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Advanced Practice Nurse/Physician Assistant - Genetics

Company name
Children's Memorial Hospital

Location
Chicago, IL

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General Summary of Position Responsibility:

The Provider works within the multidisciplinary clinical team to provide individualized patient care through history and physical assessment, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, medication ordering, prescribing and management, formulating diagnoses and patient/family education. S/he promotes evidenced based practice by conducting or participating in research and academic activities. S/he provides support to the nursing and leadership staff in order to promote the advancement of the nursing profession at Lurie Children’s and in the community-at-large. The role is unique to each division and in accordance with individual credentialing and privileging through the Medical Staff Office.

Essential Job Functions:

Area Specific Job Accountabilities:

Provides expert clinical care, education, consultation, advocacy research, leadership and mentorship.

Manages primary, acute and chronic health problems through comprehensive history and physical examination assessment and diagnosis. This may include palliative and end of life care.

Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests and procedures.

Orders and prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, and performs other therapeutic or corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status.

Promotes the advancement of the nursing profession at Lurie Children’s and the community-at-large. This may include publication, participation in professional organizations and providing educational support to the nursing staff.

Collaborates and coordinates care with medical team to deliver evidenced-based care and establish best practices in clinical care.

Participates in research design, implementation and interpretation.

Meets the Medical Staffs Allied Health Practitioners core measures of performance related to patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning and improvement, interpersonal communication skills, professionalism, and system based practice.

Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

APN Requirements;

Master’s degree or higher from an accredited school of nursing appropriate for certification as a Nurse Practitioner. (CNS certification is not acceptable if hired after January 1, 2010)

Two (2) years of nursing experience preferred.

Licensure in the State of Illinois as an APN is required.

Experience as delineated in clinical privileges through credentialing by the Medical Staff Office.

Basic Life Support certification required. Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification required in some specialty areas.

Any other certification required for specialty area.

Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, basic computer skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills.

Physician Assistant Requirements;

Master’s degree from a nationally accredited Physician Assistant program required.

2 years of clinical patient care experience preferred. Pediatric experience strongly preferred.

Active licensure in the State of Illinois as a Physician Assistant is required.

Experience as delineated in clinical privileges through credentialing by the Medical Staff Office.

Basic Life Support certification required. Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification required in some specialty areas.

Any other certification required for specialty area.

Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, basic computer skills, and strong verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to work in a collaborative environment with physicians, residents, advanced practice nurses, nurses, administrative manager and directors and support staff thereby creating a cohesive well developed team.

General Understanding and Nature of the Position Description

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job classification. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills of personnel so classified.

Job Location

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Company info

Children's Memorial Hospital
Website : http://www.childrensmemorial.org

Company Profile
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital, provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 130-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Learn more about our family-centered approach to care.

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