Almost Home Kids (AHK) cares for children with complicated health needs by providing short-term transitional care in a home-like setting, family training and respite care. With locations in Naperville and at Ronald McDonald House near Lurie Children’s, AHK is staffed with medical professionals and volunteers to make sure every child and their families are prepared for the return home.
General Summary of Position Responsibility:
The Registered Nurse delivers patient care in a home-like setting by performing patient assessments and documenting medical histories and vital signs. This role utilizes the nursing process and performs responsibilities in five areas of nursing practice: clinician, clinical inquiry, teacher, professional development and leadership. Responsibilities also include patient/family education and instruction during visits, performing telephone triage and other activities as assigned. Understands and integrates into the delivery of patient care the needs of neonatal, pediatrics, adolescent and adult patients in regard to their growth and development process.
Essential Job Functions:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree or higher in Nursing required.
Bachelor's degree in nursing or higher required. For positions that are identified as difficult to fill, CNO may allow approval for hiring of candidates with Associates degree in nursing with equivalent experience in lieu of BSN or above.
Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois and CPR/BLS certification required.
At least 1 year nursing experience required, but pediatrics preferred.
Ability to effectively communicate with patient/families, physicians and hospital staff.
Basic computer skills required.
To learn more about Almost Home Kids visit our website at http://almosthomekids.org