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Job Title/Description:  Nurse Clinician - Thoracic Surgery  (12.21) 
Full-time; Days
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

The  Nurse Clinician reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Nurse Clinician will work in a multidisciplinary environment which will require exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians, clinical and administrative units. This position will utilize nursing skills to perform patient assessments via phone or in person and implement nursing interventions; as such the ability to use appropriate judgment, independent thinking and creativity when resolving patient care issues. The Nurse Clinician is also responsible for initiating & organizing patient education for the population this unit serves.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment: 
    • Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations.
    • Report deficiencies to supervisor immediately.
    • Assist in rectifying deficiencies as requested.
    • Assume responsibility for and supervision of the appropriate care of medical equipment.
  • Provide pre-attending care for patients:
    • For each patient, perform a comprehensive assessment of the chief complaint and patient needs utilizing the nursing process.
    • Based on findings, seek solutions and offer opinions to physicians and other health care providers.
    • Document all nursing assessments in the patient’s medical record.
    • Ensure that all documentation is clear, complete and legible.
    • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
    • Understand and uphold the protocols and procedures for release of patient/medical information.
  • Perform routine nursing duties and demonstrate clinical competency:
    • Independently perform routine nursing duties including phlebotomy, medication administration, measurement of vital signs, preparation of lab specimens, etc.
    • Demonstrate clinical competency when performing complex specialty-related procedures, including conscious sedation, chemotherapy administration, inseminations, filling and adjustment of implantable pain pumps and excision and drainage of wounds.
  • Interpret and define abnormalities detected in tests and procedures, then take appropriate remedial action:
    • Document all interventions in the patient medical record as appropriate.
    • Ensure that all documentation is clear, complete and legible.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other departments:
    • Communicate and collaborate with other clinical and administrative departments in order to coordinate appropriate patient care, as needed.
    • Communicate with outside agencies or facilities as appropriate.
  • Triage and prioritize incoming telephone calls:
    • Triage and prioritize incoming telephone calls using clinical assessment skills and service standards.
    • Document all assessments the patient medical record as appropriate.
    • Ensure that all documentation is clear, complete and legible.
  • Manage urgent/emergent medical situations as appropriate and in accordance with the organization’s protocols for medical emergencies and cardiac arrests:
    • Obtain and/or operate emergency equipment according to relevant standards.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and physicians for daily problem solving and decision-making:
    • Maintain a consistent alertness to patient care needs and take a proactive approach to address/resolve issues.
    • Delegate appropriate tasks according to Illinois law and organizational protocols to Licensed Practical Nurses and Medical Assistants.
  • Comply with all existing policies and procedures related to patient care:
    • Make recommendations to management regarding new policies and procedures that may improve the patient experience.
    • Assure that new policies and procedures are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Initiate and coordinate patient education:
    • Ensure that patients understand educational materials and can exhibit return demonstration when pertinent.
    • Provide teaching to staff on both a formal and informal basis.
    • Participate in community outreach education, patient support groups or specialty-related educational programs offered to hospital and community nurses, as requested.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Associates degree in Nursing.
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Registered Professional Nurse licensure in the State of Illinois
  • Certification in Basic CPR
  • 2 years of relevant clinical experience in an acute or ambulatory care environment

Preferred:

  • Bachelors degree in nursing (may be required for certain positions)
  • 1-2 years of Oncology experience highly preferred

For more information and to apply, please visit us online at: jobs.nm.org (Job Req ID # 30881).

.Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.


Job Title/Description:  Nurse Clinician - Thoracic MedOnc  
(12.21) 
Full-time; Days
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

