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Cancer Treatment Centers of America - Zion, Illinois

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Registered Nurse - ICU Nights

Cancer Treatment Centers of America - Zion - IL Careers Responsibilities

Registered Nurse - ICU Nights Cancer care is all we do Hope in healing Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat. Job Description: Hours: 7pm - 7:30am, rotating wknds/holidays Purpose Summary: The Professional Clinical Registered Nurse practices to provide the Mother Standard of care. Individualized care to the geriatric and adult patient and family is provided within the realm of relationship based care. An Individualized plan of care is provided; utilizing the nursing process including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation. Independently guides nursing practice and evaluates patient specific outcomes. Responsible for inspiring to ensure clinically excellent outcomes through effective delegation in the exercise of his/her independent judgment. Utilizes effective communication to support a culture of caring and healing in which the patient and family are the central focus. Nursing care address physical, spiritual, emotional and educational needs of the patient, and coordinates the plan of care with other healthcare professional’s patients, support persons and all members of the healthcare team. Acts in compliance with enterprise policies/procedures and the Nurse Practice Act of the State. Follows the enterprise nursing philosophy and the Empowered for Excellence (E2) nursing professional practice model which are derived from the Benner model and Jean Watson’s Theory of Caring. Minimal Required Attributes: Graduate of NLNAC or CCNE School of Nursing, and licensed in the state of practice Education: Bachelor’s Degree in nursing strongly preferred Experience 1-2 years Oncology experience Certification: OCN Certification within: * New hires after – January 1, 2015, within three years of hire * Current stakeholders – within five years * BLS certification must be maintained while in this position MAIN PURPOSE: Assesses, plans, implements, evaluates and documents the care of critically ill medical and surgical adolescent/adult patients. Provides acute care per protocols. Assists with special procedures. Directs the care delivered by patient care partners and other health care team members in the department. Collaborates with Physicians to evaluate patient readiness for change in level of care. Cares for med surg and telemetry patients as necessary. Recovers MAC local patients when PACU not open. REQUIRED ATTRIBUTES: * 1 year current hospital nursing * ACLS upon hire, or obtained by end of orientation period * Critical Care/ Telemetry experience or Telemetry competency within 6 months of hire ; * Critical Care experience or completes Critical Care Course with 6 months of hire PREFERRED ATTRIBUTES * National certification in critical care (CCRN) ADDITIONAL EXPECTATIONS: Ability to interpret and operate cardiac and other invasive and noninvasive monitors, recognize normal/abnormal rhythms /trends, and institute appropriate interventions Attend in house codes and rapid response calls as required Maintain competency in: * Caring for patients with complex needs including hemodynamically compromised and mechanically ventilated patients * Initiating and maintain complex IV therapy , including thrombolytic administration, vasoactive medications, central IV catheters, dialysis catheters & arterial lines * Safe use of less invasive, life supporting modalities i.e. BiPAP, ETCO2, arterial pressure based CO/CI & SVO2 monitor, core temperature monitors We win together Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. Visit: to begin your journey.

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