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Patient Care Leader Oncology

Req #:  187209
Facility:  Good Shepherd Hospital
Department:  Nursing
City:  Barrington
Posting Budget Status:  Twelve hour 7a-7p
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.9

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.

Patient Care Leader- Oncology

  • Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington
  • Day Shift 7a-7p
  • Full Time
  • Oncology experience preferred
  • Chemo Certification preferred
  • Oncology Certification preferred
  • Charge RN experience preferred


Provide operational and clinical leadership for the unit during assigned shift.

Supports patient care during hospitalization and facilitates the continuum.
Ensures quality patient care and service.
Anticipates and secures appropriate resources needed for own shift and next 24 hours.
Fosters professional development of self and others.

Position Requirements:
3 yrs experience in specified area or equivalent and Bachelor's degree in nursing or related field.
Experience as a charge nurse preferred

Effective 7/1/2015: New Hires and Non~Good Shepherd Transfers~ BSN preferred, ADN with agreement to enroll in BSN completion program in two years to be completed in five years.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing Earn 10.0 continuing education credits annually


Chemotherapy certification through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) within six (6) months of employment.

Strong clinical skills
Ability to lead in a dynamic environment
Ability to communicate effectively and work cohesively with a diverse work group.
Utilize critical thinking and timely decision making.
Ability to assess skills and abilities of others

Current licensure as RN in Illinois
CPR Ability to work within a rapid changing environment.
Ability to work collaboratively with internal / external customers.
Ability to demonstrate a commitment to patient~focused care.
Ability to prioritize independently and respond to multiple simultaneous requests.
Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations, dealing with and resolving conflict
Ability to perform lifting / transfer activities related to patients (up to 50 lbs. may be required)..
Ability to recognize needs and behaviors of specific age groups of patients treated.
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases.

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. 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.