:Sep 28, 2017, 4:59:00 AMFull-timeShift Start Time:11:00P.M.Shift End Time:7:30A.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit:AFSCME 1111 Health and Hospital SystemsPosting Salary:$19.336 HOURLY
:Health and Hospital Systems
LOCATION: CERMAK HEALTH SERVICES
RTU - 3RD FLOOR
11:00 P.M. - 7:30 A.M.
JOB SUMMARY AFSCME MEMBERS
The Licensed Practical Nurse delivers care to patients/detainees of all ages in designated or assigned unit/division under the direction of a Registered Nurse.Care delivery is facilitated to assist the patient to achieve his/her optimum level of health.Contributes to the process of nursing practices 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.
Must be licensed as a Practical Nurse in the State of Illinois is required.
One (1) year recent full time paid clinical experience in an acute care health facility or ambulatory care facility is 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).
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
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,
As one of the largest public health systems in the country, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System (CCHHS) cares for more than 300,000 individuals resulting in over 1 million patient visits each year. Our mission to care for all, regardless of their ability to pay, dates back to 1835. In that time, we have cared for millions of patients and trained thousands of doctors, nurses and health pro...fessionals. We conduct important research making substantial contributions to current practices. With a patient-centric focus, we look to our teams to provide a commitment to leading edge practices and approaches, collegial relationships and the CCHHS mission.