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Nurse Practitioner - Division of Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases

Northwestern Medicine
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Employment type: 
Full time
Required degree level: 
Other
Remote Position: 
No

The Division of Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, in partnership with Northwestern Medicine, (Chicago, Illinois) has a position for a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner in the world's leading program in stem cell transplantation for autoimmune diseases. The PA/APN will treat diseases such as multiple sclerosis, SLE, crohn's disease, systemic sclerosis, and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Primarily inpatient, 10% outpatient. Minimum of at least one (1) year of RN experience for new APN grads or one (1) year of experience for PA in MICU, hematology/oncology, rheumatology, neurology, or stem-cell transplant . APN must have an acute care degree, no FNPs . Shift: M-F, days, some weekends approximately one (1) per month. N ight call will be required and requires covering a pager from 7pm-7am. There is a hospitalist coverage in the hospital so the NPs just cover the pager, so no need to come in at night but you will need to cover the pager.

The Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.

A Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner functions autonomously and collaborates with other health professionals to provide high quality, cost effective advanced nursing care to patients, manage health care systems and influence health care decision-making through expert clinical reasoning, research and theory-based practice. This role can perform all duties of a registered nurse which are considered routine.

Essential Functions:

Demonstrates clinical expertise and expanded knowledge through patient care activities which may include diagnosis and management of a wide range of health problems. Responsible for health outcome of an assigned patient population. Confers with collaborating physician and other health professionals in area of clinical expertise. Develops appropriate educational systems for patients, families and staff in areas of expertise. Mentors graduate students in aspects of advanced practice and patient care. Actively participates in quality improvement and/or research pertinent to area of expertise.

Responsibilities:

Conducts comprehensive appraisals of patients' health status by taking health histories and performing physical examinations in clinical area. Provides direct clinical care to patients. Prescribes/orders medications, therapies; orders/interprets laboratory tests, x-rays and procedures according to clinical privileges. Evaluates patients to determine their need for further health care. Provides comprehensive teaching to patients and families. Documents in the medical record all care and education provided and/or procedures performed for which the Licensed Advanced Practice Provider is responsible. Refers to other disciplines as appropriate. Consultant to other disciplines in areas of expertise. Integrates research based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision making. Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner and presentation. Advocate for patients, families, coworkers, and the community. Maintains certifications and continuing education as required for licensure and privileging. Serves as a patient advocate and role model for "Patients First". Participates in unit/departmental/divisional or hospital committees/task forces as appropriate. Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families. Develops and participates in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff. Serves as a role model and preceptor to students. Provides formal education to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty. Participates in quality improvement and/or research initiatives for specific patient population as appropriate.

AA/EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Required:

  • Master's degree from an accredited school/college of nursing OR master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program. For APN, must have an acute care degree, no FNP .
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois/Current license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois. Certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by a national certifying body as approved by the Illinois Department of Regulation APRN Board. Written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician and once licensed may apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number OR Master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program/Current license as a Physician's Assistant in the State of Illinois/Written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician and once licensed may apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number.
  • Privileged and credentialed through the NMH Medical Staff Office (MSO).
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation - BLS recognition (healthcare provider level).
  • Minimum of at least one (1) year of RN experience for new APN grads or one (1) year of experience for PA in MICU, hematology/oncology, rheumatology, neurology, or stem-cell transplant.



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