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Description of Position Offered

Position Director, Perinatal Network Administration
Credentials RN, MSN
Starting Date 4/16/2018

Contact Information

Name Nivid Thakar
Title Human Resources Manager
Organization University of Illinois at Chicago
City Chicago
State IL
EMAIL nthaka2@uic.edu
Web Site https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=92360


The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Department of Pediatrics seeks full-time Director of Perinatal Network Administration, University of Illinois Perinatal Network.

Job Summary:

University of Illinois at Chicago is designated as an Administrative Perinatal Center (APC) by the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) to implement its Perinatal Health Care Program. There are 9 Network Hospital members in UIC’s APC. The Director of the APC oversees the operational, financial, regulatory activities of the APC. The Director collaborates with representatives from UIC Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pediatrics to oversee the IDPH’s Regionalized Perinatal Health Care Program, implement continuing education for perinatal health professionals, and monitor perinatal outcomes within the network. This includes: conducting site visits at network hospitals; conducting morbidity and mortality reviews at network hospitals; assisting with designing and implementing continuous quality improvement programs; overseeing contract negotiations; and ensuring compliance with granting organization, regulatory agencies, university policies and procedures. Job Responsibilities:

Financial Management:

•Develop the annual work plan and budget, including providing financial reporting and forecasting, cash flow management, capital spending and expenditures review and approval.

Project Management/Analysis/Administrative:

•Oversee the administration and implementation of the Department's Regionalized Perinatal Health Care Program.

•Monitor perinatal outcomes throughout the network and provide recommendations and reports to the Medical Co-Directors and members of the Data Committee. Identify, plan and implement quality improvement activities throughout the network based on perinatal outcomes and IDPH recommendations.

•Plan and implement continuing education for health professionals in collaboration with the Co-Directors and Educators.

•Conduct site visits for network hospital re-designation. Prepare reports, letters and recommendations.

•Ensure compliance with state reporting systems by collecting and analyzing information from network hospitals, and preparing and submitting reports.

•Provide leadership in the design and implementation of the Department's CQI Program, including the establishment and regularly scheduled meetings of a regional quality improvement structure (Regional Quality Council).

•Establish a Joint Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee with the affiliated regional network hospitals.

•Plan and manage all network meetings.

Grants Management:

•Manage grant activities including review and submission of grant and contract proposals; create and maintain documentation of expenditures, reports, proposal submissions and awards; develop letters of agreement with Network Hospitals.

Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience:

•Master’s degree in Nursing or related area required. Licensed as an RN in Illinois.

•Minimum of five years of experience in healthcare/perinatal administration with evidence of progressive responsibilities in a University or academic medical center.

•Knowledge of grant process, federal and local regulations, and medical quality standards strongly preferred.

Working Conditions:

General office environment. Regular travel to perinatal network sites around Chicago metropolitan area is expected, and may occur around previously scheduled events. Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity and fingering for working with computer key boards.


For consideration, complete a full application at jobs.uic.edu for this posting (job id: 92360) with your CV and cover letter by April 02, 2018.

A direct link to the posting is as follows: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=92360.

Please contact Nivid Thakar at nthaka2@uic.edu for information about employment and benefits.

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 at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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