Hazel Crest, IL
South Suburban is a 260 bed hospital with a level 2+ nursery and 24 bed Emergency Room. We also have a five star skilled nursing facility on site and two Davinci Robots in our surgical services area. South Suburban Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois and 1 of the largest health care providers in the Midwest that is committed to advancing Advocate's goal of building lifelong relationships with patients by delivering the best health outcomes and highest level of service through an integrated approach to care and wellness. Job qualifications: High-school certificate or equivalent. Completion of CNA program preferred. Knowledge of basic computer keyboard functions is preferred. Courteous and professional people skills. Demonstrate responsible and ethical behaviors consistent with the Advocate values (Equality, Compassion, Excellence, Partnership, Stewardship). Certified Nursing Assistant CPR certification required. This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated, i.e., understanding child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and look for signs of normal aging. Prior background with various age groups preferred. Expertise to work various shifts any day of the week, including holidays to provide coverage. Exposure to various contagious disease, radiation, chemicals, caustic materials, electrical equipment and hazards associated with their use. Expertise to lift 50 pounds. or more may be required. If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Expertise to lift up to 35 lbs without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 lbs, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least 1 other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis. Purpose: The nursing Assistant works in collaboration with the RN as a partner in the care, treatment and education of patients. The Nursing Assistant recognizes the needs and behaviors of patients of various age groups and provides care in a matter that is age appropriate. The Nursing Assistant strives for patient centered care which assures the patient is treated holistically with dignity and respect. Accountabilities: Provides general patient care duties that are specific to the patient population served, under the direction of the Team Leader. Performs tasks related to the integrity of patient care standards and efficient unit operations. Participates in the Admission/Discharge Transfer process of all patients under the guidance of the Registered Nurse, or designee. Performs tasks related to meeting the nutritional needs of the patient. Contributes to the patient plan of care through the documentation and/or communication of patient needs, problems and outcomes to other health care providers. Addendum: ADDENDUM TO JOB DESCRIPTIONS RELATED TO PATIENT SAFETY Report patient safety events and near misses in timely fashion Adhere to all behavioral and procedural patient safety practices Promote culture of safety through identifying threats to patient safety and intervening to prevent patient harm Communicate openly and promote team work Report intimidating behavior and other threats to patient safety promptly About Advocate Health Care Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top five large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and 1 of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including twelve hospitals that encompass eleven acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, 1 of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has four 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.
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