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,
As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year. Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and health pro...fessionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships and the CCHHS mission.