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Cook County Government LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE II - CERMAK in Chicago, Illinois

*LOCATION: *Cermak Health Services, 2800 S California Ave, Chicago, IL 60608 / RTU 4th Floor

SHIFT: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM

JOB SUMMARY* _UNION - AFSCME 1111_ ***

The Licensed Practical Nurse delivers care to patients/detainees of all ages or assigned unit/division under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Care delivery is facilitated to assist the patient to achieve an optimum level of health. Contributes to the process of nursing practice and Nursing Practice Standards of the Department of Patient Care Services under the direction of a Registered Nurse. Demonstrates a cooperative attitude in support of health services and department philosophy and mission. Knowledgeable of department policies, procedures, standards and safety plans. Administers medication to a large number of detainees. Observes detainees for health problems and intervenes or reports to physician or Registered Nurse. Accepts responsibility for own professional growth and continuing education. MULTIPLE VACANCIES

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
  • Mustbe licensed as a Practical Nurse in the State of Illinois – required.
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
  • Proof of successful completion of the requirements for medication administration (Pharmacology Certification) is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
  • A minimum of one (1) year recent full time paid clinical experience in an acute care health facility or ambulatory care facility is required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

  • Thorough knowledge of all nursing suppliers, equipment and medications, which are administered.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of nursing care, i.e. taking patient's temperature, blood, pressure and respiration rate.
  • Knowledge psychiatric disorders.
  • Strong knowledge of psychotropic drugs, side effects, usage and dosages.
  • Skilled in the use of nursing equipment such as a thermometer, would dressing, etc.
  • Competent skills in blood drawing and point of care testing.
  • Skilled in accurately taking vital signs and recognizing variances.
  • Ability to understand instructions and communicate effectively with patients as well as hospital staff.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records and be able to perform appropriately in the role of team leader.
  • Ability to collect pertinent data based on patient compliant.
  • Ability to formulate a diagnosis using nursing process.
  • Ability to provide safe, accurate and clinically competent direct care to detainees.
  • Ability to teach techniques or provide information according to established program.
  • Ability to communicate information to the patient and other health care disciplinary personnel.

VETERAN PREFERENCE

**PLEASE READ**

When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service

To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must*:*

  • Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

  • Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, “Are you a Military Veteran?”

  • Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11). Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable

OR

  • A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver’s License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.

If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference


VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER’S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.

BENEFITS PACKAGE

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

  • Basic Term Life Insurance

  • Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time

  • 100% tuition reimbursement for nursing-related programs

  • You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link: http://www.cookcountyrisk.com/

MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.

Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.

*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.

*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.

COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITAL SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Job Posting: Oct 16, 2020, 8:54:00 AM

Closing Date: Oct 30, 2020, 11:59:00 PM

Organization: Health and Hospital Systems

Req ID: 00124765

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