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Manager Surgery/Sterile Processing

Req #:  219252
Facility:  South Suburban Hospital
Department:  Management/Supervisory
City:  Hazel Crest
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

South Suburban is a 260 bed hospital with a level 2+ nursery and 24 bed Emergency Room. We also have a 5 star skilled nursing facility on site and 2 Davinci Robots in our surgical services area.

South Suburban Hospital is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest that is committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness.

Direct, coordinate, plan and manage the clinical activities,administrative functions, physician relations and personnel of Surgery and the Sterile Processing Department to established policies, procedures and objectives of South Suburban Hospital in order to provide the highest quality patient care in the most cost-effective manner.


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in nursing required
  • 5 years clinical experience in Surgical Services.
  • 2 years experience in management in Surgical Services
  • Organization, planning, and delegation skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates leadership attributes.
  • Current CPR certification
  • Current Illinois license as Registered Nurse


  1. Selection of qualified staff to ensure that excellent services are provided. Responsible for the planning, assessment, facilitation, direction and monitoring of staff development to ensure competence.
  2. Establishment of appropriate staffing requirements for each shift to ensure that service needs are met.
  3. Responsible for personal and professional growth and development
  4. Planning and direction of overall activities within Surgery and the Sterile Processing Department to ensure the provision of quality patient care.
  5. Provision of inservices for nursing staff to ensure availability of current information regarding patient care relevant to assigned areas.
  6. Maintenance of effective working relationships within the departments as well as with other hospital departments and the medical staff.
  7. Development and implementation of short and long range goals and objectives to ensure the continued ability of Surgical Services and the Sterile Processing Department to meet present and future demands.
  8. Development and implementation of policies, procedures and standards to ensure compliance with federal, state and agency regulations and laws.
  9. Responsible for the preparation, implementation and monitoring of the department's expense budgets congruent with South Suburban Hospital strategic goals and in collaboration with Director of Surgical Services.

Ensures timely reporting of patient safety events and 'near misses�

Promotes culture of safety through open communication, freedom from intimidation, and team work

About Advocate Aurora Health

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Advocate Aurora Health is in the Top 10 Not-for-Profit Health Systems in the country!  We employ 3,300+ physicians and have 4,800+ aligned physician partners.  There are 27 hospitals, 500 Outpatient Locations and 70,000 employees.


Advocate Health Care is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest Accountable Care Organizations in the country. A national leader in population health management, Advocate operates nearly 400 sites of care and 12 hospitals, including three of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care), three Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health and hospice companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $692 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2016. Advocate is part of Advocate Aurora Health, the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States. We help people live well.