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Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer

Req #:  135385
Facility:  Sherman Hospital
Department:  Management/Supervisory
City:  Elgin
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Sherman Hospital, a Magnet recognized hospital located in Elgin, Ill., is a 255-bed facility that features private patient rooms, a 15-acre geothermal lake, an advanced Emergency Department,  a free-standing Cancer Care Center, a spacious Family Birthing Center, a Heart & Vascular Center and more. Sherman also provides convenient, quality healthcare services at Sherman outpatient centers in Algonquin, Elgin, and South Elgin.

The Chief Nurse Executive is accountable for professional nursing practice and nursing performance improvement throughout all areas of the hospital in which licensed nurses practice (inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory settings). This includes responsibility for defining nursing care and establishing the division of nursing scope of service developing individual scopes of service and staffing plans of all departments in which nursing care is delivered development of patient care programs, clinical pathways and departmental policies and procedures that describe how nursing care needs of patients are assessed, evaluated and met. This position is responsible for the Nursing Strategic Plan.

To create an environment for the delivery of nursing services that is characterized by responsiveness, internal integration, fiscal responsibility and high quality associate relations by empowering staff participation in decision making. Acts as chief (non physician) clinical officer of the institution.


Position Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Nursing
  • 10 years progressive leadership experience in health care
  • Graduate of accredited school of nursing
  • Current RN license in the State of Illinois Resiliency and flexibility to deal with a changing environment.
  • 5 years experience in managing multiple departments and service lines.
  • This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups. The incumbent will need to be familiar with normal growth and development issues, normal patterns of behavior and signs of the normal aging process. Prior experience with various age groups is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Clinical experience in one or more areas of accountability.
  • Self-management skills which enable results in a competitive and mature market.
  • Demonstrated management and leadership skills in a specialized professional field.
  • Mentoring / coaching skill.
  • Financial management and analytical skills
  • Knowledgeable in Work, Excel, IPlanet
  • Training/experience in CQI
  • Knowledge of managed care and health care reimbursement
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations.
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials and life threatening diseases. Knowledge of universal precautions is a must.
  • Works within and supports a shared governance model
  • Is customer focused.
  • Ability to handle crisis situations.
  • Ability to meet with physicians and patients in a clinical setting.
  • Knowledgeable about work requirements in a clinical setting.
  • Flexible hours for board meetings, hospital functions, etc.
  • Ability to travel periodically to other sites within Advocate or out of town destinations.
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to accommodate early morning and evening meetings.
  • Ability to manage difficult customer interactions on an ongoing basis.
  • Ability to handle clinical ethical dilemmas and assist staff in resolution.


  1. Provides leadership in elevating the practice of nursing services at Sherman Hospital.
  2. Provides leadership in planning, developing, integrating high quality, cost-effective, and customer centered nursing services.
  3. Strategically ensures the continued delivery of high quality, state of the art nursing care and services in all facets of hospital operations at Sherman Hospital.
  4. Leadership in promoting and developing effective relationships with other health care, business, and community organizations.
  5. Ensures development and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards to ensure compliance with federal, state, and agency regulations and laws.


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: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago