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Title:  Clinical Leader Cath Lab/Special Procedures

Req #:  126748
Facility:  Good Shepherd Hospital
Department:  Nursing
City:  Barrington
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

For more than 35 years, Good Shepherd Hospital has served the community by providing quality, compassionate health care services to families throughout the northwest suburbs. Today, more than 700 physicians representing over 50 medical specialties have chosen to affiliate with Good Shepherd Hospital. Highly-skilled physicians and clinical professionals provide a comprehensive range of services including nationally acclaimed cardiovascular care, advanced surgical capabilities, emergency services backed by the resources of a level II trauma center and a state-of-the-art Birth Center. A nationally-recognized cancer program, a health & fitness center as well as an extensive range of outpatient services round out our health care program.

Position Requirements:
BSN preferred

3 years experience in the
specialty area of the unit with evidence of leadership ability
Good organization skills
Good communication skills
Good human relation skills
Ability to conceptualize
Basic computer skills
Current Illinois RN license
ACLS Required Ability to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients treated, i.e., understanding child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and signs of normal aging. Prior experience with a variety of age groups is preferred.

Must be willing to work with exposure to body fluids, hazardous material or life threatening diseases.

Ability to work under time constraints in a fast~paced environment and in demanding situations.

Ability to respond quickly to emergencies.

Ability to flex hours.

Ability to respond to fire or other codes within the Clinical Area.

Ability to communicate and work effectively with others at sufficient pace.

This requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 04/20/2014. 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.

To demonstrate excellence in clinical practice, critical thinking and decision~making skills related to their specific area of practice. The Clinical Leader acts as a clinical expert, resource and liaison to ensure continuity and outcome focused care.

Comprehensive nursing care delivery is ensured by collaborating with physicians and other health care providers in accordance with standards of nursing practice and established policy and procedures.
Inter~ and intra~departmental and physician working relationships are managed in order to achieve continued user satisfaction.
Adequate staffing is provided through the development of staffing plans and schedules.
Personnel, facilities, and materials are maintained at required service levels through participation in departmental budget planning and monitoring.
Associates are coached and mentored in order to direct the strategic initiatives.
Coordinates educational programs to enhance Associate knowledge and skills to ensure clinical competence.
Safe environment for patients and staff is ensured.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago