RN-Eskenazi Health- Short Term Assignment-Nights-Critical Care-13 weeks

Date: Jan 25, 2023

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  12715 


Schedule: Full Time; Part Time 

Shift: Varied 

$68-$71/hr with shift diff and weekend incentive if applicable

Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.


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Job Role Summary

Are you considering being a travel nurse or working local contracts as an RN?  If so, we may have the perfect opportunity for you!  


Opportunity Overview:

As a Short-Term Assignment RN, you will be onboarded to Eskenazi Health to fill a temporary commitment; the area you are assigned to will be based on your recent nursing experience.  This allows you the comfortability of working in a familiar environment while simultaneously learning more about the culture of Eskenazi Health and our opportunities.  The Short-Term Assignment RN will have the opportunity to gain and continue to broaden their nursing practice through exposure to a variety of clinical specialties and offered at Eskenazi Health including: orthopedics, oncology, cardiology, palliative care, neurology, trauma, medicine, renal, urology, pulmonology, infectious disease, and more. 


The Short-Term Assignment RN provides clinical care and uses coordination skills for every patient served. This includes understanding the patients served in the unit(s). Nursing care is delivered using the Eskenazi Health Model of Care-Synergy—the ability to coordinate with the patient and family/loved ones and other healthcare disciplines to ensure care is appropriate to meet patient care needs. Our nurses also proactively contribute to Eskenazi Health's mission: Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve with a special emphasis on the vulnerable population of Marion County while modeling Eskenazi Health values. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

The current opening for Critical Care is a 36 hours per week position, requiring a 13-week commitment on Nights.  Scheduled workdays are variable with every other weekend required.  Based on your experience, you may be required to float to an area to meet hospital staffing needs; this includes but is not limited to MICU, SICU, IICU, Acuity Adaptable, or Burn.  This position consists of 1-2 weeks of orientation which includes hospital and unit-specific training.  Most departments require 4 full shifts of unit-based training for the RN to practice independently.

Eskenazi Health is a Level 1 trauma and certified adult burn center with a level 3 NICU. Due to our high acuity, team members in this role can anticipate caring for and learning more about various populations in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.  Here at Eskenazi Health, we strive to offer nurse to patient ratios that allow for safe and effective care that stem from Evidence-Based Practice.  The Short-Term Assignment RN can anticipate the following:

  • Acuity Adaptable – 1:4 ratio and 144 beds
  • Intermediate ICU – 1:3 ratio and 24 beds with 12 flexible beds
  • MICU and SICU – 1:2 ratio and 24 beds on each unit
  • Burn Unit – 1:2 or 1:3 ratio based on acuity and 15 beds

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 months nursing experience as an RN in assigned area preferred
  • Active Indiana RN license
  • Current BLS certification
  • Current ACLS certification

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrates the following skills and abilities:
    • operates specialized equipment
    • competence/accountability in preparing and administering medications and treatments according to policy and procedures
    • effective communication skills incorporating listening, effective interviewing techniques with patients and staff appropriate to age of the patient
    • knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served
    • knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to assess data/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to age-specific needs
    • uses age-appropriate communication and cognitive skills detailed in the department/area/unit job- specific/age-specific competencies
    • fundamental nursing theories, current clinical concepts, diseases/symptoms, trauma, treatments/medications, triage, appropriate diagnostic/therapeutic procedures and interventions
    • functions as a member of a health care team, delegate responsibilities/duties appropriately
    • follows oral/written instructions, records/interprets information accurately
    • competency in assessing, responding to patient status or needs, and interpreting results
    • recognizes and reacts to changes in patient status, documents and reports changes
  • Performs CPR and other technical skills
  • Positions patients
  • Must be able to wash hands thoroughly and frequently
  • Must be able to help evacuate patients via stairwells
  • Critical thinking skills are essential



Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.




Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis