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Registered Nurse Inpatient Behavioral Health, Chicago, IL

Organization: Advocate Aurora Health
Category: Nurse
Location: Chicago, IL
Date Job Posted: March 14, 2023
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Job Summary:

Using evidence-based practice, clinical decision making, compassion and skilled dialogue, the registered nurse leads efforts to create the safest patient environment and the best patient experience. The nurse delivers and coordinates patient-centered care across the continuum to support the successful transition of patients to other healthcare delivery systems or their home communities. The registered nurse is responsible for providing and coordinating comprehensive patient care through the appropriate utilization of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation, in accordance with established standards, policies and procedures.

Position Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with Current IL RN license
  • BSN required

Experienced RN: Minimum of 1 year current nursing experience on behavioral health unit.

New Graduate RN: Must have Illinois nursing license verifiable through the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ( or have your “official pass letter” indicating you may practice under supervision for a period of 3 months from your pass date by start date.

Current AHA CPR.

Ability to work weekends and holidays

Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous, or unpleasant conditions while caring for the sick

Ability to assist in evacuation of patients in the event of a fire or other disaster

Routinely works with potentially infectious specimens and patients

Ability to respond to patients in a timely manner and access all areas of the unit

Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other team member, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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