Full-time RN Manager - Faith Community Health

Position Summary:
The Faith Community Health Manager will be responsible for outreach to faith communities in underserved neighborhoods/regions, without dedicated faith community nurses. The role will require developing and establishing innovative services within faith communities that are evidence-based and data driven which target identified needs.  The Faith Community Health Manager will be responsible for informing key strategic initiatives and assist in setting priorities within the leadership team. The role entails working with community partners to provide health education, help people navigate the health care system, connect people with resources, and other supportive programming. Responsible for oversight of key programming, growth initiatives, and integration of faith-based services with other initiatives associated with the CHI division, the Carle/Health Alliance enterprise, and cross-sector community partners. Other key responsibilities include staffing and professional development of team members, educational programming development, adherence to standards of faith community nursing and other applicable professional practices, the provision of client-centered care and services, facilitation of consultation and networking opportunities, oversight of quality improvement and evaluation activities, budgetory responsibilities and the development of community integration processes/workflows.


Bachelor's in Nursing. Master's in Nursing or Related Field preferred.

Registered Nurse (RN) Illinois, Basic Life Support (BLS), Valid Driver's License Illinois, and auto insurance upon hire. Foundations of Faith Community Nursing training (classroom or online) within 6 months of start date (if not already attained). Faith Community Nursing Coordinator training (online) within 12 months of start date (if not already attained). National Nursing Certification within 4 years of start date (f not already attained). Attend and satisfactorily complete all required continuing education regarding the care of acute stroke patients (Carle enterprise requirement for nurses).

Minimum of (3) years of experience in progressive leadership roles. Having experience with faith community nursing, public/community health, home health, case management, chronic disease management, mental/behavioral health, pediatric/child health services, family/adult health services, women's health/services, working with underserved populations, or teaching are plusses. Other experience will be taken into consideration.

Demonstrates exceptional leadership skills with the ability to grow and mentor team.  Ability to develop chronic disease/condition curriculum and provide education. Organized, responsive, and dependable. Culturally competent and caring demeanor. Strong communication (written and verbal) skills, collegial, and collaborative. Is a creative, innovative, problem-solver and effective at leading change. Must be able to work independently as well as function as part of cross-sector and CHI teams. Strong knowledge of faith communities, economic and cultural makeup of communities served, policy/regulatory factors that influence health care, and scope/practice standard for both nursing and faith community nursing.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the design, operational effectiveness, integration, and continued growth and development of the Faith Community Health program.    
  • Works with the CHI leadership team and community partners to develop collaborative strategies focused on reducing health and education disparity and increasing access to supportive services.
  • Creates a culture of caring, trust, as well as support and growth with families, community members, and team members.
  • Ensures adherence to established laws/rules/standards of care and scopes of practice for faith community nursing and other applicable professional practices.
  • Assesses and develops tactics to enhance ongoing professional growth and development as well as to address knowledge and skill gaps of staff; provides professional development opportunities to support and remediate any knowledge or skill gaps.  
  • Provides one-to-one supervisions, case/client conferences, team meetings, and field supervision.
  • Integrates principles and concepts of motivational interviewing, coaching and reflective practice into operations.
  • Monitors documentation and care plans; ensures visit-to-visit guidelines are utilized and individualized in accordance to the strengths and challenges of each individual/family served; ensures team members are connecting individuals/families to community resources as appropriate.
  • Resolves or assists team members in analyzing complex problems and case situations; confers with executive director to resolve more complex situations as needed.
  • Ensures key performance metrics are established, coordinates quality improvement activities, and ensures corrective action plans are implemented timely.
  • Engages in continuous, organizational learning. As new knowledge is acquired through evaluation, study, experience, and innovative approaches, processes and initiatives are refined.
  • Develops and maintains communication processes for the Faith Community Health network.
  • Works with marketing team and other program leaders to develop and implement strategies for outreach activities; develops and maintains relationship with community referral sources.
  • Serves as the primary representative for community events and meetings associated with the faith community health program.
  • Collaborates with system and community resources to develop monthly education and provide supportive service linkages for faith communities.
  • Collaborates with the leadership team and staff in the development and review of program policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates with Executive Director to identify and write for applicable grants and awards.
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility, formulation of the operational budget, ensures reporting and tracking of expenses is done in a timely manner.
  • Oversees and manages all program contracts and service agreements.
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding and respect for the faith and broader communities served.
  • Provides and facilitates competent health care/services of clients and families in area of practice.
  • Ensures adherence to established standards of care and scope of practice.
  • Ensures documentation of care is complete and accurate.
  • Participates in PI activities that are specific to the faith community health setting.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.