Nurse Practitioner ONLY - Family Planning & Contraception

Advanced Practice RN
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Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner to work within our Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology within the Section of Family Planning & Contraception. This is primarily an outpatient clinic setting with some inpatient rounding; 85% outpatient, 15% inpatient rounding. Will accept new APN grads, but must have prior experience as a RN working in Family Planning and/or OBGYN. Shift: M-F, days.

1. Clinical
• Conducts comprehensive appraisals of patients’ health status by taking health histories and performing physical examinations in specialty area
• Provides primary prevention strategies and management of stable health problems
• Provides specialty care to assigned patients that may include both stable and unstable chronic health problems
• Establishes diagnoses for common short-term or chronic health conditions
• Prescribes medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices and other home health aids or medication according to clinical privileges
• Orders and follows-up appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, electrocardiograms and diagnostic procedures specified in clinical privileges
• Evaluates patients to determine their need for further health care
• Teaches and counsel patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, plan of care, anticipated outcomes, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs
• Documents in the medical record all care provided and/or procedures performed
• Directs and operates nurse-administered clinics designed to serve stable patients
• Consultant to other disciplines in areas of expertise

2. Leadership/Organization
• Mentors staff to ensure quality of health care practices
• Assists with policy development and review in area of expertise
• Participates in unit/departmental/divisional or hospital committees/task forces
• Consults with management in assessment, problem solving, decision making, and evaluating clinical/system issues

3. Education
• Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families
• Develops and participates in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff
• Provides formal education to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty
• Provides formal orientation and education of nursing staff and graduate students pertinent to area of specialty

4. Quality and Outcomes
• Identifies primary customer needs, participates as applicable in the organization’s quality program with focus on measures in patient satisfaction, quality performance, and access
• Perform and coordinate administrative and other clinical program duties as assigned or indicated.
• Develop and monitor indicators of quality care and patient satisfaction for a specific patient population

• May perform other duties as assigned



• Advanced Practice Nurse (IL) license
• Advanced Practice Nurse certification by a national certifying body as approved by the Illinois Department of Regulation APN Board.
• Registered Professional Nurse (IL) license
• Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (American Heart Association) certification
• NMG Collaborative Agreement
• Master’s degree from an accredited school/college of nursing 
Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in OBGYN

• Two years clinical experience in related area of specialty
• Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in an outpatient Family Planning & Contraception setting.

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