Registered Nurse Medical Surgical Stroke Unit

Position: Registered Nurse Medical Surgical Stroke Unit 

Requisition: R50353 

Organization: Advocate Christ Medical Center 

Location: Oak Lawn, IL 

Sign on Bonus: This position is eligible for a $10,000.00 sign on bonus

Interested candidates please contact Thomas Govern (AAH Talent Acquisition) directly at:

Christ Medical Center: 

Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, a southwest suburb of Chicago, is  one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois, providing emergency care for  more than 105,000 patient visits annually. A premier teaching institution and  nationally ranked center for gynecology, cardiology and heart surgery, Advocate  Christ also is a major referral hospital in the Midwest for several specialties,  including cancer care, heart and kidney transplantation, neurosciences,  orthopedics and women’s health.  

802 Beds~89 Specialities~2,209 Nurses~1737 Physicians 

Advocate Aurora Health Care: 

Advocate Health System and Aurora Health System are now Advocate Aurora  Health Care. One shared purpose brought us together. Now, as one of the largest  not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the United States, our combined  strength and stability drives us forward. With our dynamically inclusive workforce  and strong connections to the places where we live and work, we’ll touch more  lives and contribute to stronger and more vibrant communities. 

· 75,000 Team Members 

· 22,000 Nurses 

· 3,300 Employed Physicians 

· 4,800 Aligned Physician Partners 

Transforming Care: We’re redefining the standard for care with world-class  doctors and caregivers, innovative solutions, outstanding outcomes, and leading-

edge research and clinical trials. Combined, Advocate and Aurora are recognized  for clinical excellence. 

Major Responsibilities: 

• Uses the nursing process to assess the needs of the patient, plan and  implement individualized interventions and evaluate the effectiveness of the  plan of care. Includes the patient and family in planning and implementing  care and develops and maintains a therapeutic relationship throughout the  healthcare continuum. 

• Anticipates and recognizes significant changes in the patient’s condition,  status, and need for care. Provides ongoing assessment of the patient and  takes appropriate actions when changes occur. Anticipates and alters the  plan of care as needed, mobilizes appropriate resources, and collaborates  with other health care team members to coordinate patient centered care. 

• Implements strategies to reduce patient risk and increase patient safety.  Assesses patient and family readiness to learn and individualizes the  approach as necessary. Works collaboratively to develop strategies to meet  the learning needs of the patient and family. 

• Actively coordinates the discharge plan utilizing an interdisciplinary  approach. Applies evidence-based practice to deliver patient care.  Consistently incorporates nursing and regulatory standards of care into  practice. 

• Provides ongoing evaluation of patient, team, and unit outcomes and is  empowered to take appropriate action when changes are needed. Supports  shared governance activities and initiatives to improve processes and  patient outcomes. 

• Demonstrates effective communication, feedback, and conflict resolution  skills. Promotes collaboration among healthcare team members. Assumes a  leadership role in the care team and delegates appropriately to unlicensed  personnel. 

• Promotes a culture of safety through identifying threats to patient safety  and intervening to prevent patient harm. Reports patient safety events and  near misses in a timely manner. Seeks to identify potential safety issues and  assists in the implementation of corrective actions. 

• Applies ethical decision making, demonstrates respect and understanding  for peers, and other clinical disciplines. Participates as an effective member  of the patient care team to formulate an integrated, unbiased, individualized  approach to care.

• Participates in quality/process improvement initiatives to improve the  functions of the department and the patient care experience. 

• Participates in professional activities which contribute to personal  professional development and the development of others. Seeks  opportunities to be taught, coached, and mentored. Attends required  meetings/educational programs and completes annual competencies in a  timely manner. 

• Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care  appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge  of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess  the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the  appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements  relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as  described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific  information is developed further in the departmental job standards. 

Licensure, Registration, and/or Certification Required: 

• Registered Nurse license issued by the state in which the team member  practices, and 

• Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification issued by the  American Heart Association (AHA). 

Education Required: 

• Completion of an accredited or approved program in Nursing. Experience Required: 

• Typically requires 1 year of experience in clinical nursing. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required: 

• Demonstrates progression to provide holistic patient care and the ability to  view clinical situations from a patient and family focus. 

• Demonstrates progression to recognize situational changes that require  unplanned or unanticipated interventions, and responds to situations with  confidence, timeliness and flexibility. 

• Proficient computer skills, use of electronic mail and electronic medical  records systems.

• Excellent communication (written and verbal), listening and interpersonal  skills. 

• Demonstrates human relation skills with the ability to develop rapport and  maintain positive, professional relationships with a variety of patients, team  members and physicians. Ability to take initiative and work collaboratively  with others. 

• Demonstrated ability to effectively make critical, independent decisions. • Excellent organization, prioritization and problem-solving skills. • Demonstrates time management skills with an ability to multi-task and  prioritize in an environment with frequent interruptions. 

• Demonstrates coordination, collaboration, delegation and team building  skills. 

Certification Addendum: 

• Team members will maintain annual educational requirements for hospital  based certifications (e.g. DNV, CARF or others) 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: 

• Must be able to sit, stand, walk, lift, squat, bend, reach above shoulders, and  twist frequently throughout the workday. 

• Must be able to: 

• lift up to 50 lbs. from floor to waist. 

• lift up to 20 lbs. over the head. 

• carry up to 40 lbs. a reasonable distance. 

• Must be able to: 

• push/pull with 30 lbs. of force. 

• perform a sliding transfer of 150 lbs. with a second person present. • Position requires use of foot pedals on carts or machines. 

• May be exposed to chemical and hazardous waste as well as blood and body  fluids and communicable disease. Therefore, protective clothing and  equipment must be worn as necessary. 

• Must have functional speech, vision, hearing, and touch with ability to use  fine hand manipulation skills for IV insertion and other  


• Operates all equipment necessary to perform the job. 

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.

Interested candidates please contact Thomas Govern (AAH Talent Acquisition) directly at: