Join UChicago Medicine, as a Staff Nurse on the Critical Care Outreach/Rapid Response Team!
The University of Chicago Medicine is designated as a Level 1 Adult Trauma Center, meaning the hospital is prepared to handle the most seriously injured trauma patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week
The Critical Care Outreach Nurse provides an advanced level of care to critical patients throughout the Medical Center with 24/7 coverage. Candidates who succeed in this position have critical care expertise from an intensive care unit and/or emergency department, and are confident and comfortable triaging multiple, complex priorities, all while delivering exceptional care and communication. The CCON responds to all Rapid Response Team pages and ward cardiac arrest calls, and demonstrates an ability to assess and recognize a deteriorating patient condition, communicate with the interdisciplinary team, and implement interventions. They provide assistance and support to the patient's primary nurse to meet the emergent potential need of the patient.
Additionally, the Critical Care Outreach Nurse assists and accompanies patient transfers to higher level of care or diagnostic testing requiring an RN. They maintain accurate documentation on the Rapid Response Team, cardiac arrests, activation of stroke team. They also participate in reviews and collating data from Rapid Response Team calls and cardiac arrests, report this data to Center for Quality, and improve the experience of critically ill patients throughout the inpatient areas, establishing optimal levels of care and improved outcomes.
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing or higher
- Registered Nurse required, minimum 3 years of clinical experience
- Minimum of 2 years of relevant ICU/ED experience
- BLS required
- ACLS required
- CCRN or CEN Certification Preferred
- RRT experience preferred
- Job Type/FTE: Full-time (0.9)
- Shift: Night
- Unit/Department: RRT-Rapid Response Team
- CBA Code: Non-Union
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 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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