Director, Patient Care Services - Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health)
June 19, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
The University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health) is seeking a Director, Patient Care Services - Adolescent Psychiatry. The Director, Patient Care Services is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Adolescent Psychiatry unit including the delivery of patient care, technical services, safety, quality, staffing, and clerical practices. Manage the nursing practice in delivery of patient care.
Provide coordination of care and services through the management team of nurses, technicians, professionals and clerical staff. Manage from pre-admission through discharge including monitoring patient care, addressing patient and family needs, resolving obstacles and problems, planning for patient discharge.
Develop a therapeutic relationship with patients, family members, visitors and colleagues.
Interpret and direct the implementation of nursing philosophy and objectives, departmental policies and procedures, and apply recognized standards of nursing care and practice.
Plan, select and devise nursing operations, work methods, procedures, work flow and standards for quality and quantity of work, including staffing standards.
Establish, implement and evaluate quality of care. Plan and develop patient safety innovations and practice improvement.
Integrate Shared Leadership into clinical practice.
Assign, direct and review the work of subordinate supervisors/other nursing personnel. Prepare formal answers to, and recommend the adjustment of, grievances and disciplinary matters.
Prepares budget for assigned area or program and is responsible for adherence to approved budget.
Monitor and evaluate operations for compliance with licensure, accreditation and regulatory standards.
Determine personnel, material, equipment, and facilities needed to accomplish program goals.
Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
Illinois Registered Nursing license required.
A Bachelor's degree in Nursing, healthcare administration or related field is required. A Master's degree is preferred.
A minimum of five (5) years clinical nursing experience with progressive responsibility, which must include a minimum of two years of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry experience is required.
Two (2) years previous management experience is required.
One (1) year of current hospital inpatient experience is preferred.
Knowledge and experience of standards of practice of child welfare services, the various models of care and the growth, development and life span of the child and adolescent patient population.
Strong communication, customer service and decision making skills. Knowledge of budgetary processes and financial principles; knowledge of labor laws, standards of care, regulatory standards and state disability and mental health code required.
Strong computer skills with the ability to become proficient with applications is preferred.
Ability to organize and prioritize duties.
Salary & Benefits:
UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.
For fullest consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by July 23, 2018.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.