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Manager Clinical Nursing Operation

Req #:  143764
Facility:  Good Shepherd Hospital
Department:  Management/Supervisory
City:  Barrington
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

For more than 35 years, Good Shepherd Hospital has served the community by providing quality, compassionate health care services to families throughout the northwest suburbs. Today, more than 700 physicians representing over 50 medical specialties have chosen to affiliate with Good Shepherd Hospital. Highly-skilled physicians and clinical professionals provide a comprehensive range of services including nationally acclaimed cardiovascular care, advanced surgical capabilities, emergency services backed by the resources of a level II trauma center and a state-of-the-art Birth Center. A nationally-recognized cancer program, a health & fitness center as well as an extensive range of outpatient services round out our health care program.

To provide oversight, management and leadership for the Registered Nurses, Patient Care Companion, and Nursing Assistants/Health Unit Coordinator and Patient Transport. Responsible for staffing the entire clinical nursing division. As leader of the large Clinical Resource Unit (CRU), responsible to ensure compliance, competence and clarity of roles as team members are assigned to different departments. Hires and disciplines all members of the CRU .

Responsible for results oriented business oversight and accountability within the nursing resource department on a 24 hour basis. Plans, coordinates, and manages nursing and clinical personnel in the provision of high quality and cost~effective patient care services. To provide administrative leadership to Staffing Coordinators, Nursing Office personnel, and house wide resource pools.

Provides data collection and analysis for regulatory agencies, staffing, census, bed placement, and cost management. Provides consultative services to Nursing and Clinical Operations Leadership using staffing, census, acuity, cost and outcomes data. Serves as key driver of staffing and productivity software programs and improvement processes. Manages and coordinates public reporting of staffing effectiveness data to governmental and other accreditation agencies as required. Manages and implements strategies for effective utilization of ADaPT. Provides managers, directors and CNE with strategic data on timely basis. Oversees administration of inpatient nursing contracts with outside nursing agencies and participates in contract negotiation process.

Works in close collaboration with Staffing Committee to insure timelines of hires.


Position Requirements:

  • BSN
  • MSN preferred
  • 2 yrs. Progressive demonstrated experience in financial and business management
  • 2 years experience managing staffing protocols and acuity systems
  • 6 years healthcare experience
  • 2 years in a management position Organization skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • PC skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Prioritization skills
  • Effective use of multiple data bases
  • Problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of automated staffing packages
  • Business development,
  • financial, and strategic planning skills
  • Certification in Specialty
  • This position needs to recognize needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated.
  • Ability to travel locally.
  • Ability to process simultaneous information from multiple sources.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with established time constraints and in difficult situations.
  • Resilient and flexible in a changing environment.


  1. Maintenance of effective working relationships with internal and external contacts.
  2. Responsible for the business/fiscal management aspect of the nursing resource department in collaboration with the directors, clinical managers, and Chief Nurse Executive.
  3. Management Oversight: In coordination with the Director, provides day to day oversight of the CRU, and ensures nursing/clinical operations are stable and performing as expected on a 24 hour basis. Provides strategic planning and direction in provision of 24~hour staffing to patient care areas of nursing/clinical operations.
  4. Plan, manage, implement, and evaluation operations/services to ensure quality, efficiency, and cost~effectiveness.
  5. Select, develop, and evaluate staff.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago