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Special Procedures Nurse - Special Procedures

Company: University of Chicago Medical Center
Location: Orland Park
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Special Procedures NurseJob Description

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system at UChicago Medicine as a Special Procedures Nurse at our Orland Park clinic.

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, intravenous infusions, complex procedures, e.g., lumbar puncture, cardiac catherization; 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

* 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
* Currently licensed as a registered professional nurse in the State of Illinois
* Current CPR
* Current ACLS and PALS certifications

Preferred Qualifications

* One additional certification in area specialty
* Chemotherapy experience preferred
* 2 to 3 years of recent Critical Care experience
* Experience working in a research environment
* Leadership/Management experience in area of specialty
* ONS Chemotherapy Immunotherapy card within 30 days of hire
* Experience with central lines, PICC lines, and Port-a-Cath access
* Proficient IV skills

Position Details

* Job Type/FTE: Full-Time (1.0 FTE)
* Shift: Days, 8-hour shifts
* Unit/Department: Infusion Therapy
* CBA Code: NNU

Must 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: www.uchospitals.edu/jobs

The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual ori

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