Home care in Chicago, IL

  • 915 W. Huron Street
  • Suite 103
  • Chicago, IL 60642

We are hiring LPNs, RNs and Phlebotomists- Immediate openings!

October 31st, 2017

By: Linda Kunicki

BrightStar Chicago has immediate employment opportunities for LPNs, RNs and Phlebotomists. Interested candidates should apply immediately because they won't last long! Phlebotomists please apply HERE and LPN's/LVN's HERE. Full descriptions are below. 
The phlebotomist is a member of the home care team who works under the supervision of a registered nurse. The phlebotomist is responsible for collecting blood specimens from clients and ensuring the integrity of the sample(s). He/she will be assigned in a manner that promotes quality, continuity and safety of a client’s care.
Responsibilities:

  • Perform phlebotomy as directed by the Director of Nursing or registered nurse supervisor.
  • Follow established aseptic blood drawing procedures and techniques.
  • Follow principles of infection control and Universal Precautions (i.e. Disposable gloves will be worn for all blood specimen collections.
  • Determine appropriate site for obtaining the specimen.
  • Insure integrity of specimen to include but not limited to the following:
    • Verify identify of client prior to procedure
    • Verify appropriate site to be used for procedure
    • Obtain blood specimen as ordered
    • Verify appropriate medium for specimen collection
    • Verify accurate label of specimen
    • Ensure accurate storage
    • Ensure chain of custody of specimen
  • Identifies and participates in performance improvement activities.
  • Assist in providing a safe environment and promote quality patient care through adherence to established policies, procedures and standards.
  • Ensure client’s rights are adhered to. These include but are not limited to:
    • the right to privacy and dignity while care is being provided
    • the right to accept or refuse care
    • the right to confidentiality of their information
  • Respond rapidly and appropriately in an emergency situation
  • Use equipment properly and in a safe manner.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Successful completion of a phlebotomy training program
  • Graduate of an accredited phlebotomy training program preferred
  • Minimum of one (1) year of documented experience required
  • Certified in CPR
  • Negative TB skin test or chest x-ray
  • Licensed driver with automobile that is insured in accordance with the organizations requirements.
  • Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision
  • Empathy for the needs of the client
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to calm and reassure client(s) who are anxious about the procedure
  • Ability to express spoken and/or written ideas in English
  • Treats clients, staff and the public with courtesy, respect and presents appositive public image.
  • Works as a team member
  • Ensures confidentiality and security of the client’s medical information

 
The Licensed Practical Nurse LPN / Licensed Vocational Nurse LVN is responsible for providing direct skilled client care under the supervision of a registered nurse.  Responsibilities include following the plan of care, providing treatments, and working collaboratively with the members of the team to help meet positive client care outcomes.
Qualifications:

  • Graduated from a National League of Nursing accredited practical or vocational school of nursing.
  • Unencumbered license as a Practical or Vocational Nurse in the state that care is delivered.
  • 1 year of nursing experience required; three years nursing experience preferred.  Community, home health or medical/surgical experience preferred.
  • Comply with the state nurse practice act.
  • Comply with accepted professional standards of practice.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Certified in CPR.
  • Strong clinical skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to deal tactfully with clients, other team members and community.
  • Treat clients, team members and the public with courtesy, respect and presents a positive public image.
  • Empathy for the needs of the client.
  • Works as a team member.
  • Self-directing with the ability to work with little direct supervision.
  • Licensed driver with automobile that is insured in accordance with the organizations requirements.
  • Negative TB test or chest x-ray.

Interested candidates please email your resume directly to Chicago.Admin@brightstarcare.com