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Registered Nurse Intensive Care Unit

Company: Advocate Health Care
Location: Elgin
Posted on: March 22, 2020

Job Description:

Sherman Hospital, a Magnet recognized hospital located in Elgin, Ill., is a 255-bed facility that features private patient rooms, a 15-acre geothermal lake, an advanced Emergency Department, a free-standing Cancer Care Center, a spacious Family Birthing Center, a Heart & Vascular Center and more. Sherman also provides convenient, quality healthcare services at Sherman outpatient centers in Algonquin, Elgin, and South Elgin.

It's more than a job, it's a calling

RN ICU:

--- Elgin, IL
--- 12 Hour shift 7:00am-7:00pm (Three 12 hour shifts per week) with every other weekend rotation
--- Full Time benefited 72 hours per 2 week pay period

JOB and UNIT SUMMARY:

Using evidence based practice, clinical decision making, compassion and skilled dialogue, the registered nurse leads efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience. The nurse delivers and coordinates patient centered care across the continuum to support the successful transition of patients to other healthcare delivery systems or their home communities. The registered nurse is responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive patient care through the appropriate utilization of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation, in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.

The ICU at Sherman Hospital is a 30 bed mixed ICU.

The Advocate Nurse:

Professional Growth: The registered nurse is committed to lifelong learning, building knowledge and skill sets to keep pace with new delivery models and a changing healthcare environment. This promotes practice to the full scope of their nursing license.

Patient Centered Wholistic Care: The registered nurse is culturally sensitive and engaged with the beliefs and values of diverse populations. Nurses engage with inter-professional colleagues to deliver exemplary care. Lifelong relationships with patients and families develop to support achievement of health goals.

Clinical Excellence: The registered nurse contributes to inter-professional excellence which is represented by achieved clinical outcomes. Using evidence based practice, clinical decision making, and skilled dialogue, nurses lead efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience.

Leadership: The registered nurse participates in leading healthcare transformation and the nursing profession with commitment, dedication, and expertise. Expressing vision, demonstrating accountability through shared governance, contributing to the profession, and coordinating inter-professional care are all characteristics of the registered nurse.

Compassion: The Advocate Nurse demonstrates presence with patients and families, practices empathy, and supports spiritual needs and beliefs. The nurse demonstrates respect and dignity always.

Innovation: The registered nurse contributes to the future delivery of care to patients and to systems that support nursing. They embody the characteristics of inquiry, adaptability, change, and continual development, through performance.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

--- Associate Degree of Nursing or Bachelors of Science in Nursing (preferred) from accredited school of nursing
--- Non BSN nurses must start a BSN program within two years of hire date and complete within 5 years (tuition assistance available)
--- Current Illinois RN license
--- Min 1 year as a licensed RN on a hospital based Medical, Surgical, Telemetry, or higher acuity unit
--- CPR (BLS American Heart Association)

Interpersonal/Technical Skills:

--- Ability to respond quickly to patient needs and work at fast pace
--- Good computer skills
--- Excellent written and verbal communication skills (positions requires to be on phone for majority of shift)
--- Adequate time management and organizational skills
--- Familiarity with patient care equipment
--- Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing
--- Certain positions may need to take call

Physical/Work environment:

--- Ability to transport objects, patients, and equipment
--- Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of a fire or other disaster
--- 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 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

About Advocate Health Care

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation's Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state's largest integrated children's network, the state's largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area's largest home health care companies, and the region's largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Keywords: Advocate Health Care, Elgin , Registered Nurse Intensive Care Unit, Healthcare , Elgin, Illinois

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