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.
The Clinical Nurse II is a professional care provider who is responsible and accountable for the overall management of patient care on a specific shift as well as maintaining comprehensive knowledge of patients' conditions. They provide safe, effective, and individualized care using the nursing process. Performance of these duties requires skills, effective working relationships, setting priorities and demonstrated knowledge of standard operating policies and procedures.
Plans and coordinates various functions to provide quality of care and safe patient care delivery
Assists in Nursing Quality Improvement initiatives
Supports the mission, vision statement, and goals of Cook County Health & Hospitals Systems (CCHHS)
Facilitates interventions to meet patients' physical, psychological, spiritual, cultural, and educations needs
Coordinates functions with physicians and other departments of the hospital fostering positive working relationships
Assists with staff schedule oversight including 24/7 call rotation
Takes on-call assignments, as needed
Serves as a role model, mentor, educator, and evaluator for staff
Completes risk management and unit management reports within specified timeframe
Provides and coordinates resources needed within the unit
Ensures completion of admission and ongoing patient assessment
Ensures formulation of an individualized plan of care derived from assessment data.
Ensures implementation of the nursing plan of care
Ensures evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions and revises as appropriate.
Ensures appropriate documentation
Performs duties as needed to prepare the preoperative patient for the Cath Lab procedure experience
Participates actively in staff development activities
Makes appropriate and timely decisions in a crisis or emergency situation
Contributes to the efficient management operation of the Perioperative areas when assigned.
Identifies plan and care for total needs of patient taking into consideration the age specific requirements
Identifies unsafe patient care and assumes responsibility for intervention
Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation activities
Delegates duties to professional and paraprofessional personnel in absence of a charge nurse
Applies principles of Infection Control and Safety
Promotes teamwork throughout the department
Attends and participates in department meetings and in-services
Performs other duties as assigned
Must be licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois, required.
A minimum of five (5) years nursing experience in an acute care setting is required.
Current Cardiac Cath Lab or Open-Heart Surgery nursing experience within the last three (3) years, required.
Must possess an active Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Must possess an active Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Must be able to take on-call, required.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) from a school of nursing.
Certification in Peri anesthesia or Critical Care Nursing
Certification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification
Current ICU charge nurse experience
Current one (1) to five (5) years of ICU, cath/ EP lab, Trauma and/or Burn experience
Current experience and knowledge R/T hemodynamic monitoring and titration of vasoactive medication infusion
Experience and knowledge of radiological safety
Current moderate and deep sedation administration and monitoring experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of current principles and practice of pre and post anesthesia care nursing
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Demonstrates leadership/management ability in the absence of the charge nurse
Demonstrates awareness of patient/family rights and ethical issues
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for professional practice, growth and development transferred in or out of the unit
Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision
Ability to prioritize, plan and organize projects and tasks
Any NNOC member who responds and/or accepts this position will waive his/her right to the 60 (sixty) day trial period in accordance with Section 4.4(N) of the CBA as of the date of this posting.
When applying for employment with 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 AS A VETERAN ON THE EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY ANSWERING YES TO THE QUESTION "Are you a Military Veteran?"
ATTACH A COPY OF THE VETERANS DD214, DD215 or NGB 22(NOTICE OF SEPARATION) AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE DD 214S, 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 911) OR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (AFTER 911).DISCHARGE PAPERS MUST LIST AN 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 THE TIME OF FILING.
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)
100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs
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.
COOK COUNTY 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