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Rush University Medical Center Registered Nurse 2, CVICU - Nights in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title:

Registered Nurse 2, CVICU - Nights


11 East Tower - CVICU


4th (Rotating)


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


Critical Care Nursing

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Job Description:

Registered Nurse 2 - Cardiovascular Surgery and Advanced Heart Failure ICU

Are you an experienced RN, passionate about bringing your expertise to the

Cardiovascular Surgery and Advanced Heart Failure ICU ?

If so, then you may be the right candidate for this position.

Position Highlights:

  • Cardiovascular Surgery and Advanced Heart Failure ICUis a 28 bed unit

  • Onboarding provided by Orientation Coordinator and experienced preceptors

  • Professional development opportunities available through participation in shared governance, house-wide and unit-based committees, precepting/teaching, process improvement projects and clinical ladder advancement

  • Provides critical care for a variety of Cardiosciences patients, including: advanced heart failure, immediate post-operative CABGs, heart valve repair/replacement, LVAD and ECMO

Position Responsibilities:

  • 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

  • Utilizes competent assessment skills to holistically evaluate the physical and psychosocial needs of patients and families

  • Consistently demonstrates safe and effective use of all medical devices in the delivery of patient care

  • Assesses patient safety needs consistently and implements appropriate strategies (fall precautions, infection control, and suicide risk patient identification) to minimize risk

  • Individualizes teaching plans based on a thorough assessment to meet the learning needs of patients and families

  • Demonstrates the ability to provide education to staff and students on the unit

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse Licensure required

  • BSN (or higher) required

  • Minimum 2 years of recent acute care experience required

  • BLS required

  • ACLS preferred

  • Critical Care nursing experience preferred

  • National nursing certification preferred

Company Highlights:

  • Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among US academic medical centers in a study conducted by the health care performance improvement company Vizient.

  • Rush University Medical Center is a five-time Magnet® facility, the highest recognition given for nursing excellence. Rush was also the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status.

  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.

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

  • For the fourth consecutive time, all three Rush System hospitals have received an "A" grade for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group.

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.