Director of Nursing
Lawndale Christian Health Center - Chicago, IL

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Position Summary

The Director of Nursing shall be a Registered Nurse or FNP licensed to practice in Illinois. Clinical & Management experience in an ambulatory care setting an advantage. The Director of Nursing is responsible for providing care coordination by overseeing the Clinic Nurses, the Maternal Child Health (MCH) clinical program(s), health education programs and personnel.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Oversees nursing staff that coordinates clinical care for patients at LCHC.
Responsible for participating in hiring Clinic Nurses, MCH clinical and health education staff and coordinating the orientation and training of new nursing staff to their appropriate position.
Responsible for conducting regular team clinical meetings to provide group training, continuing education opportunities, and opportunities to address general clinical concerns or needs.
Responsible for conducting regular individual supervisory meetings to assess progress in achieving goals established at performance appraisal and address work performance issues.
For MCH clinical staff, responsible to assess management of individually assigned caseloads, to address areas of concern identified by quality assurance related to case notes and care plan content, etc.
Responsible for supervision of nursing staff, scheduling paid time off, time clock management, and time sheet submission to payroll and cornerstone system compliance needs.

Management Responsibilities:

Provide leadership for the development of policies and procedures designed to guide the Clinic Nurses and MCH and health education activities; ensuring that these areas operate in a consistent and high quality manner.
Involvement with health center committees as deemed necessary for quality assurance of patient care.
Evaluate the quality of services provided by all members, on a regular basis, and make changes to improve the quality as needed.
Participate in Health Center-wide quality improvement activities and assist in the development of polices and procedures relating to patient care.
Ensure compliance with standards, laws, and regulations as directed by regulatory and accrediting organizations such as: BPHC, JCAHO, CLIA, OSHA, State and Federal Governments, etc
Maintain written documentation on monthly nurse consultations with non-clinical staff regarding medically high risk clients.
Responsible for other reports such as quality assurance reports, healthy start reports and other prenatal reports.
Responsible for providing consistent communication to the Medical Director of Operations and the OB Service Line Provider ensuring that information, reports, and materials are provided.
Facilitate communication with other agencies involved in the care of OB patients. (e.g. Haymarket house, Mount Sinai Hospital for the purpose of Coordination of Care of individual patient)
Develop policies and procedures for clinical case conferences and coordinate those case conferences.
Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills or Abilities

A strong working knowledge of the clinical delivery of primary care services.
Knowledge of maternal child health codes, and competency in early childhood development.
Excellent teaching, communication and supervisory skills.
Experience and demonstrated abilities for working in a multi-cultural setting.
Should have a strong commitment to the mission of Lawndale Christian Health Center.
Ability to organize and prioritize work appropriately.

Required Knowledge, Experience, or Licensure/Registration

Registered Nurse or FNP licensed in the state of Illinois w/ MPH preferred.
4-6 years of experience in community health or maternal and child health nursing with 2 years of program management.
Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

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