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Title:  Assistant Clinical Nurse Manager-Ambulatory Surgery Center/Main OR (11a-7p)

Req #:  107996
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Nursing
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.



ASSISTANT CLINICAL NURSE MANAGER – Main OR & Ambulatory Surgery Center

  • Lutheran General Hospital; Park Ridge, IL
  • Full Time
  • 11AM-7PM Shift
  • Mon-Fri




The OR performs all specialty surgeries except transplants, and offers state-of-the-art equipment and services. The main surgery department has 19 OR Rooms operational 24/7.


The Ambulatory Surgery Center performs a variety of outpatient surgeries and offers state-of-the-art equipment and services. The Ambulatory Surgery Center has 7 OR Rooms which provides surgical services Monday-Saturday.


As an Assistant Clinical Nurse Manager you will:


  • Assist the Manager of Clinical Operations in providing administrative and clinical leadership on assigned shift.
  • 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 
  • Be a resource via telephone to the staff on weekends as needed



  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) with 3-4 years clinical experience OR ADN degree with 5 years' clinical experience and enrolled in a Bachelor's in Nursing program within six months of appointment (completion of program within five years of appointment).
  • Requires current nursing experience within Operating Room/Ambulatory Surgery Center, Level 1 Trauma (scrubbing & circulating)
  • Minimum of 1-year Charge RN experience in an Operating Room setting required
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Current Illinois RN License
  • Current CPR 
  • ACLS Certification desired or will be obtained post hire
  • 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
  • May be exposed to hazardous materials and life-threatening diseases
  • 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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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