Company: Advocate Health
Location: Hazel Crest
Posted on: November 20, 2023
- Clinical and Professional Practice
- 8)Work with specific critical care team members in response to
a "CODE BLUE" or "RRT" to provide expert nursing intervention and
support to clinical nurses and other specialties.
- 9)Analyze challenging situations and intervene as appropriate
to optimize patient outcomes. Implement strategies to reduce
patient risk and increase patient safety. Ensure that patient care
is delivered in accordance with the established policies and
protocols and to the agreed standards.
- 10)Be responsible for developing and sustaining own knowledge,
clinical skills and professional awareness in accordance with
minimal position requirements. Strategically plans for ongoing
education to acquire new knowledge and skills.
- 1)Respond to all unplanned clinical events and potentially
critical situations from the different clinical areas. Provide an
expert initial assessment of any patient meeting the criteria for
calling the critical care team.
- 2)Based on the clinical assessment, initiate the level of
support required, including airway management, oxygen therapy,
advanced cardiac or basic life support interventions, etc.
- 3)Participate in the multi-disciplinary review of patients on
different clinical areas and emergency department working with the
clinicians to support and participate in the delivery of care to
critically ill patients requiring level 1 care or above.
- 4)Act as an excellent clinical nursing role model in the
management of patients requiring specialized critical care.
- 5)Carry out nursing care that is based on the latest research
findings, and constitutes best practice. Maintains critical care
competencies to provide bedside care as assigned.
- 6)Alert other members of medical/surgical staff from the
patient's own team to help expedite admission and transfer of
patients to different levels of care. Where necessary, work
directly with leaders to fast track patient into the appropriate
unit and level of care.
- 7)Provide follow-up care and monitoring to patients transferred
from ICU to other units.
- Clinical Excellence and Leadership
- 1)Participates in unit or organizational shared governance and
- 2)Promotes and supports growth of others through precepting and
mentoring when appropriate.
- 3)Accountable for activities that lead to excellent patient
care outcomes through timely, effective, efficient and safe
- 4)Actively participates in the improvement of national nursing
quality indicators and outcomes and identifies opportunities for
and participates in performance improvement activities related to
capacity management, patient throughput/patient flow and other
critical nursing initiatives to meet hospital strategic goals.
- 10)Demonstrates proficient leadership skills at the unit
- 5)Translates the nursing and corporate vision and strategic
plan into measurable goals and sustainable programs.
- 6)Creates and maintains a supportive and healthy work
environment during highly stressful situations.
- 7)Advances practice through the development of innovations
incorporating the principles of change. Consistently applies
evidence-based practice in patient care. Incorporates nursing
standards of care into practice.
- 8)Mentors and coaches nursing staff and creates an environment
of professional growth. Serves as a role model whose beliefs,
attitudes and actions support unit leadership and goals.
- 9)Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice,
including progress toward achievement of annual goals.
- Performance and Quality Improvement
- 1)Participate in the audit and evaluation of the RESCUE team
(e.g. Code Blue audits, RRT audits, Sepsis RRT audits, etc.) Assist
in disseminating the results of such work throughout the different
clinical areas and appropriate councils/committees.
- 2)Work in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team to
support and develop research projects.
- 3)Work with the charge nurse, unit leaders, clinical
facilitators in identifying areas of risk for patients and other
team members taking appropriate action i.e identify training needs
for staff caring for critically ill patients and providing this
feedback to unit leadership.
- 4)Participate in quality/process improvement initiatives to
improve the functions of the department and the patient care
- Innovation, Research and Technical Expertise
- 1)Creatively uses knowledge, resources, and technology to
transform care for the diverse patient population.
- 2)Creates and promotes a culture of safety and
- 3)Articulates standards and monitors compliance with the State
Nurse Practice Act, State Board of Nursing Regulation, regulatory
agency standards and the policies of the organization.
