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Patient Care Technician Oncology

Req #:  107332
Facility:  Sherman Hospital
Department:  Nursing Assistant
City:  Elgin
Posting Budget Status:  Day/PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.9

Advocate Condell Medical Center has been providing high quality care to residents in the north suburbs for more than 85 years. It is the largest health care provider and only Level I trauma center in Lake County, Illinois. Advocate Condell is a non-profit, acute care hospital offering a full spectrum of medical services. This includes everything from obstetrics, radiology services and rehabilitation to open heart surgery, neurosurgery and oncology.

Advocate Condell has been named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics three times, and was recently awarded the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) prestigious Magnet designation.  This designation is the highest honor and level of recognition ANCC awards to nursing services in national and international health care.  Magnet designation is the gold standard by which nursing and patient care is measured. 

Advocate Condell is accredited by DNV Healthcare as a Primary Stroke Center and also features an emergency department approved for pediatrics backed by the resources of Advocate Children’s Hospital.”

Site:  Advocate Sherman Hospital, Elgin

Hours:  Day shift and PM Shift, including rotating weekend and holidays

Status:  Full Time

 

Position Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent

New hires/transfers eff. 2/1/2015: Certified Nurse Assistant or currently enrolled in a School of Nursing
Good communication skills
Courteous and professional interpersonal skills
Basic math calculation skills
N/A Ability to demonstrate a commitment to patient~focused care
Ability to work in a fast~paced environment with established time constraints and in difficult situations
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases
Ability to perform heavy lifting/transfer activities related to patients (lifting 50 to 100 pounds occasionally and/or 25 to 50 pounds frequently and/or 10 to 20 pounds constantly.)
Ability to work designated shifts, including weekends and holidays
Ability to transport objects from on location to another
This position needs to recognize needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated


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 the registered nurse with delegated patient care activities and to provide administrative support for the patient care area, including receptionist/secretarial duties, medical chart management, and general administrative and operational support for clinical team.

Accountabilities:
Demonstrates clinical competence in patient care duties. Assists the nurse with delegated tasks effectively, efficiently and in a thorough manner.
Ensures a safe and secure environment.
Communicates effectively with patients, families, staff, physicians, and associates in other departments.
Responsible for indirect patient care activities.
Participates in ongoing education and development.

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: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago