Community Health Systems Nurse Manager, Surgery 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 to hire a Nurse Manager of Surgical Services. This position, under the supervision of the Director, oversees patient care team of RN, clinical educator, surgical technicians, Central sterile technicians, and other team members, as assigned.

Responsibilities to include:

  • The Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the unit, supervision of the charge nurses and coordinators, on clinical issues and discipline/coaching with follow up documentation.

  • The manager coordinates performance appraisal data gathering, monitors and supervises unit participation in quality improvement, assesses staff needs for education, and provides hands on patient care coaching.

  • The Manager is responsible to meet all, but not perform on a daily basis, job duties as outlines in the Registered Nurse job description, when required by patient unit needs.

  • The Manager assists the Director n the oversight of surgical/procedural services in all sites/campuses served (Waukegan main campus and Lindenhurst campus).

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


EDUCATION - Must possess Bachelor s in Nursing (BSN) degree. Prefer an individual who is open to career growth, mentoring and progressive leadership assignments.

EXPERIENCE - Possess 1-2 years of nurse management experience in a hospital (surgery, OP surgery center). Minimum of 5 years of nursing experience; Previous surgical experience required.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING/SKILLS - Possess excellent learning, thinking, and communication, interpersonal, clinical, & organizational skills. Must be action oriented & motivated to achieve success. Possess knowledge of Joint Commission standards

CERTIFICATION/ LICENSURE - Licensed Registered Nurse in Illinois. CPR certification by AHA program. FEMA 100, 200 & 700.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS - Travel to other Vista Health sites will be required.

ON-CALL & CALL-IN REQUIREMENTS - On-call & Call-in support is required. The On-call & Call-in may be in support of the home department or other VHS location staffing needs.

Job Type: Full-time

Job: Nursing

Organization: Vista Medical Center East

Location: IL-Waukegan

Requisition ID: 1839907

This organization does not discriminate in any way to deprive any person of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect the status of any employee because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or military or uniformed services, in accordance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations. In addition, the facility complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.