When submitting a resume/CV by email, you must include the Executive Director of Surgical & Procedural Services and posting number 00131923 in the subject line of your email. An application or resume/CV must be filed for each position which interests you.
To receive Veteran Preference, appropriate discharge papers must be attached to the online application or must be included with your emailed resume/CV. Please refer to Veteran Preference document requirements listed on the bottom of this posting.
The Executive Director of Surgical and Procedural Services is responsible for the administration of surgical and procedural services across Cook County Health (CCH). Directly accountable for the collaborative development and implementation of the operating plans for surgical services across the health system. Key accountabilities are achievement of excellent clinical quality and patient safety outcomes, patient experience, employee experience and financial/revenue cycle targets. This position will be responsible for the execution of strategic objectives, goals, and managing all clinical and operational activities for the assigned areas including establishing metrics, developing evidence-based standards, implementing quality improvement plans to ensure safe quality patient care. Collaborates with multi-disciplinary teams to drive outcomes and will be accountable for departmental strategic and growth plans.
The Executive Director of Surgical and Procedural Services will oversee Cook County Health (CCH) Operating Rooms (OR), Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Same Day Surgery, Pre-Procedural Testing, Sterile Processing, and Ambulatory Procedure Units (Endoscopy, Radiology, IV Chemotherapy, Pain Management and Dialysis).
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 agreement
General Administrative Responsibilities continued
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
Anticipates the future, examines the competitive environment, formulates strategic plans, and articulates the short and long-term vision for Surgical Services. Ensures and develops a plan to ensure a robust surgical footprint across the various geographies, as appropriate. Develops supporting business plans and related capital and operational budgets.
Plans, promotes, and conducts quality monitoring and enhancement activities; actively involved in advancing clinical outcomes and quality improvements and collaboratively creates effective and ongoing programs to monitor, evaluate, and improve the quality of care and services
Advocates for staff in the assigned areas regarding the allocation of resources including FTE, systems, equipment and support. Provides for the development and management of operating and capital budgets for assigned areas. Responsible for overall performance according
Utilizes the Lean Management principles to develop creative strategies to reduce waste, lower costs while maintaining or enhancing quality.
Scans the competitive environment, leading business planning process and providing strategies to drive an effective perioperative and procedural services while reducing costs per case.
Collaborates with physicians to develop and foster positive working relationships.
Drive process improvement within the assigned areas to increase employee engagement and physicians satisfaction.
Establishes measurable performance goals and objectives for areas of accountability including OR utilization and turnaround times
Responsible for the development and implementation of programs, projects, and strategic plans
Seeks growth opportunities and manages the areas marketing and outreach strategies in partnership with the Communication and Marketing department
Prepares and submits reports on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis to review departmental goals and outcomes
Leads, monitors and accountable for compliance with various regulatory agencies
Represents areas on various internal and external committees
Promotes fiscal operations by implementing an effective budgeting and monitoring process in alignment with goals
Ensures equipment and supplies are being used efficiently and anticipates new needs including capital in preparation for budgets
Typical Duties continued
Ensures effective recruitment, supervision, development, and retention of all employees within the area
Engages staff in decision-making and problem-solving processes and ensures evidence-based practices are leveraged to ultimately provide safe cost-effective quality patient care
Seeks corrective solutions for any issues within the areas and develop action plans in partnership with appropriate stakeholders
Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities to enhance patient care
Recommends, develops, and implements policies and procedures ensuring multidisciplinary involvement throughout the process
Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned
Reports to the Chief Nursing Executive
Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois no later than two (2) weeks
prior to starting employment
Master’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Health Administration, or Business Administration
Seven (7) years of administrative and/or management experience in Perioperative Services
Five (5) years Director/Executive level experience
Prior experience with process improvement and cost management
Previous experience in a public or government hospital setting
Advanced Certification in Nursing Administration
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of Perioperative Services and Ambulatory Procedures
Knowledge of Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) standards
Knowledge of nursing practice standards, state law, regulatory and accrediting organization standards
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Ability to function autonomously and as a team member in a multidisciplinary team
Ability to train by presenting concepts and demonstrating tasks
Ability to perform accurate and reliable mathematical calculations
Ability to prioritize, plan and organize projects and tasks
Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a stressful environment
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged
Ability to adhere to department policies and standards utilizing best practices incorporating the use of electronic health record (EHR)
Ability to meet appropriate confidentiality standards for protected health information (PHI)
Demonstrates and promotes our mission, values, and service excellence behaviors.
Physical and Environmental Demands
This position is functioning within a healthcare environment. The incumbent is responsible for adherence to all hospital and department specific safety requirements. This includes but is not limited to the following policies and procedures: complying with Personal Protective Equipment requirements, hand washing and sanitizing practices, complying with department specific engineering and work practice controls and any other work area safety precautions as specified by hospital wide policy and departmental procedures.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.
For purposes of the American with Disabilities Act, “Typical Duties” are essential job functions.
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 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 muse be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belongings 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 because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH 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