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Registered Nurse 2, GOH/RUSH Donor Care Center

**Job Description**

**Location:** Chicago, IL

**Hospital:** RUSH University Medical Center

**Department:** GOH/RUSH Donor Care Center

**Work Type:** Full Time (Total FTE between 0.9 and 1.0)

**Shift:** **Shift 4**

**Work Schedule:** 12 Hr (7:00:00 AM - 7:00:00 PM)

Organ Recovery RN 2

Summary

The Organ Recovery Center Specialty Nurse provides nursing care to deceased organ donors and patients from birth through the lifecycle utilizing nursing processes to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate care for patients. He/she functions within the framework of the policies and procedures of the organization and demonstrates professional growth and accountability. The Organ Recovery Center Specialty Nurse is responsible for maintaining standards of practice, coordinating patient care activities of all assigned staff in the provision of quality nursing care.

Responsibilities

1. Completes Organ Recovery Center OR Training Course within three months of hire.

2. Performs bronchoscopies independently within three months of hire.

3. Call required.

4. Participates in the collection of data to support unit based quality initiatives, research and evidence based activities.

5. Utilizes system wide resources to support decision making and action.

6. Recognizes patterns/groupings of problems in a specific patient population that require investigation and initiates actions to address.

7. Communicates current evidence-based information with peers.

8. 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.

9. Collaborates consistently and effectively with other disciplines and services to meet the needs of patients/families.

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

11. Demonstrates the ability to prioritize care for complex patients based on knowledge acquired from previous clinical experiences.

12. Recognizes changes in patient status and consistently responds effectively.

13. Demonstrates consistent safe and effective use of medical devices in the delivery of patient care.

14. Demonstrates accountability for implementing policies related to safe and effective administration of medications.

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

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

17. Demonstrates the ability to provide education to staff and students on the unit.

**Other:**

In the event that the Donor Care Center has a low daily census, the Organ Recovery RN 2 will be assigned to a limited number of pre-transplant related tasks which could include some work from home pre transplant tasks such as regulatory paperwork for transplant patients or could be asked to staff the ambulatory pre transplant clinic in the Professional Office Building. This position will only float within the Transplant Service Line.

Qualifications REQUIRED

TWO(2) YEARS OR MORE EXPERIENCE IN ICU

**Knowledge:**

18. Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse licensure required.

19. Maintain current BLS certification.

20. 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

21. 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

22. Medical Group.

23. May accept Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) effective 1/9/23 up until approved number of ADN hires by Chief Nursing Officer is met with the following stipulations:

24. Baccalaureate degree must be earned within timeframe outlined in the ADN Condition of Employment.

25. All Conditions of Employment as outline in Offer Letter must be met. Failure to do so will result in termination.

**Skills:**

26. .Analytical ability is required.

27. .Communication skills are required in order to lead and teach.

28. .Ability to interact effectively with others in difficult situations.

29. Abilities:

30. Work requires the ability to walk throughout the Medical Center and to be standing or walking most of the designated shift.

31. Work requires lifting or carrying objects 35-40lbs. and lifting and positioning patients, some of whom may exceed 300 lbs.

32. The ability to check documents for errors, use a keyboard to enter or retrieve data, and closely examine specimens, images or reports is required.

33. 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.

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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.

**Position** Registered Nurse 2, GOH/RUSH Donor Care Center

**Location** US:IL:Chicago

**Req ID** 7071


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