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Clinical Nurse-Hepatology Kidney Liver and Pancreas Transplant Full-time Days

Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Memorial Hospital Job REQID EV44453M Job Function Clinical Nurse Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

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?


  • $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
  • $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
  • $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
  • $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay


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Shift Information: 

  • Full-time, 36 hours per week
  • 3 (12-hour shifts) from 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Patient Population: Hepatology and Kidney, Liver and Pancreas Transplant Patients

Acuity: High acuity beds - large liver resection kidney/pancrease transplant, hypertensive blood pressure management

Liver Transplant: The Organ Transplant Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of the top living donor liver transplant centers in the United States and one of only nine centers in North America who participated in a study sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to assess living donor liver transplantation. In 2021, Northwestern Hospital performed 11 living donor liver transplants, making us the largest living donor program in Illinois. Over the last ten years, Northwestern has performed 105 living donor liver transplants. Having initially described laparoscopic living donor hepatectomy, Northwestern Memorial Hospital is one of a handful of centers in the country performing this procedure. We encourage you to visit the Liver Disease (Hepatology) page to learn more!

Kidney Transplant: Northwestern Medicine has the largest living donor kidney transplant program in Illinois, and one of the largest programs in the country. Our team performed 99 living donor kidney transplants in 2021 and more than 470 over the last five years. We encourage you to visit the Kidney Transplant page to learn more!

Pancreas Transplant: Over the past 10 years, Northwestern Memorial Hospital has one of the largest and most successful pancreas transplant program in Illinois and consistently ranks among the top centers in the country, with surgeons performing 18 pancreas transplants in 2021. Transplant patient and graft outcomes continue to be excellent and compare favorably with local, regional and national outcomes. We encourage you to visit the Pancreas and Islet Cell Transplantation page to learn more!

On this unit, nurses have the opportunity and are encouraged to get in involved in departmental quality committees and contribute to advancements in evidence- based nursing care by participating in our LEAD (Lead, Excel, and Develop) Program. We provide opportunities for professional growth and development and encourage lifelong learning to continue career advancement in the nursing field.

In addition, the unit offers a supportive environment that promotes teamwork and collaboration from all members of the interdisciplinary team including Advanced Practice Providers (Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Associates), physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, and social work. Attentive leadership and support resources are in place to empower nurses to practice to the top scope of their practice.

Our nationally accredited Nurse Residency Transition into Practice Program, is structured to provide all nurses with less than 1 year experience a thorough, supportive orientation with access to numerous resources to develop acute assessment, critical thinking, and analytical skills that build a strong foundation to a lifelong nursing career.


The Clinical Nursereflects 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 patients 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 pursuit of informal and formal continuing education opportunities and obtaining specialty certification when eligible.
  • Continuously enhances skills and abilities to ensure the highest quality 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, 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 documents the patients responses to nursing interventions in the health record and properly individualizes 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 hand off at the bedside or any hand off.
  • 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 plan of care.
  • Treats patients, families, visitors and staff in a caring manner with respect and dignity.
  • Facilities recovery and where appropriate helps ensure a peaceful death for patients.

Professionally Engaged:

  • Is a member of a professional organization or participates on a Northwestern Medicine committee or taskforce 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 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 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.
  • 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 relation skills to interact effectively and collaborate with others in difficult situations.
  • Use of a keyboard to enter or retrieve data.


  • New grads and experienced nurses are welcome to apply
  • Nursing specialty certification, if eligible.

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.
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