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3 Reasons to Boost Your Nursing Career at NorthShore

Ready to take the next step in your nursing career? Join us at NorthShore University HealthSystem. We’re a comprehensive, fully integrated healthcare delivery system with six award-winning, state-of-the-art hospitals and more than 100 medical group offices that provides compassionate and quality care to more than 800,000 patients throughout northern Chicago. NorthShore is the first healthcare system in Illinois to receive the Magnet designation, which we’ve earned three times in the last decade because of our dedication to outstanding patient care.

Not only that, but our focus on service, research, and excellence makes us a great place to work. In fact, LinkedIn named us a Top 25 Company in the Greater Chicago Area and we’re on the 2021 Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, along with being a Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital in the country.

Whether you’re just starting or you’re a seasoned nurse, we will likely have a position for you. Read on to see why you should join the NorthShore team.

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Our Competitive Benefits Program Has You Covered
There’s no doubt that your health and welfare are important, which is why we provide extensive benefits that help support your wellness. As a NorthShore employee, you’ll have access to two medical plans, as well as dental, disability, life, long-term care, financial protection insurance and Flexible Spending Accounts. Taking time off is key for maintaining your health, which is why we offer generous paid time off. Yet that’s not all, as you’ll also enjoy discounts on an array of goods and services from big-name brands, an Employee Assistance Program meant to support you with child and elder care resources and legal and financial services. We’ll even work with you to find a schedule that best fits your needs, and we’ll provide aid in growing your family with our Adoption Assistance Benefit that covers adoption and court fees and hospitalization fees for the natural mother and child that aren’t covered by other insurance.

Of course, we also know that planning for your financial future is paramount. As part of our team, you can take advantage of the NorthShore University HealthSystem Tax-Deferred Annuity Plan with employer contribution (if eligible), as well as a Section 529 College Savings Plan so you can start setting money aside for your children's education.

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You’ll Thrive in Our Supportive Culture
We believe in treating our patients with empathy and compassion, and those same values are the foundation of our workplace culture as well. As a Magnet-designated organization, we are just as committed to supporting you as we are to providing the highest quality of care. Every day you come into work you’ll be part of a team that emphasizes teamwork, positive interactions, and the highest standards of professionalism.

Beyond that, we take the time to recognize the accomplishments of you and your fellow nurses through our NorthShore Excellence Awards. As an organization, we’ve also chosen to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion by investing in programs that celebrate our differences, enhancing talent pipelines to have hospital and nursing staff that represents the communities we serve while promoting better health outcomes for all. Finally, we frequently have special events and activities, from holiday parties and ice cream socials to Nurses Week and volunteer opportunities, that will make you feel like a part of our team and our community.

As a nurse at NorthShore, we know that you’ll take great care of your patients. It’s our priority to make you feel supported and fulfilled every day you come into work.

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Looking for Growth? We’ll Help You Meet Your Goals
When you want to take the next step in your career, we will be right there with you. As a nurse at NorthShore, you can enroll in one of the educational and research opportunities through our Department of Nursing Professional Development and Research. If you are considering becoming a nursing professional development practitioner, we have mentorship programs and classes that cover leadership training and presentation and computer skills that will prepare you to teach residency programs and more. To become a nurse preceptor, attend our Preceptor Development Program that includes workshops that will help you develop the skills you need to communicate effectively and implement evidence-based practices in the field.

As a research-driven organization, we also have programs that help practitioners incorporate evidence-based care into their clinical practice through mentorship and guidance from doctorally-prepared nurses and nurse researchers. The grant-funded NorthShore Research Fellowship Program is a great way to expand your knowledge (and even add to) the growing field of evidence-based research, ultimately enabling you to have a big impact on the practice of nursing. Meanwhile, the Quality and Patient Safety Fellows program give you the chance to develop and implement programs meant to enhance the quality of patient care.

Beyond these opportunities, we also offer the Nursing STARS Program that includes a scholarship fund to help you continue your education and pay for books, tuition, and more.

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Bonus: Our Location in the Chicago Area
Where you work is just as important as who you work for, not just for you but your entire family. If you currently live outside of Chicagoland and you’re considering relocating, you should know that our hospitals and healthcare facilities are located in or near many of Illinois’ best places to live, according to Buffalo Grove, Evanston, Glenview, and Skokie are highly rated for their excellent school districts and overall livability, making this part of the Chicago area ideal for raising your family. Career opportunities for your partner and family members are abundant, as this area is home to such major employers as Northwestern University, Kraft Foods, Avon, and Anixter. Overall, Chicago is among the top 20 cities in the United States in Robert Half’s Career City Index, which weighs career prospects, quality of life, cost of living and cultural diversity.

Are you a compassionate and professional nurse who believes in providing the highest level of care to your patients? We encourage you to learn more about NorthShore and browse our list of open positions.