Registered Nurse - Critical Care Cru

Advocate Aurora Health in Elgin, IL

  • Type: Full Time
position filled
Sherman Hospital, a Magnet recognized hospital located in Elgin, Ill., is a 255-bed facility that features private patient rooms, a 15-acre geothermal lake, an advanced Emergency Department, a free-standing Cancer Care Center, a spacious Family Birthing Center, a Heart & Vascular Center and more. Sherman also provides convenient, quality healthcare services at Sherman outpatient centers in Algonquin, Elgin, and South Elgin.

RN ED/ICU Clinical Resource Unit:

Elgin, IL
12 Hour shift 7am-7:00pm (Three 12 hour shifts per week) with every other weekend rotation
Full Time benefited 72 hours per 2 week pay period

JOB and UNIT SUMMARY:

The Clinical Resource Unit (CRU) is a highly specialized team of Registered Nurses and Patient Care Technicians, previously referred to as Float Pool, that have multiple competencies and are oriented to multiple units within Sherman Hospital.

The Advocate Nurse:

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.

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.

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Associate Degree of Nursing or Bachelors of Science in Nursing (preferred) from accredited school of nursing
Non BSN nurses must start a BSN program within two years of hire date and complete within 5 years (tuition assistance available)
Current Illinois RN license
1 year as a licensed RN on a hospital based Medical, Surgical, Telemetry, or higher acuity unit
Previous experience on a Emergency or ICU unit preferred
CPR (BLS American Heart Association)

About Advocate Health Care

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

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