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Company: Ingalls Health System
Location: Harvey, IL
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


  Join Ingalls Memorial as an Hospital at Home Registered Nurse (RN) in the Home Health Care Department- Hyde Park.   The Hospital at Home Registered Nurse is responsible for providing high-quality, at-home acute care. The Hospital at Home nurse will treat various conditions and patient populations within the framework of UChicago Medicine's Acute Hospital Care at Home model. The position requires acute care competencies, along with an ability to work in an unstructured, at-home setting. In addition to providing clinical care, Hospital at Home nurses will be able to explain the unique care plan, technologies, and processes of the acute care at home model to patients and caregivers. Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.   Essential Job Functions

  • Utilize monitoring, assessment, planning, intervention and critical thinking skills to care for acute care patient populations in the home.

  • Navigate patients and families across the continuum of the UChicago Medicine Hospital at Home phases of care.

  • Monitor and respond to biometric data per UChicago Medicine Hospital at Home protocols.

  • Conduct home and audio/visual patient care visits as directed by the care team and/or protocol.

  • Ensure all interventions in the patient's care plan are implemented efficiently with a patient centered approach.

  • Leverage the resources and expertise of the UChicago Medicine partners and supplier partners to implement collaborative work-flows, standards, policies, protocols, guidelines and documentation systems to support safe, reliable, high-quality, evidence-based care with clinical protocols as the foundation.

  • Adhere to the clinical protocols and be willing to obtain the necessary training to provide care within the context of the providing evidence-based care.

  • Promote professional practice and a culture of safety; willingness to engage in process improvement efforts

  • Provide protocol driven assessment, care coordination and interventions as appropriate informed by UChicago Medicine Hospital at Home protocols for diverse patient populations.

  • Exhibit sound clinical decision making and critical thinking skills.

  • Maintain and practice in accordance with nursing guidelines per state and hospital regulations.

  • Facilitate admissions to Hospital at Home utilizing UChicago Medicine Hospital at Home guidelines.

  • Utilize nursing knowledge to identify, prevent and/or solve complex acute and/or recurring patient care problems.

  • Share expertise with the multidisciplinary team and serve as a resource to staff in area(s) of expertise.

  • Support research efforts to advance knowledge and promote evidence-based practice.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Nurse Manager.

  • Ensure compliance with reporting requirements for Sentinel Events and Serious Incidents.

  • Participate in quality and safety investigations and root cause analyses.

  • Take appropriate action to ensure patient safety as a result of any investigation.

  • Serve as a resource in quality improvement processes and technique.

Required Qualifications 

  • Associate Degree required
  • 2 years of Registered Nurse experience in an acute care setting. Home health experience preferred.
  • Valid driver's license, reliable vehicle and proof of vehicle liability insurance.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English.
  • Demonstration of core competencies will be completed within 90 days
  • Completion of all position-specific unit specific competencies within 12 months
  • Current BLS certification upon hire, or completion within 30 days of hire required

Position Details 

  • Job Type/FTE: Registry (Full-time)
  • Shift: Days (8-hr shifts)
  • Unit/Department: Home Health Care, Hyde Park 
  • CBA Code: Non-Union

“UChicago Medicine Home Care nurses and certified nursing assistants are employees of Ingalls Home Care. These nurses and certified nursing assistants are not employees or agents of The University of Chicago Medical Center, The University of Chicago, or The Ingalls Memorial Hospital.”

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