Rush University Medical Center  Unit Director RN- 10 East Tower - MICU in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Unit Director RN- 10 East Tower - MICU

Department: MICU

Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


Job Number: 2018-1590

Job Description:

Unit Director – 10 East Tower – Medical Intensive Care Unit

Are you an experienced Registered Nurse ready to provide leadership to an established unit? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for the Unit Director – Medical ICU position.

Position Highlights:

  • Provide leadership and direction for patient care; as well as manage day to day operations.

  • Direct, monitor and evaluate the clinical and operational aspects of the department and maximize efficient and cost effective patient care.

  • Enjoy the opportunity to utilize your expertise to contribute to the department, division and medical center programs and goals.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for quality outcomes which incorporates established methodology to drive process improvement.

  • Leads unit and or department quality initiatives, research and/or evidence based activities utilizing best current evidence.

  • Creates an environment which establishes a caring, therapeutic relationship with patients and families through effective communication, acknowledgement of patient/family perceptions of health and illness and mutual goal setting.

  • Establishes constructive and strategic partnerships with peers, professional nurses, the University, other disciplines and departments to achieve positive clinical and service outcomes.

  • Promotes the development of critical thinking skills of all unit personnel through appreciative inquiry.

  • Translates the nursing and corporate vision and strategic plan into measurable unit goals and sustainable programs.

  • Creates and promotes a culture of safety and accountability.

  • Creates and maintains a supportive and healthy work environment.

  • Advances practice through the development of innovations incorporating the principles of change.

Position Qualifications Include:

  1. Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required.

  2. Progressive leadership experience.

  3. Earned nursing degree at the baccalaureate level or higher.

  4. Graduate degree required. Graduate degree in nursing preferred but related field will be considered (except UDs hired before 01/ 2013).

  5. National certification required within 12 months of hire

  6. Critical Care experience preferred.

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush University Medical Center is a four-time Magnet® facility, the highest recognition given for nursing excellence. Rush was also the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

  • Rush was ranked Best Hospital in Illinois for Nurses in 2017 by

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.