The University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health) is seeking a Director of Patient Care Services, 7 West Walter Payton Liver Center (WPLC). Responsible for the day-to-day operation of a 12 bed Transplant/Surgical ICU, with 8 Step-down beds, along with a Medical Surgical unit with GI and liver as the primary patient population. Oversee comprehensive health care as determined by the scope of practice guidelines and specialty. Manage the nursing practice, including the delivery of patient care, technical services, quality, safety, planning, organizing, staffing, and clerical practices.
Provide coordination of care and services through the management team of nurses, technicians, professionals and clerical staff. Manage from admission through discharge including monitoring patient care, addressing patient and family needs, resolving obstacles and problems, planning for patient discharge.
Interpret and direct the implementation of nursing philosophy and objectives, departmental policies and procedures, and apply recognized standards of nursing care and practice.
Plan, select and devise nursing operations, work methods, procedures, work flow and standards for quality and quantity of work, including staffing standards.
Establish, implement and evaluate quality of care. Plan and develop patient safety innovations and practice improvement.
Assign, direct and review the work of subordinate supervisors/other nursing personnel. Prepare formal answers to, and recommend the adjustment of, grievances and disciplinary matters.
Prepare budget for assigned area or program and is responsible for adherence to approved budget.
Monitor and evaluate operations for compliance with licensure, accreditation and regulatory standards.
Determine personnel, material, equipment, and facilities needed to accomplish program goals.
Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
Integrate shared leadership and foster collaboration across multi-disciplinary disciplines to arrive at decisions affecting the unit.
Provide care coordination with focus on Surgical ICU nursing, along with GI and liver medical specialties utilizing evidence based practice.
Maintain and monitor different unit accreditation.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's and/or Masters of Science Degree in Nursing required. Masters preferred.
A minimum of five (5) years clinical nursing experience with progressive responsibility is required.
Three (3) years management experience is preferred.
Illinois Registered Nursing license required.
Strong communication, customer service and decision -making skills is required.
Knowledge of budgetary processes and financial principles; knowledge of labor laws, standards of care, and regulatory standards.
Salary & Benefits:
UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.
For fullest consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by November 16, 2018.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.