LOCATION: Cermak Health Services, 2800 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60608 (Dept. of Corrections)
DEPARTMENT : Residential Treatment Unit - 2nd Floor
SHIFT: 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Job SummaryUNION - NNOC
Provides professional nursing care to all patients/detainees of various ages utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation. Effectively interacts with patients/detainees, correctional officers, peers, department heads, physicians and a multi-disciplinary health team. Maintains standards of professional nursing. Utilizes critical thinking and problem-solving skills to effect positive patient outcomes. Practices within the scope of the Nurse Practice Act. The Clinical Nurse I, demonstrates accountability for leadership by directing, supervising and coordinating the activity of ambulatory and infirmary personnel, including the Licensed Practical Nurse and other nursing support staff assigned to the area. Responsible for offering constructive suggestions of the improvement of patient care, clinical management, interdepartmental relationships and health education of patients/detainees. Demonstrates flexibility and participates in environmental change. Demonstrates a leadership role in quality improvement and fiscal accountability.
Applies and documents all elements of the nursing process, through assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating the delivery of care for patients of all ages (evaluates patient outcomes).
Utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure the highest quality patient care.
Uses critical thinking and clinical judgment throughout the decision making process.
Delegates specific tasks to other care givers (LPN, other support staff) and assumes responsibility for all patient care.
Works with patients, families, and other healthcare workers as necessary to assist patients to their attainable level of wellness.
Fosters illness prevention through assessment of detainee Health Request Forms, assessment and triage of patients and focusing (promoting) patient education.
Participates in division/unit meetings, unity/divisional decision making, cost containment and quality improvement activities.
Supports the Department of Patient Care Services Policies/Procedures and Standards. Supports divisional/unit standards of practice and the Institutional Policies and Procedures.
Assumes responsibility and for maintaining accountability, attendance and minimizing tardiness.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for maintaining a minimum of 12 (twelve) hours of inservice education annually.
Assumes responsibility and accountability for acquiring and maintaining current knowledge of Correctional Standards.
Knowledge of policy and procedures relating to infection control, safety, fire, external and internal disasters and other mandatory programs. Assumes accountability for compliance and attendance at educational training.
Assumes accountability and responsibility for maintaining current professional licensure, CPR, and other professional certification.
Contributes and assist with the orientation of new personnel.
Administers medications according to policies and practice standards. Utilizes knowledge of Pharmacology, patho-physiology, mathematics, therapeutic dosage, signs and symptoms, side effects in the administration of medications.
Ensures medication passage to all assigned detainees, reports and documents refusals or omissions.
Assumes responsibility for patient rounds both on units and tiers. Assess patient need for health care services.
Assesses patients need for emergency care and initiates appropriate action.
Demonstrates the ability to properly use emergency equipment.
Facilitates patient transport from division/unit to the emergency room as appropriate.
Provides supervision and support to Licensed Practical Nurses and other support staff.
Collaborates with physicians, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and all health care team members.
Fosters collaborative relationships with correctional staff.
Promotes positive customer relations through a congenial attitude and support for patients, visitors, physicians, correctional staff and other health care team members.
Participates as requested on committees.
Ensures consistency and compliance with established documentation policies.
Maintains own safety and those of others within the correctional environment.
Maintains ethics and confidentiality.
Presents a professional appearance in attitude, dress, communication and grooming.
Fosters own professional growth through goal setting and monitoring achievement at a minimum annually.
Participates in process management in order to meet regulatory agency standards (National Commission on Correctional Healthcare, JCAHO, OSHA, HIPPA, and Corporate Compliance.)
Assumes responsibility for functioning of the unit and serves as a resource person for all unity personnel.
Reports unit problems and unity activity to House Administrator when Nurse Coordinator is not on duty.
Makes and adjusts assignments if and as necessary and informs personnel of changes.
Assists personnel with priority setting and delegation of work for organized workflow.
Collaborates with support systems for adequate supplies and equipment for continuity of care for current shift and oncoming shift.
Makes patient rounds to evaluate patient needs, accomplished care and takes accountability for patient census and care needs.
Assumes responsibility for implementation of physician's orders and nursing directives for patient's needs.
Communicates unit activities to Nurse Coordinator.
Arranges staffing for oncoming shift. Provides adequate reports to charge nurse/manager.
Utilizes critical thinking, judgment, management principals and leadership skills.
Provides direct patient care to patients.
Observes and collects data to facilitate patient assessment and nursing diagnosis from which a patient care plan is initiated.
Provides written documentation regarding the patient care administered.
Participates in team conferences, in-service presentations, staff meetings, patient care conferences and other additional training related to patient care and/or management.
Maintains inventory of medical supplies/equipment and prepares appropriate requisitions for the acquisition of same.
Assists in maintaining appropriate records and logs concerning clinic services.
Assists providers in various medical tasks, assist in any emergency situation.
Other duties as assigned.
Currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois OR the ability to obtain two weeks prior to starting employment (If already obtained, must provide proof at time of interview)
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification is required
One (1) year recent, within the last three (3) years, paid clinical experience in acute care health facility or ambulatory care facility is preferred.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification is preferred.
Drug/alcohol dependency or case management experience is preferred.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from an accredited college or university is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of Medical Surgical Standards of Care
Knowledge of skin and wound care
Knowledge of hypertensive and their side effects
Knowledge of care and management of the diabetic patient
Knowledge of fluids and electrolytes
Basic knowledge and understanding of routine labs
Knowledge of Ambulatory Care standards
Basic knowledge of nursing management of the oncological patient
Basic knowledge of nursing management of the patient with respiratory disturbances, TB, asthma
Knowledge of demonstrated skills in nursing management of renal patients
Good physical assessment skills
Basic knowledge of nursing management of the patients with head trauma and neurological disturbances
Basic knowledge of nursing management of the patients with musculo-skeletal challenges
Basic knowledge of nursing management of the patient requiring restorative care
Competent skills in managing the patient requiring intravenous therapy
Competent skills in acquiring venous access
Competent skills in blood drawing
Competent skills in point of care testing
Demonstrated ability to inset and manage patients with naso-gastric tubes and digestive disturbances
Ability to recognize and intervene with signs of hypo and hyperglycemia
Ability to provide direct patient care to patients.
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
Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
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 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 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 GOVERNMENT HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM 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