:Sep 30, 2017, 12:59:00 AMFull-timeShift Start Time:3:00P.M.Shift End Time:11:00P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit:AFSCME 1111 Health and Hospital SystemsPosting Salary:$19.336 HOURLY
:Health and Hospital Systems
Location: Cermak Health Services, 2800 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
Department: 2nd Floor, Mental Health Shift: 3:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.
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.
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, 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.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging 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.
*CCHHS is strictlyprohibitedfromconditioning,basingorknowinglyprejudicingoraffectinganytermoraspectofCountyemploymentorhiringuponorbecauseofanypoliticalreasonorfactor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Cook County Health & Hospitals System is a public worldwide leader in medical care, research and education. Mission-driven. Patient-focused. Team-based. At CCHHS, nearly 6,000 dedicated professionals — working in every medical and surgical specialty — collaborate to provide health and hope and healing to people from all walks of life.Respect — Whether on the front lines of patient care or support...ing the efforts of your colleagues and co-workers, the work you do at Cook County Health and Hospitals System will help to save lives. You are a valued member of the team.Growth — At Cook County Health & Hospitals System you’re encouraged to build on your strengths and career goals.Diversity — County Health & Hospitals System actively seeks to bring together individuals with diverse thoughts, ideas and backgrounds and to promote an inclusive environment that will generate innovation, greater job satisfaction and, most importantly, continually improved patient care.