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  • 17W725 Butterfield Rd
    Chicago, IL
  • Human Resources
  • Phone: 630-620-1400
  • Phone:: 630-620-1401

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Registered Nurse Home Health Care Chicago Area

State Home Health Agency • Chicago, IL

Posted 29 days ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - Road Warrior
Experience - 0 to 12 year(s)
Degree - 2 Year Degree
$50.00 - $65.00 /Hour
$5,000.00 bonus
Healthcare - Health Services
Nurse, Health Care
Relocation - Yes


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Job Description

We are an  Medicare Certified full service Home Health Agency focusing on Senior Care for the past 8 years throughout the entire Chicagoland Area.

We are looking for energetic & enthusiastic skilled caregivers that can fulfill the clinical needs of our growing patient population. We are fully electronic & patient documentation is done via our Electronic Medical Records (EMR) system. 

RN's & LPN's provide direct skilled services to patients under the direction of the Physician at patient's homes or facilities. We understand that caregivers have territories and for the sake of maximizing the number of visits in a week, we assign specific areas for caregivers to work out of called "work zones". 

Complete Job Description:

  1. Patient Care
    1. Adheres to the Nursing Practice when providing patient care
    2. Respects the patient’s privacy and property
    3. Uses correct body mechanics when providing care to prevent injury to self and patient
    4. Conducts comprehensive physical assessments and obtains medical histories on patients in the home setting
    5. Makes the initial evaluation visit
    6. Regularly re-evaluates the patients nursing needs.
    7. Initiates the plan of care and necessary revisions
    8. Furnishes those services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skill
    9. Initiates appropriate preventative and rehabilitative nursing procedures
    10. Prepares clinical and progress notes, coordinates services, informs the physician and other personnel of changes in patients condition and needs
    11. Counsels the patient and family in meeting and nursing related needs according to Plan of Care
    12. Participates in in-service programs, and supervises and teaches other nursing personnel
    13. Develops nursing diagnoses and plans of care according to individual patient assessments and health care needs
    14. Uses effective communication techniques with patients and families
    15. Identifies when patient goals are achieved; identifies and acts to resolve any barriers to goal achievement
    16. Maintains high standards and provides high quality, culturally competent nursing care
    17. Uses effective time management skills and conserves agency resources as appropriate
    18. Identifies changes in the patient condition and informs the physician and other appropriate patient caregivers  
    19. Functions as a case manager in coordinating care between all disciplines
    20. Contacts physicians to obtain new orders
    21. Communicates clinical information to the Director of Patient Care Services/Nursing Supervisor at start of care and periodically throughout the certification period with changes in patient condition and discharge plans
    22. Completes and submits documentation according to agency regulations
    23. Attains and maintains proficiency in the following skills:
    24.  Infection Control and Wound Care
    25. Colostomy, Gastrostomy care and Enteral Feedings
    26. Tracheostomy Care and Oxygen Therapy
    27. Foley Catheter Care and Insertion
    28. Glucometers
    29. Management and understanding of complex disease processes

2. Supervision

    1. Responsible for supervising and instructing Licensed Practical Nurses and Home Health Aides
    2. Reports deficiencies to the Director of Patient Care Services
    3. Assists with the orientation of new personnel

3. Personal / Professional Standards 

    1. Attends in-services and communicates learning needs to the Director of Patient Care Services
    2. Sets personal and professional goals
    3. Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance while interacting with patients and co-workers
    4. Exhibits critical thinking abilities to analyze and optimize work processes
    5. Cooperates with co-workers and management and utilizes the chain of command to resolve conflicts
    6. Upholds a strong work ethic and applies the agency’s missions and standards
    7. Adheres to the agency’s policies and procedures
    8. Contributes to the agency’s quality improvement program
    9. Maintains patient and employee confidentiality
    10. Requires minimal supervision and is self-directed

Job Requirements

  • Graduate of a National League of Nursing accredited School of Nursing
  • Current Illinois Registered Nurse License
  • Prior experience not a must
  • Willing to Travel
  • Bi-Lingual in Spanish a plus
Ph   (630) 620 1400
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Job ID: Registered Nurse
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