the service line. Provides leadership, direction, and management for assigned areas of responsibility in the fulfillment of the mission, vision, values and goals of Cook County Health (CCH). Ensures quality improvement, staff empowerment, customer satisfaction, and cost-effectiveness of programs/services under direction. Develops and implements the organization's plan for providing nursing and other clinical care to patients for all Stroger hospital-based programs. Develops the hospital-wide patient care programs, policies, and procedures that describe how nursing and patient care is assessed, interventions planned and provided, and outcomes evaluated. Ensuring efficient and effective coordination and delivery of patient care services. Plans, directs, and coordinates activities of multiple nursing departments in the facilities to maintain standards of patient care, and advises the in matters related to day-to-day clinical operations and nursing practice.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
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' 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
Leads the planning, development, and execution of an organization and culture where it is all about very high clinical quality standards, as benchmarked by CCH and externally by America's Essential Hospitals (AEH). Recognized as role model for clinical quality excellence.
Leads the hospital in building a culture of accountability. Ensures organizational accountability is within the limits authorized by policies, procedures, and budgets for each affiliate
Conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the system's commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity
Collaborates with senior management to establish objectives for the hospital and its operating departments toward the improvement of hospital services
Works with department directors, formulates departmental objectives, proposes new services and programs, determines personnel needs and space requirements for existing and proposed programs, reviews and makes recommendations to Nursing Leadership and Stroger Hospital Executive Team
Develops and implements strategy, communicating key hospital objectives, strategies, and plans to directors, managers, and staff of all affiliates
Ensures that each operating department and service line develops, maintains, and uses short range plans suitable to its scope of service and objectives; ensures that such plans are in harmony with the hospital's overall objectives, plans, and programs
Ensures management of operations of patient care, professional, ancillary, and general services for all affiliates within hospital-based services
Ensures the effective recruitment, selection, supervision, development, and retention of patient care services management and staff
Serves as a member of the Nursing Leadership Team and attends relevant meetings of the Board, medical staff, nursing staff and interdisciplinary groups as determined
Ensures rational and purposeful management of patient care through the application of sound, strategic planning and evidence-based practices
Promotes sound fiscal operations by implementing an effective budgeting process for planning, implementation and monitoring of established budget goals
Ensures effective leadership and management of assigned departments/service lines through the application of management principles within established guidelines
Reviews, reports, and adjusts practices in the hospital in order to meet necessary regulatory and legal standards
Ensures well integrated and organized delivery of services through effective intra- and inter- departmental coordination
Maintains and promotes a personal, professional philosophy of community involvement by participating in professional and community activities
Pursues and aligns both hospital and CCH goals consistent with the mission, vision, values and strategic framework while simultaneously influencing others and translating these goals into action
Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff. Takes appropriate action with concerns reported by department staff related to compliance
Engages staff in decision making and problem solving which are supported by industry standards, best- practices and evidence-based medicine which continually lead to ongoing education, performance improvement activities, and the highest standards of performance
Accommodates the needs of others through the use of timely actions, clarification, apologies, considerations, and the offering of additional information
Reports to the Chief Nursing Executive
Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois no later than two (2) weeks prior to commencement of employment with
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university
Master's degree or higher in Health Administration, Public Health, Business Administration, or Nursing from an accredited college or university
Five (5) years of progressive leadership experience for a large hospital or health care system with responsibility for all patient care services
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or PhD in Nursing from an accredited college or university
Previous experience in a public or government hospital setting
Advanced Certification in Nursing Administration
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Excellent knowledge of quality metrics and implementation of policies, procedures, workflows and cultures to achieve such metrics is required
Excellent communication skills and evidence of collaborative practice is required
Demonstrated expertise of leading organizations with successful clinical and fiscal outcomes
Demonstrated expertise in healthcare delivery systems and performance improvement
Demonstrated personal commitment to quality job performance, a sense of responsibility for high achievement, professional appearance, awareness of current events throughout the hospital, and positive promotion
Demonstrated commitment to the success of the organization through enthusiastic, positive, and inspirational interactions with others and continuous role-modeling of the behaviors consistent with the mission, vision, and values
Demonstrated a passion about bringing quality healthcare to underserved populations
Demonstrated knowledge of hospital and department compliance requirements for federal and state funded healthcare programs (e.g., Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste, and abuse
Knowledge of The Joint Commission (TJC) and federal and state regulatory standards
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics continued
Must be able to proactively create the healthcare environment of the future for hospital-based services at the system within the first year of work
Must role model positive communication and team relationship skills
Must have a proven ability to lead consensus-based decision making
Dynamic individual with an inspirational and motivational leadership style
Effective communication/coaching skills to support, direct, and develop staff/others through the use of timely and appropriate performance feedback and shared departmental knowledge and skill
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)
100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs
Must successfully meet the credentialing standards established by the Cook County Health and Hospitals System to include a State of Illinois APN license and any other license, certification or specialized training, etc. no later than two (2) weeks prior to the candidate's start date.
*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 knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or 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