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.
SHIFT: 7:00 PM - 7:30 AM (36 hours a week/72 hours a pay period)
The Clinical Nurse I is a professional care worker who is responsible and accountable for providing safe, effective individualized nursing care to critically ill patients and supportive care to significant others. Assess patient's needs and pain, 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. Multiple Vacancies
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.
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.
Formulates an individualized plan of care based on patient's assessed needs, desired outcome and consideration of age related requirements.
Implements care in knowledgeable, skillful and safe manner based on established patient and nursing practice standards.
Evaluates effectiveness of care and revise interventions as appropriate.
Documents all nursing assessments, treatments, medications, tolerance to procedures, changes in condition, intervention and patient outcomes.
Develops, implements, and evaluates educational services/programs for patients
Makes appropriate and timely decisions in a crisis or emergency situation.
Operates equipment safely and necessary for providing patient care in assigned clinical area.
Works and communicates effectively with a variety of individuals.
Provides general direction, guidance and coordination of patient care given by other levels of nursing staff.
Applies knowledge of standard operating policies and procedures.
Demonstrates awareness of patient/family rights and ethical/legal issues.
Participates in staff orientation and staff development activities for the unit.
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for professional practice, growth and development.
Maintains BLS/ACLS certification
Performs other duties as assigned
Reports to the Nurse Coordinator II
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.
Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or able obtain one within two (2) weeks of starting. (must provide proof of card at the time of interview if already obtained)
Certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification or able obtain one within two (2) weeks of starting. (must provide proof of card at the time of interview if already obtained)
One (1) year prior Medical/Surgical nursing experience within in the last 3 years.
Current ICU nursing experience.
Experience with Cerner, CPOE
Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification
Must be able to interpret Electrocardiogram (EKG) strips
Current surgical ICU nursing experience
Current trauma or Burn nursing experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of using medical/surgical equipment
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
Emergency response skills
Accurate mathematical skills to calculate medications levels using weight, age, etc.
Ability to apply the nursing process and utilize technical skills for patient care delivery
Ability to make decisions under pressure
Ability to see and hear clearly (including with correction)
Ability to distinguish regular/high pitched sounds; discriminate source of sound
Ability to demonstrate rapid physical/mental coordination
Ability to use both legs, hands, and fingers
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
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