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Assistant Clinical Manager-Surgical ICU

Req #:  209785
Facility:  Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Department:  Nursing
City:  Chicago
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1


Title:  Assistant Clinical Manager – Surgical Intensive Care Unit


Scheduled Hours: 7a-7:30p and 7a-3:30p scheduled shifts (charge and office days),

                               Mon-Fri-No weekends!


Job Summary:

The 16 bed surgical trauma ICU serves a diverse population of critically ill adults. The patient population is comprised of Level One Trauma, Neurosurgical, Complicated General Surgical, Cardiac, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgical patients. This unit also has particular expertise caring for the complicated, high risk ENT patients in addition to patients recovering from open heart procedures.

This position assists the Manager of Clinical Operations in providing administrative and clinical leadership on assigned shift. The Assistant Clinical Manager will help plan, coordinate and manage personnel and resources to provide the highest quality patient care with trained, professional and competent staff in the most cost-effective manner.

This role will also assist in the provision of ongoing educational and professional development of staff. In conjunction with the manager, the Assistant Clinical Manager will collaborate with physicians and other health care disciplines to assure optimal patient care.

Performance of the principle duties and responsibilities of the RN position and serves as a role model for professional practice.  The position will assist with coverage of the RRT team. Promotion and support of an environment that is conducive to staff growth and development and autonomy.

Collaborates with the Manager of Clinical Operations, medical director, and others in developing the strategic plan and direction for the unit. Practices the principles of performance improvement.  Responsibility for professional growth and development. 

Position Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with Current IL RN license
  • Current AHA CPR and ACLS
  • 3-4 years clinical nursing experience on critical care unit
  • Minimum of 1 year proven Charge RN experience
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Certifications/education required for the nursing specialty (i.e., CCRN)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work cohesively with a diverse work group
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal/external customers
  • Utilization of critical thinking in timely decision making
  • Ability to prioritize independently and respond to multiple simultaneous requests
  • Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous, or unpleasant conditions while caring for the sick
  • Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of a fire or other disaster
  • Routinely works with potentially infectious specimens and patients
  • Ability to respond to patients in a timely manner and access all areas of the unit
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other team member, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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.