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Registered Nurse

City: Chicago Job ID: 87862 Facility: TRINITY HOSPITAL Department / Unit: Emergency Department Status-FTE: Full-Time .9 - 0.9 Shift: Rotate All Shifts

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.

Be Trinity Proud!!  This is a unique opportunity to work as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Advocate Trinity Hospital. Trinity’s Emergency staff specializes in hypertension, cardiac related emergencies, and pediatric emergency care. Trinity is fully equipped with the most sophisticated technology, including high-tech monitoring equipment and a state-of-the-art computer system.

We are looking for a strong hospital-experienced nurse with a passion to work in the Emergency Services.  We have a strong orientation and desire to make you the ED Nurse you’ve dreamed to be!  Looking for 2-year commitment to the unit!! 

Position Highlights:

  • Location: 2320 East 93rd St. in Chicago
  • Clinical Leader: Trinity provides residents in Southeast Chicago with outstanding clinical outcomes and compassionate care for more than 110 years.
  • Employee-Centric: Advocate voted Top 15 Places to Work in Illinois-2016! Voted Top 10 Places for Diversity in 2016!
  • Education: Tuition assistance starting day 30 of employment

SHIFT DETAILS:

  • .9 FTE (3-12 hours shifts per week) PM/NOC beginning at (11am, 3pm, 5pm or 7pm- 12 hour shift)  to be determined at the interview or after orientation based on department needs.
  • Strong Day-shift orientation
  • Every other weekend; every other holiday  

WHAT WILL YOU DO:

Assume primary responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care for assigned patients. Plan and set goals which demonstrate a holistic approach to patients and families, assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level and demonstrates a mastery of clinical skills.

  • 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:

  • Graduate from an accredited School of Nursing; BSN preferred.
  • Minimum 6 months to 1 year RN experience in Med-Surg, Telemetry, ICU, or Emergency Department.
  • Current Illinois RN License
  • Current CPR certification
  • ACLS certification required within first 6 months of employment
  • PALS certification required within first year of employment.
  • Strong customer service skills, excellent communication, commitment to patient safety, and excellent critical thinking skills.
  • 4 hours or equivalent education activities of the annual CEUs shall be related to cerebrovascular disease, earning 10 continuing education credits annually
  • Possess strong communication skills, computer skills, time management & organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of 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 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-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.

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