Over its nearly 40-year history, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has evolved into a recognized national leader in health care. Good Samaritan Hospital has been named to the 100 Top Hospitals list six times and is the only health care organization in the state to earn the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, achieving the honor in 2010. Good Samaritan Hospital features DuPage County’s only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and received the American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. A range of services are offered at the hospital, including cardiology, oncology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, general surgery, gastroenterology, stroke care, obstetrics and gynecology, and low-dose diagnostic imaging. Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care.
LOCATION: 3815 Highland Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
- Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award - the only health care organization to earn this prestigious designation.
- Level 1 Trauma and Comprehensive Stroke designated site.
- Magnet designation by American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence
- Advocate voted Top 15 Places to Work in Illinois-2016!
- Voted Top 10 Places for Diversity in 2016!
- eICU monitoring 24/7 for all critical care units
- Access to the beautiful 90,000 square foot on campus Wellness Center - including 3 pools!
- Tuition assistance starting day 30 of employment
- .6 FTE -variable start times- 3pm or 7pm (two 12-hour shifts per week)
- every other weekend; every other holiday
- Part-time B benefits
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- The RN staff nurse assumes primary responsibility for the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care for patients assigned.
- Plans and set goals which demonstrate a holistic approach to patients and families.
- Assumes leadership responsibilities at the unit level
- 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:
- Bachelors of Science in Nursing preferred. ADN with agreement to enroll in BSN completion program in two years to be completed in five years, will be considered
- Minimum of one year ER experience as a Registered Nurse
- Current Illinois RN license and certified in CPR and ACLS
- 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.
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.