Special Procedures Nurse - (CF32936)

University of Chicago Medical Center Chicago, IL
Posting Date: 6/14/2016


RN Required; Bachelor of Science in Nursing referred; experience may be considered in lieu of degree in addition to 5+ years clinical experience


Under the direction of an Attending Physician or a licensed independent practitioner, RN provides technically complex and high risk nursing care services to patients which may include one or more of the following categories: sedation, intravenous infusions, complex procedures, e.g., lumbar puncture, cardiac catherization; This may also include specialized monitoring during procedure and recovery phase; The RN may have Charge Nurse responsibility for his/her assigned unit.


* Represents The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) in a positive manner with the prospective, former and current community we serve; interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and other customers of our services; demonstrates knowledge of the operating practices of UCMC.

* Upholds the Mission Statement of UCMC: to provide superior health care in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient's dignity and individuality. To accomplish our mission, we call upon the skills and expertise of all who work together to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and further the knowledge of those dedicated to caring.

* Handles confidential information consistent with Federal HIPAA legislation.

* Performs a variety of clinical and research procedures with efficiency and high standards of quality; assures that the proper protocol is used for each sedation.

* Provides patient care in a compassionate and empathetic manner; demonstrates knowledge of age-specific considerations in the provision of care. Involves a multidisciplinary team as needed to support patient and family psychological, social and spiritual needs.

* Accurately completes required patient assessment, documentation, and interpretations for each patient encounter. Possesses sound professional judgment for timely physician intervention as needed. Recognizes patient conditions requiring immediate actions, initiates appropriate life supporting interventions while communicating appropriately with physicians.

* Maintains nursing equipment and work areas in proper working condition; reports malfunctioning equipment or housekeeping issues to the appropriate person. Maintains a neat and clean work area with equipment. Maintains adequate inventory control of all necessary supplies. Emergency equipment maintained with adequate availability, good working order and restocks as needed with a fiscal awareness and accountability.

* Interfaces with customers, specifically patients, families, visitors, and UCMC staff in a professional, positive and accommodating manner; demonstrates knowledge of AIDET principles and employs in all situations; demonstrates flexibility in accommodating special needs of customers whenever possible.

* Performs all required Quality Assurance testing as indicated or as required by UCMC

* Rotates to clinical areas as directed to assist in safe staffing ratios; utilizes resources to safely transport sedated patients to an appropriate or designated area within the UCMC

Essential Specialty Procedures Job Functions

* The RN is expert in assessing and treating and evaluating patient conditions specific to their work area, e.g., anxiety, pain, claustrophobia and underlying disease conditions. Due to the complex nature of pain, RN will evaluate and treat pain in a prompt, caring fashion and reassess after each intervention, charting per UCMC protocol.

* RN maintains hospital required nursing & ICU unit specific competencies needed to provide proficient nursing care; RN will provide continuity of care for infant, pediatric or adult patients based on area of specialty. This includes assisting in the care of critically ill patients during sedation/procedural encounters. Administering high-risk infusion and transfusion (i.e. chemotherapy medicines).

* Contributes to the Patient Services Sector/Outpatient Services Sector offering constructive suggestions for change and participating in the planning, implementation and evaluation of new and existing programs utilizing evidence based practice.

* RN uses nursing knowledge to anticipate and plan for patient care needs. The RN understands and applies safety principles and serves as a resource to other healthcare personnel on patient care. RN knows the potential risks and complications from specialty procedures and can assist in the initial treatment of adverse effects in their area of expertise.


Narcotic Auditing

* Start Intravenous lines

* Injections

* Charge Captures

* Blood draws from Central lines and peripherally

* Technically proficient in leukapheresis procedures

* Ability to document in detail for leukapheresis procedure

* Technically proficient in extra-corporeal photopheresis (ECP)

* Ability to document in detail for ECP procedures

* Maintain inventory to ensure adequate supplies for each machine

* Understanding of standard operating procedures as they related to apheresis procedures


* Central line care experience including Hickmans, PICCs, Pheresis Catheters, Groshongs and Port-a-Caths

* Phlebotomy

* Experience with oncology patients

* Demonstrated technical abilities and knowledge

* Commit to acquiring CRNI certification within two years of hire

* ONS Biotherapy Certified

* If applicable will commit to acquiring BSN within 3 – 5 years of hire

* CB*

* LI-CF1

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