Cook County Health will seek to fill the positions by means of the Hiring Fair Process.
Note: Onsite interviews will be held at John H. Stroger 1950 West Polk Street - 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60612. The only opportunity to interview for this position will be on Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. You must attend onsite at the Hiring Fair (and sit for an interview if qualified) to be considered for the position. Same day contingent offers made on a first come, first served basis. While vacancies remain line on it. As a reminder, please bring your resume, driver license, and any applicable certifications.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Cook County and the National Nurses Organizing Committee. Pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement, Cook County will exhaust internal eligible applicants prior to considering external applicants. Cook County is assembling a list of qualified candidates for this position that will be considered should the position not be filled with internal eligible applicants.
JOB LOCATION: JOHN H. STROGER HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT: PERIOPERATIVE SERVICES - MAIN OPERATING ROOM SHIFT: VARIOUS
The Nurse Coordinator II position is responsible for organizing, planning, leading, and directing clinical and management activities for the Perioperative area (Main Operating Room, Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Same Day Surgery, Holding, Pre-Procedural Testing Clinic) in accordance with hospital policies and procedures. Accountable for daily operations and oversight of nursing practice and patient care delivery. 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 CCH Personnel Rules.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) from a school of nursing. • 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 recent Perioperative experience as a nurse supervisor or charge nurse • Must possess active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Master’s Degree in Nursing • Current certification as a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR), American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurse (ASPAN) or Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN). • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS • Demonstrates skill in staffing and the management of nursing personnel • Demonstrates good judgment in the selection of new staff members using appropriate interview techniques • Thorough knowledge of the job description and key requirements for each position on the unit; holds subordinates accountable for responsibilities inherent in their position at all times • Demonstrates skill in the coordination and the management of patient care unit • Thorough knowledge of the Hospital and Nursing Department's mission, philosophy, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures • Demonstrates understanding of the current requirements of accrediting agencies [Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JACHO)] • Thorough knowledge of safety policies and procedures • Ability to maintain all unit equipment in proper working condition • Thorough knowledge of expected staff response in hospital emergency, fire, and demonstrates the ability to direct the activities of the nursing unit in the event of an emergency situation of patient evacuation • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with staff, patients, hospital staff, patient families • 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 • Strong leadership and project management skills • Ability to articulate in a clear and professional manner when presenting and demonstrating techniques • Analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and resolution skills • Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize projects and tasks • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast paced and stressful environment • Ability to adhere to department policies and standards utilizing best practices • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged • Ability to function autonomously and as a team member in a multidisciplinary team • for long periods of time • Demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy and precision
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
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. 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
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