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Registered Nurse-Home Health-Infusion Therapy

Req #:  119542
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Nursing
City:  Chicago
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

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.

It’s more than a job, it’s a calling

 

NURSE CLINICIAN ll/HOME HEALTH/INFUSION THERAPY

Territory: Chicago, IL Position will cover Chicago neighborhoods

Shift: Day

Full Time Position

JOB and UNIT SUMMARY:

The RN assumes primary responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care for homebound patients receiving infusion therapy in the home setting.

  • Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship throughout the healthcare continuum.  
  • Assuring/Improving Quality Care: Facilitates the patient and family’s right to receive quality, cost effective care.  
  • Patient/Staff Education: Demonstrates a commitment to meeting the learning needs of patients and families. Utilizes appropriate resources to meet those needs and achieve positive patient outcomes. Assists in creating an environment that promotes educational growth opportunities for nursing peers and colleagues.  
  • Nursing Process: Demonstrates the use of nursing process as a problem-solving model.  
  • Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participates as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach to care. Demonstrates leadership behaviors and is committed to the development of self and others.  

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with current IL licensure and current CPR
  • Minimum of 1yr. med/surg and/or ICU experience required; comfort level with adult, pediatric and neonatal patients
  • Ability to start peripheral infusions
  • Ability to maintain and troubleshoot central lines

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Contact: debbie.calace@advocatehealth.com

 

 

 

 

Position Requirements:
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Minimum 2 years Medical/Surgical experience
Critical care experience a plus

Good communication and interpersonal skills
Good documentation skills
Good problem solving skills
Ability to determine appropriate frequency of visits

CPR
Current licensure in the State of Illinois as a registered nurse
CRNI preferred

Extensive travelling within geographical boundaries in all extremes of weather.
Ability to transport patients is required of this position.
Exposed to hazardous materials with respect to patient care.
Exposed to widely varying social and environmental conditions in the patient's neighborhoods and homes.
Should have some means of insured transportation.
Involves high travel and large territory coverage.
On~call responsibilities may be frequent.


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 Infusion Nursing team and as such meeting individual performance expectations and contribution to team performance goals is required.

Provide quality nursing care to home infusion therapy patients in accordance with physician's orders, recognized nursing techniques, Advocate Home Health Services policies and procedures and standards of care. Maintains a holistic perspective of the patient/family according to the patient's physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs.


Accountabilities:
Responsibility for patient outcomes through application of the nursing process involving optimal level of self~care for patient and optimal quality of life for patient, family, significant others.
Provision of positive role model for other health care team members.
Maintenance of professional skills and growth.
Generation and collection of patient care revenues directly related to productivity, determination of appropriate frequencies, adherence to frequencies, quality of documentation including appropriateness and timeliness.
Minimization of patient/family knowledge deficits regarding disease process, patient/care, medications, infection control and specific procedures utilizing appropriate teaching processes as well as sharing professional knowledge base with other health team members.
Responsibility for human relations with patients, families, referral sources, physicians, community services and vendors through the use of appropriate, effective, facilitative interpersonal communication skills.
Achievement of agency, department and personal goals and objectives.

 

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: Chicago

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