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PRN Cardiovascular Tech

Req #:  127218
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Nursing Assistant
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Registry
Posting FTE:  0

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:

  • Nursing Care Technician and/or Emergency Medical Technician certification.
  • High school graduate
  • NCT and/or paramedic experience required.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in direct patient care.
  • This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups treated, prior experience with various age groups is preferred.
  • Good communication and organizational skills.
  • Basic anatomy and physiology knowledge.
  • BCLS Certification.
  • Ability to communicate with patients.
  • Ability to work staggered 8 hour shifts.
  • Ability to work in fast~paced environment with established time constraints.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and complete work within short timeframes.
  • Exposed to blood and body fluids.
  • Ability to assist patients in transfer.
  • Ability to perform medium lifting, lifting up to 20~50 pounds occasionally and/or 10~25 pounds frequently and/or 10 pounds constantly. Ability to perform pulling and pushing activities related to patient positioning/transfer and stocking of supplies.



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 provide technical and clinical assistance and care to patients in the Advocate Heart Institute (under the supervision of an RN, APN and/or physician) in accordance with professional standards and established departmental policies and procedures. May also be cross~trained to assist with Heart Station procedures, i.e., stress tests, event monitors, holter monitors, ECG's and other patient care responsibilities.

Accountabilities:
Provides care to Advocate Heart Institute patients under the supervision of an RN, APN and/or physicians within established department policies and procedures.
Demonstrates the ability to interact and cooperate with all customers.
Maintains a safe organized and efficient work environment.
Demonstrates a commitment to the organization by supporting and adapting to changes consistent with operating goals.
Maintains professional growth, self development objectives and skill enhancement.

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