The Vice President, Patient Care Services, provides leadership, guidance and
administrative oversight to areas of responsibility through strategic planning
participation in the annual budgeting process and supervision of Directors in designated
areas. This individual is a Registered Nurse who has the overall authority and
responsibility for developing nursing policy and procedure, standards of patient care
and standards of nursing practice in the OSF Northern Illinois Region wherever nursing
care is provided. This position requires an individual who has the ability to work as part
of a team, to promote a team orientation among peers as well as subordinates. Work
requires frequent interaction with other leaders from the OSF corporate system,
management, medical staff and clinical areas in the hospital’s decision-making
structures and processes.
- Knowledge of health care administration and clinical nursing practice as normally acquired through completion of a master’s degree in nursing administration, hospital administration or other closely related field necessary in order to plan and direct Medical Center patient services.
- Approximately seven to ten years progressively more responsible related administrative experience necessary in order to understand Medical Center nursing functions, standards and procedures, and applicable government and accrediting agency regulations, and to develop the ability to effectively organize and direct division activities.
- Current Illinois state license as a registered nurse is required.
- Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate effectively with a wide variety of Medical Center personnel when identifying and resolving sensitive and complex patient care issues, with government information, and with subordinate managerial personnel when directing division activities.
- Advanced analytical skills necessary in order to identify and implement new quality measures and nursing education programs, to assist in determining staffing needs, to improve the functioning of assigned departments, and to prepare complex, special and recurring reports or analyses.