The Nurse Clinician reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The Nurse Clinician will work in a multidisciplinary environment which will require exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians, clinical and administrative units. This position will utilize nursing skills to perform patient assessments via phone or in person and implement nursing interventions; as such the ability to use appropriate judgment, independent thinking and creativity when resolving patient care issues. The Nurse Clinician is also responsible for initiating & organizing patient education for the population this unit serves.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment: 
    • Ensure compliance with OSHA regulations.
    • Report deficiencies to supervisor immediately.
    • Assist in rectifying deficiencies as requested.
    • Assume responsibility for and supervision of the appropriate care of medical equipment.
  • Provide pre-attending care for patients:
    • For each patient, perform a comprehensive assessment of the chief complaint and patient needs utilizing the nursing process.
    • Based on findings, seek solutions and offer opinions to physicians and other health care providers.
    • Document all nursing assessments in the patient’s medical record.
    • Ensure that all documentation is clear, complete and legible.
    • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
    • Understand and uphold the protocols and procedures for release of patient/medical information.
  • Perform routine nursing duties and demonstrate clinical competency:
    • Independently perform routine nursing duties including phlebotomy, medication administration, measurement of vital signs, preparation of lab specimens, etc.
    • Demonstrate clinical competency when performing complex specialty-related procedures, including conscious sedation, chemotherapy administration, inseminations, filling and adjustment of implantable pain pumps and excision and drainage of wounds.
  • Interpret and define abnormalities detected in tests and procedures, then take appropriate remedial action:
    • Document all interventions in the patient medical record as appropriate.
    • Ensure that all documentation is clear, complete and legible.
  • Communicate and collaborate with other departments:
    • Communicate and collaborate with other clinical and administrative departments in order to coordinate appropriate patient care, as needed.
    • Communicate with outside agencies or facilities as appropriate.
  • Triage and prioritize incoming telephone calls:
    • Triage and prioritize incoming telephone calls using clinical assessment skills and service standards.
    • Document all assessments the patient medical record as appropriate.
    • Ensure that all documentation is clear, complete and legible.
  • Manage urgent/emergent medical situations as appropriate and in accordance with the organization’s protocols for medical emergencies and cardiac arrests:
    • Obtain and/or operate emergency equipment according to relevant standards.
  • Serve as a resource for staff and physicians for daily problem solving and decision-making:
    • Maintain a consistent alertness to patient care needs and take a proactive approach to address/resolve issues.
    • Delegate appropriate tasks according to Illinois law and organizational protocols to Licensed Practical Nurses and Medical Assistants.
  • Comply with all existing policies and procedures related to patient care:
    • Make recommendations to management regarding new policies and procedures that may improve the patient experience.
    • Assure that new policies and procedures are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Initiate and coordinate patient education:
    • Ensure that patients understand educational materials and can exhibit return demonstration when pertinent.
    • Provide teaching to staff on both a formal and informal basis.
    • Participate in community outreach education, patient support groups or specialty-related educational programs offered to hospital and community nurses, as requested.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Associates degree in Nursing.
  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Registered Professional Nurse licensure in the State of Illinois
  • Certification in Basic CPR
  • 2 years of relevant clinical experience in an acute or ambulatory care environment

Preferred:

  • Bachelors degree in Nursing (may be required for certain positions)

For more information and to apply, please visit us online at jobs.nm.org (Job Req ID # 33369).

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.





Job Title
:  Part time Oncology Chemotherapy Infusion Registered Nurse:  Outpatient Oncology Clinic  (11.21) 

Description:

  • Assesses each patient’s biophysical, psychosocial, environment, spiritual, cultural, self-care, educational and discharge planning based on age and development status.
  • Utilizes the caring behaviors of empathy, active listening and cultural sensitivity and supports patient dignity.
  • Develops and prioritizes an outcome directed plan of care to assigned patients and changes as necessary.
  • Performs clinical and technical aspects of care in accordance with established policies, procedures, standards of practice and within scope of the State Nurse Practice.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of nursing interventions. Modified the plan of care focusing on age and development status and patient outcomes.
  • Reviews the plan of care and consults with the physician and other health care providers to adjust the plan to assure optimum patient outcomes within the scheduled timeframe.

 

Required Credentials:  RN required; BSN preferred

Hours:  Part time; Monday through Thursday; 9:00am-2:00pm

Application Deadline: Until the position is filled

Company:  West Suburban Medical Center/River Forest Cancer Center

Job Location:   River Forest Cancer Center, 7420 West Central, River Forest, IL  60305

Application Instructions:  All interested applicants are asked to contact Corky Bellile,

Chief Administrative Officer, River Forest either by phone or email.

Contact Name:  Corky Bellile

Email Address:  cbellile@rfcampus.com

Phone:  708.763.4713

Mailing Address:   420 William St., Suite B, River Forest, IL  60305





Job Title:
Registered Nurse II - Radiation Oncology, FT 1st Shift (11.21) 

 Description: Registered Nurse 2 - Radiation Oncology

Position Highlights:

The Registered Nurse 2 is a competent nurse who has mastered technical skills. The Registered Nurse 2 identifies patterns of patient responses and can use past experiences to implement solutions for current situations. The Registered Nurse 2 continues to consult with other members of the health care team when the need for assistance is identified. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

  • 4-10s work schedule
  • No holidays, no weekends, no call
  • Occasional travel to Oak Park Clinic

Position Responsibilities:

  • EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTIONS
    • Participates in the collection of data to support unit based quality initiatives, research and evidence based activities.
    • Utilizes system wide resources to support decision making and action.
    • Recognizes patterns/groupings of problems in a specific patient population that require investigation and initiates actions to address.
    • Communicates current evidence-based information with peers.
  • 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 outcomes.
    • Collaborates consistently and effectively with other disciplines and services to meet the needs of patients/families.
  • CRITICAL THINKING
    • Utilizes competent assessment skills to holistically evaluate the physical and psychosocial needs of patients and families.
    • Demonstrates the ability to prioritize care for complex patients based on knowledge acquired from previous clinical experiences.
    • Recognizes a change in patient status and seeks appropriate resources to address concerns.
  • TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
    • Demonstrates consistent safe and effective use of medical devices in the delivery of patient care.
    • Demonstrates accountability for implementing policies related to safe and effective administration of medications.
    • Assesses patient safety needs and implements appropriate strategies (fall precautions, infection control, and suicide risk patient identification) to minimize risk.
    • Individualizes teaching plans based on a thorough assessment to meet the learning needs of patients and families.
  • LEADERSHIP
    • Demonstrates the ability to provide education to staff and students on the unit.
    • Demonstrates beginning leadership skills related to patient care.
    • Delegates effectively and consistently to optimize patient outcomes.
    • Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice, including progress towards achievement of annual goals.

