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Registered Nurse, Pediatric Advanced Heart Failure

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Major Responsibilities:
Patient-Centered Wholistic Care - The registered nurse is culturally sensitive and engaged with the beliefs and values of diverse populations. Nurses engage with inter-professional colleagues to deliver exemplary care. Lifelong relationships with patients and families develop to support achievement of health goals.
Clinical Excellence - The registered nurse contributes to inter-professional excellence which is represented by achieved clinical outcomes. Using evidence-based practice, clinical decision making, and skilled dialogue, nurses lead efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience.
Leadership -The registered nurse participates in leading healthcare transformation and the nursing profession with commitment, dedication, and expertise. Expressing vision, demonstrating accountability through shared governance, contributing to the profession, and coordinating inter-professional care are all characteristics of the registered nurse.
Compassion - The Advocate Nurse demonstrates presence with patients and families, practices empathy, and supports spiritual needs and beliefs. The nurse demonstrates respect and dignity always, and their presence is essential during the most vulnerable times. Nurses promote relationship development with communities to create strong partnerships and to improve health outcomes of patients and communities served.
Innovation - The registered nurse contributes to the future delivery of care to patients and to systems that support nursing. They embody the characteristics of inquiry, adaptability, change, and continual development, through performance improvement, evidence-based practice, and research initiatives.
Professional Growth - The registered nurse is committed to lifelong learning, building knowledge and skill sets to keep pace with new delivery models and a changing healthcare environment. This promotes practice to the full scope of their nursing license.

Licensure:
Nurse, Registered (RN)

Education/Experience Required:
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
See Education and Experience Addendum for site specific requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
Good communication skills
Good computer skills
Good time management and organizational skills
Familiarity with patient care equipment
Current Illinois RN license
Current CPR
Certifications/education required for the nursing specialty - See Certification Addendum

Physical 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
This requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 04/20/2014. 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 basis.

Education Addendum: ALL SITES
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
BSN Preferred CERTIFICATION
CPR - Healthcare Provider
ACLS and/or PALS: - Immediate Care
ACLS and PALS - Ambulatory Surgical Center: Within 1 year
ACLS - Endoscopy: Within 1 year - Cardiology Stress Testing
Oncology: Chemotherapy/Biotherapy: as required by the Site
OCN preferred or obtained when OCN requirements met
Registered Nurse: 2 years' experience preferred
Ambulatory Surgery Center: 1 year critical care or surgical experience Cardiology: 1 year experience in cardiology preferred
Contact Center: 2 years' experience in acute or ambulatory care
Endoscopy: 1 year experience telemetry or PACU preferred
Immediate Care: 1 year experience in critical care or ED preferred
Occupational Health: 1 to 2 years occupational health experience or new graduate with prior occupational health or related experience
Oncology: 1 year experience in oncology preferred

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.

Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Oak Lawn , Registered Nurse, Pediatric Advanced Heart Failure, Healthcare , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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