PLEASE BE ADVISED that this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Cook County and the National Nurses Organizing Committee. Pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement, Cook County will exhaust internal eligible applicants prior to considering external applicants. Cook County is assembling a list of qualified candidates for this position that will be considered should the position not be filled with internal eligible applicants.
JOB SUMMARY :
LOCATION: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital - Maternal Child - Labor & Delivery
SHIFT: 7:00 A.M - 7:30 P.M . (36 hours a week/72 hours a pay period)
The Clinical Nurse I, Labor & Delivery - Bilingual is a professional care provider who is responsible and accountable for coordinating and providing safe, effective individualized nursing care for patients, supportive care to significant others, and assisting other professionals in implementing plans of care. Nursing care involves application of the nursing process and utilizing technical skills for patient care delivery. These activities require nursing judgment based on application of scientific principles of nursing, critical thinking, problem solving and teaching/learning.
Identifies, plans, and cares for the total needs of patients taking into consideration the age specific needs of patients in assigned area of responsibility
Performs initial and ongoing assessment / data collection that includes consideration of biophysical, psycho social, environmental, self-care, educational and discharge planning factors in a systematic manner
Formulates and updates an Individualized plan of care based on patients' assessed needs, desired outcomes and consideration of age related requirements
Implements care in knowledgeable, skillful and safe manner based on established patient and nursing practice standards
Evaluates effectiveness of care and revise interventions as appropriate
Records assessments, interventions, and patient outcomes
Develops, implements and evaluates educational services/programs for patients including non-English speaking patient population
Makes appropriate and timely decisions in a crisis or emergency situation
Safely operates equipment necessary for providing patient care in assigned clinical area
Works and communicates effectively with a variety of patients, visitors and other individuals
Provides supervision, general direction, guidance and coordination of patient care given by other nursing staff
Applies knowledge of standard operating policies and procedures
Applies principles of Infection control and safety
Demonstrate awareness of patient/family rights and ethical/legal issues
Actively participates in staff orientation and staff development activities for the unit
Participates in quality improvement activities in the unit
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for professional practice, growth and development
Must be willing to work with patient receiving pre, procedure, post termination of pregnancy services.
Reports to the Nurse Coordinator II
Any NNOC member who responds and or accepts this position will waive his / her right to be the 60 (sixty) day trial period in accordance with Section 4.4 (N) of the CBA as of the date of this posting.
Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.
One (1) year of Labor & Delivery nursing experience within an acute care setting.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification or able obtain one within two (2) weeks of starting. (must provide proof of card at the time of interview if already obtained)
Certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification or be able to obtain certification within three (3) months of hire. (must provide proof of card at the time of interview if already obtained)
Active Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) certification or be able to obtain certification within three (3) months of hire. (must provide proof of card at the time of interview if already obtained)
Bilingual in English/Spanish. (Candidate may be required to test for proficiency)
One (1) year of Critical Care nursing experience
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Demonstrates competence in the safe and effective use of clinical equipment
Demonstrates working knowledge of the current requirements of accrediting and regulatory agencies
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills necessary to a variety of people from different socio-economic backgrounds
Strong emergency response skills
Strong customer service and empathy skills
Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict management/resolution skills
Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision
Ability to resolve complex patient/administration problems and research issues
Ability to prioritize, plan, and organize projects and tasks
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged
Ability to function autonomously and as a team member in a multidisciplinary team
Ability to see and hear clearly (including with correction)
Ability to tolerate exposure to unpleasant noise, odor and temperature
Ability to walk extensively, lift moderately heavy objects, and climb stairs
Ability to consistently push, pull, twist, turn, bend, kneel, stoop, lift and reach above shoulder and stand for prolonged periods of time.
Ability to make appropriate and timely decisions in a crisis or emergency situation
Ability to work and communicate effectively with a variety of individuals
Ability to perform and/or direct cardiopulmonary resuscitation activities
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.
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
MUST MEET REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
100% Tuition Reimbursement for nursing-related programs
*Degrees awarded outside 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 HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER