Shriners Hospitals for Children - Chicago Director of Inpatient Services
Excellent opportunity to join our high quality, family centered orthopedic and plastics surgical specialty care hospital in Chicago. We currently have a Director of Inpatient Services position available, to include the departments of Inpatient, PICU, PACU and Respiratory.
Shriners Hospitals for Children believes that its long-term success as the world's finest philanthropic healthcare system depends on the dedication of each employee to a core set of values. These core values embrace the concept that all employees are valued members of the family-centered patient care team. The patient care team as a whole is comprised of two equally important interdependent units i.e., support service personnel and multidisciplinary direct patient care employees. It is essential that each team member perform in a manner that exemplifies the belief in our core values.
The Director of Inpatient Services is accountable and responsible for promoting quality patient care within inpatient nursing units to include inpatient, PICU/PACU and Respiratory Services. The role provides leadership in the area of clinical practice, education and administration.
Demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of care and services provided by the departments. Develops and maintains an effective system to monitor and evaluate aspects of care and services provided in conjunction with the health care team.
Responsible for the 24/7 management and supervision of the assigned departments. Supports implementation of the nursing process, the care coordination model of care delivery, and family centered care approaches on a consistent basis. Prepares balanced staffing plans for all departments assigned, and collaborates with other nurse managers and administrative coordinators to assure that appropriate staffing is provided on a consistent basis, considering census, patient acuity and care complexity, known or anticipated discharges or admissions, staffing guidelines for the units, and the staff actively available to do the required work.
Proficient in interpretation of electrocardiographic information and recognition of significant dysrhythmias. Proficient in recognition of critical changes in patient condition and able to use critical thinking and good judgment in developing plans for immediate care and in interpretation of abnormal laboratory test values. Proficient in knowledge and utilization of emergency medications. Proficient in knowledge and initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other patient safety requirements defined by hospital policy.
Bachelor's in Nursing required, (BSN); Master's degree in nursing preferred.
Three (3) years pediatric, orthopedic or rehabilitation nursing required.
Three (3) years Management and Supervisory experience preferred.
RN licensure in the state of Illinois required.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required.
Strong customer service philosophy. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Proven proactive leadership ability. Works well under pressure.
Knowledgeable of regulatory agency requirements (i.e. The Joint Commission, State and Federal agencies).