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Staff Nurse PH Med Surg Hp3 Fulltime Days $5,000 Sign On

Northwestern Medicine
Palos Heights
Employment type: 
Full time
Remote Position: 
Required degree level: 


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $10,000 Student Loan Repayment ($5,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Matching 401(k)
  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Annual Employee Salary Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Pay Starting at: $32.50+ per hour based on experience

Northwestern Medicine is powered by a community of colleagues who are purpose-driven and committed to our mission to deliver world-class care. Here, you'll work alongside some of the best clinical talent in the nation leading the way in medical innovation and breakthrough research with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

We recognize where you've been, and we support where you're headed. We celebrate diverse perspectives and experiences, which fuel our commitment to equity and culture of service.

Grow your career with comprehensive training and development opportunities, mentorship programs, educational support and student loan repayment.

  • Create the life you envision for yourself with flexible work options, a Reimbursable Well-Being Fund and a Total Rewards package that support your physical, mental, emotional and financial well-being.
  • Make a difference through volunteer opportunities we offer in local communities and drive inclusive change through our workforce-led resource groups.

From discovery to delivery, come help us shape the future of medicine.


$5,000 Sign On

Internal employees and rehires who left the organization within 1 year are not eligible for the sign on

The Staff 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 registered professional nurse assumes accountability and responsibility for the individualized, age-specific care of a patient along the continuum from admission to discharge. She/He gives direct care to assigned patients and assists with other patient care when necessary. The registered professional nurse's decisions and actions on behalf of the patient/family are determined in an ethical manner. She/He collects and analyzes the assessment data in determining nursing diagnoses, collaborates with the patient/family and other health care team members, develops a plan of care to attain realistic outcomes, provides education founded on evidence-based practice, and systematically evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice.


  • Assess and records patient status and identifies patient care needs upon admission/point of care entry.
  • Organizes the assessment health data so that it is accurate, complete and accessible.
  • Identifies problems that need immediate attention.
  • Validates diagnoses with patient/family and other health care team members.
  • Documents diagnoses in a manner that facilitates the determination of expected outcomes and plan of care.
  • Initiates Problem List at the time of admission and updates as needed. Incorporates principles of age-specific care into the patient's plan of care.
  • Documents that the patient's individualized plan of care has been discussed with and agreed upon by the patient/family.
  • Begins plans for discharge at time of admission; consults with patient/family and health care team members regarding discharge plan.
  • Identifies patient teaching needs on admission and throughout hospital stay.
  • Arranges conferences with patient and/or family and other members of health team when indicated to plan care.
  • Prioritizes and organizes nursing interventions that are evidence based and reflective of established standards of care.
  • Provides individualized, mutually agreeable, patient and family education that is founded on evidence-based practice and research guidelines.
  • Documents all assessments, interventions and patient responses.
  • Reviews consistently the patient's health data to keep the Plan of Care updated.
  • Assures that revisions to the plan of care are systematic and ongoing and are driven by measurable realistic goals.
  • Documents the patient's progression toward identified outcomes.
  • Identifies unmet outcomes and provides direction for continuity of care.
  • Reassesses nursing actions for effectiveness in achieving desired outcomes.
  • Communicates with patient/family and health care team members re: patient care and nursing's role in the provision of care.
  • Collaborates with patient/family and healthcare team members re: the patient's progress/plan of care.
  • Presents relevant patient information at multidisciplinary meetings/conferences for feedback from peers.
  • Makes appropriate referrals as needed for continuity of care.



  • Graduate of an NLN accredited school/college of nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) with commitment to obtain a BSN from an accredited program within three years of first day of employment in clinical nurse role.
  • Current licensure in the state of Illinois
  • Competent in basic nursing and computer skills
  • Current AHA BLS provider certification.


  • Experience in specific clinical area.

Equal Opportunity

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.

While each of our 11 hospitals and more than 200 locations has a unique story, Northwestern Medicine is unified under one vision: to put patients first in everything that we do. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital in downtown Chicago, Northwestern Medicine brings academic medicine into the heart of local communities across the suburbs and beyond, close to where our patients live and work.

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced health care to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty, and medical students come together every day with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

Northwestern Medicine has:

  • More than 33,000 employees dedicated to exceptional service and care
  • More than 4,400 aligned physicians, including faculty, residents and scientists, offering treatment informed by the latest research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • 6 hospitals honored by the Magnet® Recognition Program for meeting the highest standards for patient care and nursing excellence
  • Hundreds of locations throughout the Chicagoland area


Our Mission, Vision and Core Values

Whether directly providing patient care or supporting those who do, every Northwestern Medicine employee has an impact on the quality of the patient experience and the level of excellence we collectively achieve. This knowledge, expressed in our shared commitment to a single, patient-focused mission, unites us.


Northwestern Medicine is a premier integrated academic health system where the patient comes first.

  • We are all caregivers or someone who supports a caregiver.
  • We are here to improve the health of our community.
  • We have an essential relationship with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
  • We integrate education and research to continually improve excellence in clinical practice.
  • We serve a broad community and strive to bring the best in medicine closer to where patients live and work.


To be a premier integrated academic health system that will serve a broad community and bring the best in medicine—including breakthrough treatments and clinical trials enhanced through our affiliation with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine—to a growing number of patients close to where they live and work.


Patients first: Putting our patients first in all that we do

Integrity: Adhering to an uncompromising code of ethics that emphasizes complete honesty and sincerity

Teamwork: Team success over personal success

Excellence: Continuously striving to be better

  • “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” (2022): Top score and designated as “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index
  • “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” (2021): Top score and designated as “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” by the Disability Equality Index



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