The Advocate Nurse in the SURGICAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (SICU):
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL
- 12 HR shifts – weekend and holiday rotations required
- Night shift: 7PM - 7:30AM
- Full time benefits
**Experienced RNs only - New Grad RNs visit: www.advocatehealth.com/nurse-residency
HIGHLIGHTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LUTHERAN GENERAL HOSPITAL:
- Lutheran General Hospital is a Level 1 Trauma medical center; 638-licenced beds serving the North and Northwest suburbs.
- LGH was awarded Magnet designation - first hospital in the north and northwest suburbs to receive it.
- LGH is a nationally recognized academic and research hospital with advanced treatment in cardiology, cancer, neurosciences, orthopedics and women’s' health.
- LGH is a member of Advocate Health Care, named Top 15 Best Places to work in Illinois (2016) and named Top 10 in Diversity and Inclusion for Hospitals and Health Systems (2016)
- LGH was awarded the Get with the Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award for Acute Myocardial Infarctions by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
- LGH was named one of the 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health Analytics for the 16th time in 2015 and one of only14 hospitals to receive the 100 Top Hospitals® Everest Award for greatest rate of improvement over five consecutive years
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- Using 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.
- The nurse 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.
- The registered nurse 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.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BE QUALIFIED:
- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
- BSN preferred, or
- ADN with agreement to enroll in BSN completion program in two years to be completed in five years
- Current Illinois RN license
- Current CPR
- Minimum 1 year of nursing experience
- Certifications/education required for the nursing specialty
- Successfully completes ECG course and annual exam
- Completes and maintains ACLS certification
- Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing
- Certain positions may need to take call
- 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.
- Patient-Centered Wholistic Care: The registered nurse is culturally sensitive and engaged with the beliefs and values of diverse populations. Nurses engage with inter-professional colleagues to deliver exemplary care. Lifelong relationships with patients and families develop to support achievement of health goals.
- Clinical Excellence: The registered nurse contributes to inter-professional excellence which is represented by achieved clinical outcomes. Using evidence-based practice, clinical decision making, and skilled dialogue, nurses lead efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience.
- Leadership: The registered nurse participates in leading healthcare transformation and the nursing profession with commitment, dedication, and expertise. Expressing vision, demonstrating accountability through shared governance, contributing to the profession, and coordinating inter-professional care are all characteristics of the registered nurse.
- Compassion: The Advocate Nurse demonstrates presence with patients and families, practices empathy, and supports spiritual needs and beliefs. The nurse demonstrates respect and dignity always, and their presence is essential during the most vulnerable times. Nurses promote relationship development with communities to create strong partnerships and to improve health outcomes of patients and communities served.
- Innovation: The registered nurse contributes to the future delivery of care to patients and to systems that support nursing. They embody the characteristics of inquiry, adaptability, change, and continual development, through performance improvement, evidence-based practice, and research initiatives.
- Professional Growth: The registered nurse is committed to lifelong learning, building knowledge and skill sets to keep pace with new delivery models and a changing healthcare environment. This promotes practice to the full scope of their nursing license.