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Mental Health Worker/Nursing

Advocate Aurora Health Park Ridge Full-Time
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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.

 

MENTAL HEALTH WORKER/NURSING

  • Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge
  • Part Time - Day/PM
  • Includes Weekend and Holiday Rotation

 

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Behavioral Science.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in the English language.
  • CPR certified.
  • Demonstrates required competencies and skills.
  • Ability to lift and transport patients, equipment, and other heavy items (up to 100 lbs.).
  • Ability to work in a fast~paced environment with established time constraints and in difficult situations.
  • May be exposed to body substances and hazardous materials.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts and days of the week, including weekends.
  • Ability to flex hours in order to meet patient care needs.
  • Physical ability to manage aggressive patients.
  • If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.


Purpose:
Assists with patient care through implementation of a structured treatment program, milieu management and related patient care functions under the direction/supervision of a registered nurse.

Accountabilities:
Initiates personal growth and professional development.
Establishes therapeutic relationships with patients.
Assists patients needing physical care.
Maintenance of a safe environment.
Documents all pertinent information, accurately and completely.
Contributes to the development and implementation of the multidisciplinary plan of care.

About Advocate Health Care

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 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.

 

Skills required

Psychotherapy
Progress Note
Behavioral Health
Therapies
Psychiatry
Medication Therapy Management
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Advocate Aurora Health is the 10th largest not-for-profit, integrated health system in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 team members, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies, and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology and pediatrics. The organization contributed $2 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2016.

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