The Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) provides patient care, clinical consultation, mentorship, staff and patient education, policy and education authorship and clinical, research and evidence-based practice expertise within the Department of Nursing. The CNLidentifies, develops, implements and evaluates process and performance improvement plans in the provision of patient care and Nursing clinical practice. In collaboration, leads the adherence to regulatory compliance and progression to quality and clinical excellence. As a staff resource, the CNLprovides clinical expertise in complex clinical settings and develops, implements and evaluates Nursing education as a component of Nursing competency and continual process and performance improvement. The CNL are clinical and practice experts seek opportunities to create patient care optimization and efficiency while continually focused on quality, safety and regulatory compliance.
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 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
Provides patient care and clinical consultation within an area of clinical expertise.
Works in collaboration with other Clinical Nurse Leaders, Nursing staff and other members of the interprofessional care team to ensure optimal patient care and Nursing practice to improve the quality of care through ongoing evaluation of patient outcomes.
Mentors Nursing staff to support transition from novice to expert Nursing practice.
Educates patients and staff with a goal of adoption and acceptance of information and incorporation into patient care or Nursing practice.
Creates and implements policies, patient education materials, staff education and other materials to support excellence in Nursing practice and patient care.
Participates in and/or leads clinical research and evidence-based practice changes.
Participates and leads the development, implementation, and evaluation process and performance plans.
Leads or participates in celebrating success in the Department of Nursing.
Serves on and/or leads, departmental, divisional or system-wide committees.
Leads and/or participates in educational needs assessment of staff and in staff competency validation and education.
Serves as a resource and/or mentor to staff nurses, charge nurses and nurse preceptors.
Oversees the work of nurse clinicians and educators.
Participates in student education with established academic affiliates.
Leads and/or participates in efforts to maximize efforts around quality, safety and regulatory compliance.
Assists and/or leads professional Nursing staff professional development by assessing, implementing and evaluating staff learning and supporting Nursing staffs' professional growth.
Plans, develops, implements and evaluates Nursing orientation.
Contributes to the Nurse Coordinator or Director of Nursing annual and episodic review of staff performance.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Ensures CBOs effectively implement communications and media plan.
Develops and presents materials to local government, community institutions and other key stakeholders to raise awareness and support for the initiative and related activities.
Creates content and/or materials (e.g., fact sheet, resource materials) to support communication efforts.
Tracks ways in which CBOs are supporting COVID-19 response and advancing health equity. Manage project databases for monitoring and evaluation purposes; prepare reports as needed.
Works with CCDPH staff and community-based organizations to ensure successful, coordinated and timely implementation of the initiative.
Supports day-to-day project operations.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master's of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited college or university (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
Licensed as Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain prior to starting employment
Three (3) years of full-time clinical nursing experience
Two (2) years of nursing leadership experience
Prior experience improving the quality and safety outcomes for patients
Must possess an active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Additional certification(s) required based on clinical department:
Peri-Operative and Emergency Department: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Adult Critical Care: ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Maternal Child: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS)
Ambulatory: Ambulatory Nursing - Board Certification (AMB-BC) or other relevant American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) recognized certification and prior experience working in a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) setting
Must be able to travel to all CCH affiliates on an as needed basis.
Doctorate degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university
Evidence of advanced nursing coursework in pathophysiology, clinical assessment, finance management and healthcare systems leadership
Clinical Nurse Leader certification
National Certification in the clinical area of expertise for which the individual will be working
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge and clinical expertise in a defined area of Nursing clinical practice
Knowledge, skills and abilities to serve as a mentor and clinical expert and to work respectfully and effectively with patients and staff in a culturally diverse work environment
Knowledge and expertise in infection prevention and control practices
Excellent listening, 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 interpersonal skills
Ability to conduct oneself in a consistently professional manner
Strong analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict management/ resolution skills to identify opportunities, obtain best practice information pertinent to the improvement
Ability to perform literature review of recent research and develop evidence-based systems and solutions
Ability to follow specific engineering, work practice controls and work area safety precautions
Attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and be effective and efficient in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
Ability to adhere to system, hospital, and department policies and standards
When applying for employment with the 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 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.
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)
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.
*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