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Home Health Aide/Nursing Tech

Req #:  111599
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Nursing Assistant
City:  Bloomington and Normal
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.5

Advocate at Home offers comprehensive, quality home health and hospice care throughout metropolitan Chicago, surrounding counties and down to central IL.  As Illinois’ largest, privately held home health care and hospice provider, we have the means and opportunities to enhance your worklife quality.

Position Requirements:
High school education or equivalent.

One year nurse's aide experience.

RN nursing students that meet state requirements.
Recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated, understand child growth and development, i.e., understand adolescent behavior and look for signs of normal aging.
Ability to communicate with patientsand staff.
Must be certified as a nursing assistant in the State of Illinois. Must be able to travel to all of service office boundaries in all extremes of weather on all types of road including expressways.
Must be capable of moving/lifting patients. Ability to perform very heavy lifting (lifting up to 100 pounds occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds constantly.
Required to make visits to private residences which may not be accessible to people with disabilities.


If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
The purpose of this position is to help achieve the vision of Advocate Home Health Services by performing the duties of this position in a cost effective, results oriented and customer focused manner. This position is a critical component of the Unit team and as such meeting individual performance expectations and contribution to team performance goals is required.
Primary role of the Nursing Technician is to assist the registered nurse with delegated patient care and routine Home Health/Hospice Care duties.

Provide quality patient care in accordance with Advocate/Home Health/Hospice policies and procedures.

Perform various patient care activities and non~professional services to promote patient's comfort while promoting the patient's optimal level of self~care.


Accountabilities:
Demonstrates effective communication skills.
Demonstrates professionalism and works in a cooperative manner with all associates.
Participates actively in CQI process.
Adheres to regulatory requirements.
Contributes to effective patient outcomes. Responsible to provide competent patient care
Patient Care
Responsible for conducting general work activities consistently.


Addendum:
The purpose of this position is to help achieve the vision of Advocate Home Health Services by performing the duties of this position in a cost effective, results oriented and customer focused manner. This position is a critical component of the patient care team and as such meeting individual performance expectations and contribution to team performance goals is required.
The BroMenn office will use the title Nursing Technician title for Home Health Aides, who will participate in the care of both Home Health and Hospice patients

 

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Nearest Major Market: Bloomington IL
Nearest Secondary Market: Normal