Advanced Practice Nurse 5/5/2020
University of Chicago
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ABOUT THE UNIT
Annually named to the US News & World Report list of the best hospitals in the USA, the clinical facilities at the University of Chicago currently includes Mitchell Hospital, a 395-bed adult hospital facility, Comer Children s Hospital with 155 beds, and the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine, a 525,000 square foot outpatient clinic and surgery facility. In addition, a 1.2 million square foot new hospital, the Center for Care and Discovery, opened in February 2013. The Department of Radiology operates facilities in all of these locations to provide multidisciplinary care and education.
Healthcare & Medical Services
Responsible for patient care for members of the University community. Provides services relating to health training, athletic health, behavioral health, and rehabilitation across the University. Assists individuals coping with personal issues, disabilities, and life-threatening diseases.
CAREER TRACK AND JOB LEVEL
Advanced Practice Provider
Provides direct primary health care to patients as an Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician/Physician Assistant. Uses knowledge from advanced degrees and/or certifications/licenses.
P3: Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external University issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
The job uses best practices and knowledge of patients and exercises autonomous decision making in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of delegated medical treatments. The scope of practice includes family support, discharge planning, staff education, consultation and research.
1) Designs patient education programs that include information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions., 2) Evaluates goals and outcomes taking into account the benefit-versus-burden, safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness for the patient, family and the organization., 3) Develops diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions needed to achieve the goals and outcomes of the patient s plan of care., 4) Has a deep understanding and response to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, or older adults. Develops and coordinates APP training and professional development activities, 5) Performs other related work as needed.
1) Provide direct primary health care to patients, in collaboration with consulting physician and the multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the credentials committee, to include identification, management, and/or referral of health problems.
2) Conduct comprehensive or episodic health assessments and develop patient care plans within clinical nursing practice and medical care protocols.
3) Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the date in the patient's record; screen patients to determine the need for hospital admission, making referrals to other disciplines as indicated, write progress notes; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings; obtain psycho-social history relevant to patient care, and assume responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients.
4) Order and schedule laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explain necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient. Evaluate outcomes of care delivered to patients and initiates changes in the nursing approach accordingly.
5) Participate in development of collaborative practice arrangements.
6) Assume accountability for patient care in making decisions, prescribing appropriate medications as set forth in the delegation of prescriptive authority, prescribing appropriate treatments, delegating tasks, and maintaining a comfortable environment for the patient.
7) Collaborate with and act as liaison among the nurse, patient, family, physician, and community resources for coordination of patient care.
8) Select appropriate communications approach to achieve desired outcomes of patient care.
9) Actively pursue required knowledge and skills for professional development.
10) Identify and participate in quality assurance issues on the unit. May participate in health education in the community. May participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician.
11) May prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
12) Act as a resource for clinical skills to staff on or off the unit.
13) May participate in teaching students and residents in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting.
14) Practice specific and invasive procedure privileges are detailed in each APNs Delineation of Privileges.
1)Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills.
2) Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments.
3) Ability to interview and obtain medical information.
4) Willingness to enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire.
5) Once licensed and as needed, willingness to apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number.
6) Willingness to be privileged and credentialed prior to start date.
7) Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.
8) Strong organizational skills and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND CERTIFICATIONS
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree from an accredited school/college.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through a combination of education and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in a related job discipline.
Current and/or eligible for State of Illinois licensure/registration required. Eligibility to be privileged and credentialed through the Medical Staff Office (MSO). - State of Illinois
1) Advanced degree (or equivalent, if license received prior to July 1, 2001) from an accredited school/college of nursing . 2) Ability to obtain Illinois advanced practice nurse (APN) license by start date.
2) Current license as a Registered Nurse.
1) Critical care experience.
2) Minimum of two years clinical experience in related area of specialty.
3) Proficiency in the use of computers.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the RESUME/CV section of the application
Depends on Qualifications
SCHEDULED WEEKLY HOURS
DRUG TEST REQUIRED
HEALTH SCREEN REQUIRED
MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD INQUIRY REQUIRED
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