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: JOHN H. STROGER HOSPITAL / INTEGRATED CARE - AMBULATORY CARE COORDINATION
SHIFT: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
The Nurse Care Coordinator- HIV/AIDS provides care coordination services for members with HIV/AIDS who need assistance to safely live in the least restrictive setting. The incumbent will have experience providing support to individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, minorities, substance abusers, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Intersex and Allies (LGBTQIA), and those from addictive or dysfunctional families. The work requires conducting site visits in the members' home environment, developing care/service plans, regular monitoring, and periodic follow-up visits. The work requires the flexible use of a wide range of highly skilled psychosocial evaluationand intervention techniques to provide support and stabilization for members. The Nurse Care Coordinator - HIV/AIDS is required to make referrals for community resources, and behavioral health services in order to assist membersin maintaining health, safety, and independence through knowledge of social work principles, practices, and their application to complex care coordination.
Must be licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois.
A Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Social Work, Social Sciences or Counseling from an accredited college or university OR four (4) years of case management is required.
Must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience working with all of the following:
· Persons with HIV/AIDS
· Racial and Ethnic Minorities
· Substance Abusers
· Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Questioning, Intersex
· Addictive or Dysfunctional Family Systems is required.
Must be able to travel to locations throughout Cook County.
Fluent in Spanish or Polish preferred
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.