PLEASE BE ADVISED that this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Cook County and the National Nurses Organizing Committee. Pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement, Cook County will exhaust internal eligible applicants prior to considering external applicants. Cook County is assembling a list of qualified candidates for this position that will be considered should the position not be filled with internal eligible applicants.
LOCATION: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital ( 1969 W. Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60612)
SHIFT: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
The In-House Registry Nurse Specialty is a professional care provider on the Dialysis Unit who is responsible and accountable for coordinating and providing safe, effective individualized nursing care for patients and supportive care to significant others, assists other professionals in implementing plans of care. Nursing care involves application of the nursing process and professional skills as appropriate to the standards of care and skills as a Dialysis nurse for patient care delivery. These activities require nursing judgment based on application of scientific principles of nursing, problem solving and teaching / learning.
Clinically provides individualized nursing care through the use of the nursing process
Performs a physical assessment prior to and following dialysis; particular care is given to the heart, lungs, abdomen, catheter site, general condition of the skin and the presence or absence of pitting edema
Develops a plan of care which is based on the patient's identified problems and needs with outcomes as well as short and long term goals
Reviews the plan of care to ensure compliance with the ESRD regulatory agencies.
Participates in the dialysis Multidisciplinary Team care Conference
Provides safe and effective dialysis treatments within policy and procedural guidelines including those for Infection Control
Obtains, reviews and implements Medical Orders for the treatment of patents according to hospital, department, and unit policy and procedures
Recognizes and takes action in anticipated or actual life threatening emergencies which may arise as consequence of dialysis
Teaches patient and significant others facts concerning renal disease, prescribed treatments, medications and their impact on the patients state of well-being, documenting this teaching is required by policy and regulatory agencies
Maintains flow of dialysis patients
Checks log books for compliance
Arrives early to set-up unit for plan of care for patients
Notifies / follows-up with physicians for physician orders for inpatients no later than 12 noon
Evaluates the patient's response to dialytic and other interventions on a continuing basis collaborating with others in the health care team to resolve and identify problems, revising the plan of care, goals and outcomes
Reviews and evaluates the laboratory findings for the dialysis patient
Participates in the Quality Improvement activities of the unit to ensure the quality and appropriateness of the care that is given
Applies principles of infection control and safety
Assists in the maintenance of the patient schedule, making adjustments as may be necessary after consultation with the Charge Nurse and / or Nurse Coordinator
Assumes responsibility for clinical competency and continuing education as it relates to this specialty field
Attends hospital sponsored programs as well as outside seminars relating to their field of practice
Shares information learned at seminars with the rest of the staff on the unit
Cooperates and participates in research projects for the hospital or agencies regulating ESRD Care Facilities
Assists in the monitoring evaluation, establishment of levels, and the procurement of supplies necessary to dialyze the load of anticipated patients
Collaborates with the Charge Nurse / Nurse Coordinator or independently as required to resolve issues which may impact patient care or the efficient operation of the unit
Acts as a preceptor/ mentor to new employees on the unit during and following their orientation
Supervises new hires in the absence of the Nurse Clinician
Provides clear, concise documentation of the assessment, pre and post dialysis for each patient on the appropriate form
Reviews and countersigns all observations and subjective findings done by LPN's assigned to the team
Maintains a clear concise legible record of each treatment given to a patient on the appropriate form
Document all significant changes in the patient condition during the course of dialysis on the Progress Notes including the physician that such changes were reported
Reports to the Nurse Coordinator II
Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois.
Current Basic Life Support certification (BLS) or able to obtain one within two (2) weeks of starting. (Must provide proof at time of interview if already obtained)
Two (2) years of acute care dialysis, hemodialysis and/or peritoneal dialysis experience within the last three (3) years.
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
MUST MEET REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION
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)
100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs
*Degrees awarded outside 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 HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 258523
About Cook County Health
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