• Palos Heights, IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Paid Time Off, including Holidays, Monday-Friday only

 Monday-Friday only - Day Shift


A busy Palos Heights, IL surgery center has an opening for a Clinical Director of Nursing (DON).  This position is responsible for the daily activities of the center as it relates to patient care and staffing. This position reports directly to the Administrator.  The DON has authority to make decisions in the center in the areas of patient care, human resource and clinical financial management and has overall responsibility for clinical operations within the center.



    • 3+ years perioperative experience
    • 2+ years of full-time or full-time equivalent nursing management experience
    • Registered Professional Nurse with valid IL state license
  • BSN preferred
  • CPR and ACLS certification


Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k), Paid Time Off, including Holidays


Leadership & Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for management and administration of all clinical areas.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, termination and discipline of the clinical staff.
  • Assists the Administrator in development, implementation and evaluation of ongoing service programs that ensure quality nursing, and patient care programs consistent with the center mission.
  • In collaboration with the Administrator ensures the Center functions in a coordinated, organized manner and provides quality care and services.
  • Collaborates with the Administrator in providing a service that is consistent with the patient care beliefs and shared management philosophy of the center.
  • Serves as a member of the Risk Management/Quality Assurance, Infection Control and Pharmaceutical Committees.
  • Participates in the development, review, revision, implementation and monitoring of the policies and procedures.
  • Ensures the adequacy and appropriateness of instruments, supplies and equipment, and coordinates needs with materials manager.
  • Monitors monthly variances, inventory control and maintains cost containment.
  • Ensures that a safe environment is adhered to for all patients, co-workers and self by abiding to infection control standards.
  • Reviews OR schedule daily, as well as collaborating with Facility Director, anesthesia and surgical staff.
  • Delegates tasks to ensure that patient care is provided and the needs of the service as a whole are met.
  • Implement policies and procedures related to daily operation and management of patient care, utilizing AORN, TJC and AAMI standards of practice as a guideline.
  • Monitors staffing and overtime usage. Reviews all staffing schedules to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Assures that continuing education is available for all staff. Encourages attendance of outside conferences related to scope of practice.
  • As necessary, provides direct patient care in all areas.
  • Assures additional responsibility as delegated.



This position has been closed and is no longer available.


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