Registered Nurse – Home Health Case Manager, Advocate SE Market

Registered Nurse – Home Health Case Manager, Advocate SE Market

Registered Nurse – Home Health  Case Manager 

Job ID:  R84810 

Shift:  1st 

Full/Part Time:  Full Time 

Location:  Oak Lawn – 10201 S Cicero Ave  Oak Lawn, IL 60453 

Benefits Eligible:  Yes 

Hours Per Week:  40 



This position is eligible for up to a $10,000.00 sign on bonus! You must be  working in this same position at time of payout. Current internal team members are not eligible at this time. 

Major Responsibilities: 

• Nurse/Patient Relationship: Develops and maintains a therapeutic  relationship throughout the healthcare continuum. 

o 1)Demonstrates adaptive communication styles based on  individual patient needs

o 2)Provides individualized care to promote physical and  psychosocial comfort 

o 3)Assesses patient and family readiness and involves them in  planning and implementing care. Seeks consultation as needed. o 4)Incorporates an individualized, holistic approach in the plan of  care 

• Assuring/Improving Quality Care: Facilitates the patient and family’s right  to receive quality, cost effective care. 

o 1)Mobilizes appropriate resources in response to situations that  have the potential to negatively impact patient and family outcomes o 2)Adapts practice to the latest standards according to evidence based literature. 

o 3)Participates in quality/process improvement initiatives o 4)Participates in efforts to reduce risk and improve patient safety o 5)Meets regulatory and mandatory requirements on the unit 

• Patient/Staff Education: Demonstrates a commitment to meeting the  learning needs of patients and families. Utilizes appropriate resources to  meet those needs and achieve positive patient outcomes. Assists in  creating an environment that promotes educational growth opportunities  for nursing peers and colleagues. 

o 1)Assesses patient and family readiness to learn, and modifies  approach as necessary 

o 2)Seeks out opportunities to enhance knowledge, skill, and  competence of department members 

• Nursing Process: Demonstrates the use of nursing process as a problem solving model. 

o 1)Recognizes changes in clinical situations. Evaluates and  implements changes to the plan of care 

o 2)Consistently makes sound clinical decisions, demonstrating the  ability to care for patients with complex problems 

o 3)Prioritizes and organizes patient care and ensures follow  through with planned care 

o 4)Initiates referrals and discharge planning for assigned patients  and actively coordinates utilizing the interdisciplinary approach. o 5)Applies ethical decision making. 

o 6)Monitors for confidentiality and assures appropriate business  conduct. 

o 7)Delegates correctly to unlicensed assistive personnel. o 8)Seeks resources for disruptive behavior that impedes care  delivery.

• Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development: Demonstrates  respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and  participates as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate  an integrated approach to care. Demonstrates leadership behaviors and is  committed to the development of self and others. 

o 1)Participates in unit meetings and activities that improve patient  care or administrative systems Utilizes available resources to  maintain current knowledge base relevant to practice 

o 2)Demonstrates effective communication, feedback, and conflict  resolution skills, promoting collaboration among healthcare team  members 

o 3)Demonstrates ability to critique own nursing practice and  achieves required certifications or Bachelor’s Degree 

o 4)Earns a minimum of 10 contact hours per year 


• Nurse, Registered (RN) 

Education/Experience Required: 

• • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing • Earn 10 continuing  education credits annually • One year of medical surgical experience • Has  demonstrated proficiency for the requirements for NC I 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

• • Good communication and interpersonal skills • Good documentation  skills. • Computer skills • Good time management and organizational skills  • Familiarity with patient care equipment 

• • Current Illinois RN license • Current CPR 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: 

• • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to  accommodate staffing • Ability to take “on call” assignments. • Ability to  handle multiple tasks and complete work within short timeframes. •  Ability to transport objects, patients, and equipment • Ability to respond  quickly to patient needs and work at fast pace • Work environment  includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous, or unpleasant  conditions while caring for the sick • Routinely works with potentially 

infectious specimens and patients • Ability to respond to patients in a  timely manner and access all areas of the unit • Ability to lift up to 100  pounds occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds frequently and/or in  excess of 20 pounds constantly • Must be able to travel to all areas within  the Advocate service area in all extremes of weather on all types of roads.  Exposed to widely varying social and environmental conditions in patient’s  neighborhoods and homes. Must be willing to work occasional overtime if  needed. Required to make visits to private residences which may not be  accessible to people with disabilities. • Must be able to assist with  ambulation including turning and transferring patients up to 200 pounds 

• If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following  lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective  06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient  lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift,  patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other  associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will  be assessed on a case-by-case basis. 

We want our teammates and their families to Live Well. Actual compensation  offered in the Pay Range will be based on factors such as qualifications, skills,  relevant experience and/or training and internal equity. To accompany base pay,  we offer a comprehensive benefits package. 

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the  incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of  activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be  required to perform other related duties. 

Advocate Aurora Health is committed to diversity and inclusion every single day  and in everything we do. Diversity lives in the differences, great and small, that  matter to us and make each of us unique – from our age and the color of our skin,  to our abilities and the things we believe in. We know that empowering our  differences inspires creativity that leads to innovative solutions – for our team  members, consumers and communities. And because health care is built upon  relationships, it’s important for the people we serve to be able to trust us to meet  their unique needs. By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion,  we create a welcoming environment where our patients can heal, our team  members can thrive and our business can grow. As a team member, working in a  diverse setting allows you the chance to grow in ways that will broaden your  perspective to deliver the best possible patient care.

Interested candidates, please contact Rachel Fecht (AHC Talent Acquisition) directly at: