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Title:  Nursing Care Technician I Neurology Stroke

Req #:  115027
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Nursing Assistant
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.5

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.

Position Requirements:
Certified Nursing Assistant
OR
Nursing Student with first clinical completed
OR
Paramedic
OR
LPN with current IL license Good communication skills
Courteous and professional interpersonal skills
Basic math calculation skills
Basic Life Support Certification within 90 days of hire 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 one 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 in providing quality patient care in a manner which is patient focused, technically appropriate and cost effective. The Nursing Care Technician works under the direct supervision of the Registered Nurse in accordance with the standards of practice, within the guidelines of the Illinois Nurse Practice Act and the mission and philosophy of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

The NCT works in collaboration with the registered nurse as a partner in care of patients. The NCT recognizes the needs and behaviors of patients and various age groups and provides care in a manner that is age appropriate. The NCT strives for quality patient care which assures the customer is treated in a holistic manner with dignity and respect.


Accountabilities:
Provides general patient care duties that are specific to the patient population served and as directed by the registered nurse
Documents, in the electronic medical record, all care provided in real time at the point of care
Participates in the admission, transfer, and discharge process of all patients under the supervision of the registered nurse
Performs tasks related to meeting the nutritional needs of the patient
Performs tasks related to maintaining the integrity of patient care standards and efficient unit operations


Addendum:
UNITS:
Surgical
Surgical Telemetry
Medical Telemetry / Observation
Orthopedics
Neurology / Stroke
SPECIFIC SKILLS ~Bladder Scanner

UNITS:
Cardiac Telemetry
Medical Telemetry / Observation
Surgical Telemetry
Neurology / Stroke
SICC
SICU
MICU
SPECIFIC SKILLS: Places ECG Leads, Telemetry management and Alarm Response

UNITS:
Cardiac Telemetry
Emergency Department
Medical Telemetry / Observation
Neurology / Stroke
Surgical Telemetry
SICU
MICU
SICC
SPECIFIC SKILLS: 12 Lead ECG
UNIT:
Emergency Department
SPECIFIC SKILLS: Basic Wound Care, Care of patients on backboards, Remove patients from private vehicles

UNIT:
Mother Baby
SPECIFIC SKILLS: Assist with infant circumcision, Breast Pump

UNIT:
Orthopedics
SPECIFIC SKILLS: Traction

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