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Asst Clinical Mgr Medical Surgical

Req #:  183842
Facility:  Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Department:  Nursing
City:  Chicago/Lakeview
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

ASSISTANT CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER – Medical Surgical

Illinois Masonic Medical Center

  • Full Time
  • Shift days
  • Hours two 12 hour shifts from 7a-7p and & two 8-hour shifts from 7a-3p
  • Monday-Friday; no weekends/holidays
     
    JOB and UNIT SUMMARY:
     
    This 25-bed medical-surgical unit provides care for a diverse patient population with a wide range of needs. The unit specializes in the care of geriatric, oncology, and hospice patients, as well as general medical patients. The objective of this fast-paced unit is to manage patient care collaboratively across the professional spectrum to quickly determine the appropriate disposition for our patients. The nurses on unit 5341 work with a high degree of autonomy to aid the interdisciplinary team in making informed decisions regarding admissions, discharges, and patient needs. Our patients present with a wide range of medical diagnoses, oncology diagnoses including chemotherapy administration, as well as patients requiring inpatient hospice. Chemotherapy provider certification is highly encouraged, but is not required, to work on this unit.
     
    As an Assistant Clinical Nurse Manager you will:
     
  • Assist the Manager of Clinical Operations in providing administrative and clinical leadership on assigned unit.
  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • 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 
     
    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) with 3-4 years clinical experience
  • Minimum of 1-year Charge RN experience in hospital setting required
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Current Illinois RN License
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Certifications/education required for the nursing specialty
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work cohesively with a diverse work group
  • Utilization of critical thinking in timely decision making
  • Ability to work within a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal/external customers
  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to patient care
  • Ability to prioritize independently and respond to multiple simultaneous requests
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with established time constraints and in difficult situations.
  • Ability to perform lifting/transfer activities related to patients (up to 50 lbs. may be required)
  • Ability to transport objects from one location to another
  • This position needs to recognize needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated
  • 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 associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
     
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