PATIENT CARE SUPPORT NURSE - MEDICAL SURGICAL-HIRING FAIR
Cook County Health
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Salary: $32.31 - $44.04 Hourly
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 00131338
Cook County Health will seek to fill the positions by means of the Hiring Fair Process.
Note: Onsite interviews will be held at John H. Stroger 1950 West Polk Street - 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60612. The only opportunity to interview for this position will be on Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. You must attend onsite at the Hiring Fair (and sit for an interview if qualified) to be considered for the position. Same day contingent offers made on a first come, first served basis while vacancies remain. As a reminder, please bring your resume, driver license, and any applicable certifications.
PLEASE BE ADVISED that this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Cook County and the National Nurses Organizing Committee. Pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement, Cook County will exhaust internal eligible applicants prior to considering external applicants. Cook County is assembling a list of qualified candidates for this position that will be considered should the position not be filled with internal eligible applicants.
JOB SUMMARY NNOC MEMBERS ONLY MEDICAL SURGICAL- STROGER HOSPITAL - CHICAGO, IL. - SHIFT: VARIOUS Starting salary is commensurate with years of RN experience
The Patient Care Support Nurse is a registered professional nurse (RN) who is responsible and accountable for providing and coordinating safe, effective individualized nursing care to patients and supportive care to significant others. Assesses patient’s needs, implements, and evaluates nursing care according to established professional standards of care. The Patient Care Support Nurse is responsible for collaborating with the multidisciplinary team in all assigned units to facilitate and expedite patient flow and throughput, including admissions, transfers, and discharges. This position is also responsible for supporting staff RNs in the assigned units with clinical skills, patient care, and other tasks and must be continually flexible to receive and enact on assignments to provide relief to staff RNs related to emergencies and coverage for lunch and breaks and rounding. The Patient Care Support Nurse reports to the Staffing and Workforce management office to receive unit assignments and collaborates with the Unit Director/ Managers/Charge nurse throughout their shift, to support the continuity of care throughout Cook County Health (CCH). MULTIPLE VACANCIES
Typical Duties • Receives notification from Staffing Office of daily assigned unit location and is assigned primarily to designated Department and responsible to take assignment within departmental units to provide nursing care. • Assists with patient care tasks within their designated clinical specialties, but when appropriate may also assist with nursing care tasks within their clinical competencies that emerge on other units on a temporary basis. • May receive assignments to multiple units within the shift, within their primary department depending on patient care needs and performs all duties appropriate for a nurse within that department. • May accompany patients awaiting a bed or transfer to the unit or testing area if monitoring or nursing care is required during the transition or testing. • Identifies, plans, and cares for the total needs of patients taking into consideration the age-specific needs of patients served in assigned area of responsibility as assigned. • Performs initial and ongoing assessment/data collection that includes consideration of biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational, and discharges planning factors systematically. • Applies principles of infection control and safety. • Performs the technical aspects of care according to established practice standards (Procedures, treatments, IV/Blood administration, medication administration). • Demonstrates competency with inserting IVs and phlebotomy. • Communicates pertinent information to patients, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare team members as appropriate. • Formulates and updates an individualized plan of care based on the patient's assessed needs, desired outcome, and consideration of age-related requirements. • Records accurately, concisely, and legibly in black ink or the electronic medical record the following information: assessment, medication, tolerance of procedures, reassessment, and plan of care, interventions, and patient's responses and changes in patient condition and outcomes. • Operates equipment correctly and safely necessary for providing patient care including monitors, ventilator care, IV pumps, and the like. • Implements care in a knowledgeable, skillful, and safe manner based on established patient and nursing practice standards. • Evaluates effectiveness of care and revise interventions as appropriate. • Develops, implements, and evaluates educational services/programs for patients. • Must be willing to work with patients receiving care for termination of pregnancy – pre procedure, during procedure and post procedure in Labor & Delivery and Obstetrics units. • Makes appropriate and timely decisions in a crisis or emergency. • Must be able to listen and respond to changes in assignments efficiently and ensure a safe handoff of patient care. Willing to be flexible in accepting assignments. • Ensures appropriate and timely handoff communication to other staff nurses and charge nurses at shift change and assignment change to ensure continuous safe care. • Demonstrates ability to communicate accurately, clearly, and concisely, orally written and electronically. • Demonstrates caring and respect in verbal/nonverbal communications with patients, family members, and other team members. • Demonstrates awareness of patient/family rights and ethical and legal issues. • Provides general direction, guidance, and coordination of patient care given by other levels of nursing staff. • Applies knowledge of standard operating policies and procedures, including operating equipment safely and necessary for providing patient care. • Participates in staff orientation and staff development activities for the unit. • Utilizes scheduling system to view and request assignment changes and time off. Responsible to update competencies and certifications. Communicates need for schedule changes/ inability to complete shift to staffing office immediately and per policy. • Performs or directs cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other lifesaving interventions. • Renews professional license promptly. • Completes required competencies promptly. • Maintains certification/ competencies as required in special areas of practice. • Participates in quality improvement activities • Performs other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS • Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain license two weeks prior to starting employment • Current experience inserting IVs and performing phlebotomy • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association • One (1) year of nursing experience in Medical/Surgical or Critical Care within the last three (3) years
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelors of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university • One (1) year of nursing experience within the last three years in two or more of the following primary areas: Medical/ Surgical, Telemetry, Step down, Critical Care, Emergency Department, PACU, Ambulatory Procedures, Perioperative Services, Maternal Child, Labor and Delivery, Pediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal Intensive Care. • Prior experience reading and interpreting EKG strips • Chemotherapy Certification • PICC Line Certification • Bilingual
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics • Knowledge of emergency procedures (i.e., fire/evacuation internal/external disaster plans) • Knowledge of standard operating policies and procedures, including emergency decontamination procedures • Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups • Emergency response skills • Accurate mathematical skills to calculate medications levels using weight, age, etc. • Ability to apply the nursing process and utilize technical skills for patient care delivery • Ability to make decisions under pressure • Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision • Demonstrates awareness of patient/family rights and ethical/legal issues • Demonstrates knowledge of and rationale for the safe use of equipment • Demonstrates an ability to effectively utilize the nursing process as a basis for delivery of patient care • Demonstrates knowledge in the current use of all forms and reports required in the day-to-day operation of the unit • Demonstrates responsibility for professional growth and development in maintaining competency in nursing practice • Demonstrates accountability and collaborative practice with co-workers, other disciplines, and departments. • Demonstrates accountability for professional growth and job performance by seeking opportunities to enhance job skills and knowledge. • Maintains and advances the professional image of nursing and the practice of professional nursing • Works collaboratively with all hospital services to accomplish daily work and maintain an environment of excellence. • Demonstrates accountability and collaborative practice with co-workers, other disciplines, and departments. • Demonstrates accountability for professional growth and job performance by seeking opportunities to enhance job skills and knowledge. • Maintains and advances the professional image of nursing and the practice of professional nursing • Works collaboratively with all hospital services to accomplish daily work and maintain an environment of excellence.
VETERAN PREFERENCE PLEASE READ
When applying for employment with Cook County Health, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must: • Meet the minimum qualifications for the position. • Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a Military Veteran?” • Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable.
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
“Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States’ territories and Canada muse be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belongings to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview”.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCH is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County. CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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