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The Director of Nursing Professional Development & Education-Nursing reports to Associate Nurse Executive of Quality, Development, and Advanced Practice Nursing and is responsible for enhancing the quality of nursing practice through the use of clinical data, education and the identification and application of evidenced-based best practices throughout Cook County Health (CCH). The CCH is made up of John H. Stroger Hospital, Provident Hospital, Oak Forest Health Center, the Ambulatory and Community Healthcare Network, the CORE Center, Cermak Health Services, and the Cook County Department of Public Health. The mission of the System is to provide high quality care to the residents of Cook County (IL) regardless of ability to pay.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
L icensed 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 or higher level degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing
Five (5) years of management experience
Five (5) years of staff development experience
Knowledge of and experience working in Magnet recognized facilities
Doctorate in Nursing or related field
The Director of Nursing Professional Development & Education-Nursing assesses, plans, organizes, directs and evaluates overall nursing professional development efforts, including, but not limited to, direct supervision of Clinical Educators/Instructors and Nurse Clinicians. The Director collaborates with staff nurses, Nurse Leaders and other patient care-related services, as well as those in Quality/Performance Improvement roles to enhance the quality of nursing practice through the use of clinical data and the application of evidence-based practice. Under the direction of the Associate Nurse Executive, Quality, Development, and Advanced Practice Nursing, specifically have responsibility for:
Providing leadership and direction in overall nursing education assessment of need, design/development, implementation and evaluation.
Planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating programs provided by CCH Nursing Education program.
Utilizing the needs assessment to determine gaps in nursing skills, care delivery and critical thinking.
In collaboration with the management team, developing annual education plans and retention strategies, based upon the assessment of needs in the Nursing Division, to include the orientation of new employees, competency assessment, continuing education requirements, and education response to quality management information.
Creating student curricula and teaching/learning experiences.
Developing strategies to promote and support national certification amongst our professional nursing staff.
Tracking cost effective approaches to education to meet learning needs of students.
Partnering with various service lines, departments and leaders throughout the organization to promote and provide quality education that helps CCH meet its mission and vision.
Serving as a liaison with local Schools of Nursing to create opportunities for partnerships and consultations between the CCH and the school, as appropriate.
Providing a mechanism of continuous communication regarding return investment in educational services.
Evaluating the Nursing Department Education programs on an ongoing basis. This evaluation includes how the education plan was implemented as well as the effect of education on the performance of the entire organization (quality and facility outcomes).
Representing the CCH on various advisory boards and Commissions.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for the operations for the American Heart Association (AHA) community training center for CCH.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of research/evidence based practice initiatives, and Microsoft Office.
Ability to: lead staff development initiatives to successful outcomes, and effectively utilize data, particularly with respect to evidence-based practices.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish strong and effective collaborative relationships.
Excellent communication skills to prepare written materials and correspond with administrative personnel and the general public.
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)
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 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 & 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