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.
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, Inpatient
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
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
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 INTERVIEW.
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
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 strictlyprohibitedfromconditioning,basingorknowinglyprejudicingoraffectinganyterm oraspectofCountyemploymentorhiringuponorbecauseofanypoliticalreasonorfactor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
Cook County Health & Hospitals System is a public worldwide leader in medical care, research and education. Mission-driven. Patient-focused. Team-based. At CCHHS, nearly 6,000 dedicated professionals — working in every medical and surgical specialty — collaborate to provide health and hope and healing to people from all walks of life.Respect — Whether on the front lines of patient care or support...ing the efforts of your colleagues and co-workers, the work you do at Cook County Health and Hospitals System will help to save lives. You are a valued member of the team.Growth — At Cook County Health & Hospitals System you’re encouraged to build on your strengths and career goals.Diversity — County Health & Hospitals System actively seeks to bring together individuals with diverse thoughts, ideas and backgrounds and to promote an inclusive environment that will generate innovation, greater job satisfaction and, most importantly, continually improved patient care.