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The Director of Advance Practice Providers (APP) Services is responsible for the management of the Advanced Practice Providers (including but not limited to Advance Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants) at the Cook Country Health (CCH). Acts as a liaison between APPs, physicians, administration, other departments and external groups. This position is accountable for strategic planning, coordination of APPs and communication of practices and policies. Collaborates with Medical, Nursing and Ambulatory Community Health Network (ACHN) care leadership on policy development, quality control and compliance. Participates in the annual review of the APPs. In addition, is responsible for performing clinical work and seeing patients.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
A Physician Assistant licensed in the State of Illinois who is a graduate of a Physician Assistant Program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission (ARC) and holds a Physician Assistant Master's Degree
An Advance Practice Nurse licensed in the State of Illinois who holds a Master's degree or higher in Nursing
A Physician Assistant licensed in the State of Illinois who is a graduate of a Physician Assistant Program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission (ARC) with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and seven (7) years of experience as a Physician Assistant
Five (5) years' current experience as a practicing APP
Three (3) years of leadership experience in a healthcare setting
Five (5) years of leadership experience in a healthcare setting
One (1) year of experience working in a unionized healthcare setting
Basic knowledge of regulatory compliance expectations and standards, such as The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation and Occupational Safety and Health Administration
General Administrative Responsibilities
Review applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and consult with Labor Relations to generate management proposals
Participate in collective bargaining negotiations, caucus discussions and working meetings
Document, recommend and effectuate discipline at all levels
Work closely with labor relations and/or labor counsel to effectuate and enforce applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Initiate, authorize and complete disciplinary action pursuant to CCH system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Direct and effectuate CCH management policies and practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCH records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Contribute to the management of CCH staff and CCH' systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCH system policy and procedure
Consistently use independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and perform the following functions as necessary; hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, direct or discipline employees pursuant to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Work with Labor Relations to discern past practice when necessary
Assists medical, nursing and ACHN leadership in the recruitment, selection, onboarding and evaluation of APPs. Oversees the training of new APPs on clinical protocols and procedures. Defines job expectations and monitors productivity. Schedules and assigns APPs to maintain appropriate staffing and coverage
Participates in development and implementation of quality improvement initiatives. Implements process improvement initiatives and procedures for APPs
Develops, reviews and administers policies and procedures. Provides input to improve care processes and patient outcomes
Prepares budgets in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Executive prepares and defends budgets
Ensures compliance with practice standards for the safe delivery and quality of care. Monitors and assures effective and safe implementation of clinical protocols
Ensures APPs are compliant with licensure, certification and credentialing requirements and supervision agreements as needed. Assures APPs are in compliance with The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Illinois Department of Public Health standards including Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Ensures compliance with quality monitoring reports as required
Serves as a liaison to hospital administration for issues related to APPs. Serves as a clinical expert and leadership consultant to the Hospital Leadership team regarding the role of APPs
Performs the duties of an APP. Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests and procedures. Prepares patient treatment plans and makes appropriate referrals to other healthcare professionals and/or agencies
Plans and coordinates continuing and in-service education as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Ability to effectively communicate with patients/families, clinical and administrative staff
Experience in planning, organization, and project management
Ability to work collaboratively with multiple disciplines
Respect and sensitivity for cultural diversity and working with employees, co-workers and patients
Flexible and able to deal with ambiguity and change. Ability to work well under pressure
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
*Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U. S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER