Job ID: #304222 | Oakbrook IL Healthcare

Provident Hospital is seeking an experienced RN for ICU day shifts.  Part of the Cook County Health, Provident Hospital is located in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood and serves residents of Cook County with a focus on the south side of Chicago.  This position is full-time, working every other weekend.  Candidates should have over 2 (two) years of acute care experience in an ICU.  This position will pay $102/hour and includes 3 (three) 7:00am – 7:30pm shifts.

The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) presents a challenging set of responsibilities for an ICU Nurse.  Registered nurses (RNs) in this department work with patients who are in critical condition, requiring 24/7 care. ICU Nurses are primarily responsible for applying their nursing specialities to maintain a patient’s health and life. Common responsibilities include head-to-toe assessments, wound care, medication administration, and much more. Similarly, an ICU Nurse will chart vitals and monitor the patient’s condition to prepare for worst-case scenarios.

Unlike other Registered Nurse jobs, ICU Nurses work with unstable patients that face life-threatening conditions. A patient is considered unstable when their respiratory or cardiovascular systems require constant monitoring due to their weak state. Though the daily tasks remain the same, each day is unpredictable and can result in an ICU intervention in case the patient’s body system abruptly stops.

This nursing job requires attention to detail and high critical thinking, as well as great social skills to make a patient feel comfortable. Oftentimes, nursing professionals in this field enjoy the opportunity to establish genuine connections with their patients. ICU Nurses are known for their compassion and humanity while following complex tasks in order to deliver a higher level of patient care.



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