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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Certified Nurse Practitioner (APRN-CNP) - Pulmonary Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Division

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Certified Nurse Practitioner (APRN-CNP) - Pulmonary Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Division

UI Health is seeking to hire a part-time Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Certified Nurse Practitioner (APRN-CNP) - Pulmonary Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Division. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) reflects the mission, vision, and values of University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, adheres to the UIHHSS Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and other regulatory and accreditation standards and maintains appropriate board certification as indicated by clinical practice area.

An APRN is a registered nurse and holds a master's or doctoral degree. The APRN functions as part of the multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the credentialing committee to provide high-quality, cost-effective advanced nursing care to patients within the APRN's scope of practice. The APRN is required to have and maintain a faculty appointment in order to receive clinical privileges to practice at the University of Illinois Health System.

Essential Responsibilities:

Scope of Practice:

  • Works within the Bylaws of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and in adherence to hospital and divisional policy.
  • Works collaboratively with other providers in the care of patients.
  • Performs an accurate history and physical examination of patients, comprehensive or episodic health assessments and develops patient care plans.
  • Performs procedures according to clinical delineation of privileges.
  • Provides prevention strategies and management of acute and chronic health problems.
  • Orders and interprets tests, treatments, and therapies within the scope of practice.
  • Prescribes medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices, and other home health aides or medication according to clinical privileges.
  • May provide other clinical duties within the scope of practice as directed under the emergency operation plan.
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility to positively impact the financial performance of the organization while ensuring optimal patient care and safety.

Professional:

  • Integrates evidence-based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision-making.
  • Participates in peer review and competency assessment activities.
  • Establishes an effective relationship with the entire care team.
  • May lead and assist in research and evidence-based practice through participant selection, coordination of the protocol(s), data collection, and other associated activities.
  • Demonstrates accountability for professional conduct.
  • Advances professionalism by seeking opportunities to develop new skills and to enhance current ones.

Teaching:

  • Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families.
  • May provide education and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and current and new employees, including but not limited to medical staff, residents, advanced practice providers and nursing.
  • Provides formal and/or informal education or mentorship to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty.

Communication & Leadership:

  • Clearly understands the implications of situations and uses sound judgment when dealing with multiple disciplines.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and view success in relationship to group success.
  • Participates in program development.
  • Acts as a resource for clinical staff in the practice setting.
  • Consults with management in assessment, problem-solving, decision-making, and evaluating clinical/system issues and models of care.
  • Identifies and participates in quality-improvement initiatives within the practice setting and initiates change as appropriate.
  • Leads multidisciplinary teams to provide integrated delivery of patient care services.
  • May participate in the development and revision of protocols or guidelines to reflect evidence-based changes in care management. May participate in activities that influence policy-making bodies to improve patient care.

Department/Specialty Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide care for critically ill patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU), including airway and ventilator management.
  • Responsible for management of patients in collaboration with Intensivists and other Advanced Practice Providers.
  • Prior experience with procedures including central venous access, arterial catheter placement, and thoracentesis.
  • Prior experience with bronchoscopy and chest tube placement is also preferred but not required.

Requirements include:

  • Master's degree in Nursing or Doctorate degree in Nursing required.
  • Board Certified as Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
  • Licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner in the state of Illinois required.
  • Current DEA license without restriction.
  • Current IL Controlled Substance License required.
  • Current American Heart Associate Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Ability to work effectively with clinical medical equipment.
  • Ability to accurately document in the electronic medical record to substantiate accurate billing.
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written) that facilitate therapeutic relationships between physicians, APRN and PA providers as well as multi-disciplinary care team.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, multidisciplinary collaboration, interpersonal communication, education, clinical experience.
  • Ability to meet all requirements for medical staff privileges.

Salary & Benefits:

UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.

To Apply:

For consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by December 9, 2020.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899 

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Certified Nurse Practitioner (APRN-CNP) - Pulmonary Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy Division

UI Health
Chicago, IL
Part Time

Published on 11/05/2020