Registered Nurse Cardiac Cath Lab

For more than 35 years, Good Shepherd Hospital has served the community by providing quality, compassionate health care services to families throughout the northwest suburbs. Today, more than 700 physicians representing over 50 medical specialties have chosen to affiliate with Good Shepherd Hospital. Highly-skilled physicians and clinical professionals provide a comprehensive range of services including nationally acclaimed cardiovascular care, advanced surgical capabilities, emergency services backed by the resources of a level II trauma center and a state-of-the-art Birth Center. A nationally-recognized cancer program, a health & fitness center as well as an extensive range of outpatient services round out our health care program.

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Registered Nurse Cardiac Cath Lab:

  • Barrington, IL
  • Mix of 7am-3:30pm, 7:30am-4:00pm and 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. Rotation of call for weekends, nights, and holidays. Must be within 30 minute call radius.
  • Full Time 

 

JOB and UNIT SUMMARY:

 

Using evidence based practice, clinical decision making, compassion and skilled dialogue, the registered nurse leads efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience. The nurse delivers and coordinates patient centered care across the continuum to support the successful transition of patients to other healthcare delivery systems or their home communities. The registered nurse is responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive patient care through the appropriate utilization of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation, in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.

 

About Cardiac Cath Lab:

For patients with coronary artery disease and peripheral vascular disease, surgery is not always a preferred option. Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital offers patients the experience that comes with performing more than 5,000 interventional procedures each year in our cardiac catheterization labs.

Our four labs offer a full range of coronary and peripheral interventions, from angioplasty and stents to closing holes in hearts. Any approved intervention is available in our catheterization labs.

As with all of our programs and services, physician leaders in our catheterization labs are committed to best practices through benchmarking excellence. Our nurses monitor patients from the moment they enter the door through discharge. This allows us to constantly improve and provide the most appropriate care to patients every time. For example, we exceed the JCAHO standard of 90 minutes for ER entry to arterial opening.

 

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.

 

Education/Experience/Certifications:

  • 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
  • Previous Cath lab or Interventional Radiology experience preferred
  • 1 year of ICU experience or 2 years of Medical, Surgical, or Telemetry experience as a licensed RN on a hospital based unit
  • CPR (American Heart Association)
  • ACLS within 1 year of hire

 

Interpersonal/Technical Skills:

  • Ability to respond quickly to patient needs and work at fast pace
  • Good computer skills
  • Adequate time management and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with patient care equipment
  • Ability to work weekends, holidays, and different shifts in order to accommodate staffing
  • Certain positions may need to take call

 

Physical/Work environment:

  • Ability to transport objects, patients, and equipment
  • Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of a fire or other disaster
  • Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous, or unpleasant conditions while caring for the sick
  • Routinely works with potentially infectious specimens and patients
  • Ability to respond to patients in a timely manner and access all areas of the unit
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case by case basis

 

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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.

Company
Advocate HealthCare
Posted
11/15/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Barrington, IL 60010, US