at Cook County Government in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Posting:Sep 29, 2023, 3:57:55 PMClosing Date:Oct 14, 2023, 4:59:00 AMFull-timeShift Start Time:9:30A.M.Shift End Time:9:30P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit:NNOC NursesPosting Salary:$33.126 - $45.142 HOURLY
Organization:Health and Hospital Systems

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.



The Patient Care Support Nurse is a registered professional nurse (RN) who is responsible and accountable for providing and coordinating safe, effective individualized nursing care to patients and supportive care to significant others. Assesses patient's needs, implements, and evaluates nursing care according to established professional standards of care. The Patient Care Support Nurse is responsible for collaborating with the multidisciplinary team in all assigned units to facilitate and expedite patient flow and throughput, including admissions, transfers, and discharges. This position is also responsible for supporting staff RNs in the assigned units with clinical skills, patient care, and other tasks and must be continually flexible to receive and enact on assignments to provide relief to staff RNs related to emergencies and coverage for lunch and breaks and rounding. The Patient Care Support Nurse reports to the Staffing and Workforce management office to receive unit assignments and collaborates with the Unit Director/ Managers/Charge nurse throughout their shift, to support the continuity of care throughout Cook County Health (CCH).
Typical Duties
Receives notification from Staffing Office of daily assigned unit location and is assigned primarily to designated Department and responsible to take assignment within departmental units to provide nursing care.
Assists with patient care tasks within their designated clinical specialties, but when appropriate may also assist with nursing care tasks within their clinical competencies that emerge on other units on a temporary basis.
May receive assignments to multiple units within the shift, within their primary department depending on patient care needs and performs all duties appropriate for a nurse within that department.
May accompany patients awaiting a bed or transfer to the unit or testing area if monitoring or nursing care is required during the transition or testing.
Identifies, plans, and cares for the total needs of patients taking into consideration the age-specific needs of patients served in assigned area of responsibility as assigned.
Performs initial and ongoing assessment/data collection that includes consideration of biophysical, psychosocial, environmental, self-care, educational, and discharges planning factors systematically.
Applies principles of infection control and safety.
Performs the technical aspects of care according to established practice standards (Procedures, treatments, IV/Blood administration, medication administration).
Demonstrates competency with inserting IVs and phlebotomy.
Communicates pertinent information to patients, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare team members as appropriate.
Formulates and updates an individualized plan of care based on the patient's assessed needs, desired outcome, and consideration of age-related requirements.
Records accurately, concisely, and legibly in black ink or the electronic medical record the following information: assessment, medication, tolerance of procedures, reassessment, and plan of care, interventions, and patient's responses and changes in patient condition and outcomes.
Operates equipment correctly and safely necessary for providing patient care including monitors, ventilator care, IV pumps, and the like.
Implements care in a knowledgeable, skillful, and safe manner based on established patient and nursing practice standards.
Evaluates effectiveness of care and revise interventions as appropriate.
Develops, implements, and evaluates educational services/programs for patients.
Must be willing to work with patients receiving care for termination of pregnancy - pre procedure, during procedure and post procedure in Labor & Delivery and Obstetrics units.
Makes appropriate and timely decisions in a crisis or emergency.
Must be able to listen and respond to changes in assignments efficiently and ensure a safe handoff of patient care. Willing to be flexible in accepting assignments.
Ensures appropriate and timely handoff communication to other... For full info follow application link.


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Job Posting: 11327339

Posted On: Sep 29, 2023

Updated On: Oct 15, 2023

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