The University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health) is seeking a Director, Nursing Clinical Practice.
The Director, Nursing Clinical Practice is responsible for the leadership of organizational and departmental initiatives and growth opportunities that impact, enhance or change clinical nursing practice at UI Health. Working with the department of Clinical Practice and Professional Development, this leader initiates, oversees or leads clinical practice and professional development opportunities and initiatives. With a goal of excellence in nursing clinical practice and the professional growth and development of our professional nursing staff at UI Health, this leader demonstrated creativity and initiative in forward momentum towards these goals. Oversight will include, but is not limited to, Nursing policy and procedure, Nursing orientation, Nurse Residency Program, wound and ostomy Nursing Care, annual and continued nursing staff education and clinical competency practice, patient education, Nursing professional recognition and professional growth of our nursing staff.
Provide coordination of initiatives and programs through both primary leadership and management team of professionals and clerical staff.
Develop a therapeutic relationship with staff, patients, families, visitors and colleagues both within the Department of Nursing and in partnership with the Department of Nursing.
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 nursing professional practice, patient care and staff growth and development.
Establish, implement and evaluate quality of care. Plan and develop patient safety innovations and practice
Integrate shared leadership and foster collaboration across multi-disciplinary disciplines to arrive at decisions affecting the unit.
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. Hires, trains, develops and manages staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
Provide care coordination utilizing evidence based practice. Maintain and monitor different unit accreditation.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Illinois Registered Nursing license required.
Bachelor's and/or Masters of Science Degree in Nursing required. Master's degree preferred.
A minimum of five (5) years clinical nursing experience with progressive responsibility is required.
Three (3) years nursing leadership experience is preferred.
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 required.
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 consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by March 1, 2019.
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.