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 Float Pool Clinical Nurse is a professional care worker who is responsible and accountable for providing and coordinating safe, effective individualized nursing care to critically ill patients and supportive care to significant others. Assess patient's needs, implements, and evaluates nursing care according to established standards. These activities require nursing judgment based on application of scientific principles of nursing, problem solving, and teaching/learning. 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 or which you have competency
Identifies, plans, and cares for the total needs of patients taking into consideration the age specific needs of patients served in assigned area of responsibility as assigned.
Performs initial and ongoing assessment/data collection that includes consideration of biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational and discharge planning factors in a systematic manner.
Applies principles of infection control and safety
Performs the technical aspects of care according to established practice standards (procedures, treatments, IV/Blood administration, medical administration)
Communicates pertinent information to patient, physician, nurses, and other healthcare team members as appropriate.
Formulates an individualized plan of care based on patient's assessed needs, desired outcome, and consideration of age-related requirements.
Records accurately, concisely, and legibly in black ink or in the electronic medical record the following information: assessment, medication, tolerance of procedures, reassessment, and plan of care, interventions, and patient's responses.
Operates equipment correctly and safely necessary for providing patient care including monitors, ventilator care, IV pumps, and the like.
Implements care in knowledgeable, skillful and a safe manner based on established patient and nursing practice standards.
Evaluates effectiveness of care and revise interventions as appropriate.
Develops, implements, and evaluates educational services/programs for patients.
Makes appropriate and timely decisions in a crisis or emergency.
Provides general direction, guidance and coordination of patient care given by other levels of nursing staff.
Applies knowledge of standard operating policies and procedures, including operating equipment safely and necessary for providing patient care.
Participates in staff orientation and staff development activities for the unit.
Performs or directs cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other lifesaving interventions.
Renews professional license in a timely manner.
Maintains certification as required in special areas of practice.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Adheres to dress code.
Maintains good attendance record.
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 nursing experience in Critical Care within the last three (3) years
One (1) year of nursing experience within the last three (3) years in one or more of the following primary areas: Medical/Surgical, Telemetry, Step-down, Emergency Department, PACU, Ambulatory Procedures, Perioperative Services, Maternal Child, Labor and Delivery and Neonatal Intensive Care.
Current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification. (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
Prior experience reading and interpreting EKG strips
Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification (relevant for Maternal Child and Critical Care Units)
Current Emergency Communications Registered Nurse (ECRN) certification
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 strictlyprohibitedfromconditioning,basing or knowinglyprejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of Countyemployment or hiringupon or because of any politicalreason 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