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Registered Nurse After Hours Weekend-Hospice North Region

Req #:  166362
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Nursing
City:  Des Plaines
Posting Budget Status:  Weekends Only
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:


Hours--Saturday at 8am thru Monday at 8am and Monday at 5pm thru Tuesday at 8am

Full time--Part time will also be considered for this position

Location--Position will support patients in north city and northeast suburbs
Minimum of three years of clinical experience in a health care setting with emphasis on physical assessment, triage, and communication one year of hospice experience preferred Excellent communication skills Flexibility Ability to work effectively in stressful situations Problem solving skills Ability to work well with individuals of diverse cultural, ethnic, religious, economic, and other diverse backgrounds Excellent documentation skills Sensitivity to issues related to death and dying Ability to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups Experience with various age groups preferred Current RN licensure in state of Illinois N/A

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.

The purpose of this position is to help achieve the vision of Advocate Hospice 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 interdisciplinary team and as such meeting individual performance expectations and contributions to team performance goals is required.

The after~hours nurse provides for continuity of care by coordination of care through triaging, patient visits and admissions.

Responsible for achievement of agency, department and personal goals and objectives.
Provides on~call coverage and performs patient visits as assigned and as needed for appropriate hospice care.
Responsible for providing visits and consultation to patients, families, and health care providers regarding hospice services and end~of~life treatment choices as well as performing the admission process.
Maintains clinical records in accordance with established policies and procedures, state and federal regulations and Accrediting Organization accreditation standards.









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.