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Registered Nurse-Surgical ICU-7p-7a

Chicago, Illinois
Job Type
1 Aug 2022

**This position is eligible for a $10,000 sign on bonus, payable after hire** (external candidates only)

Title: Registered Nurse -  Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU)

Scheduled Hours: Three-12hr shifts (7PM-7:30AM)

Job Summary:

Using evidence-based practice, clinical decision making, compassion and skilled dialogue, the registered nurse leads efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience. The nurse delivers and coordinates patient-centered care across the continuum to support the successful transition of patients to other healthcare delivery systems or their home communities. The registered nurse is responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive patient care through the appropriate utilization of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation, in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.

The 16 bed surgical trauma ICU serves a diverse population of critically ill adults. The patient population is comprised of Level One Trauma, Neurosurgical, Complicated General Surgical, Cardiac, Vascular, and Thoracic Surgical patients. This unit also has particular expertise caring for the complicated, high risk ENT patients in addition to patients recovering from open heart procedures.

Position Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with Current IL RN license
  • BSN preferred, ADN acceptable with agreement for nurses with less than 12 months of experience to enroll in BSN completion program to be completed in four years and obtain Advocate Aurora Health (AAH) recognized nursing certification within 2 years of the date of hire or becoming eligible to sit for certification, whichever is later.
  • Nurses with more than 12 months experience in direct patient care must possess a BSN or obtain either BSN within 4 years of hire or obtain an Advocate Aurora Health (AAH) recognized nursing certification within one year of the date of hire or becoming eligible to sit for certification, whichever is later.
  • Must have at least 1 year of current critical care RN experience (will consider 2-3 years Tele and/or surgical experience)
  • Current AHA CPR and ACLS
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing
  • 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
  • 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 team member, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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  • Job Reference: 674256592-2
  • Date Posted: 1 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Advocate Aurora Health
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent