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Title:  Certified Nursing Assistant

Req #:  107581
Facility:  Trinity Hospital
Department:  Nursing Assistant
City:  Chicago/Southeast
Posting Budget Status:  PM
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.8

Advocate Trinity Hospital has a rich and robust history, having served the health care needs of the communities, individuals and families in the southeast side of Chicago for more than 110 years, beginning in 1895 as South Chicago Hospital.   In 1995, Trinity Hospital, part of the Evangelical Health Systems (EHS) merged with Lutheran General Health System to become the present day Advocate Trinity Hospital which is a 193 licensed-bed facility with approximately 300 physicians representing 50 specialties.  This includes advanced heart attack care, expanded Cardiovascular Services, primary stroke care center, oncology/infusion center, Level II special care nursery and an array of surgical specialties not found in most community hospitals.  Trinity earned Joint Commission accreditation, received HealthGrades® recognition with five star ratings for pulmonary and stroke care; also highest rating for total hip replacement surgery and was awarded the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMDSM) Circle of Distinction Award.   Trinity's nearly 1,000 employees, make the hospital one of the area's largest employers.

Position Requirements:
~High school graduate or equivalent.
~Ability to read, write and follow instructions as required.

Good communication skills
Courteous and professional interpersonal skills
Basic math calculation skills
CPR (Heart Saver) certified within 6 months of employment
Certification as a Nursing Assistant by the State of Illinois
~Ability to communicate with customers.
~Bi~lingual skills desirable.
~Ability to push and pull equipment associated with duties.
~Ability to do medium lifting (20 to 50 pounds occasionally and/or 10 to 25 pounds frequently and/or up to 10 pounds constantly.)



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:
To assist in providing quality patient care in a way that is patient focused, technically appropriate and cost effective. Functions as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team to implement patient satisfaction, quality standards and improve outcomes. The Certified Nursing Assistant works under the direction of the Registered Nurse.
The Certified Nursing Assistant recognizes the needs and behaviors of patients of various age groups and provides care in a manner that is age appropriate.


Accountabilities:
Customer Satisfaction
Quality
People Growth
Innovation
Organizational Climate
Productivity
Economics

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