DIRECTOR OF APRN RESIDENCY PROGRAM Job Number: 00124335
Job Posting : Mar 18, 2020, 8:14:47 PM Closing Date : Apr 2, 2020, 4:59:00 AM Part-time A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary : SALARY: $41.730 HOURLY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
SHIFT: FLEXIBLE - 20 HOURS WEEKLY
The Director of APRN Residency Program will provide administrative oversight and support to the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRNs) Residency Program within Cook County Health (CCH). The Director will establish relationships and partnerships with APRN Residents, medical staff such as collaborating physicians, medical directors, department heads and organizational leaders to improve the integration of APRN Residents at CCH. Functions as a resource ensuring required programs are adequately organized and coordinated for the APRN Residency Program. Serves as a resource while advocating for and participating in the active recruitment and retention of APRN residents as well as scope of practice, utilization and collaborative practice models, credentialing, orientation, competency, professional development, appropriate billing practices and compliance. Serves as a resource and mentor to specialty.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
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 policies and procedures
Consistently use independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and performs 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
Works with leadership across CCH to methodically operationalize the infrastructure for APRN Residents in order to reach comprehensive goals and successfully integrate APRN Residents into CCH stragtegic plan. Establishes a professional "home" for APRN Residents. Functions as resource to the system's shared nursing leadership structure and councils in meeting their charter goals and objectives.
Serves as an expert resource in the utilization of APRN Residents across multiple settings of care delivery and supports their transition into practice and into CCH. Identifies new and existing practices for the optimization of APRN Residents, identifies competency review metrics, financial productivity, clinical outcomes data and technical skill assessments by utilizing close relationships and collaboration with human resources, departmental clinical and administrative leadership (including IT and billing).
Communicates with department leadership and human resource staff in an advisory capacity when APRN Residents are being recruited/hired. Participates in the interview process and in the conduct of exit interviews. Works to help coordinate key elements of an APRN Resident orientation program for onboarding.
Serves as an expert resource for the APRN Residency Program.
Works within the Bylaws of CCH and in adherence to system policy and procedures to ensure that APRN Residency Program functions within, and to the limits, of their scope of practice and in accordance with their delineation of credentialing and privileges. Remains current with state law and scope of practice in the State of Illinois.
Explores professional development opportunities for APRN Residents and serves as a resource to department leadership in advancing the professional development.
Works with departments to establish templates and checklists to ensure documentation of orientation. Works to identify metrics for initial, focused and ongoing professional performance evaluation, as well as integrated simulation and observation of technical skills. Assists in determining opportunities to increase knowledge and skills so that APRN Residents are practicing at the top of licensure.
Establishes relationships with key stakeholders within the organization and throughout the state/nationally to assess best practices and state and national changes to APRN practice acts ensuring that the changes at the state level are communicated and incorporated into APRN clinical practice for APRN Residents.
Serves as the educational liaison with clinical administration preceptors, residents and academia.
Collaborates with Health Education Specialists and Health Information Technology Coordinator on curriculum development.
Conducts monthly meetings with each APRN Residents.
Supervises the work product of the Health Education Specialist, Evaluation Coordinator, Health Information Technology Coordinator and Clinical Liaison Lead.
Has a dual reporting relationship to the Chief Nursing Officer and to the Department Chair
Licensed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain Illinois license prior to starting employment
Five (5) years of nursing experience
Three (3) years of nursing experience as an APRN
Prior experience in clinical practice and nursing leadership as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Excellence in written and verbal communication, public speaking, presentation skills, critical thinking and decision-making skills
Clearly understands the implications of situations and uses sound judgment when dealing with multiple disciplines
Strong analytical ability and understanding of statistical and marketing concepts
Strong program development skills
Ability to facilitate group processes and achieve agreement and consensus
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and view success in relationship to group success
When applying for employment with Cook County Health, 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
MUST MEET REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION
*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.
*CCH is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or becauseof any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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About Cook County Health
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