Schedule Details/Additional Information:
The APC is expected:
- To do nursing home rounds
- See patients in the office
- Be on call for nursing home patient (day/night).
Office hours are as follows:
- Monday 12:20pm- 5:00pm
- Tuesday 7:40am- 2:00pm
- Wednesday 10:40am- 5:00pm
- Thursday 12:20pm- 5:00pm
- Friday 12:20- 5:00pm
- Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month 8:40-11:00am.
- Provides telephone care to various patients
- Provides other clinical duties as appropriate
- Completes and documents accurate comprehensive, episodic history and physical assessments
- Performs ordering, conducting, supervising, and interpreting diagnostic laboratory and imaging studies
- Prescribes treatments, and therapies not limited to medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices, and equipment
- Implements primary and secondary prevention strategies and management of acute and chronic health problems
- Provides clear, concise, accurate, and legible information regarding patient care in the record
- Formulates a comprehensive plan of care in collaborating with the patient and interdisciplinary team
- Fulfills billing and productivity metrics requirements where appropriate and maintains relevant documentation
- Advocates for patients, families, co-workers, the community, and the nursing profession
- Advises leadership in adoption of organizational change, quality improvement initiatives, best practice research and patient care best practice and integrate evidence-based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision-making
- Participates in peer review in accordance with privileges, competency assessment activities and maintains appropriate credentialing and privileging requirements
- Seeks experiences and formal and independent learning activities to maintain and develop clinical and professional skills and knowledge
- Establishes an effective relationship with the interdisciplinary team including the collaborating physician where appropriate
- Advances the profession through presentations and publications
- Conducts, assists and/or mentors others in research through participant selection, coordination of the protocol(s), data collection, and other associated activities\Provides education to patients, families, and significant others using established education materials
- Encourage involvement in professional organizations
- Provides feedback to and consults with leadership in assessment, problem-solving, decision-making, and evaluating system issues and models of care
- Identifies and participates in quality-improvement initiatives within the practice setting and initiates change to translate clinical research findings into evidence-based interventions in the practice setting
- Participates or leads multidisciplinary teams to provide integrated delivery of patient care services
- Initiates and revises protocols or guidelines and facilitates organizational change to reflect evidence-based best practice relative to practice setting
- Works to influence policy-making bodies to improve patient care
Nurse, Advanced Practice (APN) AND Nurse, Registered (RN)
Masters of Nursing Degree as APRN-CNP 2 years RN experience preferred 1 year APRN-CNP experience in the relevant setting preferred
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
- Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills. Proficiency with an Electronic Medical Record
- National certification as a CNP from an accredited body Current Illinois APRN License Current Illinois Registered Nurse license. Current Illinois Controlled Substance License within 6 months of hire Eligible for DEA registration; Possession of a current DEA Registration within six months of hire and may vary based on practice site Current BLS Certification Current PALS/ACLS certification may vary based on practice site
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
- Travel may be required Ability to work varying hours and shifts to meet the needs of Advocate Health Care. This may include on call coverage -Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations. Able to respond quickly to patient needs and work at a fast pace -Routinely works with potentially infectious specimens and patients. Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous or unpleasant conditions while caring for the sick This position can recognize needs and behaviors of a variety of patient age groups; i.e., understand child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and looks for signs of normal aging
Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
About Advocate Aurora Health
Advocate Aurora Health is one of the largest integrated not-for-profit health systems in the country. Our integrated delivery model allows our clinicians to offer state-of-the-art, top tier quality care throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern and central Illinois.
Our supportive staff and leadership are committed to an autonomous practice environment and continuously strive to be on the forefront of managing the changing healthcare landscape, advances in technology and innovative approaches to providing impeccable outcomes for our patients.
Whether youre looking to practice in the heart of a dynamic city such as Chicago or Milwaukee, a multi-specialty clinic in the suburbs, or a charming small town, Advocate Aurora Health has an opportunity for you.
Working at Advocate Aurora Health
Advocate Aurora Health is committed to diversity and inclusion every single day and in everything we do. Diversity lives in the differences, great and small, that matter to us and make each of us unique - from our age and the color of our skin, to our abilities and the things we believe in. We know that empowering our differences inspires creativity that leads to innovative solutions - for our team members, consumers and communities. And because health care is built upon relationships, its important for the people we serve to be able to trust us to meet their unique needs.
By cultivating an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion, we create a welcoming environment where our patients can heal, our team members can thrive and our business can grow. As a team member, working in a diverse setting allows you the chance to grow in ways that will broaden your perspective to deliver the best possible patient care.