Dr. Beena Peters
Thank you for visiting our Cook County Health Nursing website. We are extremely excited that you are considering joining our nursing team here at CCH. Being a Cook County Health nurse is truly an honor. Our team has the privilege to help those with the greatest need in a mission-driven organization. Our nurses work throughout Cook County in a variety of care settings. We truly have a job for everyone here at CCH!

Cook County Health leadership provides unprecedented professional opportunities for nurses. Whether at the bedside, correctional health location, outpatient locations across Cook County, or public health settings, nurses have a critical role in achieving CCH vision and goals. The nursing role at CCH is rooted in evidenced-based practice nursing care, innovations, and continuous quality improvement principles.

Being a member of our team comes with many benefits. We offer 100% tuition reimbursement to support professional growth and carrier advancement, generous vacation time, and many additional opportunities for professional development. This is an exciting time to join Cook County Health nursing. We are committed to quality improvement, patient safety, and the employee experience, and are continually striving for excellence in each of those areas.

I ask that you take your time looking through our nursing site. The site will introduce you to members of our team, present our goals for the future, and allow you to search for nursing positions that align with your professional goals and fit your lifestyle.

Again, thank you for taking the time to visit our site. We hope to hear from you soon!

Sincerely,
Dr. Beena Peters, DNP, RN, FACHE
System Chief Nurse Executive Cook County Health

Thank you for visiting our Cook County Health Nursing website. We are extremely excited that you are considering joining our nursing team here at CCH. Being a Cook County Health nurse is truly an honor. Our team has the privilege to help those with the greatest need in a mission-driven organization. Our nurses work throughout Cook County in a variety of care settings. We truly have a job for everyone here at CCH!

Cook County Health leadership provides unprecedented professional opportunities for nurses. Whether at the bedside, correctional health location, outpatient locations across Cook County, or public health settings, nurses have a critical role in achieving CCH vision and goals. The nursing role at CCH is rooted in evidenced-based practice nursing care, innovations, and continuous quality improvement principles.

Being a member of our team comes with many benefits. We offer 100% tuition reimbursement to support professional growth and carrier advancement, generous vacation time, and many additional opportunities for professional development. This is an exciting time to join Cook County Health nursing. We are committed to quality improvement, patient safety, and the employee experience, and are continually striving for excellence in each of those areas.

I ask that you take your time looking through our nursing site. The site will introduce you to members of our team, present our goals for the future, and allow you to search for nursing positions that align with your professional goals and fit your lifestyle.

Again, thank you for taking the time to visit our site. We hope to hear from you soon!

Sincerely,
Dr. Beena Peters, DNP, RN, FACHE
System Chief Nurse Executive Cook County Health

Cook County Health nurses are an exceptional group of individuals who are dedicated to our mission of providing compassion and high-quality care to all, regardless of their insurance status.

Our high standard for care and the services we provide in our health system are made possible because of our dedicated nursing staff. Explore more about a career in nursing with Cook County Health and learn how you can become a part of a care team dedicated to supporting our communities.

Cook County Health Awards

ABOUT NURSING AT

Cook County Health

With nearly 1,300 full-time nurses, nursing is the largest department within Cook County Health and a critical driver for the organization. Cook County Health nurses work across a variety of specialty departments throughout the health system, including opportunities for advanced practice nurses.

At Cook County Health, we are looking for nurses who are passionate about advancing the quality and availability of care for everyone in our community and champion of Cook County Health’s mission to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of patient’s ability to pay. Cook County Health nurses are driven, talented, and take patient care personally.

ABOUT NURSING AT

Cook County Health

With nearly 1,300 full-time nurses, nursing is the largest department within Cook County Health and a critical driver for the organization. Cook County Health nurses work across a variety of specialty departments throughout the health system, including opportunities for advanced practice nurses.

At Cook County Health, we are looking for nurses who are passionate about advancing the quality and availability of care for everyone in our community and champion of Cook County Health’s mission to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of patient’s ability to pay. Cook County Health nurses are driven, talented, and take patient care personally.

ABOUT NURSING AT

Cook County Health

With nearly 1,300 full-time nurses, nursing is the largest department within Cook County Health and a critical driver for the organization. Cook County Health nurses work across a variety of specialty departments throughout the health system, including opportunities for advanced practice nurses.

At Cook County Health, we are looking for nurses who are passionate about advancing the quality and availability of care for everyone in our community and champion of Cook County Health’s mission to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of patient’s ability to pay. Cook County Health nurses are driven, talented, and take patient care personally.

