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Title:  Registered Nurse CVICU

Req #:  125522
Facility:  Good Shepherd Hospital
Department:  Nursing
City:  Barrington
Posting Budget Status:  Twelve hour 7p-7a
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.


  • Full time
  • PM Shift
  • 7pm to 7am
  • Benefit eligible



  • Newly renovated 18 bed - Intensive Care Unit with broad critical care case exposure and training
  • Advocate Health Care named Top 15 Best Places to Work in IL (2016)
  • Good Shepherd is Magnet recognized for excellence in nursing (ANCC)
  • Gold Beacon Award for our ICU – 1 of 4 hospitals in IL to receive award for sustained clinical excellence and associate satisfaction
  • ICU Team work is excellent and nursing resources support our new hires and RNs.
  • eICU supportive partnership and lowers mortality rates
  • CCRN certification studies groups!
  • Level II trauma facility and Stroke certified


  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • BSN preferred, or ADN with agreement to enroll in BSN completion program in two years to be completed in five years.
  • Current Illinois RN license
  • Minimum 1 year of experience on a Medical, Surgical, or Telemetry Unit
  • Previous ICU experience preferred 
  • Current CPR (American Heart Association)
  • ACLS within 90 days of hire


Interpersonal/Technical Skills:

  • Ability to respond quickly to patient needs and work at fast pace
  • Good computer skills
  • 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.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago