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Special Procedures Nurse, Heart & Vascular, Full Time - Days - Orland Park, IL - Special Procedures

Company: UChicago Medicine
Location: Orland Park
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Special Procedures Nurse, Heart & Vascular, Full Time - Days - Orland Park, IL

Job Description

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system at UChicago Medicine as a Special Procedures Nurse--at our Orland Park clinic.--Up to $5,000 Sign On Bonus Available!--Under the direction of an Attending Physician or a licensed independent practitioner, the Special Procedures Nurse provides technically complex and high risk nursing care services to patients which may include one or more of the following categories: sedation, complex procedures; this may also include specialized monitoring during procedure and recovery phase. The Special Procedures Nurse may have Charge Nurse responsibility for his/her assigned unit.--Essential Job Functions

  • Under the Physician direction, the RN administers minimal / moderate sedation analgesia providing patients the ability to tolerate unpleasant procedures while maintaining adequate cardiorespiratory function, protective reflexes, and the ability to respond purposefully to verbal and /or tactile stimulation.As it is not always possible to gauge how a patient may respond to sedation, the registered nurse must possess clinical skills to rescue the patient whose level of consciousness progresses to deep sedation.Patient selection for sedation is based on established criteria developed through interdisciplinary collaboration by UCMC Critical Care Professionals; the RN will utilize a sedation assessment to determine a patient's suitability for RN monitored minimal/moderate sedation by identifying potential risk factors for undesirable outcomes. The monitoring RN will conduct the assessment and include data from numerous sources, such as chart review, patient physical assessment and interview, and consultation with other health care providers as appropriate.The RN must have the ability to analyze patient data obtained during sedation to identify risks and/or complications throughout a procedure. Must possess excellent airway management skills to prevent adverse outcomes that could potentially occur during moderate sedation. RN identifies changes in patients' condition and reports findings immediately to the physician. RN must comply with UCMC sedation monitoring documentation protocols throughout the patient encounter.The RN will understand the pharmacology of sedation medications and reversal agents and observes the patients for desired medication effects thereby avoiding medication reactions or complications; accurate documentation of the patients' response is an integral component of the monitoring process.Patient education is an integral component for successful moderate sedation; The RN will provide pre-procedure preparation information and education, verbal and written post-procedure instruction. RN will assess for sufficient understanding of patient/families ability to process information. RN will work collaboratively with interpreter as needed and other multidisciplinary team members as needed.Computer proficiency: familiarity with UCMC Information Systems preferred.Strong interpersonal skills; ability to handle a wide variety of public contacts, including conflict resolution and communicating both verbally and in writing with discretion and courtesy with patients, families and co-workers.Requires the knowledge & ability to administer minimal and moderate sedation as prescribed and directed by the attending or licensed independent practitioner.May require extensive familiarity with hematologic and oncologic diseases, chemotherapy drugs and treatment protocols.Follows UCMC sedation policy to monitor and recover sedated patients.Maintains critical care competencies not limited to: management of artificial airways, including endotracheal tubes and tracheostomy tubes, hemodynamic stability, and thermoregulation for critically ill patients.Brings excellent organizational skills as demonstrated by: abilities to prioritize and work independently with a high degree of initiative, flexibility, problem solving and adaptability to an ever changing work environment.Demonstrates ability to work under pressure, exercise good judgment and assume responsibility in a stressful work environment.Ability and willingness to cooperate with multidisciplinary team to fulfill patient/family needs.Identifies issues, presents strategies and acts as a change agent to resolve unit and patient care issues.Accepts responsibility for learning as part of the development of their own professional practice.--Required Qualifications--
  • RN Required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing referred; experience may be considered in lieu of degree in addition to 5+ years clinical experience
  • Associate Degree Nurses are required to enroll in a BSN program within six (6) to nine (9) months of hire, and make progress toward and complete their BSN degree within 30 months. ADN nurses receive 100% tuition reimbursement towards a BSN degree from an accredited program.Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the State of IllinoisCurrent CPRCurrent ACLS certificationPreferred Qualifications
    • One additional certification in area specialty
    • 2 to 3 years of recent Critical Care/Emergency room nursing experience
    • Endoscopy (upper/lower), pain, vascular and OBGYN procedural experience preferred but not required. Position Details
      • Job Type/FTE: Full-Time (0.9 FTE)
      • Shift: Days
      • Unit/Department: Heart & Vascular
      • CBA Code: NNUMust comply with UCMC's COVID-19 Vaccination requirement as a condition of employment. If you have already received the vaccination, you must provide proof as part of the pre-employment process. This is in addition to your compliance with the Flu Vaccination requirement as well. Medical and religious exemptions will be considered consistent with applicable law. Lastly, a pre-employment physical, drug screening, and background check are also required for all employees prior to hire.

        Why Join Us

        We've been at the forefront of medicine since 1899. We provide superior healthcare with compassion, always mindful that each patient is a person, an individual. To accomplish this, we need employees with passion, talent and commitment--- with patients and with each other. We're in this together: working to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and move our collective knowledge forward. If you'd like to add enriching human life to your profile, The University of Chicago Medicine is for you. Here at the forefront, we're doing work that really matters. Join us. Bring your passion.________Bring your career to the next level at a hospital that is thriving; from patient satisfaction to employee engagement, we are at the Forefront of Medicine. Take advantage of all we have to offer and #BringYourPassiontotheForefront.University of Chicago Medicine is growing; discover how you can be a part of this pursuit of excellence at:------The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.-- We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.

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