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Hiring Organization Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Post Name Clinical Nurse
Remote No
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 30 To USD 42 Per Hour
Location ChicagoIllinoisUnited States 60611

Company Description

We are considering experienced and new graduate nurses for all inpatient Medicine Units. Our Medicine Units see a wide variety of diagnoses including, asthma exacerbation, pneumonia, cellulitis, GI bleeding, abnormal Labs, and complex chronic conditions: ESRD.

DM, live, cirrhosis heart failure, COPD/asthma, IBD, and more! We see a range of acuity from observation patients to patients receiving ICU-level of care in the MICU. We have both hospitalist and teaching services on our units. Below is a list of our current openings for our medicine units. 

  • 9P- General Medicine
  • 11W- General Medicine
  • 13E- General Medicine
  • 13W- General Medicine 
  • 15E- Cardiology General Medicine
  • 15W- General Medicine (overflow)
  • 16W- General Medicine
  • 16E- General Medicine 
  • Galter 4- Medical Observation 
  • Olson 6- Medical Observation 

Northwestern Memorial Hospital is an academic medical center in the heart of downtown Chicago with physicians, surgeons, and caregivers representing nearly every medical specialty.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital enjoys a teaching and service partnership with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, an integration that provides patients access to leading-edge clinical trials and fosters an environment of world-class patient care, academic inquiry, and innovative research.

Northwestern Medicine is proud to have five hospitals ranked among “America’s Best” by U.S. News & World Report. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in Illinois and a top 10 hospital in the nation, we’re leading the quest for better care and better treatments in the Chicagoland area.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital has also received Magnet® recognition, the gold standard for nursing excellence, from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace.

This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, you’ll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system.

At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better?

Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced RN, Northwestern Memorial Hospital has an opportunity for you to start or grow your professional nursing career.  

Job Description

The Clinical Nurse reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

The role of the professional clinical nurse is unique and essential to the care of the patient. The nurse demonstrates that unique and essential function through the framework for nursing practice.



  • Practices in accordance with the patient-centered care model.
  • Develops an individualized age-specific culturally sensitive nursing plan of care for the patient that is based on the nursing process.
  • Incorporates the role of patient advocate into the plan of care.
  • Uses a team approach to develop and achieve daily patient-centered individualized care goals.
  • Acknowledges and values the contributions of the patient’s significant others as an integral part of the plan of care.
  • Identifies potential conflict situations and facilitates resolution using established communication channels.
  • Promotes and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient.
  • Protects patients by maintaining a safe environment.

Clinical Expert:

  • Advances clinical expertise, as demonstrated through the pursuit of informal and formal continuing education opportunities and obtaining specialty certification when eligible.
  • Continuously enhances skills and abilities to ensure the highest quality of patient care.
  • Shares knowledge and expertise through educating team members, patients, and students.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking by integrating theoretical knowledge and expertise to pose relevant clinical questions when evidence and practice differ.
  • Identifies priorities, sets realistic and measurable goals, and prescribes and implements nursing interventions in a safe and timely manner.
  • Develops and implements individualized education plans for patients and families using suitable instructional materials and methods.
  • Evaluates and document the patient’s responses to nursing interventions in the health record and properly individualize the plan of care based on the evaluation of findings.
  • Identifies situations that require further intervention and escalates appropriately; consults appropriate experts and resources when needed.
  • Participates in the formation, implementation, and evaluation of team goals.
  • Appropriately delegates and supervises interventions to implement the plan of care.
  • Conveys complete, timely, and accurate information at handoff at the bedside or any handoff.
  • Adheres to ethical standards of practice.

Community Volunteer:

  • Participates in one or more volunteer initiatives annually – Northwestern Medicine organized or on his/her own.


  • Consistently demonstrates interpersonal connections with patients and families from introduction through discharge.
  • Proactively responds to patient concerns such as speaking to patients about possible/expected delays in the plan of care.
  • Treats patients, families, visitors, and staff in a caring manner with respect and dignity.
  • Facilities recovery and where appropriate help ensures a peaceful death for patients.

Professionally Engaged:

  • Is a member of a professional organization or participates on a Northwestern Medicine committee or task force at the hospital-wide, departmental, or unit level.
  • Demonstrates accountability and collaborative practice with co-workers, other disciplines, and departments.
  • Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth and education reflecting knowledge and understanding of the current nursing practice.
  • Serves as a community mentor for team members.
  • Serves as a preceptor for new team members.
  • Participates in the peer feedback process by conducting a constructive assessment and evaluation of peer performance.
  • Works collaboratively with all hospital services to accomplish daily work and maintain an environment of excellence.
  • Participates in the development of policies, procedures, and systems to support safe and effective care and advance nursing practice at NMH through the Shared Leadership Process.
  • Assumes personal responsibility for meeting internal (i.e. Best People profile, ELMs, CPR, and health requirements) and external regulatory and accreditation requirements.
  • Identifies opportunities for innovation and quality improvement; participates in innovation projects and the quality improvement process, including unit-based quality committees.
  • Demonstrates accountability to Northwestern Medicine’s strategic, operational and fiscal goals.
  • Exemplifies a professional image in appearance and communications.
  • Maintains and advances the professional image of nursing and the practice of professional nursing through an ongoing analysis of resources.
  • Professional Organizations, literature, electronic resources, etc.




  • Graduate of an NLN accredited school/college of nursing. Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or higher.
  • The current State of Illinois, Registered Professional Nurse license.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR through American Heart Association.
  • Analytic ability (conceptual and quantitative).
  • Oral, listening, and written communication skills.
  • Strong human relations skills to interact effectively and collaborate with others in difficult situations.
  • Use of a keyboard to enter or retrieve data.


  • Experience in specific clinical areas.
  • Nursing specialty certification, if eligible.

Additional Information

Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status.

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