Nurse Practitioner OR Physician Assistant - MICU
- Jun 30, 2016 Post Date
- 0011750 Requisition #
Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work within our MICU/Pulmonary and Critical Care division. The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine strives to advance our knowledge of lung health and disease through a combination of education and research. We provide care for patients suffering from an array of lung/respiratory ailments, including but not limited to: adult cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardio-pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer, occupational lung diseases, and sleep disorders. We also provide therapeutic options through our interventional pulmonary program, our lung transplant program, and the interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis programs of Northwestern Medicine, and by overseeing the care of hospitalized patients in the medical intensive care unit settings. The location will in at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, inpatient medical intensive care unit (MICU-3). New graduates will be considered, however those considered must have had a clinical rotation in a critical care setting; the preference is for someone with at least 1-year of prior work experience in the critical care setting (either as a staff nurse or as an APP). Rotating schedule including nights and weekends.
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 in area of clinical expertise. Consults with other professionals in areas of clinical expertise. Develops appropriate educational systems for patients, families and staff in areas of expertise. Mentors staff/students in aspects of advanced nursing practice and patient care. Actively participates in research pertinent to area of expertise. Specific Performance Standards: Responsibilities. 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. Temporary practice (license pending) does not include prescriptive authority. Orders and follows-up appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, EKG's 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 for which the Licensed Mid-Level Provider is responsible. Refers to other disciplines as appropriate. Directs and operates nurse-administered clinics designed to serve stable patients. Consultant to other disciplines in areas of expertise. Professional, Demonstrates the following professional attributes: Integrates research based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision making. Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner and presentation. Advocate for patients, families, coworkers, the community and nursing profession. Maintains advanced certification and continuing education as required by the Illinois Nursing and Advanced Nursing Practice Act. Assumes a leadership role in professional activities and organizations. Advances the profession through presentations and publications. Leadership/Organization, Serves as a patient advocate and role model for "Patients First". 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. Education, 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 for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. 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. Research, actively participates in research pertinent to area of expertise.
• Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois/Current license as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Illinois. Certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse by a national certifying body as approved by the Illinois Department of Regulation APN 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)
• New graduates will be considered, however those considered must have had a clinical rotation in a critical care setting; the preference is for someone with at least 1-year of prior work experience in the critical care setting (either as a staff nurse or as an APP).