Mark Baluis

Work History

Work History
Dec 2013 - Present

Registered Nurse

The Admiral at the Lake - Harbors Rehab - Chicago, IL
  • Interim Nurse Manager - October 2014
  • Competent in administration of medications and treatment and other RN skills
  • Strong assessment skills and clinical knowledge with the ability to advocate for residents and intervene in a timely fashion to ensure highest level of resident outcomes
  • Able to recognize, promote and respect the individuality and abilities of each resident and to maintain the standards of the Admiral's philosophy of care as outlined in our Values and Practices
Jun 2011 - Present

Registered Nurse

Wesley Place Rehab - Chicago, IL

Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services

  • Promotes and restores patients' health by completing the nursing process; collaborating with physicians and multidisciplinary team members; providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families; supervising assigned team members
Jan 2007 - Jun 2011

Nurse Supervisor

Caress Home Healthcare, Inc. - Skokie, IL
  • Responsible for planning, coordinating, providing and documenting nursing care for a geographically assigned caseload of patients from day of admission through day of discharge
  • Develops and implements a home healthcare plan that meets each patient’s specific needs and is in compliance with accrediting organization standards, federal and state regulations, reimbursement guidelines as well as HHA policies and procedures
Aug 2006 - Jan 2007

Quality Assurance Nurse

Caress Home Healthcare, Inc. - Skokie, IL
  • Performs chart audits on aspect of care of discharge patients
  • Reviews patient records for recertification
  • Serves as a resource person; encourages and praises assigned staff members in documentation
  • Reviews supervisory visit reports and frequency of visits
  • Performs chart review of active records and discharge records on a monthly basis. Closes out discharged records
  • Attends quality improvement workshops and other educational activities
  • Keeps abreast of the latest information on quality issues



License and Certifications

Jan 2005

CGFNS Certification

CGFNS International (Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools)
CGFNS Examination passed (10/2005) and IELTS Examination passed (9/2005)
Oct 2006 - May 2016

Registered Nurse License

State of Illinois
License #: 041356728
Jun 2013 - Jun 2015

Basic Life Support Certification

American Heart Association


Far Eastern University, Institute of Nursing Music Ministry - Music Director (2003-2005)