Community Health Systems Director of Nursing / RN - Surgical Services in Waukegan, Illinois


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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 a Director of Nursing - Surgical Services . The Surgical Services Director is responsible for providing overall leadership, management & direction of the Surgical Services for all campuses, including Operating Room, PACU, Anesthesia, Same Day Surgery, GI, Sterile Supply, and Vista Surgery Center, and for producing successful outcomes and results.

Specifically responsible for:

  • Clinical Outcomes

  • Quality & Performance Improvement

  • Customer Service

  • Staff Management

  • Service Line Growth

  • Financial Management

  • Compliance

  • Leadership

  • Communication & Relationship Building

  • Nursing

*Travel to other Vista Health sites may be required

**On-call and Call-in support is required, if needed

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



  • Registered Nurse in the state of Illinois.

  • CPR, ACLS & FEMA certifications required

  • Must possess Bachelors in Nursing (BSN), Masters in Nursing, Healthcare or Business Administration preferred

  • 3-5 years of nurse management experience within a hospital

  • 5-7 years of experience in med-surg, telemetry, critical care or operating room experience.

  • Outstanding communication skills

  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Job: Inpatient Surgical Services

Organization: Vista Medical Center East

Location: IL-Waukegan

Requisition ID: 1759702