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Director, Patient Care Services - Adult Psychiatry

UI Health
Chicago, Illinois 60608
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Director, Patient Care Services - Adult Psychiatry



UI Health is seeking a Director, Patient Care Services to join our team of dedicated and highly skilled professionals. The Director, Patient Care Services reflects the mission, vision, and values of University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, adheres to the UI Health Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and other regulatory and accreditation standards and maintains appropriate board certification as indicated by clinical practice area. The Director, Patient Care Services is a registered nurse and holds a master's degree in Nursing or Healthcare Administration.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide coordination of care and services through the management team of nurses, technicians, professionals and clerical staff. Manage from pre-admission through discharge including monitoring patient care, addressing patient and family needs, resolving obstacles and problems, planning for patient discharge.
  • Develop a therapeutic relationship with patients, family members, visitors and colleagues.
  • Interpret and direct the implementation of nursing philosophy and objectives, departmental policies and procedures, and apply recognized standards of nursing care and practice.
  • Plan, select and devise nursing operations, work methods, procedures, work flow and standards for quality and quantity of work, including staffing standards.
  • Establish, implement and evaluate quality of care. Plan and develop patient safety innovations and practice improvement.
  • Integrate Shared Leadership into clinical practice.
  • Assign, direct and review the work of subordinate supervisors/other nursing personnel. Prepare formal answers to and recommend the adjustment of grievances and disciplinary matters.
  • Prepare budget for assigned area or program and is responsible for adherence to approved budget.
  • Monitor and evaluate operations for compliance with licensure, accreditation and regulatory standards.
  • Determine personnel, material, equipment, and facilities needed to accomplish program goals.
  • Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.

Requirements include:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Illinois Registered Nursing license required.
  • A Master's degree in Nursing or healthcare administration or related field is required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years clinical nursing experience with progressive responsibility, which must include a minimum of three (3) years of Psychiatry experience.
  • Two (2) years previous management experience is required.
  • Ability to organized, delegate, facilitate, and prioritize duties required.
  • Strong communication, customer service and decision-making skills; knowledge of budgetary processes and financial principles; knowledge of labor laws, standards of care, and regulatory standards required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • One (1) year of current hospital inpatient experience.
  • Interpersonal skills to successfully interact with Hospital personnel and physicians.
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to become proficient with applications.

Salary & Benefits:

UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, gift days, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.

To Apply:

For fullest consideration, applicants must apply and submit a CV or resume and names of three references (names, titles, phone numbers and e-mail addresses) no later than September 30, 2021.


The University of Illinois at Chicago/ UI Health is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899


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