PLEASE BE ADVISED that this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement between Cook County and the National Nurses Organizing Committee. Pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement, Cook County will exhaust internal eligible applicants prior to considering external applicants. Cook County is assembling a list of qualified candidates for this position that will be considered should the position not be filled with internal eligible applicants.
LOCATION: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH / LEAD PROGRAM - MAYWOOD, IL / BRIDGEVIEW, IL
SHIFT: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
JOB SUMMARYUNION NNOC
Under the supervision of the Public Health Nurse III, provides public health nursing services necessary to implement Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) programs in an assigned region including but not limited to APORS/HRIF (Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Reporting System/High Risk Infant Follow-Up), Lead, Newborn Hearing Screening, Genetics, Newborn Screening Program, and Communicable Disease. The primary responsibility of the Public Health Nurse (PHN) is the case management of infants identified with elevated blood lead levels in the Lead program.
Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) is required . (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
Must be available for emergency response duty as required.
Must participate in assigned training, including on-line training in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) offered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to obtain the mandated certifications.
Moderate to heavy local travel is required, must possess a valid driver's license and insured vehicle or otherwise provide an acceptable and reliable means of transportation. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Bilingual, English/Spanish is preferred.
KNOWLDEGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
Fundamental knowledge of the principles of public health nursing including: maternal and child health, epidemiology of communicable and chronic diseases, considerable knowledge of relevant social, cultural and economic forces and group relationships, and disease prevention/health promotion strategies to protect the health of individuals and the community.
Skill and proficiency in the use of the keyboard as applied to operation of computers required for documentation.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
· Meet the minimum qualifications for the position .
· Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County. CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.