The Associate Director of Nursing Services administers, directs, and coordinates patient care services and is responsible for the recommendation, development and implementation of policies and procedures consistent with the goals of the Department of Nursing and the Hospital. Responsible for establishing, monitoring and evaluating the delivery of patient care services, collection and analysis of data to determine divisional staffing patterns, projecting staffing needs, and ensuring adequate staffing on the divisional units. Prepares and manages the Division's annual budget and is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating the Division's Quality Assessment & Improvement (QA&I) program, and participation in the overall administration of the Department of Nursing.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH 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 meeting
Document, recommend and effectuate discipline at all levels
Work closely with labor relations and/or labor counsel to effectuate and enforce applicable Collective
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 CHHSS' 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
Assumes responsibilities for Management of Personnel within assigned Division.
Responsible for the recruitment, interviewing, and selection for the Division.
Provides guidance to direct reports in their recruitment process.
Provides leadership and direction in accordance with organizational and department goals and objectives.
Responsible for completion of regular performance appraisals for direct reports, and oversight of adherence to the evaluation process.
Coaches, counsels, and evaluates direct reports by interviewing, providing for orientation, counseling, and disciplining as parameters and appropriate incentives.
Plans and maintains a master staffing pattern for the Division, which meets the patient needs for continuity of care/level of care.
Provides direction and supervision to Clinical and Leadership staff by:
Assigning duties and activities
Approving projects and programs
Analyzing activities/project summaries relative to their value to the Division and impact on the quality of patient care.
Responsible for Management of the assigned Units/Division.
Develops, justifies, and maintains a fiscal plan for the Division in collaboration with the Director of Nursing for the Division.
Monitors patient revenues, operating expenses, and provides appropriate reports to Nursing Administration.
Submits budget goals and objectives that summarize accomplishments of the current fiscal year, including accumulative units of measurement when appropriate. Submits goals and objectives in behavioral terms and includes all plans/programs for the new fiscal year. Conforms to the formal, technical aspects as authorized by hospital policy.
Maintains a system to document and control expenditures.
Evaluates and sets standards for units within the Division; monitors utilization and maintenance of equipment/supplies.
Establishes effective working relationships, promotes open communication within/without the Division to ensure an integrated approach to patient care.
Ensures collaborative medical staff relations through ongoing contact with medical personnel, enhancing awareness of their needs and concerns, and promoting problem solving.
Establishes effective working relations with direct reports to provide support to enhance quality patient care.
Responsible for the safety and quality care with measurable metrics based on the national benchmark data.
Responsible for assuring a safe work environment for all staff within the assigned Unit.
Communicates and monitors safety practices to enhance awareness of the importance of these procedures.
Ensures compliance with all regulatory bodies, including hospital and nursing policies and procedures.
Communicates regulations/policies and procedures; implements a plan to ensure compliance; documents outcomes and reports to Nursing Administration.
Demonstrates and promotes an awareness of patient rights and functions as a patient advocate.
Plans and implements, in conjunction with the Nurse Managers, the goals and objectives of the Division in a manner consistent with hospital/nursing goals.
Responsible for the Management of Patient Care.
Facilitates the coordination with medical and nursing management of patient care by working with the medical staff to ensure opportunities for on-going collaboration.
Participates in the formulation of patient care policies and procedures for the Nursing Department and the Organization.
Implements, evaluates the quality assessment and improvement program, within the Division, including utilization and promotion of familiarization with quality assurance standards.
Reviews divisional QA reports and integrates appropriate actions into the QA&I system.
Accounts for QA/I activities within the Division.
Facilitates implementation of recommendations from QA/I findings.
Evaluates outcomes of recommend changes.
Evaluates and implements suggestions from QA/I reports as appropriate.
Plans and coordinates the implementation of the Hospital Plan for Nursing Care in order to provide the level of patient care required by current medical and nursing standards.
Collaborates with Nursing Support Services to plan for effective orientation programs for Divisional Personnel.
Collaborates with Clinical Specialists and Nursing Support Services to identify the ongoing educational needs of the nursing personnel within the Division.
Facilitates the implementation of programs designed to meet the educational needs of the staff.
Identifies educational programs and seminars that are pertinent to the educational and professional growth needs of staff.
Collaborates with Clinical Specialists and Nurse Managers to develop and motivate nursing staff to achieve their potential through participation in educational activities.
Participates in educational activities for the education of students, paraprofessionals and lay persons.
Provides for professional growth and development of direct reports and establishes climate conducive to meeting educational needs and efforts of the Division.
Interprets nursing philosophy, goals, objectives, policies and procedures for all personnel, patients, and the public.
Assumes responsibility for own personal continuing education and developmental needs; attends meetings, workshops and conventions to enrich personal knowledge; growth and skill in providing clinical care for patients.
Maintains professional leadership and administrative competency.
Participates in the overall administration of the Department of Nursing Services.
Serves on committees in nursing, hospitals wide or professional nursing organizations.
Participates in the planning of administrative programs for the department.
Assists Nursing Support Services in establishing department standards for QA/I; development of Nursing Department policies and procedures.
Reports to the Nursing Director in the assigned specialty area
Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited school of Nursing. (Must provide official transcripts at the time of interview)
Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain license two weeks prior to starting this employment.
Seven (7) years of nursing experience.
Five (5) years of progressive experience in supervision and management.
Experience and knowledge of Regulatory and Nursing Practice Standards.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or able to obtain one within two (2) weeks of starting. ( Must provide card at time of interview if already obtained )
Master's degree in Nursing, Health Care Management or related field
Six (6) years of progressive experience in supervision and management
Specialty certification in primary assigned service or administration
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of Regulatory and Nursing Practice Standards
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 Advanced personnel management skills, problem resolution and conflict management
Ability to organize, plan and delegate
Technical expertise in the assigned specialty
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
MUST MEET REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION
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)
*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