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RN Lead-Home Health-Infusion Therapy

Req #:  118025
Facility:  Advocate At Home
Department:  Nursing
City:  Lombard
Posting Budget Status:  Day
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:
Bachelor's degree in Nursing

Typically 5 years of experience in clinical nursing. ~ Clinical and technical knowledge of home care
~ Proficiency in clinical skills with the ability to work under direction and make sound judgments
~Excellent communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of clients with patience and respect.
~ Good organizational, analytical and problem solving skills. Current license as Registered Nurse in state of Illinois

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) ~ Must possess and provide proof of a valid driver's license and a registered, functional care with adequate insurance coverage
~Must be able to sit, stand, walk and climb stairs for limited to prolonged periods of time. Must have the physical agility to move about in confined spaces, including bending, twisting, kneeling, squatting and occasionally reaching or or both arms overhead.
~Must have the physical stamina to attend to patient care requirements over a period of three or more hours without complete rest
~Must be able to concentrate with frequent interruptions
~Must have accurate vision to read gauges and measuring devices and to interpret written instructions
~Subject to exposure to chemical and hazardous waste and communicable disease therefore protective clothing must be worn, as needed.

Must be able to:
~ Lift up to 50 lbs from floor to waist
~ Lift up to 20 lbs over the head
~ Carry up to 40 lbs a reasonable distance.
~ Push/pull with 30 lbs of force
~ Perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs with a second person present

Purpose:
Provides direct patient care, and professional and organizational leadership to effectively guide the quality of patient care. Provides daily work direction and guidance to department staff and assists with coordinating and evaluation of the activities of the nursing and clinical support staff.

Accountabilities:
Acts as resource to employees and Manager of Clinical Services.
Provides direct patient care.

 

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

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