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DATE ADDED: Wed 17/10/2018

Director Of Nursing - DON (Freestanding ER)

Waukegan, USA


Job Description
Director of Nursing - DON (Freestanding ER)-1838016


 Apply Now at Vista Health System and begin working and servicing patients in our community! Invest your time in providing quality care for the communities we serve!


Vista Health System is a community healthcare provider; a network that includes Vista Medical East campus and the Vista Lindenhurst campus that includes Vista Ambulatory Care Center, Lindenhurst Surgery Center, LLC, a freestanding Emergency Center and the Medical Office Building.  The Vista Health system also has several locations for imaging, patient therapy and physician offices throughout Lake County, Illinois.


Vista Health System is seeking to hire a Nursing Director for the Freestanding Emergency Dept. at our Lindenhurst campus.  This individual will assume the responsibility for the administrative oversight of the Lindenhurst ER.  The Director will work collaboratively with other clinical, ancillary, support and administrative leaders to ensure continuity of services and care of patients.


Responsibilities to include:

The Director of Nursing is responsible to provide the following:


1)         The nursing service shall be under the direction of a registered professional nurse (director)who has qualifications in nursing administration and/or nursing management and who has the ability to organize, coordinate, and evaluate the service.

 2)         The nursing administrator (director of nursing) shall hold a degree in nursing. He/she shall be employed full-time within the freestanding emergency center as director of the nursing administration.

 3)         The nursing director shall be accountable to the Vista Health System Emergency Services Director and Chief Nursing Officer, as a designee to the CEO, for developing and implementing policies and procedures of the service and for nursing practice.

 4)         The nursing director shall have authority over the selection, promotion and retention of nursing and clinical personnel based on established job descriptions and in collaboration with the Vista Health System Emergency and CNO.

 5)         A qualified registered nurse shall be designated and authorized to act in the absence of the nursing director on a 24-hour basis (or when the services are open). This process will be established through the plan for nursing/patient care.

6)         The Nursing Director collaborates with other leaders at the main campus of Vista Health System in order to achieve a therapeutic continuum of care for patients.


***This position is based out of Lindenhurst, IL with travel to the Waukegan, IL Campus***


We offer a competitive benefit package of Medical, Dental and Vision plans.  401K, Education Assistance, Paid Time Off / Sick Leave and much more!



  • Must possess Bachelors degree. Prefer Masters degree in business or healthcare administration. Illinois Registered Nurse license, current and in good standing. 
  • Must possess a minimum of 7 years of previous healthcare management experience within a hospital, ambulatory care and surgery center environment.  
  • Must possess 5 years previous Emergency Department (ER) experience
  • Must possess advanced management and leadership skills, communication skills, and performance management skills.

Job Clinic, Medical

Primary LocationIL-Waukegan

Organization Vista Medical Center East

Shift Day Shift - with rotation if needed

Forecasted paid hours per shift 8

Forecasted hours per pay week 40

Employee Status Full-time

Company Description
Vista Health System is one of the fastest-growing healthcare systems in Illinois as we expand our services throughout Lake County. We have been a major healthcare provider in Lake County since 1891, and we remain fully committed to delivering exceptional care for the people of our community. One of the keys to our success is our ability to partner with the best physicians that we recruit from the Chicago area and around the country.

Role: Director of Nursing - DON (Freestanding ER)
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Location: Waukegan,

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