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Patient Care Leader Oncology

Req #:  127021
Facility:  Sherman Hospital
Department:  Nursing
City:  Elgin
Posting Budget Status:  Twelve hour 7p-7a
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.9

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.

Patient Care Leader Oncology

Sherman Hospital, Elgin IL 

Full TIme 

Nights

 

Purpose:
The Patient Care Leader (PCL) has a clear understanding of the Advocate Mission, Vision, and Values, and is able to articulate this vision to others. Provides operational and clinical leadership to the unit during assigned shift including serving as a clinical resource. Leads the provision and coordination of patient~centered, compassionate and wholistic care. Promotes accountability for evidence~based practice, clinical decision~making and improvement of strategic outcomes through enculturation of performance improvement activities. Anticipates and secures appropriate resources needed for own shift and next 24~hours. Fosters professional development of self and others while supporting a professional practice environment grounded in safety, quality monitoring and quality improvement.

Accountabilities:
Provides operational and clinical leadership to the unit during assigned shift including serving as a clinical resource.
Leads the provision and coordination of patient~centered, compassionate and wholistic care
Promotes accountability for evidence~based practice, clinical decision~making and improvement of outcomes through enculturation of performance improvement activities.
Anticipates and secures appropriate resources needed for own shift and next 24 hours.
Fosters professional development of self and others while supporting a professional practice environment grounded in safety, quality monitoring and quality improvement.

 

Position Requirements:
BSN preferred
Enrolled in a BSN program by 1/7/2017, BSN completed by 12/31/2019
2+ years nursing experience (preferably including charge nurse or other nursing unit leadership capacity) 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.


Nearest Major Market: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago