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Staff Nurse I - Neonatal ICU (Evenings) - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care

Company: University of Illinois Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Staff Nurse I - Neonatal ICU (Evenings)Staff Nurse I - Neonatal ICU (Evenings)

Hiring Department: Neonatal ICU

Location: Chicago, IL USA

Requisition ID: 1021805

FTE : 1

Work Schedule - 3p-1130p

Shift : Evenings

# of Position: 1

Posting Date: 11/13/2023

This position requires Illinois residency within 180 days of the hire date.

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

Perform RN duties. Adheres to UI Health Code of Conduct. Adheres to Nursing's time, overtime, and standards of performance. Complies with University Health Services TB, flu compliance, and fit testing requirements. Completes required orientation program and unit-specific competencies. Develops, implements, and updates the patient's plan of care based on on-going assessment of the patient and input from the patient's family. Shares information and collaborates with other members of the health care team to promote effective patient care. Verifies and implements orders from physician, physician assistant, and/or advance practice nurse by performing interventions as prescribed by the provider and documenting accurately in the electronic medical record. Engages and obtains information from patient and/or family to develop an appropriate patient educational plan. Recognizes symptoms, establishes priorities, and responds to patient's changing needs. Engages support personnel by delegating appropriate tasks per the Illinois State Nurse Practice Act and provides support and feedback. Advocates for patients, families, and their significant others, the community, and the nursing profession. Integrates theoretical knowledge, evidence-based research, current standards of practice and clinical experience to provide "quality" patient care as measured by established nursing quality standards and other governing/accrediting health care bodies. Participates in organizational, departmental, and shared leadership activities; supports department and unit goals in daily behavior. Assumes role of Charge Nurse when assigned, utilizing appropriate resources and tools. Serves as preceptor and/or resource to other nursing staff and students. Accesses UI Health intranet/Outlook for relevant communication and to review and interpret changes in policy, procedure, and other information pertinent to practice. Supports nursing and multidisciplinary research efforts conducted on the unit and UI Health. Other duties as assigned. SHIFT: 3PM-1130PM; Rotating WeekendsPerform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

* Eligibility for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation.
* 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
* Excellent attendance, interpersonal skills and work history required.
* BSN or MSN or DNP Graduate of an accredited nursing program required.
* New grads who have completed/passed NCLEX exam are also encouraged to apply.
* Must obtain STABLE certification within 3 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

* Nationally certified through ANCC approved certifier.
* Effective communication skills (oral and written) that facilitate therapeutic relationships between patients, families, and health care providers.
* NICU, PICU, PEDS, or ICU experience preferred

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 Medical Center, Chicago , Staff Nurse I - Neonatal ICU (Evenings) - NICU - Neonatal Intensive Care, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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