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Staff Nurse I - Float Team (ICU -Stepdown Track) - - Progressive Care Unit

Company: University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Staff Nurse I - Float Team (ICU -Stepdown Track) -Staff Nurse I - Float Team (ICU-Stepdown Track)-

Hiring Department: Float Team (ICU -Stepdown Track) -

Location: Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1014295

FTE : 1.0

Work Schedule - 3p-11:30p Rotate Weekends

Shift : Flex Evenings

# of Position: 2

Posted date: 10/5/2022

About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation's preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent "Best Colleges" rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


Position Summary

Staff Nurse I is accountable for the delivery of patient care utilizing the Nursing Process and Relationship-Based Care model as the framework. The Staff Nurse I provides direct patient care and takes initiative to improve patient outcomes by integrating Shared Leadership, Evidence Based Practice, Relationship Based Care and standards of nursing excellence into clinical practice. Through therapeutic relationships with patients, families, self and colleagues, the Staff Nurse I functions as an interdisciplinary team member who provides quality patient care and fulfills unit and organizational goals.

Duties & Responsibilities

Administer patient care with a high degree of skill, as prescribed by a physician. In accordance with the orders of physicians, programs and sets priorities for the administration of nursing care for a patient group, such selection and delegation of patient care assignments including consideration of staff capacity and special patient needs. Establishes nursing care goals for an individual patient or a patient group, formulates patient care plans, and motivates nursing personnel to follow plans and recognize the relationship of each aspect of care to ultimate goals. Encourages other nursing personnel to identify with the nursing team, to recognize their particular contribution, and to appreciate the role of all health sciences in the group approach to patient care. Establishes unit procedures to effect a coordinated approach to the care of a patient group. Explains departmental and unit policies and procedures, identifies and reports policy and procedural deficiencies, and evaluates new policies and procedures. Demonstrates nursing procedures and techniques to assure staff's ability to render effective care. Establishes short-range goals for patient instruction and rehabilitation, plans assignments of nursing personnel to implement these goals, and assists in patient and family instruction. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

* BSN Graduate of an accredited nursing program
* Current license as a Professional Registered Nurse from State of Illinois
* Current AHA BLS/CPR and other required unit specific certifications
* Effective communication skills (oral and written) that facilitate therapeutic relationships between patients, family, and health care providers
* Intermediate computer skills with the ability to become proficient in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) with on-the-job training

Minimum of 2 years ICU experience required.

Experience working on a Float team or agency work preferred.

Excellent attendance, interpersonal skills, and work history required.

Preferred Qualifications

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

The university provides accommodations to applicants and employees. Request an Accommodation

Keywords: University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago , Staff Nurse I - Float Team (ICU -Stepdown Track) - - Progressive Care Unit, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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