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Title:  Registerd Nurse -Hospice Float Pool

Req #:  111339
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Nursing
City:  Des Plaines
Posting Budget Status:  Rotate All Shifts
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.

Position Requirements:
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
Minimum 1 year of experience
Earn 10.0 continuing education credits annually
Has demonstrated proficiency for the requirements for NC I Good oral and written communication skills
Computer skills
Good time management and organizational skills
Familiarity with patient care equipment Current Illinois RN license
Current CPR
Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing
Certain positions may need to take call
Ability to transport objects, patients, and equipment
Ability to respond quickly to patient needs and work at fast pace
Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous, or unpleasant conditions while caring for the sick
Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of a fire or other disaster
Routinely works with potentially infectious specimens and patients
Ability to respond to patients in a timely manner and access all areas of the unit
Ability to lift 100 pounds occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds constantly


Purpose:
The RN staff nurse assumes primary responsibility for providing and coordinating comprehensive patient care by incorporating the concepts of responsibility, accountability, clinical decision~making, authority, shared governance, and critical thinking in daily nursing practice. Primary role is to use the nursing process in overseeing patient care to achieve the desired outcome in the department.

A Home Health and Hospice Nurse Clin II plans and sets goals which demonstrates a holistic approach to patients and families. Assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level. Demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills.


Accountabilities:
Nurse/Patient Relationship: 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


Addendum:
Responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive patient care by incorporating the concepts of responsibility, accountability, clinical decision~making, authority, shared governance, and critical thinking in daily nursing practice. Primary role is to use the nursing process in overseeing patient care to achieve the desired outcome in the department.

A Nurse Clinicain II plans and sets goals which demonstrates a wholistic approach to patients and families. Assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level. Demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills.

 

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