Job Description

Location:Midwestern Regional Medical Center
Region:Zion, IL
Department:200003 Nursing Admin-RN
Employment Status:Part time
Shift Hours / Days:1 shift a week. 7pm-7:30am
Hours / Pay Period:24
Position ID:39124
Job Function:Nursing/Patient Care

Description

Intensive Care Registered Nurse

We Fight Cancer: Care That Never Quits®

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) delivers an extraordinary patient experience we call Patient Empowered Care®. We deliver state-of-the-art, high quality care through an integrative model where a team of experts puts patients at the center of their own care. Every day, you will help patients win the fight against cancer. Every day is challenging and rewarding beyond your imagination.

A Culture of Teamwork, Empowerment & Development

CTCA provides Stakeholders with exceptional support and easy access to a wide range of tools and resources they need to bring the best of themselves, every day. Our benefits, wellness, and compensation programs lead the market. We provide extensive training and career development opportunities that encourage professional and personal growth—it is a point of pride. We empower our Stakeholders to deliver the highest standard of care, which we call the Mother Standard®.

Purpose Summary:

The Professional Clinical Registered Nurse practices to provide the Mother Standard of care. Individualized care to the pediatric, adolescent, geriatric and adult patient and family is provided within the realm of relationship based care. An Individualized plan of care is provided; utilizing the nursing process including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. Independently guides nursing practice and evaluates patient specific outcomes. Responsible for inspiring and guiding the other qualified patient care team members to ensure clinically excellent outcomes through effective delegation in the exercise of his/her independent judgment. Utilizes effective communication to support a culture of caring and healing in which the patient and family are the central focus. Nursing care address physical, spiritual, emotional and educational needs of the patient, and coordinates the plan of care with other healthcare professional’s patients, support persons and all members of the healthcare team.

Acts in compliance with enterprise policies/procedures and the Nurse Practice Act of the State. Follows the enterprise nursing philosophy and the Empowered for Excellence (E2) nursing professional practice model which are derived from the Benner model and Jean Watson’s Theory of Caring.

MAIN PURPOSE:

Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents the care of critically ill medical and surgical adolescent/adult patients. Provides acute care per protocols. Assists with special procedures. Directs the care delivered by patient care partners and other health care team members in the department. Collaborates with Physicians to evaluate patient readiness for transfer out of critical care environment. Accepts med surg and telemetry overflow patients as necessary. Recovers MAC local patients when PACU not open.

REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES:

  • Graduate of NLNAC or CCNE School of Nursing, and licensed in the state of practice
  • Bachelor’s Degree in nursing strongly preferred
  • OCN Certification within two years
  • BLS certification must be maintained while in this position
  • 1 year current hospital nursing
  • ACLS within 6 months of hire
  • Telemetry competency within 6 months of hire ;
  • Complete Critical Care Course with 6 months of hire

PREFERRED ATTRIBUTES

  • National certification in critical care (CCRN)
  • National certification in specialty population served
  • 1-2 years of acute care experience

ADDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

  • Ability to interpret and operate cardiac and other invasive and noninvasive monitors, recognize normal/abnormal rhythms /trends, and institute appropriate interventions
  • Attend in house codes and rapid response calls as required
  • Maintain competency in:
  • Caring for patients with complex needs including hemodynamically compromised and mechanically ventilated patients
  • Initiating and maintain complex IV therapy , including thrombolytic administration, vasoactive medications, central IV catheters, dialysis catheters & arterial lines
  • Safe use of less invasive, life supporting modalities i.e. BiPAP, ETCO2, arterial pressure based CO/CI & SVO2 monitor, core temperature monitors

The Best Place to Work

We call ourselves Stakeholders because we all have a stake in the care and success of every patient. Today, CTCA Stakeholders deliver healing and hope to patients fighting complex and advanced cancer in Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ and Tulsa, OK. Each of our hospitals earned a Best Place to Work distinction and receives numerous accreditations that celebrate our culture of clinical quality, innovation, high performance and wellness.

Beyond The Resume, What We Look For

We select people with talent—people who thrive in an environment of continuous improvement. We are creative and resourceful problem solvers. We are inventors and innovators. As a CTCA Stakeholder, you make the difference in the life of a patient.

Do you see yourself working with a passionate team in a dynamic, high growth environment? Visit www.cancercenter.com/careers to begin your journey.