I worked for a hospital that became part of Advocate a few years ago. There were good and bad things about the acquisition as is often the case. Here's the bottom line though:
Peds ran 1:4-1:6 on our general floor and 1:1-1:3 in the PICU. I wouldn't imagine that Christ is altogether different. Medical benefits are Humana HMO or some new PPO they've gone with this year--you contribute part, they contribute part. Dental is First Commonwealth PPO or HMO (don't go with their HMO). Life insurance equal to your annual base salary, $3500/yr. tuition reimbursement after 1 yr. of employment, ST and LT Disability after 6 mos. of employment. Salaries are competitive with other Chicago hospitals. New grads come in around the $19-20/hr. mark I believe. Shift diffs are $1.50/hr for eves, $2.00 for nights, $2.00 for weekends, $1.00 for charge. Advocate is out there to make money just like any other hospital system, and they do scrimp at the bedside where and when they can. They also save money by not offering some of the excellent benefits other places do. For example, University of Chicago or Rush offer 100% reimbursement of tuition expenses for pursuit of a nursing degree or masters. Some places offer better retirement benefits, etc., but you'll need to shop around to find that out.
Christ is a big place (over 700 beds I think) and from what I've heard, not a terribly friendly hospital. The area it's in is a diverse population, ethnically speaking. It can be gotten to most easily from I-294, or if you live on the south side, via major streets.
I don't know any recruiters there, but go to the Advocate website:
and submit an online application. Good luck!