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Clinical Admission RN, Full-time, Days

Location DeKalb, Illinois Business Unit Kishwaukee Hospital Job REQID 37623 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?


The Clinical Admission RN 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.


  • Serve as an access point resource for physicians, staff, and patients.
  • Assist with the recommendation for the most appropriate level of care and patient status.
  • Apply approved criteria and guidelines in decision making, as well as payers, such as managed care, rules and practices.
  • Ensure a smooth admission experience for patients by coordinating clinical needs with operational processes and insurance benefits.



  • Associate's degree in nursing
  • At least 3 5 years of experience in patient care experience in a hospital setting, experience in utilization management activities (e.g. review and assessing for meeting medical necessity criteria and appropriate status), admissions and discharge planning and/or case management
  • Critical thinking, decisive judgement, problem solving skills, and the ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Strong foundation of clinical knowledge
  • Ability to prioritize and demonstrate efficiency with job duties
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
  • Ability to learn computer skills in Microsoft Word, EMR, Midas systems within 30 days
  • Able to multi-task quickly and process accurately
  • Current RN license in the state of Illinois


  • BSN

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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