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Coord Perinatal Support Svcs

Req #:  117487
Facility:  Good Samaritan Hospital
Department:  Nursing
City:  Downers Grove
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.6

Over its nearly 40-year history, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has evolved into a recognized national leader in health care. Good Samaritan Hospital has been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list six times and is the only health care organization in the state to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, achieving the honor in 2010. Good Samaritan Hospital features DuPage County’s only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. A range of services are offered at the hospital, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, stroke care, obstetrics and gynecology, and low-dose diagnostic imaging. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care.

Position Requirements:
4 yrs. experience in maternal/child nursing,
Appropriate counseling skills.
Ability to cooperate well with others.
Team building skills.
Communication skills.
Counseling / coaching skills
Extensive bereavement support experience

Current Illinois Registered Nurse License.
Certification in Perinatal
Grief Counseling Preferred Resiliency and flexibility to deal with a changing environment.
Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations.
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life threatening diseases.
Some travel between campuses.
Flexible hours.
The candidate must be able to perform physical task such as lifting patients and moving equipment.

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.

To assess, plan, implement, facilitate and evaluate the activities of the perinatal support/crisis intervention component of Family Care Services. To coordinate medical, nursing, chaplain, social workers, administrative and outside agency activities to ensure that all families suffering a loss are provided support, guidance and direction during the acute crisis period. To provide individual and group counseling as they work through the grief process during the post crisis healing period. To function as a liaison between physicians, outside agencies, nursing staff and other support services who are involved with patients and families. To develop and implement educational program, seminars, and teams to ensure the availability of knowledgeable staff to families and all obstetric, medical neonatal and pediatric nursing staff are aware of their special needs.

Clinical Outcomes
Patient Satisfaction
Funding Our Future and Growth
Associate Satisfaction
Physician's Relations

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