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Rush University Medical Center Registered Nurse 2 CSO - Adult Critical Care - Nights in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

Location: Chicago, IL

Hospital: RUSH University Medical Center

Department: Clinical Staffing Office

Work Type: Full Time (Total FTE between 0.9 and 1.0)

Shift: Shift 3

Work Schedule: 12 Hr (7:00:00 PM - 7:00:00 AM)


The Registered Nurse 2 is a competent nurse who has mastered technical skills. The Registered Nurse 2 identifies patterns of patient responses and can use past experiences to implement solutions for current situations. The Registered Nurse 2 continues to consult with other members of the health care team when the need for assistance is identified. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.



  1. Participates in the collection of data to support unit based quality initiatives, research and evidence based activities.

  2. Utilizes system wide resources to support decision making and action.

  3. Recognizes patterns/groupings of problems in a specific patient population that require investigation and initiates actions to address.

  4. Communicates current evidence-based information with peers.


  1. Establishes a caring, therapeutic relationship with patients and families through effective communication, acknowledgement of patient/family perceptions of health and illness and mutual goal setting for optimal outcomes.

  2. Collaborates consistently and effectively with other disciplines and services to meet the needs of patients/families.


  1. Utilizes competent assessment skills to holistically evaluate the physical and psychosocial needs of patients and families.

  2. Demonstrates the ability to prioritize care for complex patients based on knowledge acquired from previous clinical experiences.

  3. Recognizes a change in patient status and seeks appropriate resources to address concerns.


  1. Demonstrates consistent safe and effective use of medical devices in the delivery of patient care.

  2. Demonstrates accountability for implementing policies related to safe and effective administration of medications.

  3. Assesses patient safety needs and implements appropriate strategies (fall precautions, infection control, and suicide risk patient identification) to minimize risk.

  4. Individualizes teaching plans based on a thorough assessment to meet the learning needs of patients and families.


  1. Demonstrates the ability to provide education to staff and students on the unit.

  2. Demonstrates beginning leadership skills related to patient care.

  3. Delegates effectively and consistently to optimize patient outcomes.

  4. Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice, including progress towards achievement of annual goals.

Other information:

Required Job Qualifications:

• Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure.

• Maintain current BLS certification.

• Earned nursing degree at the baccalaureate level or higher (except RN1s hired and already working at Rush University Medical Center before October, 2012).

• All transfers from other Rush entities must have an earned nursing degree at the baccalaureate level or higher prior to transfer into Rush University Medical Center or Rush University Medical Group.

• Analytical ability.

• Communication skills are required in order to lead and teach.

• Ability to interact effectively with others in difficult situations.

• Ability to check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data, and closely examine specimens, images or reports.

Physical Demands:

• Ability to walk throughout the Medical Center and to be standing or walking most of the designated shift.

• Lifting or carrying objects 35-40lbs. and supporting and positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.

• Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and/or contact with potentially infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Position Registered Nurse 2 CSO - Adult Critical Care - Nights

Location US:IL:Chicago

Req ID 2772