Location:Ambulatory Procedural Units/Specialty Care
Department: ACHN Ambulatory Services
SHIFT: DAYS/PM Weekend & Holiday Accountability
The Director of Ambulatory Procedures Unit is responsible for the strategic direction, leadership, operational planning, supervision of all the nursing services provided for patients receiving specialty and procedural clinic services at John H. Stroger Hospital.The Director of Ambulatory Procedures Unit will seek innovative approaches to develop goals and plans for the department in relation to system-wide vision and goals, and does so in partnership with the medical and operational leads for each service clinic. The Director of Ambulatory Procedures Unit is responsible for ensuring the highest standards of integrated, quality clinical care and maintaining institutional policies and procedure, including continuous quality improvement, quality outcomes, and proactive financial management for the department.Ensures the divisional nursing care delivery system operates according to established Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) values: integrity of care, efficiency, safety, and quality standards.Functions in a leadership capacity providing clinical direction to the Nursing Coordinator (clinical supervisors) and clinical staff within the division of ambulatory specialty clinics and procedure care units while collaborating with the medical leadership of the units and clinics.
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 CCHHS system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Direct and effectuate CCHHS management policies and 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 CCHHS' systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCHHS system policies and procedures
Consistently use independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and performs 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
Reports to the Associate Nurse Executive - Ambulatory Services
Master's Degree in Nursing, Business Administration, Health Administration, or a related field. (Must provide official college/university transcript at time of interview).
Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois.
Seven (7)yearsof professional nursing experience with at least (2) years of experience in nursing in a hospital environment within a clinical specialty area of nursing.
Five (5) years of nursing management experience with a large scope of responsibility and supervision of a large number of staff.
Prior experience with ambulatory documentation.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Thorough knowledge of Medical Surgical Nursing principles, practices and procedures.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) to ensure the protection of the confidentiality and security of healthcare information for all patients.
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)
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 strictlyprohibitedfromconditioning,basingorknowinglyprejudicingoraffectinganytermoraspectofCountyemploymentorhiringuponorbecauseofanypoliticalreasonorfactor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’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.
CCHHS is comprised of t...wo 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, CCHHS 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.