Industry Leading Nursing Benefits

*Must be on the payroll at the beginning of the Fiscal Year (12/01) and be used by the end of the Fiscal Year (11/30) 

Opportunities for nursing at Cook County Health include two acute care hospitals
(Stroger and Provident), correctional health, ambulatory care, and public health.

Stroger Hospital is a large teaching hospital located in the Illinois Medical District and Provident Hospital is a community hospital serving particularly residents on the South Side of Chicago. Correctional health care is provided to both adult and adolescent patients within the Cook County Correctional facilities. There are also multiple sites to practice nursing within ambulatory health centers and public health that span the greater Cook County area.

  • Antoinette Williams, MS, RN

    Director of Nursing, Correctional Health

  • Beth Vaclavik, DNP, RN, OCN, NEA-BC

    Associate Chief Nurse Executive, Ambulatory Services

  • Jacquelyn Whitten-Bailey, DNP, RN

    Chief Nursing Officer, John H. Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County

  • Kathy L. Dunn, DNP, PMHNP, RN

    Interim Director of Nursing, Cook County Department of Public Health

  • Liza Shuttz, MSN, MBA, CCRN, CNML

    Nursing Director- Staffing/ Workforce Management

  • Margaret Carroll, DNP, RN, MBA

    Associate Nurse Executive, Quality, Professional Development & APRN Practice

  • Mary Frances McNally, RN, MS, MBA, CCRN, CEN, NEA-BC

    Associate Nurse Executive, Provident Hospital

  • Mary Shehan, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FABC

    Executive Director, Surgical and Procedure Services

  • Shayna Long, MSN, RN

    Chief Nursing Informatics Officer

Cook County Health nurses are an elite group of individuals who are dedicated to our mission of providing quality-care to vulnerable and underserved populations with compassion and integrity.

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Diversity Award

Joint Commission

Cermak

Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Ambulatory Nursing

Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center Advanced Practice Nursing

EDUCATION, RESEARCH & SUPPORT

The Cook County Health nursing department proudly provides clinical education and career development programs that promote nurse competency, enhance role performance, and foster the professional development of nursing personnel to provide the highest-quality, patient–centered care.

We know that continued education surrounding new medical theories, practices, and technology is essential to serve the needs of our patients.

EDUCATION, RESEARCH & SUPPORT

The Cook County Health nursing department proudly provides clinical education and career development programs that promote nurse competency, enhance role performance, and foster the professional development of nursing personnel to provide the highest-quality, patient–centered care.

We know that continued education surrounding new medical theories, practices, and technology is essential to serve the needs of our patients.

NURSING CAREER PATHS AT COOK COUNTY HEALTH

Ambulatory care encompasses primary and family medicine and any medical service or procedure performed in an outpatient setting. Ambulatory Care nurses have scheduled care management visits, transition of care visits, chronic disease management visits, as well participating with the team in each clinical setting to screen, educate, and improve patient outcomes. Learn more.

The Cook County Department of Public Health is the state-certified public health agency for most of Suburban Cook County, serving approximately 2.5 million residents in 125 municipalities. Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and communities through research, education, and prevention. Public health nurses help community members with a variety of conditions, from tuberculosis to lead exposure and more. Learn more.

Cermak Health Services is the daily provider of health care to patients housed at the Cook County Jail and Juvenile Temporary Detention Center. Cermak Health Services is accredited by the National Association of Correctional Health Facilities and is among the largest freestanding correctional health care facilities in the country. Learn more.

Critical care nursing involves working with doctors and specialists to assess, treat, and monitor critically ill patients and providing them with essential care. Learn more.

Emergency nursing is a specialty within the field of professional nursing focused on the care of patients who require prompt medical attention to avoid long-term disability or death. Learn more.

Maternal-child nursing is a specialty focused on the care of women throughout their pregnancy, childbirth, and the care of their newborn children. Learn more.

Medical-surgical nursing is a broad specialty where nurses care for patients with a wide range of physical conditions before and after surgery. Learn more.

Oncology nurses care for patients receiving intensive cancer treatments. Learn more.

Pediatric nursing is a specialty focused on caring for children of all ages, from newborns through adolescents. Learn more.

Perioperative nursing is a specialty that addresses the needs of patients during surgical or other invasive procedures. Perioperative nurses work closely with surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, surgical technologists, and nurse practitioners.

HOW TO APPLY

Use this quick search function to explore available careers in nursing at Cook County Health.

In Cook County Health’s online application system, you must create a Candidate Profile to begin the application process.

All applications must be submitted online.

More FAQs about the employment process at Cook County Health can be found here.

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