:May 30, 2017, 12:59:00 AMFull-timeShift Start Time:3:00P.M.Shift End Time:11:00P.M.
SEIU 73Posting Salary:$24.558-HOURLY
:Health and Hospital Systems
Location: Cermak Health Services
Acts as first responder to medical emergencies in accordance with protocols, within the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC)/Criminal Courts Building Complex and the Department of Community Supervision and Intervention (DCSI). Utilizes Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS} skills as well as other technical skills to evaluate, triage, and stabilize patients. Observes detainees for health problems, intervenes and reports clinical information to Physician, Physician Assistant (PA) or Registered Nurse (RN).
Evaluates patient condition and provides emergency treatment per protocol
Provide emergency care which may include: taking vital signs, immobilizing the patient, administering medications orally and intravenously, perform EKG, perform endotracheal intubation, cardiac defibrillation and venous catheter placement
Performs Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), as directed and supervised by physician
Documents accurately and timely
In divisional, clinic, Intake, and/or Infirmary setting, acknowledges nurse's supervisory responsibility as directed
In divisional, clinic, Intake, and/or Infirmary setting, performs activities as directed by the nurse
Documents in Cerner EMR as directed by the nurse
Verifies and documents patient complaints and discusses with registered nurse or physician
Maintains confidentiality in all patient related information
Assists the nurse, physician and/or physician assistant in further medical evaluation of the detainee/patient
Adheres to the attendance policy
Utilizes appropriate channel to address any issues/concerns
Transports sick and injured detainees to required healthcare areas by wheelchair, stair-chair, gurney, medi-car, and ambulance
Inspects emergency equipment and supplies daily; ensures that all equipment is clean and operational and reports problems
Understands and supports unit department health services policies and philosophy by reviewing new policies and procedures, utilizes policy and procedure book for clarifications
Demonstrates accountability through maintenance and compliance with CPR, ACLS
Attends mandatory certifications programs for fire, safety, infection control, and other mandatory offerings
Assist in maintaining a clean and safe environment for patients, staff and others
Give appropriate shift to shift reports
Assumes responsibility for attending twelve hours of in-service annually; accepts responsibility for professional growth by attendance at educational offerings
Maintains patient confidentiality; demonstrates use of ethics in practice
Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
Complies with existing security (CCDOC, DCSl) policies and procedures
Presents professional appearance in attitude, dress, communication, and grooming
Serves as a. preceptor as assigned
Performs other duties as assigned
High School diploma or G.E.D. Certificate is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)
Must be 21 years of age at time of application filing. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)
Must possess a valid driver's license. (Must provide license at time of interview.)
Must possess current CPR and ACLS certifications. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)
Must be licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) in the state of Illinois.(Must provide proof at time of interview.)
Must possess two (2) years full-time work experience as an emergency medical technician or providing emergency medical care is required.
Must possess competency in Phlebotomy is required.
Must possess competency in Microsoft Excel is required.
Must possess experience in sterilization procedures is required.
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of pharmacology, physical assessment, and basic medical terminology
Knowledge of medical terminology
Knowledge in the principles of pharmacology
Knowledge of medical (related) abbreviations that pertain to emergency medical procedures
Skill in performing EKG
Skill in basic physical assessment
Ability to perform Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Ability to maintain accurate records
Ability to understand instructions and communicate effectively with patients as well as staff
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 AND 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.