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Rush University Medical Center Registered Nurse 2 - Perioperative Prep (Per Diem) in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Registered Nurse 2 - Perioperative Prep (Per Diem)





Active Regular Restricted PT (1 to 39 hours per pay period)


Ambulatory Care Nursing

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Job Description:

Registered Nurse 2 - Perioperative Prep (Per Diem)

Position Summary:

The RN Unit Based Per Diem is a nurse who has mastered technical skills. The RN UBPD identifies patterns of patient responses and can use past experiences to implement solutions for current situations. The RN UBPD continues to consult 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.

Position Responsibilities:

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

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

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

  • Communicates current evidence-based information with peers.

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • Recognizes changes in patient status and consistently responds effectively.

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

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

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

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

  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively precept staff and students on the unit.

  • Demonstrates beginning leadership skills related to patient care.

  • Delegates effectively and consistently to optimize patient outcomes.

  • Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice, including progress toward achievement of annual goals.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse Licensure.

  • BSN required. MSN preferred.

  • 1-2 years of critical care or ER experience.

  • CPR-BLS certification.

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

  • Ability to interact effectively with others in difficult situations

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush was ranked Best Hospital in Illinois for Nurses in 2017 by Nurse.org.

  • Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.

  • For the fourth consecutive time, all three Rush System hospitals have received an "A" grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group.

  • In U.S. News & World Report's 2017-2018 Best Hospitals issue, Rush ranked among the top 50 hospitals in 8 of 16 categories.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

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.