Better people means better experiences.

Our top caregivers and teams are committed to delivering results that change lives. We seek a highly skilled Clinical Nurse (RN-BSN) to join the team at our solid-organ transplant clinic.

CLINICAL NURSE (RN-BSN) - SOLID ORGAN TRANSPLANT CLINIC

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois
Full-time days (5-8 hour shifts)
The professional we select for this promising role will act as a patient advocate, practice in accordance with the patient-centered care model, and develop an individualized, age-specific, culturally sensitive nursing plan of care for each patient. Using a team approach to develop and achieve daily, individualized care goals, this strong communicator will acknowledge and value the contributions of each patient’s significant others as an integral part of the plan of care. In addition, this compassionate professional will identify potential conflict situations and facilitate resolutions through communication channels; promote and strive to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient; and maintain a safe environment.

Additional responsibilities will include:

Clinical Expertise

  • Advancing clinical expertise, as demonstrated through the pursuit of informal and formal continuing education and the achievement of specialty certification when eligible.
  • Continuously enhancing skills and abilities to ensure the highest quality patient care.
  • Sharing knowledge and expertise by educating team members, patients, and students.
  • Demonstrating critical thinking by integrating theoretical knowledge and expertise to pose relevant clinical questions when evidence and practice differ.
  • Identifying priorities, setting realistic and measurable goals, and prescribing and implementing nursing interventions in a safe and timely manner.
  • Developing and implementing individualized education plans for patients and families.
  • Evaluating and documenting patient responses to nursing interventions in the health record and properly individualizing the plan of care based on the evaluation of findings.
  • Identifying situations that require further intervention and escalating appropriately.
  • Participating in the formation, implementation and evaluation of team goals.
  • Delegating and supervising interventions to implement the plan of care.
  • Conveying complete, timely and accurate information at hand-offs, bedside and otherwise.
  • Adhering to ethical standards of practice.

Professional Engagement

  • Becoming an active a member of a professional organization or participating on a Northwestern Medicine committee or taskforce at the hospital-wide, departmental, or unit level.
  • Demonstrating accountability and collaborative practice with co-workers, other disciplines, and departments.
  • Assuming responsibility for continued professional growth and education reflecting knowledge and understanding of current nursing practice.
  • Serving as a community mentor for team members.
  • Serving as a preceptor for new team members.
  • Participating in the peer feedback process by conducting a constructive assessment and evaluation of peer performance.
  • Working collaboratively with all hospital services to accomplish daily work and maintain an environment of excellence.
  • Participating in the development of policies, procedures and systems to support safe and effective care and advance nursing practice at NMH through the Shared Leadership Process.
  • Meeting internal and external regulatory and accreditation requirements.
  • Identifying opportunities for innovation and quality improvement; and participating in innovation projects and the quality improvement process, including unit-based quality committees.
  • Demonstrating accountability to Northwestern Medicine strategic, operational and fiscal goals.
  • Exemplifying a professional image in appearance and communications.
  • Maintaining and advancing the professional image and practice of nursing of professional nursing through an ongoing analysis of resources.
  • Using professional organizations, literature, electronic resources, and other professional tools to remain current with professional standards, innovations, and trends.

Community Volunteering

  • Participating in one or more volunteer initiatives annually, whether organized by Northwestern Medicine or another entity.

Could this opportunity be right for you?

This could be your next career move if you possess these credentials:

Required:

  • Graduation from an accredited school/college of nursing.
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing or higher.
  • One or more years of professional nursing experience.
  • Current state of Illinois registered professional nurse licensure.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR through the American Heart Association.
  • Analytical ability (conceptual and quantitative).
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Current state of Illinois registered professional nurse licensure.
  • Strong human relation skills essential to interacting and collaborating with others.

Preferred:

  • Nursing experience in the area of solid-organ transplants.
  • Nursing specialty certification.

A better career is here.

Northwestern Medicine offers the exceptional resources, education, growth opportunities, and benefits, including premier health insurance featuring our renowned physician network. For more information and to apply, please visit us online at: jobs.nm.org (job # 6589).

About us

Northwestern Medicine is a network of four award-winning, Magnet®-recognized hospitals and more than 60 sites of care throughout Chicagoland. This translates to more than 4,000 aligned physicians including faculty, residents and researchers who are dedicated to exceptional service based on our mission of Patients First. The treatment provided within our network is informed by the latest research from the Feinberg School of Medicine.
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