|Weiss Memorial Hospital-Chicago,Illinois|
Reporting to the Director/Manager of the Nursing unit or under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN) and working under the Illinois Nurse Practice Act as well as evidence-based standards of care, provides basic nursing care to patients and assists professional nurses with complex patient care up to the validated level of training. Performs related services and clerical duties according to the assigned unit.
1. Completion of a High School Diploma with courses in Math, English and typing or its equivalent.
2. The interpersonal skills necessary to interact in a courteous manner with patients and instruct patients in various basic procedures, communicate effectively with family members and interact with all levels of hospital staff.
3. The organizational skills necessary to deal with a number of tasks simultaneously.
Essential Physical Job Functions
Ability to carry and lift up to 20 pounds, push/pull up to 30 pounds of force, transfer and position patients in different environments, and ability to climb stairs. Frequent sitting/standing/walking, and able to assume a full squatting position. Able to take and interpret vital signs and respond appropriately during emergency situations, and communicate clearly and effectively with a varied population.
Should the applicant be considered for the position, they will be provided a full description of their Essential Physical Job Functions during the interview process