 

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure.
  • Maintain current BLS certification.
  • Earned nursing degree at the baccalaureate level or higher (except RN1s hired and already working at Rush University Medical Center before October, 2012).
  • All transfers from other Rush entities must have an earned nursing degree at the baccalaureate level or higher prior to transfer into Rush University Medical Center or Rush University Medical Group.
  • Analytical ability.
  • Communication skills are required in order to lead and teach.
  • Ability to interact effectively with others in difficult situations.
  • Ability to check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data, and closely examine specimens, images or reports.

 

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 was ranked Best Hospital in Illinois for Nurses in 2017 by Nurse.org.
  • Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.
  • For the fourth consecutive time, all three Rush System hospitals have received an "A" grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group.
  • In U.S. News & World Report's 2017-2018 Best Hospitals issue, Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 8 of 16 categories.
  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

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.

Required Credentials:

  • Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure.
  • Maintain current BLS certification.
  • Earned nursing degree at the baccalaureate level or higher (except RN1s hired and already working at Rush University Medical Center before October, 2012).

Hours (specify full time or part time; resource, flexible hours, 12 hour shifts, etc):

  • 4-10s work schedule
  • No holidays, no weekends, no call
  • Occasional travel to Oak Park Clinic

Application Instructions: https://www.rush.edu/careers/apply-position-rush




Job Title:
Clinical Nurse Educator, In-patient Oncology (10.21) 

Description: Join UChicago Medicine, as a Clinical Nurse Educator within the In-patient Oncology department.
A Clinical Nurse Educator is a nurse with previous educational experience whose focus is on staff development and nursing education. This nurse is an educator, consultant, role model, staff/patient advocate, change agent, leader and cost effective professional. In collaboration with nursing leadership, the Clinical Nurse Educator designs, develops, implements, and evaluates a variety of educational offerings in order to improve nursing care and clinical/organizational outcomes.  The Clinical Nurse Educator elevates the standard of professional nursing practice at UCM by developing, coaching and mentoring staff to become expert clinicians and leaders.

Essential Job Functions

  • Assesses the education needs of employees within area of responsibility.
  • Utilizes standardized and develops customized assessment tools and testing methodologies to measure staff knowledge and skill in core nursing practices and within specialty areas.
  • Interprets the medical center’s strategic imperatives, policies, guidelines, and other internal demands in order to design education that supports these strategic goals and key objectives.
  • Plans and designs a variety of educational activities based on the needs assessment.
  • Collaborates with key staff to develop a comprehensive annual educational calendar.
  • Designs specialty based orientations for clinical staff.
  • Designs inservices and continuing education programs for staff.
  • Fosters a cultural environment that promotes learning.
  • Evaluates all learning activities using objective performance criteria and recommends corresponding changes in education plans.
  • Participates and collaborates with nursing leadership in quality, research and scholarly activities and develops grant proposals as appropriate.
  • Researches available funding sources and submits funding proposals in order to implement support and expand new or existing programs to meet the educational needs.
  • Participates on departmental and hospital committees
  • Participates in seminars, workshops, and/or for credit course in area of professional interest and work responsibility.

Required Credentials:
Required

  • BSN required
  • Current RN Illinois license
  • Minimum requirement of three years of clinical practice
  • Knowledge and previous application of adult learning principles
  • Demonstrated leadership skills evidenced by serving as a charge nurse, preceptor, or episodic teacher
  • Demonstrates complex decision-making skills and problem-solving ability

Preferred

  • Master of Science in Nursing or related education field
  • Knowledge of in-patient oncology
  • Knowledge of in-patient cellular therapy
  • Previous experience working within multidisciplinary teams or nursing leadership committees

Hours (specify full time or part time; resource, flexible hours, 12 hour shifts, etc): Daytime, Regular Hours

Application Instructions:

 Click here to apply https://careers-ucm.icims.com/jobs/31996/clinical-nurse-educator/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=930&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-360&jun1offset=-300

 Application Deadline:  N/A

 Company:  UChicago Medicine

 Job Location (City, State): Chicago, IL

 Contact Name:

Meredith Harrell, Recruiter

UChicago Medicine

773.614.6224

meredith.harrell@uchospitals.edu





 

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To that end, please be considerate of the time required to provide this service. We ask that you follow these simple guidelines so both your needs and the needs of the members of CCONS can be met. 

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