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Under the supervision of the Chief Nursing Officer, provides leadership and oversight for the planning, implementation, and coordination of ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® standards to promote nursing excellence, empowerment through shared governance, and professional development of nurses. Serves as a liaison for nursing leadership to the American Nursing Credentialing Center (ANCC), National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), nursing staff, physicians and community. May lead assigned departments. This position will be responsible for the strategic and tactical development, implementation, and maintenance of Magnet designation at Cook County Health (CCH).
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois
Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university
Five (5) years of experience in healthcare and previous experience in healthcare accreditation and project management activities
Three (3) years of director level administrative experience
Two (2) years of Magnet Experience
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Nursing
Previous experience with shared governance leadership
General Administrative Responsibilities
Review applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and consult with Labor Relations to generate management proposals
Participate in collective bargaining negotiations, caucus discussions and working meetings
Document, recommend and effectuate discipline at all levels
Work closely with labor relations and/or labor counsel to effectuate and enforce applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Initiate, authorize and complete disciplinary action pursuant to CCH system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Direct and effectuate CCH management policies and practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCH records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Contribute to the management of CCH staff and CCH’ systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCH system policy and procedure
Consistently use independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and perform the following functions as necessary; hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, direct or discipline employees pursuant to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Work with Labor Relations to discern past practice when necessary
Develops training and continued education programs for quality improvement and evidence-based practice.
Promotes the necessary culture changes to increase staff involvement and enhance professional practice.
Directs the preparation, composition, editing, publication, and submission of the CCH Magnet document. Maintains documentation for re-designation to include demographic data, narrative notes, attachments, and project summaries. Collaborates with key personnel to manage and submit the Magnet annual summary (Demographic Data Collection Tool) and interim report. Coordinates the re-designation process through a variety of functions including contributing to an environment of motivation, commitment to a high level of professionalism and focus on excellence. Oversees all organizational preparations for site visits.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of ANCC information, networking, list serve, and state and national activities related to Magnet including changes to the Magnet Recognition Program’s designation process. Facilitates necessary changes to meet re-designation requirements. Clarifies Magnet related issues and coordinates responses to ANCC requests. Collaborates with other Magnet facilities nationally on maintaining Magnet components and improving nursing excellence.
Plans, organizes, develops, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the human and material resources necessary to support compliance with ANCC Magnet Recognition Program criteria.
Facilitates the integration of professional nursing concepts, including Magnet standards into nursing leadership goals, organizational programs, and hospital initiatives. Serves as an expert in developing, implementing, and evaluating education related to Magnet.
Coordinates the organization’s Magnet processes as the onsite expert and resource for the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®. Serves as the liaison between the organization and the ANCC Magnet Program Office. Provides oversight for the Magnet Champions. Mentors clinical nurses to lead Magnet Champion meetings and initiatives. Collaborates with nurse leaders to facilitate clinical nurse involvement in Magnet Champion and Shared Governance meetings across the Central Division. Links Magnet Champion activities with Shared Governance work.
Leads the organization in applying Magnet standards to the practice environment and clinical practice. Coaches and mentors nurses at all levels of the organization in their understanding and application of Magnet standards. Serves as a mentor and resource to organizations both within and outside of CCH in pursuing nursing excellence and Magnet recognition.
Serves as the Nursing representative in System initiatives aligned with Magnet standards to promote nursing excellence
Promotes enculturation of shared governance across the organization to include interdisciplinary teammates. Promotes best practice and champions shared governance. Develops curriculum and teaches shared governance classes.
Functions as the Central Coordinator for the National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI); is primary contact for the organization for communication with NDNQI regarding quarterly data, newsletters, teleconferences, by email or telephone; disseminates information within the facility regarding NDNQI and Press Ganey Nurse satisfaction data; monitors data and updates Unit leaders, continuously evaluating Unit information and making changes in enrolled units in database; fulfills responsibilities for supervision of data collection and submission, supervises tutorial completion by User; interprets and disseminates reports, manages report discrepancies, and interprets use to maximize database as a resource.
Completes necessary gap analysis and plans corrective actions.
Leads advance nursing quality research and professional practice by identifying and documenting the necessary clinical, information systems, and resources necessary to support evidence-based practice.
Serves as Editor-in-Chief for printing nursing publications, such as the Nursing System annual nursing report. Oversees the development, design, compilation, production, editing, printing and distribution of publications as assigned. Works with Chief Communications Officer to ensure standards of CCH are represented. Evaluates publications with the editorial board and implements changes to keep communications current and dynamic. Evaluates, designs, coordinates, and/or participates in other activities to showcase nursing accomplishments within and outside the organization, in print and/or electronic formats.
Manages assigned departments ensuring that assigned goals are met.
Constant interaction with internal and external customers to include (but not limited to) nursing teammates, nurse leaders, clinical nurse specialists, service line educators, shared governance leaders, Magnet Champions, and inter-professional teammates
Performs other duties as assigned.
Reports to the Chief Nursing Officer
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Thorough knowledge of hospital policies and ANCC Magnet Recognition Program® and designation process.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to coach staff for optimum outcomes.
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to communicate in a positive, consistent, and open manner.
Ability to establish and maintain collaborative work
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)
100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs
*Degrees awarded outside 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 knowinglyprejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring uponor 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