DIRECTOR OF NURSING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION Job Number: 00121053
Job Posting : Nov 9, 2017, 8:50:56 PM Closing Date : Nov 24, 2017, 5:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary : COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
Location: Stroger Hospital
Department: Nursing Education & Professional Development
The Director of Nursing Professional Development and Education reports to Associate Nurse Executive, Quality, Development, and Advanced Practice Nursing and is responsible for enhancing the quality of nursing practices through the use of clinical data education and the application of evidence-based practice throughout Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS). The CCHHS is made up of John H. Stroger Hospital, Provident Hospital, Oak Forest Health Center, the Ambulatory and Community Healthcare Network, the CORE Center, Cermak Health Services, and the Cook County Department of Public Health. The mission of the System is to provide high quality care to the residents of Cook County (IL) regardless of ability to pay.
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 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 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 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.
The Director of Nursing Professional Development and Education assesses, plans, organizes, directs and evaluates overall nursing professional development efforts, including direct supervision of clinical educators and Nurse Clinicians. The Director collaborates with Nursing and patient care related services, leadership and clinical management as well as those in Quality/Performance Improvement roles to enhance the quality of nursing practice through the use of clinical data and the application of evidence-based practice. Under the direction of the Associate Nurse Executive, Quality, Development, and Advanced Practice Nursing, specifically have for:
Planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating programs provided by CCHHS Nursing Education program.
In collaboration with the management team, developing annual education plans and retention strategies, based upon the assessment of needs in the Nursing Division, to include the orientation of new employees, competency assessment, continuing education requirements, and education response to quality management information.
Tracking cost effective approaches to education to meet learning needs of students.
Evaluating the Nursing Department Education programs on an ongoing basis. This evaluation includes how the education plan was implemented as well as the effect of education of the performance of the entire organization (quality and facility outcomes).
Assumes responsibility and accountability for the operations for the American Heart Association (AHA) community training center for CCHHS.
Reports to the Associate Nurse Executive, Quality, Development and Advanced Practice Nursing
Master's or higher level degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing (Must provide official college/university transcript at time of interview).
Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois OR Licensed Registered Professional Nurse able to obtain Illinois State licensure within two (2) weeks of starting employment.
Five (5) years of management experience.
Five (5) years of staff development experience.
Knowledge of and experience working in Magnet recognized facilities.
Doctorate in Nursing or related field.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of research/evidence based practice initiatives, and Microsoft Office.
Ability to: lead staff development initiatives to successful outcomes, and effectively utilize data, particularly with respect to evidence-based practices.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish strong and effective collaborative relationships.
Excellent communication skills to prepare written materials and correspond with administrative personnel and the general public.
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.