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Registered Nurse-Oncology Full-Time

Location Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Memorial Hospital Job REQID EV51293F Job Function Clinical Nurse Shift Not Applicable Apply Now


  • $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)
  • Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
  • Paid time off and Holiday pay

Pay Starting at: $34 + per hour based on experience


Company Description

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?

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                                          Oncology Clinical Nurse Opportunities

Northwestern Medicine is seeking Clinical Nurses within our Oncology Departments.                                               Experienced and New Graduate Nurses.
                                        Full-time, 3/12 hour, Night Shifts.

  • Medical Oncology
  • Hematology Oncology
  • Stem Cell Transplant Oncology           

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 medical oncology unit is located on the 14th floor of Prentice Women’s Hospital.  It is a 36-bed unit comprised of several different unique medical teams. Majority of our population is comprised of solid tumor patients with the addition of lymphoma and gynecology oncology patients. Our nurses are trained to work within various phases of an oncologic patients care continuum, including new diagnosis workups, post-operative surgical care, chemotherapy/biotherapy administration, oncologic emergencies, as well end of life transitions. Our team is composed of a unit manager, clinical coordinators, charge nurses, education coordinator, attending nurses, day shift and night shift nurses as well as our patient care technicians who cover day shift, afternoon shifts and night shifts. You will learn the specialty care of the Oncology patient population along with the skills and concepts of general med/surg.  Expect to work in a fast-paced environment collaborating with an inter-professional team and contributing to excellent patient outcomes!  The foundation to this unit is teamwork and patient advocacy!  Come ONC get happy and join our team today!

The hematology oncology unit is located on the 15th floor of Prentice Women’s Hospital. It is a 36-bed unit comprised of a few different unique medical teams. The majority of our population is comprised of hematology-oncology patients including leukemia, lymphoma and multiple myeloma, blended with a hospitalist service line that serves patients with all cancer diagnoses.  We care for patients within various phases of the care continuum, including new diagnosis workups, clinical trials, chemotherapy/biotherapy administration, oncologic emergencies, and end of life transitions.  This unit is fast paced with lots of team collaboration and professional development opportunity for both the new graduate nurse and the experienced nurse looking for new challenges.  The foundation of our unit is teamwork and patient advocacy! 

General Care Information- Stem Cell Transplant- This 36 bed unit specializes in stem cell transplantation and other cellular therapies and performs 350-400 transplants per year. Stem cell transplant is a potentially curative treatment for many types of cancer. Specialized, comprehensive care is provided to adult patients with primarily hematological malignancies such as leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other types of hematologic disorders. Caring for these patients is a holistic and dynamic process that is challenging and stimulating. This unit is fast paced with lots of team collaboration, professional development and opportunity for both the new graduate nurse and the experienced nurse looking for new challenges. Nurses will be able to provide comprehensive care and education to patients and families while building professional relationships. As part of the Lurie Cancer Center, the unit participates in individual and group cancer research.

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.


  • Experience in specific clinical area.
  • 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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