Relief Nurse

Oakton Community College
Des Plaines / Skokie, IL

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Administrative Jobs
Institutional & Business Affairs, Health & Medical Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Category:: Casual
Department:: Health Services
Locations:: Des Plaines / Skokie, IL
Posted:: Sep 21, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part Time Staff
Position ID:: 137123

About Oakton Community College :

For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies. Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

Job Description:

  • Provide nursing care to students and employees within the limitations of the Medical Consultant guidelines including health maintenance with the emphasis on preventive care.
  • Provide emergency care both within and outside the Health Services' office.
  • Assess and document medical conditions according to specific standards.
  • Maintain infection control principles with the proper disposal of blood borne pathogen waste.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the conditions most commonly encountered and seek assistance when unfamiliar with a patient's diagnosis or plan of care.
  • Administer medication per Medical Consultant's standing orders and be aware of potential side effects, accepted dosage, patient allergies, and accepted routes of administration.
  • Perform diagnostic testing per Medical Consultant's standing orders and follow-up with prescribed treatment or referral.
  • Educate Allied Health Career students regarding their health requirements and review medical records necessary for medical clearance.
  • Maintain confidentiality of health records and all personal health information set forth in Federal and State laws and regulations.
  • Maintain inventory of medications, supplies, equipment and office forms.
  • Develop and participate in campus-wide health and wellness education events in collaboration with the Des Plaines Health Services nursing staff.
  • Provide nursing coverage for the Des Plaines Health Services office when needed.
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.


  • Licensed Register Nurse
  • Current Illinois RN licensure.
  • Active employment in the nursing field within the last five years or a certificate in a registered nurse refresher course.

Physical Demands:

Work requires the ability to perform various sensory requirements such as reaching with hands and arms, and handle objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear, smell, and stand and walk in order to assess and treat the patient accurately and effectively. Work requires the ability to occasionally lift items or exert force of up to 75 pounds.

Additional Information:

Hours: Temporary position and hours are as needed

Salary: $27.42 per hour

Campus: Des Plaines and Skokie, some travel may be required

Oakton is accessible by public transportation

Based on the needs of the college and with Administrator approval, some positions at the college may have remote or hybrid schedule options available. Please note, that during the 65 working day probationary period, employees are required to report to campus.

Oakton Community College requires all employees to adhere to a Vaccination /Testing Mandate

Application Instructions:

For further details, visit our website at and select the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.

Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of, at least, three (3) professional references with contact information prepared to submit with your application. One (1) of the references must be your most recent, direct supervisor.

Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and participation in its educational programs, college activities and services, or in its employment practices.

Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are required.



With more than 2,500 course offerings each term, Oakton Community College offers a wealth of educational options in the heart of Chicago’s northern suburbs. From degree programs to non-credit career enhancement and personal enrichment courses, Oakton has something for everyone. 

Founded in 1969, Oakton is a two-year community college offering associate's degree programs and non-credit courses in northern Cook County, Illinois.

Oakton's 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve in Des Plaines, Illinois. A second campus in Skokie serves residents on the eastern side of the District and is home to the Art, Science, and Technology Pavilion. The College also offers continuing education classes at off-campus locations throughout the region, and many students pursue studies at home through our distance learning program.

Programs of Study
Associate's degrees in 80 areas of study prepare students to transfer to four-year institutions or to step directly into rewarding careers. Continuing education programs offer personal enrichment and career advancement opportunities through courses ranging from art to home improvement to English as a Second Language.

Oakton's 700 full- and part-time faculty members boast top academic credentials, and their true passion is teaching. In small classes, our faculty engage students as individuals and guide their learning experience.

Oakton's 46,000 credit and non-credit students represent all ages, 55 nations, and a wide range of experience. More than half come from a minority background, bringing a wealth of perspectives to campus.

Student Life
Students at Oakton participate in 50 clubs and organizations, from the Ceramics Club to Students for Social Justice, and they take a role in college governance and more through the Student Government Association and other leadership groups. A rich activities calendar offers lectures, social events, service opportunities, and more.

With a full performing arts season and a museum dedicated to the work of Chicago-area artists, Oakton Community College fosters a creative environment where the arts flourish. For students, that means opportunities to learn, create, and perform. For the community, the College offers a wide array of cultural events and opportunities to experience creativity.

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