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Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 00131234
NURSE COORDINATOR II – EMERGENCY MEDICINE – STROGER HOSPITAL – CHICAGO, IL.
SHIFT: 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM
The Nurse Coordinator II oversees all aspects of patient care within the designated unit, multiple units or for specific patient population on a 24 hour basis, by directing and evaluating all activities of the nursing staff. This position has first line responsibility for clinical supervision, patient care, personnel management, budgeting, and quality service delivery for the assigned area.
General Administrative Responsibilities
Collective Bargaining• Review applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and consult with Labor Relations to generate management proposals• Participate in collective bargaining negotiations, caucus discussions and working meetingDiscipline• 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 agreementsSupervision• 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 agreementsManagement• 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
Typical Duties• Collaborates with Nursing Divisional Director to develop nursing care standards ensuring patient care in unit is delivered within hospital established service standards, regulatory and professional standards of care.• Develops and implements an effective operating plan for the delivery of nursing care within the designated nursing unit. The requirements for delivery of care in such a unit call for extreme attention and responsiveness in all areas of patient care including patient assessment, delivery of life saving medication, and the operation of life sustaining equipment.• Identifies opportunities for process improvement and initiates improvement efforts within the unit to increase and exceed unit performance measures. Conducts patient observations, reviews verbal reports and written documentation, and establishes immediate and long term corrective action plans. Areas of unit performance include compliance with standards of care, length of stay (LOS), agency and overtime costs, position vacancies and turnover rates.• Develops long-term unit staffing schedules to ensure adequate daily coverage in accordance with staffing needs.• Holds primary responsibility for hiring, training, and disciplinary actions of unit nursing staff.• Drives employee performance by setting clear performance expectations for unit nursing staff and providing necessary information and tools to achieve desired performance.• Provides daily guidance to staff regarding patient care delivery problems.• Identifies staff development needs and works with nursing education department or outside sources to provide nurses with continuous education and opportunity for growth and development.• Ensures all nursing staff meets requisite credential and licensure requirements.• Partners with nursing team to proactively assess the quality of patient care delivered by nursing staff and to evaluate overall unit effectiveness in meeting care treatment goals.• Ensures nursing staff follows accurate and complete documentation procedures at all times.• Completes required quality assessment and performance improvement reports for the unit.• Develops and implements corrective action plans.• Maintains a safe, culturally sensitive, and caring patient environment that is reflective of John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital standards, as well as patient and family expectations.• Demonstrates and promotes awareness of patient care rights; serves as patient advocate.• Coordinates efforts of ancillary health services to ensure continuity of patient care and positive communication with all hospital staff.• Works with appropriate departments to ensure proper maintenance of unit medical equipment including life sustaining equipment.• Prepares and monitors unit personnel, supply, and equipment budgets to ensure expenses are maintained within budgetary guidelines.• Performs other related duties as required.Reporting RelationshipsReports to the Divisional Nursing Director
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS• Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from a school of nursing. (Must provide original college / university transcript at time of interview)• Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois.• Five (5) years of Adult Emergency Nursing/Critical Care within a hospital environment.• Three (3) years of experience in nursing supervision or experience as a Charge Nurse.• Certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification or able to obtain one within two (2) weeks of starting. (Must provide proof at time of interview if already obtained)
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:• Master's degree in Nursing (MSN)• Certification in a Specialty Nursing• Certification in Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC)• Certification in Emergency Communications Registered Nurse (ECRN)• Certification in Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC)• Bilingual (English/Spanish)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
• Strong interpersonal skills to interact with staff, patients, hospital staff and patient families.• Demonstrates good judgment in the selection of new staff members using appropriateinterview techniques.• Strong leadership and project management skills.• Demonstrates understanding of the current requirements of accrediting agencies Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Joint Commission.
VETERAN PREFERENCEPLEASE READ
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 INTERVIEWMUST MEET REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION
BENEFITS PACKAGE• Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage• Basic Term Life Insurance• Pension Plan• Deferred Compensation Program• Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time• You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/
*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.
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