Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a RN to work in our outpatient Neurosurgery department with a focus on oncology of the spine. BSN required. At least two (2) years’ of RN experience in ICU, ER, or Neurosurgery is required. Shift: M-F, days.
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. Also responsible for initiating & organizing patient education for the population this unit serves. 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. 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 patients 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. 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 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 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. EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing required;
Registered Professional Nurse licensure in the State of Illinois required;
Certification in Basic CPR required;
At least two (2) years’ of RN experience in ICU, ER, or Neurosurgery is required.
Internal Number: 0034859
About Northwestern Medicine
Northwestern Medicine is a growing, nationally recognized health system that provides world-class care at seven hospitals and more than 100 locations in communities throughout Chicago and the North and West suburbs. Together with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, we are pushing boundaries in our research labs, training the next generation of physicians and scientists and pursuing excellence in patient care.
Our vision and values are deeply rooted in the idea that patients come first in all we do. We value building relationships with our patients and their families, listening to their unique needs while providing individualized primary, specialty and hospital-based care. Our recent affiliations and ongoing growth make it possible for us to serve more patients, closer to where they live and work.
The geographical reach of Northwestern Medicine meets the growing demand for quality health care close to where people live and work. Our patients have access to evidence-based medicine and research that is translated to clinical practice, offering new hope through leading-edge approaches to health, wellness and disease.
More than 30,000 physicians, nurses, ...staff and volunteers provided care for more than 85,000 inpatient admissions and more than 2.2 million outpatient encounters in fiscal year 2016. The medical staff of more than 4,000 includes more than 1,500 residents and fellows and more than 1,600 employed physicians.
With a strong commitment to community, the health system contributed more than $747.4 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2016 including charity care, other unreimbursed care, research, education and other community activities.
Three Northwestern Medicine hospitals – Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital – have earned 2017-2018 recognition from U.S. News & World Report, with the health system’s flagship, Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago, recognized on the Honor Roll of America’s “Best Hospitals” for six consecutive years. These three, along with Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, have also earned Magnet status, the gold standard for nursing excellence.