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.
LOCATION: JOHN H. STROGER, JR. HOSPITAL - IN-PATIENT NURSING - SPECIALTY CLINIC- RENAL DIALYSIS (PERITONEAL DIALYSIS)
SHIFT: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
The Nurse Clinician for Peritoneal Dialysis is proficient in providing primary care for various peritoneal dialysis therapies for patient with End Stage renal Disease (ESRD). Evaluates nursing care delivery for patients. Identifies patients generally presented with complex nursing care requirements and provides education to staff, patient, and family members. The Nurse Clinician develops and participates in educational programs for patients' families and personnel. They consult with nursing and medical colleagues and other health personnel in the effective delivery of nursing services to patients.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) (Must provide official transcripts at the time of interview)
Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois
Three (3) years of full-time clinical nursing experience
Two (2) years of experience in peritoneal dialysis
Prior experience in education and training peritoneal dialysis patients
Must possess an active Basic Life Support certification (BLS) (Must provide proof of certification at the time of interview).
Certified Nephrology Nurse (CNN) certification
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
Bilingual in English/Spanish
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrate a positive attitude, knowledge, and skills necessary to work respectfully and effectively with patients and staff in a culturally diverse work environment in order to provide quality services.
Ability to maintain a professional demeanor and composure when challenged
Demonstrate analytical and organizational, problem-solving, critical thinking, and conflict management/ resolution skills
Demonstrate infection control practices
Demonstrate the ability to follow department specific engineering, work practice controls and work area safety precautions
Demonstrate attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and be efficient in a fast paced and stressful environment
Ability to adhere to and enforce system, hospital, and department policies and standards
Ability to follow hospital protocol when exposed to noise, chemicals, disease, blood borne pathogens, patient violence and procedural injuries
Demonstrate the ability to perform competent peritoneal treatments.
Demonstrate the ability to safely operate, troubleshoot and perform maintenance on dialysis related/peritoneal equipment and supplies.
Ability to climb, reach, kneel, stoop, bend and occasionally lift or push up to 50 pounds.
Ability to verify visual and audio alarms on machines.
Ability to follow established safety rules and infection control standards and policies.
Ability to maintain a clean environment/work area.
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,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’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. CCHHS 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, CCHHS 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.
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