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Clinical Practice Specialist - Cath Lab

Req #:  216441
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Nursing
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1


Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,200 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest for a number of specialties, including cancer care; cardiovascular services; heart, kidney and lung transplantation; neurosciences; orthopedics; and women’s health. The hospital provides emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois.



Position Requirements:
Masters Degree
(MSN if no BSN or MA, MBA, MHA with a BSN)
3+ years recent experience in clinical specialty.
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.

This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients, i.e., understand normal patterns of adult behavior and look for signs of normal aging prior experience with various age groups is preferred.
Strong analytical skills.
Proven leadership skills.
Good organizational skills
Basic computer knowledge.
Effective communication and presentation skills.
Current RN license in the State of Illinois.
Certification in specialty area.
CPR Certification.
Ability to work flexible hours according to customer needs.
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases.
Ability to prioritize independently and respond to multiple simultaneous requests.
Lifting up to 20 pounds occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently.
Ability to communicate with patients/families.
Ability to travel locally.
Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations.

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.

To plan and coordinate care to achieve optimal patient outcomes. The Clinical Practice Specialist will serve as practitioner, patient outcome champion, professional leader and innovator. This position provides a high degree of professional competence and integrates practice, research, education and leadership into clinical roles.

The role will support Advocate's initiatives working collaboratively with unit leadership to achieve unit, department and site organizational goals to always ensure safety, quality and service.
Patient Outcomes: Monitors data, develops interventions, programs and indicators to benchmark performance and improve patient outcomes.
Professional Leadership/Staff Development: Demonstrates leadership qualities that reflect accountability and serves as a clinical expert/resource to staff with respect to problem solving patient care, aiding in staff's critical thinking skills, and professional development.
Innovator: Participates in and promotes quality, research and evidence based practice findings by making appropriate recommendations for changes in practice, policies and procedures.

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.