DIRECTOR OF PERIOPERATIVE SERVICES

Location
Health and Hospital Systems, Chicago, IL
Salary
COMPETITIVE SALARY
Posted
Sep 15, 2017
Closes
Oct 11, 2017
Specialty
Managerial
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Number: 00120870

JOB SUMMARY

PERI-OPERATIVE SERVICES - STROGER HOSPITAL - CHICAGO, IL. SHIFT: DAYS/FLEX

The Director of Preoperative Services assumes the administrative responsibility for all day-to-day operational functions in the operating rooms, recovery rooms, Same Day Surgery (SDS) Unit, Endoscopy and Central Sterile Processing. The director evaluates the quality of care rendered to all patients in each of the above listed patient care areas including, but not limited to, the immediate preoperative stage, the intraoperative stage, and the immediate recovery stage. The director supervises all nursing personnel and support staff assigned to each of the above listed areas. The Director of Preoperative Services managing Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) Preoperative Services is expected to lead a customer driven service aimed at continuous improvement and clinical excellence. Initial initiatives will include improving OR utilization, shortening turnaround times, ensuring that surgeons have increased access to rooms in a fair and consistent manner and the implementation of a computerized inventory system.

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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 meetings

  • Discipline
  • 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

  • Supervision
    • 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

    Management
  • 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

  • Reporting Relationships
  • Reports to the Associate Nurse Executive, Inpatient

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • 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
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Health Administration, or Business Administration (Must provide official college/university transcript at time of interview)
  • Five (5) years of progressive managerial experience within Preoperative Services
  • Three (3) years of prior Director level experience OR six (6) years of prior Manager level experience
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification (Must provide at time of interview)
  • Experience in a large complex tertiary care hospital or multi-site setting

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Nurse Executive-Board Certified (NE-BC) credential

  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to ensure the protection of the confidentiality and security of healthcare information for all patients
  • Broad and strategic in understanding the changes in integrated health care delivery and yet is still grounded in the operations of surgical service
  • Strong people skills and a track record of an intimate understanding of the special interpersonal dynamics in surgical services; exhibits a special sensitivity to staff
  • Ability to consistently support quality and patient safety by maintaining Association of Preoperative Registered Nurses (AORN) standards in addition to state and federal regulatory requirements; protecting areas of CCHHS, acting with ethics and integrity and adhering to CCHHS policies and procedures
  • Demonstrated experience in Quality Improvement processes and techniques
  • Accountable for standards of performance within areas of responsibility

  • VETERAN PREFERENCE

    PLEASE 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

  • OR

    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.

    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)
  • 100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs

  • For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

    MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.

    “Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States’ territories and Canada muse be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belongings 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.

    COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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