Rush University Medical Center Hospital Operations Administrator RN - PT in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description:

Are you looking to advance your career as a nurse leader? The Hospital Operations Administrator RN position allows nurse leaders to gain excellent operational and management experience in a large academic medical center while earning competitive compensation and benefits.

Position Highlights:

Under the administrative direction of the Associate Vice President, the Hospital Operations Administrator RN represents the Medical Center’s Management Staff by providing administrative direction and support to all departments and areas. Hospital Operations Administrator RN exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Hours: Rotating Days, Evenings and Nights, 8 hour shifts

_Position Responsibilities: _

  • Interpret Medical Center policy and procedure.

  • Act as the Emergency Incident Commander during situations of extreme crises to coordinate and ensure that basic hospital functions continues, while managing the crisis.

  • Represent the Management Staff and policies of Public Relations in situations involving the News Media, Fire and Police Departments, as well as all other public agencies to preserve the image of Rush University Medical Center.

  • Develop effective clinical and operational strategies to lead and support decision making and actions for clinical staff and patient care units.

  • Mentor and coach nursing staff and create an environment of professional growth by demonstrating proficient leadership skills at the nursing division level.

  • Initiate investigation of incidents that will result in liability exposure to the Medical Center and make notification to the department of Risk Management.

  • Deliver timely reports to department directors in regards to operational problems that occur within their respective departments. Work closely with all nursing units to resolve staffing issues and concerns.

  • Takes necessary action upon receiving complaints from patients, visitors and staff. Serve as clinical authority and resource.

  • Locate and procure material and human resources that are necessary for the continuous operation of the Medical Center.

  • Take whatever action is necessary to ensure quality patient care and the integrity of the Medical Center.

  • Responsible as liaison between patient and visitors for hospital related problems, policy clarifications and other non-programmed intervention. Work closely with the Emergency Department, Bed Management, Admitting, the Clinical Staffing Office, Nursing Units and Environmental and Patient Transportation Services to ensure patients are assigned beds and transferred appropriately. Resolve issues and concerns when normal channels and resources are unavailable.

  • Provide notification to senior medical, clinical and administrative leaders in the case of a Medical Center emergency, sentinel event and other events of a highly serious nature.

  • Provide administrative and leadership coverage to Rush University Medical Center, Johnston R. Bowman Center, and all other present and future facilities.

  • Articulate standards and monitor compliance with the State Nurse Practice Act, State Board of Nursing Regulation, regulatory agency standards and the policies of the Hospital. Translate the nursing and corporate vision and strategic plan into measurable goals and sustainable programs.

  • Utilize clinical information systems, i.e., Epic, to promote safety, quality and cost effective care.

  • Demonstrate accountability for own professional practice, including progress toward achievement of annual goals and strategically plan for ongoing education to acquire new knowledge and skill set.

  • Participate in organizational shared governance and leadership. Works collaboratively with other professional nurses, physicians, and OR staff to achieve the mutual goal of obtaining extraordinary patient outcomes.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required. Baccalaureate degree in nursing required; Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Minimum of three years’ healthcare supervisory experience in progressive hospital/nursing management positions preferably with board hospital/patient care management responsibilities. Previous administrative or supervisory experience preferred.

  • National Certification preferred

  • Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, and interacts effectively with others in difficult situations. Analytical and problem solving skills required.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to work flexible shifts and days when required. Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush's 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.

  • Rush University Medical Center is a four time Magnet facility, the highest recognition given for nursing excellence. Rush was also the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, valuable healthy living benefits to include: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future. Whether you’re saving for retirement or a child’s education, Rush offers benefits to help you make the most of your money…now and in the future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Job Title: Hospital Operations Administrator RN - PT

Department: Nursing Operations

Shift: 4th (Rotating)

Full/Part: Active Regular PT (40 to 71 hours per pay period)

Specialty: Nurse Management

Job Number: 2017-0805