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Title:  Registered Nurse-Cardiac Telemetry-7p-7a

Req #:  115492
Facility:  Lutheran General Hospital
Department:  Nursing
City:  Park Ridge
Posting Budget Status:  PM/Night
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital is the leading health care provider in Chicago’s North and Northwest suburbs offering a Level I Trauma Center, access to national clinical trials and advanced medical technologies. As a nationally recognized academic and research hospital, patients have access to the most advanced treatment in the areas of cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s health. Lutheran General Hospital is a member of Advocate Health Care, Illinois’ largest health care system and one of the nation’s Top 10 Health Care systems.

REGISTERED NURSE – Cardiac Telemetry

 

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital; Park Ridge, IL
  • FULL TIME
  • 7P-7A, Twelve Hour Shifts
     
    JOB and UNIT SUMMARY:
     
    This fast paced 44 bed unit specializes in Cardiac Telemetry; caring for patients who have a variety of complex cardiac diagnosis such as COPD, CHF, A Fib. The unit also cares for post open heart surgical patients, and some post cardiac interventional procedures (cardiac cath, pacemakers).
     
    THE ADVOCATE NURSE:
     
  • Uses evidence-based practice, clinical decision making, compassion and skilled dialogue, the registered nurse leads efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience.
  • Delivers and coordinates patient-centered care across the continuum to support the successful transition of patients to other healthcare delivery systems or their home communities.
  • Is responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive patient care through the appropriate utilization of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation, in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.
     
    Patient-Centered Holistic Care
    Clinical Excellence
    Leadership
    Compassion
    Innovation
    Professional Growth
     
    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) preferred
  • ADN acceptable with agreement to enroll in BSN completion program in two years to be completed in 5 years
  • Prefer current nursing experience on a Telemetry or Medical/Surgical Unit
  • Current Illinois RN license
  • Current CPR
  • ACLS to be obtained within 6 months of hire
  • Certification in your current area of specialty once meeting eligibility requirements.
  • Good communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with patient care equipment
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing
  • 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 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.

 

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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