Collective Bargaining Unit: AFSCME 1111 Health and Hospital Systems Posting Salary: $19.336 HOURLY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: Cermak Health Services, 2800 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60608 / RTU 3rd Floor
SHIFT: 11:00 PM - 7:30 AM
The Licensed Practical Nurse delivers care to patients/detainees off all ages or assigned unit/division under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Care delivery is facilitated to assist the patient to achieve an optimum level of health. Contributes to the process of nursing practice and Nursing Practice Standards of the Department of Patient Care Services under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Demonstrates a cooperative attitude in support of health services and department philosophy and mission. Knowledgeable of department policies, procedures, standards and safety plans. Administers medication to a large number of detainees. Observes detainees for health problems and intervenes or reports to physician or Registered Nurse. Accepts responsibility for own professional growth and continuing education.
High School Diploma or GED is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Must be licensed as a Practical Nurse in the State of Illinois – required.
Current CPR card is required. (Must provide at time of interview)
Proof of successful completion of the requirements for medication administration (Pharmacology Certification) is required. (Must provide at time of interview)
A minimum of one (1) year recent full time paid clinical experience in an acute care health facility or ambulatory care facility is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of all nursing suppliers, equipment and medications, which are administered.
Knowledge of the basic principles of nursing care, i.e. taking patient's temperature, blood, pressure and respiration rate.
Knowledge psychiatric disorders.
Strong knowledge of psychotropic drugs, side effects, usage and dosages.
Skilled in the use of nursing equipment such as a thermometer, would dressing, etc.
Competent skills in blood drawing and point of care testing.
Skilled in accurately taking vital signs and recognizing variances.
Ability to understand instructions and communicate effectively with patients as well as hospital staff.
Ability to maintain accurate records and be able to perform appropriately in the role of team leader.
Ability to collect pertinent data based on patient compliant.
Ability to formulate a diagnosis using nursing process.
Ability to provide safe, accurate and clinically competent direct care to detainees.
Ability to teach techniques or provide information according to established program.
Ability to communicate information to the patient and other health care disciplinary personnel.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, 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,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’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. CCHHS 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, CCHHS 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.