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1-3 years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
2/20/2019
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Advanced Practice Nurse I/Physician Assistant I - Adult...
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Job Description

Overview

General Summary of Position Responsibility:

Advances in pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery over the past several decades have created a large and ever-growing population of adolescent and adult congenital heart disease patients. The Adult Congenital Heart Disease (ACHD) team at Lurie Children's Hospital provides care for adolescents and adults who were born with congenital heart defects, requiring lifelong specialized cardiac care. The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is integral to the management of this medically complex patient population. The APP works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team of physicians, surgeons, APPs, nurses, etc. The APP will provide outpatient care and inpatient ACHD consultation, both at Lurie Children's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Outpatient care includes clinic visits, care management and transition to adult congenital heart disease consultation with adolescents and young adults. Inpatient consultation settings include the Cardiac ICU, Cardiac Step-down, Emergency Department, PACU, Labor and Delivery, etc. The APP will be supported in their practice by an established and growing team of; board certified ACHD attending physicians, electrophysiologists, APPs, RNs and social worker.

Responsibilities

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.Qualifications

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.

About Children's Memorial Hospital

Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, is recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country by rankings published in U.S. News amp, World Report. Its physicians are on the faculty at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. As a not-for-profit organization, Children's Memorial relies on philanthropy to help provide care to more than 102,000 patients and their families every year.www.childrensmemorial.org.