Cook County Government NURSE COORDINATOR II - PERIOPERATIVE - MAIN OPERATING ROOM/PACU in Chicago, Illinois

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JOB SUMMARY

PERI-OPERATIVE SERVICES-MAIN OR/PACU-STROGER- SHIFT: 2:30PM-10:30PM

The Nurse Coordinator II position is responsible for organizing, planning, leading, and directing clinical and management activities for the Peri-Anesthesia area (Main OR) in accordance with hospital policies and procedures. Accountable for daily operations and oversight of nursing practice and patient care delivery. The Nurse Coordinator II participates as a member of the health care team in maintaining continuity and quality of patient care. Contributes to organizational operations and supports the mission by fostering interdepartmental communication/collaboration. Demonstrates a high level of ability in leadership, supervisory skills, problem solving, patient advocacy and public relations. The Nurse Coordinator II acts as the day to day manager for all nursing staff in the assigned unit, multiple units, or for a specified patient population. This nursing leadership position requires prior experience and demonstrated mastery in various areas of patient related care.

This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing* (BSN)* from a school of nursing* *(Must provide original college/university transcript at time of interview)
  • Must be licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois
  • *Five (5) years *of recent nursing experience within a hospital environment
  • Three (3) years of experience in nursing supervision or experience as a charge nurse
  • *Two (2) years *of recent operating room experience
  • Must possess Active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification* (Must provide proof at time of interview)*

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

  • Excellent oral, verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
  • Demonstrates skill in staffing and the management of nursing personnel

VETERAN PREFERENCE**

When applying for employment with 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 AS A VETERAN ON THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION “Are you a Military Veteran?”
  • ATTACH A COPY OF THE VETERANS DD214, DD215 or NGB 22(NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 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 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911). DISCHARGE PAPERS MUST LIST AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE STATUS. DISCHARGE PAPERS NOT LISTING AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE STATUS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE

OR**

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 THE TIME OF FILING.

VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.

BENEFITS PACKAGE

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance
  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) * *

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:

http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

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 AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Job Posting: Aug 11, 2017, 2:59:18 PM

Closing Date: Aug 25, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Organization: Health and Hospital Systems

Req ID: 00120262