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General Summary of Position Responsibility:
The Nursing Assistant (NA) works under the direction of a Registered Nurse to provide care for patients/families with acute and chronic diseases, disorders found in the pediatric and adolescent into the young adult populations. Actively supports the Hospital’s and the department’s quality goals and service excellence principles.
Essential Job Functions:
- Maintains professionalism at all times with parents, volunteers, and staff.
- Plans daily care and activities in collaboration with the RN.
- Takes vital signs: temperature, heart rate, and respirations as directed by RN.
- Obtains weights and heights on children upon admission, once or twice weekly and PRN.
- Document weights, vital signs, and other delegated items on appropriate flow sheets. Communicates with the RN for any concerns.
- Provides comforting and compassion at all times.
- Makes routine physical observations of all children to determine the child’s needs and works with the RN on duty to prioritize their care.
- Provides daily care: skin, hair, and oral care, bathes or showers child daily and PRN, dresses child appropriately for weather and for the time of day or night.
- Checks and changes diapers every 2 hours and PRN. Provides skin and perineal care with every diaper change and PRN. Applies protective creams as directed by RN.
- Applies monitoring equipment as delegated by the RN. Maintains the equipment in a safe fashion.
- Rotates pulse oximetry probe a minimum of every two hours and PRN.
- Does not turn alarms or equipment off unless delegated by the RN.
- Cleans and maintains portable and bedside suction equipment.
- Cleans and maintains the child’s environment of care: beds, clothes, closets, drawers, extra supplies, toys, etc.
- Prepares food and either supervises or feeds the children that can eat by mouth or who may require assistance.
- Transports the children in wheelchairs, strollers, wagons, and assist with children using walkers.
- Transfers children to various seating devices or other orthopedic devices as delegated by the RN.
- Promotes safety by using two persons to transfer any child over 40 pounds, or any child who may need additional assistance due to physical condition
- Applies orthopedic devices such as: AFO’s, TLSO, and various splints as delegated by the RN.
- Provides passive range of motion or other ordered exercises as delegated by the RN.
- Promotes the developmental well being of the child by offering various experiences, various opportunities for engaging in different activities with volunteers, other staff.
- Engages with the children for socialization, play time, reading and movie time, outside time, etc.
- Works with direction and in collaboration with the Child Life Specialist.
- Monitors the child’s safety at all times.
- Documents basic care provided on appropriate forms and communicates with the RN for any concerns.
- Performs light household duties (cleaning, laundry, dishes) and assists with RN during admission and discharges of children to Almost Home Kids. Assist with Inventory of belongings and equipment upon admission and discharge. Assists with set-up of child’s room prior to admission and cleans child’s room after discharge.
- Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.
- Duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- High school diploma / GED.
- Certification as Nursing Assistant Required.
- Must be able to safely immobilize children, if necessary, and be able to move equipment and patients; respond quickly to patient care situations; effectively communicate with patients/families, physicians, and patient care staff, and meet professional image and communication standards.
- Bilingual ability preferred.
- Basic Life Support certification from the American Heart Association.
The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) works within the multidisciplinary clinical team to provide individualized patient care through history and physical assessment, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, medication ordering, prescribing and management, formulating diagnoses and patient/family education. S/he promotes evidenced based practice by conducting or participating in research and academic activities. S/he provides support to the nursing and leadership staff in order to promote the advancement of the nursing profession at Lurie Children�s and in the community-at-large. The role is unique to each division and in accordance with individual credentialing and privileging through the Medical Staff Office.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design.
Lurie Children's Hospital is hiring 2019 Summer Interns in several departments who will be responsible for administrative and support duties such as data entry, filing, photocopying, faxing, ordering supplies and general office support that assures work is done in a timely fashion. The summer internship actively supports the Hospital’s Core Values and continuous improvement goals, while providing excellent customer service both as an individual and as an impactful team member.
2019 Participating Department's:
- Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
- Almost Home Kids
- Strengthening Chicago's Youth
- Smith Child Health Research, Outreach and Advocacy Center
- Accounting & Treasury
- Emergency Medicine Division
- Facilities and Engineering
- Voices of Child Health
Applicants who want to be considered should submit a resume/CV along with a cover letter that answers the questions below. Cover letter's also need to be tailored to the specific department of interest.
- What you hope to gain from this internship program and why you are interested in Lurie Children's Hospital
- Current academic achievements and professional interests
2019 application deadline is April 1st by end of business day in order to be considered.
Directs and manages the business operations of Almost Home Kids. Advises President and Board on financial issues, and assures compliance of restricted grants.
Provides leadership for the administration, finances, human resources and growth strategy of sponsored programs at Almost Home Kids (AHK) including but not limited to providing oversight of program operations and finances, leading staff who will manage/coordinate each program, and developing strategies to grow the programs. Sponsored Programs to include Medical Education Program (MEP), Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN) Fellowship Program, Sleep Medicine, and others as developed and assigned. Provides leadership to staff on further developing and improving the sponsored programs, identifying other resources or contacts within Lurie Children’s Hospital or outside entities to help grow the program, and troubleshoots issues that may impede the growth and development of programs. Produces research studies on programs’ progress, effectiveness and outcomes.
Collaborates with Director/Administrator within designated area of responsibility to manage patient care operations and ensure the delivery of excellent patient care. Works with leadership team to create a work environment that engages staff in the attainment of department and organizational goals and vision. Understands and integrates into the delivery of patient care the needs of the neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, and adult patient in regards to their growth and development process. Actively supports continuous improvement in safety, quality, and customer service, through behavior modeling and by provision of work environment conducive to attaining these goals.
The purpose is to assist providers in delivering 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
Fosters a learning environment and coordinates educational activities to achieve and advance the clinical competency and professional development of patient care staff.