Registered Nurse - Med/Surg

Holy Cross Hospital, Chicago, IL
Med / Surg
Contract Type
Full Time
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  Registered Nurse – HCH 4th Floor Medical / Surgical Unit

The registered nurse (RN) demonstrates key behaviors in the areas of care delivery, leadership, collaboration, and professional growth. Care delivery includes assessing status, identifying problems, developing and implementing a plan of care through the delivery and delegation of care, evaluating care delivery, promoting patient/family education and involving the patient /family and other members of the health care team in planning and implementation to meet expected healthcare outcomes. Care is delivered, viewing the person as a whole being, including but not limited to physiological, psychological and spiritual aspects. Consideration of the individual's age, developmental level, learning ability, health status and belief system are integral in care delivery. Leadership is evidenced as RNs influence individuals or groups to accomplish goals through guiding, directing, teaching, coaching and motivating others. Communication and collaboration with patients, families, physicians and other health care professionals/disciplines is essential in delivering care. It is evidenced in multidisciplinary care planning, problem solving etc. Professional growth is essential in providing care, as the RN shares knowledge, gains knowledge and contributes to knowledge through participation in formal and informal continuing education programs and research. The RN operates within the framework of the Mission, Vision, and Values of Holy Cross Hospital.


  • The Registered Nurse shows dedication to enriching the lives of our patients through empathy and compassion

  • Demonstrates commitment to interpersonal excellence through professional greetings and common courtesy

  • Develop and implement a plan of care through delivery and delegation of care

  • Participates in patient / family education

  • Participates in communication and collaboration with patients, families, Physicians and other health care professionals involving patient care

  • Adhere to Holy Cross Hospital Mission, Vision and Values

  • Respond accordingly in emergency situations for Codes

  • Adhere to hospital and department policies and procedures

  • Interprets patient data accurately, utilize data independently or in consultation with other healthcare professionals to plan and revise care

  • Document accurately and appropriately

  • Safely secure, administer and control medication pass throughout entire shift

  • Evaluate patients response to medication and provide necessary intervention


  • 403 b with Matching Contributions

  • CE Courses offered

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Medical / Dental / Vision

  • PTO

  • 24/7 exclusive gym membership access on site HCH

    Essential Functions

    • Responds appropriately in emergency situations for Code Blue, Code Pink, Code Triage, Code Orange, and Rapid Response Team calls.

    • Adheres to hospital policies and procedures as well as department specific policies and procedures: examples of hospital wide policies include infection control, restraints, and safety policies and procedures. Hourly rounds

    • Collaborates with coworkers, patient, families, physicians, spiritual care and (when needed) the ethics committee when issues arise regarding patients' rights, end of life issues, and advanced directives.

    • Adapts to floating to similar units when required and adapts to changing patient assignments as volume and acuity fluctuate.

    • Utilizes computer skills to access information for patient related data, order entry, and hospital systems

    • Demonstrates effective communication skills with patients, families/significant others, physicians and coworkers.

    • Manages physical resources (supplies and equipment) appropriately, assuring that adequate supplies and equipment are available and in good working order.

    • Assesses, plans, organizes, implements, directs, evaluates and revises care delivery to individuals and groups of patients in a timely manner; based on the health status, standards of care, age and developmental level, and language skills of the patient(s).

    Minimum Requirements

    • Up to date CPR certification. CPR certification within 3 months of hire.

    • Compliant with PPD requirements.

    • Completion of the chemotherapeutic administration class for those nurses administering chemotherapy, prior to administering such medications.

    • RN License