- 4)Demonstrates information literacy skills in complex decision
- 5)Utilizes clinical information systems and platforms, i.e.,
EMR, MIDAS, Teletracking to promote safety, quality and
- Nurse, Registered (RN)
- * Graduate from an accredited school of nursing * 3+ years of
ICU or ED experience. * See Education Addendum for site specific
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- * Excellent communication skills * Excellent computer skills *
Excellent time management and organizational skills * Familiarity
with patient care equipment
- * Current Illinois RN license * Current BLS * Current ACLS *
Current PALS * CCRN upon hire or within 2 years *
Certifications/education required for the nursing specialty - See
Physicial Requirements and Working Conditions:
- 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
Addendum: Education Addendum ALL SITES * GRADUATE FROM AN
ACCREDITED SCHOOL OF NURSING * BSN PREFERRED BroMenn Medical
Center: * Effective 01/01/2015: ADN acceptable with agreement to
enroll in BSN completion program within two years of hire date and
to be completed within five years of hire date. Children's
Hospitals: * Effective 01/01/2017: Complete and maintain PALS
certification within 6 months of hire Christ Medical Center: *
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) required * Certification in
your current area of specialty once meeting eligibility
requirements. Condell Medical Center: * Effective 02/01/2015: ADN
acceptable with agreement to enroll in BSN completion program in
two years and to be completed in five years. Good Samaritan
Hospital: * Externally hired new grads BSN required. BSN preferred
for experienced new hire nurses. * Certification in your current
area of specialty once meeting eligibility requirements. Good
Shepherd Hospital: * Effective 07/01/2015: ADN acceptable with
agreement to enroll in BSN completion program in two years and to
be completed in five years. Illinois Masonic Medical Center: *
Effective 01/01/2012: - New Grads: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(BSN) required - Experienced RNs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(BSN) required. - Experienced RNs: Invasive Cardiology (Cath/EP)
and Operating Room (OR) - ADN may be acceptable with greater than 3
years of experience in specific specialties with agreement on hire
to enroll and complete BSN completion program within 3 years of
hire. * Certification in your area of specialty once meeting
eligibility requirements. - If employed prior to January 1, 2012
and have shown demonstrated attempts but failed to become
certified, the associate will be grandfathered. Lutheran General
Hospital: * Effective 06/01/2012: ADN acceptable with agreement to
enroll in BSN completion program in two years to be completed in
five years. Sherman Hospital: * Effective 01/01/2015: ADN
acceptable with agreement to enroll in BSN completion program and
to be completed in four years. South Suburban Hospital: * ADN
acceptable with agreement to enroll in a BSN completion program
within two years of hire date and to be completed within five
years. Trinity Hospital: * ADN acceptable with agreement to enroll
in a BSN completion program within two years of hire date and to be
completed within five years. Certification Addendum Associates will
maintain annual educational requirements for hospital based
certifications (e.g. DNV, CARF or others) Mother Baby: * Completes
basic AWHONN FHMPP 2 day course * Completes annual FHR competency *
Completes and maintains NRP certification as assigned Emergency
Room: * Completes and maintains ECRN certification, if base
station. * Completes and maintains ACLS & PALS certification after
1 year experience. * Completes and maintains TNS/TNCC & ECRN
certification after 2 years experience ICU/CCU: * Successfully
completes ECG course and annual exam * Completes and maintains ACLS
certification NICU * Completes and maintains NRP certification
within 6 months of hire Mental Health: * No additional requirements
M/S Tele: * Completes ECG course and annual exam * Completes and
maintains ACLS certification Neuro: * Completes and maintains ACLS
certification Oncology: * Completes radiation therapy safety
competency. * Completes central line competency including
declogging of central lines. * Completes chemotherapy provider
course and maintains renewal every 2 years Rehabilitation: * No
additional requirements Surgery/OR: * Demonstrates the ability to
both scrub and circulate in most cases Interventional Cardiology: *
Complies with established radiation safety standards * Completes
and maintains ACLS certification Pediatrics: * Completes and
maintains ACLS certification within 6 months of hire PICU: *
Complete and maintain PALS certification within 6 months of hire
Surgical Heart: * Completes ECG course and annual exam * Completes
and maintains ACLS certification Pediatric Surgical Heart: *
Completes and maintains PALS certification within 6 months of hire
IV/Infusion: * Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI or
Vascular Access Certification (VA-BC) within 2 years of hire
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work
expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a
comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities
required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform
other related duties.
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