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Rush University Medical Center Registered Nurse 2- Periop/Prep- Day Shift in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Registered Nurse 2- Periop/Prep- Day Shift






Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


Perioperative Nursing

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Job Description:

Registered Nurse 2- Periop/Prep- DayShifts

Are you an experienced RN who is passionate about bringing your expertise to the Interventional Platform? If so, you are the right candidate for our RN position Prep and Recovery!

Position Highlights:

Rush is one of only a few U.S. hospitals embracing the Interventional Platform concept. The Interventional Platform puts interventional procedures close to each other for enhanced collaboration among specialists, patients and families. As a four time Magnet facility Rush is committed to nursing excellence and provides opportunities to participate in research, teaching and other activities for professional development. Nurses in Prep and Recovery have the opportunity to provide expert nursing care to a stimulating variety of medical patients in an innovative environment.

Position Responsibilities :

  • 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 to minimize risk.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Delegates effectively and consistently to optimize patient outcomes.

Position Qualifications Include :

  • Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse Licensure

  • BSN Required

  • BLS required. ACLS required within 3 months of hire

  • 1-2 years of Recovery Room or Critical Care experience or strong experience in Medical Surgical within an acute care hospital preferred

  • Work requires the ability to walk throughout the Medical Center and to be standing or walking most of the designated shifts Demonstrated clinical expertise in the care of the surgical patient population and previous work experience in a Recovery, ICU or step-down setting preferred.

  • Work requires lifting or carrying objects 35-40lbs and supporting and positioning patients some whom may exceed 300lbs.

  • 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

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

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

  • For the fifth 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.