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Ambulatory RN 2 - Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology - Pediatric Hematology / Oncology

Company: Rush University Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Ambulatory RN 2 - Pediatrics - Hematology/OncologyAmbulatory RN 2 - Pediatrics - Hem/Onc.

Position Summary:

The Ambulatory 2 RN is a competent RN that exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures. The Ambulatory RN 2 identifies patterns of patient responses and can use past experiences to implement solutions for current situations. The Ambulatory RN 2 is a competent nurse who has mastered technical skills and utilizes evidence based interventions. The Ambulatory RN2 continues to collaborate with other members of the health care team when the need for assistance is identified.

Relationships and Caring

Establishes a caring, therapeutic relationship with patients and families through effective communication, acknowledgement of patient/family perceptions of health and illness and mutual goal setting for optimal patient experience and outcomes.

Implements a plan of care that incorporates the unique characteristics of patients, families, groups and communities. (Cultural, spiritual, intellectual, age educational and psychosocial).

Maintains positive, professional relationships with all members of the healthcare team through effective communication, mutual support and respect.

Collaborates and communicates consistently and effectively with other disciplines and services to meet the needs of patients/families.

Utilizes resources to effectively resolve conflict and improve team relationships in support of a healthy work environment.

Coordinates care using the nursing process, multidisciplinary collaboration and coordination of all appropriate health services and community resources across the care continuum.

Evidence Based Practice

Utilizes evidence-based ambulatory care nursing interventions during clinical visits, telephone encounters, and electronic communications according to state regulations, regulatory agency standards and organizational policies and procedures.

Communicates current evidence-based strategies,

standards of care and protocols with peers.

Participates in and contributes to system and clinic based quality initiatives, research, development of care protocols and evidence based activities that improve patient care and outcomes.

Technical Expertise

Demonstrates accountability for implementing policies related to safe and effective administration of medications, the use of medical devices in the delivery of patient care and in the performance of patient procedures.

Applies the teaching- learning process to meet the learning and self-management needs of patients and families.

Assesses patient safety needs and implements appropriate strategies to minimize risk during clinical visits, telephone encounters and electronic communications.

Critical Thinking

Recognizes changes in patient status and consistently responds effectively to optimize patient outcomes.

Recognizes patterns and problems in a specific patient population that require evaluation.

Demonstrates the ability to prioritize care for complex patients based on knowledge acquired from previous clinical experiences.

Utilizes competent assessment skills to holistically evaluate the physical and psychosocial needs of patients and families throughout the care continuum.

Critically analyzes patient cases and effectively adapts the plan of care.

Establish regular communication patterns that facilitate the transition of care for patients and families across settings.


Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice, including progress toward achievement of annual goals.

Considers factors related to resource utilization when delivering care to patients and families.

Supports clinic goals and change initiatives and participates in nursing shared governance.

Collaborates with other clinic personnel to ensure task completion to consistently optimize patient outcomes.

Provides education to staff and/or students in the clinic.

Position Requirements:

* Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required.

* 1-3 years nursing experience required. Preferably in a surgical setting.

* Earned nursing degree at the baccalaureate level or higher for those hired after January 1, 2014. All transfers to Rush University Medical Center or Rush University Medical Group from other Rush entities must have an earned nursing degree at the baccalaureate level or higher prior to the transfer.

* CPR and PALS certification must be current.

* National certification preferred.

* Analytical ability is required.

* Communication skills are required in order to lead and teach.

* Ability to interact effectively with others in difficult situations.


* Preferred chemotherapy/biotherapy experience

* Must take chemotherapy/biotherapy course within 3 months or next available

* Peds experience preferred

* Central line, peripheral IV experience preferred

* Chemotherapy experience preferred

* Ambulatory experience preferred

* Experience with EPIC preferred


* Work requires the ability to walk throughout the clinic and to be standing or walking most of the designated shift.

* Work requires lifting or carrying objects 35-40lbs. and lifting and positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.

* The ability to check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data, and closely examine specimens, images or reports is required.

* Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and/or contact with potentially infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents.

Disclaimer: The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Company Highlights:

* Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

* Rush University Medical Center is a five-time Magnet-- facility, the highest recognition given for nursing excellence. Rush was also the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status.

* Rush was ranked #1 Best Hospital in Illinois for Nurses in 2017 by

* Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

* Ranked among the top 20 "Best Places to Work" by Indeed.

* Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Keywords: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago , Ambulatory RN 2 - Pediatrics - Hematology/Oncology - Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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