Community Health Systems Sr. Director Nursing Services in Waukegan, Illinois


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Vista Health System is a community healthcare provider; a network that includes Vista Medical East campus and the Vista Lindenhurst campus that includes Vista Ambulatory Care Center, Lindenhurst Surgery Center, LLC, a freestanding Emergency Center and the Medical Office Building. The Vista Health system also has several locations for imaging, patient therapy and physician offices throughout Lake County, Illinois.

Vista Health System is looking to hire a Sr. Director Nursing Services . The Sr. Director of Nursing will provide multi-department leadership in Nursing and support services, including, but may not be limited to, Nursing Administration, Clinical Education and Informatics and other departments as assigned. The role will be responsible to the CNO of Vista Health System and work collaboratively with other key leaders in the medical center.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Provide leadership oversight to Vista Nursing Departments, Nursing Administration and Clinical Education/Informatics.

  • Oversee the coordination, development, delivery and evaluation of clinical staff education related to the Clinical Information Systems.

  • To effectively utilize knowledge, skill and professional attitude to serve as a champion in Quality, Safety and Service as well as people development and competency.

  • Provide clinical and operational oversight to nursing operations including scheduling and staffing, skill mix, care delivery systems. Oversees staffing coordination, schedule maintenance, and PMR management.

  • Achieve targets in Quality, Safety, Service, People, Finance and Growth metrics.

  • Support Nursing in achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance.

  • Provide internal consulting services for nursing leadership.

  • Partners with Human Resources to recruit, retain and develop nursing staff.

  • Oversight of the nursing orientation process.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

We offer a competitive benefit package of Medical, Dental and Vision plans. 401K, Education Assistance, Paid Time Off / Sick Leave and much more!



-Must possess Bachelor s in Nursing (BSN) degree; Masters in Nursing, Health Care or Business Administration preferred. Certification preferred.

-Licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Illinois. CPR & ACLS certification & instructor status required.

-Possess at least 5 years of progressive acute care nursing leadership experience.

-Possess knowledge of Joint Commission and IDPH standards.

  • Knowledge of computer applications including Cerner & Epic Applications, Microsoft Word and Excel. Application specific certification desired.

-Must possess a basic knowledge of integrated clinical systems. Prior experience in the informatics setting is preferred.

-Possess excellent learning, thinking, and communication, interpersonal, clinical, and organizational skills.

-Sets expectations of nurse leaders and, along with the CNO, models expected behaviors.

Job: Clinical - Staff Development

Organization: Vista Medical Center East

Location: IL-Waukegan

Requisition ID: 1817793