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The Director of Maternal Child Health-Nursing is responsible for providing clinical direction and leadership for effective management of nursing practices in Maternal Child Health for Cook County Health (CCH). Acts as a liaison between physicians and staff to ensure continuity of services and care. Maintains open relationships with leadership and peers across CCH. Administers and coordinates patient care to ensure processes are in place to promote best quality patient care and safety. Collaborates with other health care staff to establish and maintain programs that cross service and/discipline lines and influence organization mission and health care.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
Licensed Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain license within two (2) weeks of starting employment
Master’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Health Administration, or Business Administration
Five (5) years progressive administrative/management experience in Maternal Child Health
Three (3) years of prior Director level experience OR six (6) years of prior Manager level experience
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification
Registered Nurse Certified in Maternal Newborn Nursing (RNC-MNN)
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 CCH system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Direct and effectuate CCH management policies and practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCH records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Contribute to the management of CCH staff and CCH systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCH 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
Provides leadership and oversight by directing, administering, and coordinating patient care in the Maternal Child Health department supporting Maternal/Women’s Health, Labor & Delivery, Perinatal Health, Infant Health, Pediatrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit patient care.
Recommends, develops, and implements of policies and procedures ensuring multidisciplinary involvement throughout the process to ensure effective department operation and administration.
Establishes performance goals and objectives for the Maternal Child Health nursing division in accordance with the Department of Nursing policies and practices.
Makes rounds to assess and evaluate patient care needs and to ensure care delivered meet standards of care and standards of practice criteria.
Evaluates nursing intervention, patient response, effectiveness, complications, and communicates information to physicians and staff; develops corrective action plans as needed to facilitate efficient operational strategies.
Reviews and adheres to a staffing plan to determine and monitor staffing effectiveness; creates a strategic plan to support staffing shortages and maintain efficient department operations.
Ensures staff are adequately trained and competent to respond to emergencies and identify medical codes.
Promotes and encourages professional growth and development of staff through continued education efforts of staff to ensure compliance with standards set by Joint Commission
Promotes an awareness of patient rights by ensuring staff are trained and educational materials are provided to patients as needed
Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities to enhance patient care.
Participates in interview, selection, and hiring process of new staff.
Participates in annual budget process to ensure department operated in compliance with allocated funding.
Prepares and submits reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis to review performance metrics.
Maintains open and collaborative relationships with leadership and peers across CCH.
Attends meetings and addresses any concerns to ensure nursing practices are align with patient care systems.
Serves as a patient advocate to address any questions or concerns from the patient or family members.
Offers educational materials to patient or family members to enhance communication and understanding of patient care.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Reports to the Associate Nurse Executive, Hospital Based Services
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of nursing practice standards, state law, regulatory and accrediting organization standards
Knowledge of medication dosages for newborn and children patients
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
Ability to function autonomously and as a team member in a multidisciplinary team
Ability to train by presenting concepts and demonstrating tasks
Ability to perform accurate and reliable mathematical calculations or budget estimates
Ability to prioritize, plan and organize projects and tasks
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged
Ability to train by presenting concepts and demonstrating tasks
Ability to adhere to department policies and standards utilizing best practices incorporating the use of electronic health record (EHR)
Ability to meet appropriate confidentiality standards for protected health information (PHI)
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
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
*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.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’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.
CCH 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, CCH 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.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER