Staff Nurse I – Cath Lab / EP Lab
Hiring Department: Cardivasc Diag Svcs
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Requisition ID: 1013020
FTE : 1
Work Schedule – 40 HRS + CALL
Shift : Flex Days
# of Position: 2
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 • False • 1. Clinical • Demonstrates in-depth clinical knowledge, skills and expertise. • Provides direct patient care. • Performs ongoing assessment of assigned patients’ and their significant others’ learning needs and identifies changes in patients’ condition. • Assimilates information from multiple sources and implements appropriate action plan to provide safe, quality care. • Assures safety and security of patients, significant others and staff. • Ensures the appropriate implementation of the patient’s plans of care and facilitates communication among multidisciplinary team members regarding patient status. • Implements appropriate actions to respond to needs of patients and patients’ significant others. • Monitors and documents the patient’s condition during and post invasive CV procedures. • Assures cost effective approach to patient care in terms of equipment, supplies and other resources. • In all areas of practice follows established policies, procedures and standards of care. • Participates in quality improvement activities and identifies quality issues. • Recognizes and responds to age-appropriate needs and behaviors of all patients and utilizes knowledge in planning and interventions. • 2. Professional • An advocate for patients and their significant others, coworkers, community, and the nursing profession. • Consistently demonstrates professional accountability. • Holds others professionally accountable. • Promotes collaborative practice with coworkers, other disciplines, and departments. • Consistently demonstrates courteous service to internal and external customers. • An active representative of the nursing profession in internal and external forums. • Integrates theoretical knowledge base and clinical expertise in decision making. • Assumes responsibility for own clinical/professional competence and continuing education. • Assumes responsibility for meeting personal mandatory requirements: current Illinois license as a Registered Professional Nurse, CPR Certification, TB compliance, mandatory educational in-services, and other programs, • Participates in CQI data collection. • Approaches complex interpersonal relationships in a manner which will avoid antagonism and/or unnecessary conflict to reach resolution. • Serves as a role model and encourages professional accountability in others. • 3. Leadership/Organization • Supports the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center (UICMC) and Cardiovascular Services Mission, Philosophy, and goals. • Utilizes established communication channels to resolve work related problems. • Interviews prospective employees as requested. • Ensures that the environment is clean, attractive, safe, and free from hazards for patients, staff and visitors. • Understands and demonstrates principles of UIC Medical Center Values. • Works cooperatively with all members of the health care team including patients, their families, and significant others. • 4. Education/Research • Collaborates with clinical instructors Cath Lab CN IIs and Clinical Practice Specialists to identify, promote, and provide positive learning experiences for nursing students
- BSN Graduate of an accredited nursing program
- Current license as a Professional Registered Nurse from State of Illinois
- 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
No- INA position
8hr shifts M-F Days with Night, Weekend, and holiday On-Call, Excellent Attendance, interpersonal skills, dependability, and work history required.
2 years ICU experience required if no Cath lab experience.
2 years Experience in Cath/EP Lab preferred
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