DIRECTOR OF AMBULATORY PROCEDURES UNIT Job Number: 00120792
Job Posting : Feb 9, 2018, 4:58:47 PM Closing Date : Feb 24, 2018, 5:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary : COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
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) years of 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.
Diverse knowledge and skill of treatment systems and clinical practices, including but not limited to:
Management of patients with Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line insertion and maintenance
Management of patients receiving chemotherapy, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
Management of patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump and other pain management interventions
Management of patients with cardiac catheterization and other electro-physiological interventions
Management of patients receiving diagnostic and interventional radiological procedures
Stroke care management
Management of patient with Radioactive Isotope (Radioactive Isolation Patient)
Wound Vacuum Assisted Closure (V.A.C.) management
Experienced in pain management and sedation administration
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:
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 required.
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,
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 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, 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.