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Title:  Registered Nurse-Pain Clinic

Req #:  110351
Facility:  Trinity Hospital
Department:  Nursing
City:  Chicago/Southeast
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.6

Advocate Trinity Hospital has a rich and robust history, having served the health care needs of the communities, individuals and families in the southeast side of Chicago for more than 110 years, beginning in 1895 as South Chicago Hospital.   In 1995, Trinity Hospital, part of the Evangelical Health Systems (EHS) merged with Lutheran General Health System to become the present day Advocate Trinity Hospital which is a 193 licensed-bed facility with approximately 300 physicians representing 50 specialties.  This includes advanced heart attack care, expanded Cardiovascular Services, primary stroke care center, oncology/infusion center, Level II special care nursery and an array of surgical specialties not found in most community hospitals.  Trinity earned Joint Commission accreditation, received HealthGrades® recognition with five star ratings for pulmonary and stroke care; also highest rating for total hip replacement surgery and was awarded the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMDSM) Circle of Distinction Award.   Trinity's nearly 1,000 employees, make the hospital one of the area's largest employers.

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Employee-Centric: Advocate voted Top 15 Places to Work in Illinois-2018! Voted Top 10 Places for Diversity in 2016!
  • Market Leadership: Advocate is the largest healthcare system in the state of Illinois, with 13 hospitals and 250 sites of care.
  • Location Highlight: Trinity earned Joint Commission accreditation, received HealthGrades® recognition with five star ratings for pulmonary and stroke care; also highest rating for total hip replacement surgery and was awarded the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (SHSMDSM) Circle of Distinction Award. 
  • Clinical Leader: Trinity's nearly 1,000 employees, make the hospital one of the area's largest employers.

 

SCHEDULE: Full-time, 48 hours a pay period-Days 7-3 Monday to Friday with rotating Saturdays and Call after hours every 6 weeks, Sunday and holidays.

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO?  Pain Management Center RN and Cross train to Endoscopy. Work with the MD’s to give moderate sedation for patients with multiple medical problems. Strong Med/Surg background required. ACLS is required or within 3 months of hire. ECG required within 3 months of hire. Great for a Med/Surg /Telemetry Rn to use their skills in an Outpatient environment!

 

The RN staff nurse assumes primary responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care for assigned patients. A Nurse Clinician II plans and sets goals which demonstrate a holistic approach to patients and families. Assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level. Demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills.
Accountabilities:
Nurse/Patient Relationship: Develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship throughout the healthcare continuum
Assuring/Improving Quality Care: Facilitates the patient and family's right to receive quality, cost effective care
Patient/Staff Education: Demonstrates a commitment to meeting the learning needs of patients and families. Utilizes appropriate resources to meet those needs and achieve positive patient outcomes. Assists in creating an environment that promotes educational growth opportunities for nursing peers and colleagues.
Nursing Process: Demonstrates the use of nursing process as a problem-solving model.
Leadership/Collaboration/Professional Development: Demonstrates respect and understanding for peers and other clinical disciplines and participates as an effective member of the patient care team to formulate an integrated approach to care. Demonstrates leadership behaviors and is committed to the development of self and others.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • One plus year of nursing experience in the Special Procedures area, GI, Endo
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing, Associate of Nursing required
  • Earn 10 continuing education credits annually
  • Has demonstrated proficiency for the requirements for NC I
  • Have strong communication skills, computer skills, time management and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with patient care equipment
  • Current Illinois RN license and current CPR, ACLS Preferred
  • ACLS required within the first six months of employment.
  •  Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing
  • Certain positions may need to take call
  • Ability to transport objects, patients, and equipment
  • Ability to respond quickly to patient needs and work at fast pace
  • Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous, or unpleasant conditions while caring for the sick
  • Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of a fire or other disaster
  • 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 100 pounds occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds constantly

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

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