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.
JOB SUMMARY:UNION - NNOC
Location: System Float Pool
Rotating Shifts (12 hour and 8 hour Shifts): 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM, 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM, 9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
The Float Pool Clinical Nurse is specially trained to practice nursing during the Perioperative period. The dimensions of practice range from preoperative assessment to intra operative intervention to postoperative evaluation. It is practice designed to meet a patient's needs through the nursing process, ensuring continuity of care during the surgical experience. The Float Pool Clinical Nurse will receive a daily notification of the assigned facility location to support the continuity of care throughout Cook County Health (CCH).
Receives notification from Staffing Office to obtain daily assigned facility location.
Responsible for floating throughout the hospital and/or multiple facilities to provide nursing care in the following primary areas Medical/Surgical, Telemetry, Step-down, Critical Care, Emergency Department, PACU, Ambulatory Procedures, Maternal Child, Labor and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care or any other area for which you have competency.
Day of Surgery
Checks the following day's assignments so as to be prepared in anatomy, the surgeon's preference, and sequence of procedure. If special instrumentation or prosthetics are requested, ensure they have arrived and familiar with usage
Demonstrates clinical competencies (circulating and scrub roles) in provision of patient care consistent with the Perioperative Nurse competencies and best practices in Perioperative Nursing care.
Attends report at scheduled time
Damp dusts operating room surfaces
Checks supplies against preference cards, obtaining any missing items
Ensures that required blood products are readily available in the Blood Bank
Opens sterile supplies with scrub nurse/ O.R. Technician
Performs initial baseline counts according to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital (JSH) Policy and Procedures
Checks spotlights, connects suctions, and electrical equipment
Greets patients in Pre-Op area and receives hand-off communication from Pre-Op nurse; refers the Pre-Op admission policy; assures patients are in operating room fifteen (15) minutes before scheduled start of surgery
Checks patient documentation preoperatively to ensure that chart is complete with: all appropriate consents signed, proper patient identification and verified with Pre-Op during hand off; Labs/X-ray, etc. (refers to policy)
Assesses the physical and psychosocial needs of the patient; provides physical and emotional support, as needed; explains routines and procedures to patients, as needed
Assists patients in moving to the O.R. table; requests assistance if necessary for moving and/or positioning; secures safety belt
Keeps noise level to a minimum
Assures surgeon and assistant (if applicable) are present in the operating room before anesthesia begins; remains next to the patient during anesthesia induction; assists anesthesiologist, as needed
Performs pre-induction and pre-incision time out, checks with surgical team and anesthesia staff
Assesses patient skin integrity on arrival to and prior to transfer from O.R.
Assists in positioning of the patient
Properly places grounding pad; refer to Electrosurgical Policy
Performs skin prep per departmental policy
Assists in gowning surgeons, assistants, etc.
Connects suction and electrosurgical unit
Pours medications on back table: ensures labels on all solutions and medications are to be checked by both scrub and circulating personnel; ensures expiration date is reviewed by both the scrub and circulating personnel; ensures Anesthesiologist is notified whenever Xylocaine, Cocaine, Neosynephrine, or other similar drugs are on the field
Maintains an ongoing assessment of supplies needed on the surgical field vs. supplies in the room
Ensures instrument, needle, and sponge counts are performed in the event of permanent relief of either the scrub person or the circulating nurse
Contacts Holding area to call for the next scheduled case prior to closure of case in progress
Notifies Control Desk if room is running late and may delay the next scheduled surgery
Documents all supplies, implants and medications used during procedure
Remains in the operating room at all times unless properly relieved by another Registered Nurse (if case in progress mandates leaving OR to secure additional supplies, notifies scrub nurse prior to exiting the room)
Prepares tape for dressings, gurney, and suction towards the end of procedure
Accurately performs and documents final sponge, needs, and instrument count with scrub person according to JSH Policy
Cleans patient, applies dressings, and connects drains
Assists anesthesiologist (i.e., extubation)
Completes and documents all nursing interventions performed in the operating room
Transfers patient to gurney
End of Procedure
Cleans and stocks room
Ensures all sutures, and supplies are returned to their proper place
Returns furniture to its designated area
Returns equipment to its designated storage area
Ensures specimen(s) and slips have been transported to, and placed in, the specimen refrigerator
Assists in collecting equipment for workroom
Assists in cleaning of operating room
Completes documentation and submits to Main Operating Room Office
Signs out of Operating Room
Documents time next case is scheduled in the room
Performs special weekly assignments, as needed
Clinical Work Activities
Supports the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, Department of Nursing Philosophy and goals
Assumes responsibility of individual clinical competence and continuing education
Participates in educational activities to increase competency
Acts as a role model/preceptor for staff, orientees, and students in collaboration with other nursing staff and the clinical instructor
Participates in staff nurse meetings, unit conferences, patient care conferences, etc., to coordinate nursing and medical management of patient care
Seeks involvement in committees and professional organizations
Provides care that demonstrates ethical beliefs and respect for patient rights
Incorporates current research into nursing practice
Supports research efforts conducted within the division/department
Contributes to the efficient management operation of the Perioperative area
Reports to the Nursing Director of Staffing & Workforce Management or designee
Licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois or the ability to obtain two weeks before start date.
One (1) year of Operating Room nursing experience within the last five (5) years
One (1) year of Medical/Surgical nursing experience within the last five (5) years.
Current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification or able to obtain one within two (2) weeks of starting. (Must provide proof at the time of interview if already obtained)
Position may require moderate travel for which the employee must have a valid driver's license/insured vehicle or other equivalent means of transportation for work.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college or university
Certification in Perioperative nursing
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
*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.
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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