Clinical Nursing Consultant II - 4W Mother/Baby & Antepartum

UI Health
Chicago, Illinois
Salary commensurate with experience
Jul 30, 2021
Aug 29, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

Clinical Nursing Consultant II - 4W Mother/Baby & Antepartum (Posted 4/9/2021) (Job ID #144768)

RN Duties


  • Leads quality improvement projects for the unit, and actively participates in quality improvement projects within the Division and Hospital. Monitors quality improvement outcomes and compliance.
  • Leads new-hire orientation program for Mother/Baby and Antepartum Services.
  • Coordinates Mother/Baby and Antepartum Services continuing education.
  • Completes required orientation program and unit-specific competencies.
  • Develops, coordinates and/or mentors staff in patient care plan development and ongoing clinical assessment. Uses clinical expertise to collaborate with nursing staff and health care team to improve patient outcomes.
  • Consults with and implements orders from physician by performing interventions as prescribed by the provider and documenting accurately in the electronic medical record.
  • Assesses, engages and obtains clinical information from multidisciplinary team, patient and/or family to develop an appropriate patient educational plan.
  • Recognizes symptoms, establishes priorities and responds to patients changing needs.
  • Engages nursing and support personnel by delegating appropriate tasks per the Illinois State Nurse.
  • Practice Act and provides support and feedback.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to UI Health's values through teamwork and effective communication in an effort to achieve quality outcomes, patient safety, customer satisfaction and a clean, safe and therapeutic environment.


  • Advocates for patients, families, and their significant others, the community, and the nursing profession.
  • Assists in the coordination and management of daily unit activities.
  • Integrates theoretical knowledge, evidence-based research, current standards of practice and clinical experience to provide "quality" patient care as measured by established nursing quality standards and other governing/accrediting health care bodies.
  • Recognizes and supports Shared Leadership as the selected method of nursing governance.
  • Participates in organizational, departmental and shared leadership activities; supports department and unit goals in daily behavior.
  • Demonstrates accountability for job performance by: (1) seeking opportunities to enhance job skills and knowledge; (2) maintaining conditions of employment (RN, APN Licensure, BLS, NRP, STABLE).
  • Receives and provides feedback to members of the health care team regarding performance/practice.


  • Adheres to the UI Health Code of Conduct.
  • Treats patients/families, staff, students and visitors with respect and dignity. Adheres to Nursing's time, overtime and attendance policies.
  • Completes electronic learning modules and related programs by established date.
  • Complies with University Health Services TB and fit-testing requirements.
  • Utilizes established communication channels/chain of command to escalate or resolve patient care problems.
  • Identifies recurring clinical practice and/or related unit problems and participates in problem solving and resolution.
  • Collaborates with, supports and participates in departmental and organizational education and initiatives through Clinical Practice and Professional Development.
  • Identifies recurring clinical practice and/or related unit problems and participates in problem solving and resolution.
  • Collaborates with, supports and participates in departmental and organizational education and initiatives through Clinical Practice and Professional Development.


  • Collaborates with other nurses and physicians to identify, promote and provide positive learning experiences for staff and students.
  • Assesses and analyzes education needs of colleagues, staff and students.
  • Plans, presents and evaluates of learning/educational experiences for staff and students.
  • Initiates, conducts and analyzes evidence based practice research to improve patient care outcomes.
  • Serves as preceptor, mentor, and resource to other nursing staff and students.
  • Accesses Medical Center intranet for relevant communication and to review and interpret changes in policy, procedure and other information pertinent to practice.
  • Conducts and supports other nursing and multidisciplinary research efforts on the unit and across UI Health
  • Takes responsibility for continued professional growth/development by identification of learning needs and initiates strategies to meet such needs.



  • Master's degree in Nursing.
  • Current licensure as a professional Registered Nurse.
  • Minimum requirement of two years of RN experience in Mother/Baby, Antepartum, or related Obstetrics.
  • Ability to provide training on all three (3) shifts and weekends as needed.
  • Proficient communication skills (oral and written).
  • Excellent attendance, interpersonal skills and work history.
  • Excellent demeanor and experience that promotes working with multidisciplinary teams.


  • Level III high risk obstetrical experience highly preferred.
  • Experience leading quality and safety projects and initiatives preferred.
  • National Certification for Clinical Nurse Specialist, APN certification in Women & Children's Health, or a Certified Nurse Midwife preferred.
  • Intermediate computer skills with the ability to become proficient in Microsoft Office and electronic medical record systems with on-the-job training.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary range $78,208 - $112,320
Tuition Waiver and Tuition Reimbursement Available
PTO: Vacation - 1st year 15 vacation days and 12 sick days

To Apply:

For fullest consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume to the link below:

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