Registered Nurse – Rush Rehab Unit
12 Hour Night Shift
Are you a RN passionate about bringing your special talents to an established unit? If so, you are the right candidate for our full time RN Rehab position!
The RN 1 is a beginning level nurse who utilizes a scientific and theoretical knowledge base along with policy and procedures, standards of care and protocols to guide practice. The RN 1 relies on the experience, judgment and support of others while developing knowledge in practice. The RN 1 exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
Evidence Based Interventions: Seeks out resources to assist in the management of new patient situations.
Relationships and Caring: 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
Critical Thinking: Utilizes beginning assessment skills to evaluate the physical and psychosocial needs of patient/family.
Technical Expertise: Uses medical devices safely and effectively in the delivery of patient care and seeks guidance when needed.
Leadership: Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice, including progress toward achievement of annual goals with guidance.
Position Qualifications Include:
- Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse License
- Earned nursing degree at the baccalaureate level or higher (except RN1s hired and already working at Rush University Medical Center before October, 2012). All transfers from other Rush entities must have an earned nursing degree at the baccalaureate level or higher prior to transfer into Rush University Medical Center or Rush University Medical Group.
- Maintain current BLS certification.
- Strong interest in Rehab nursing
- Analytical ability is required.
- Communication skills are required in order to teach.
- Ability to interact effectively with others in difficult situations.
- Work requires the ability to walk throughout the Medical Center and to be standing or walking most of the designated shift.
- Work requires lifting or carrying objects 35-40lbs. and supporting and positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.
- The ability to check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data, and closely examine specimens, images or reports is required.
- Work conditions include performing procedures where carelessness could result in injury or illness and/or contact with potentially infectious materials and/or strong chemical agents.
- Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
- 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.
- Rush was ranked #1 Best Hospital in Illinois for Nurses in 2017 by Nurse.org.
- Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 664 licensed beds.
- Ranked among the top 20 “Best Places to Work” by Indeed.
- As one of the most popular cities in the nation, Chicago is a cultural, historical and diverse city. Chicago in known for its sports teams, museums and vibrant theater community.
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.