Northwestern Medicine has an exciting full-time opportunity for either a Physician Assistant or a Advanced Nurse Practitioner to work in our inpatient acute pain service. In this role, you will provide care for surgical patients perioperatively working alongside one other full-time APN. This will involve surgical patients with indwelling epidural or peripheral nerve catheters in addition to some being medically managed for pain. In addition, the role will include inpatient consults for non-surgical patients who require complex pain management assistance or recommendations. You will work closely with anesthesia residents, fellows, and attendings collaboratively although there will be some patient encounters performed independently with attending assistance only if needed. New grads considered, acute pain and/or inpatient experience is preferred. APN's must have their degree in adult gerontology, acute care, or adult care . Shift: M-F, days. There is an incentivized home-call requirement of one night per week.
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.
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.
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- Master's degree from an accredited school/college of nursing OR master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program. APNs must have their degree in adult gerontology, acute care, or adult care .
- 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).
- Acute pain and/or inpatient experience.