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Nurse Practitioner, Pain Management, Oak Lawn - Full Time APRN

Company: Advocate Health Care
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Major Responsibilities:

  • Clinical Practice
    • Acts as resource to nursing staff for complex patients and assists staff in assessing and planning the care of these patients.
    • Utilizes the scientific process and national standards of care as a framework for managing patient care.
    • Independently provides primary care through history taking, physical assessment.
    • Maintains a collaborative practice agreement with physicians (s) with written protocols or guidelines for practice that are annually reviewed and updated as necessary. May hold delegated prescriptive authority form the collaborating physician.
    • Establishes a diagnosis by utilizing critical thinking in the diagnostic process, synthesizing and analyzing the collected data and formulating a differential diagnosis based on the history, physical examination and diagnostic tests.
    • Establishes priorities to meet the health and medical needs of the individual, family and community.
    • Maintains accurate, legible and confidential records.
    • Facilitates and implements systems that promote and maintain effective communication and collaboration with physicians, nurses, and other members of the health care team.
    • Provides role modeling to nursing staff to enhance professionalism and customer service.
    • Provides input and assists in the development of critical paths, practice guidelines and other issues related to case management.
      • Keeps abreast of new diagnostic and treatment approaches along with market changes in order to assist Advocate Medical Group and/or Dreyer Medical Clinic in meeting the challenges of an ever-changing health care market.
        Development, Implementation and follow-up of Treatment Plan
        • Establishes a mutually acceptable cost-awareness plan of care that maximizes health potential.
        • Formulates treatment plan by including ordering additional tests, selecting appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, developing a patient education plan and appropriate consultation /referral.
        • Develops treatment plan with patient, which may include prescriptive medication, OP therapies, and consultation with other primary care providers and/or education on health promotion/lifestyle changes as needed.
        • Implements a plan of care that is individualized, consistent with the appropriate plan of care and is based on scientific principles, theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise.
        • Determines the effectiveness of the treatment plan with documentation of patient care outcomes.
        • Reassesses and modify the plan as necessary to achieve health and medical goals.
          Care Priorities
          • Provides health education and utilizes community resource opportunities for the individual and/or family.
          • Facilitates patient participation in health and medical care by providing information needed to make decisions.
          • Serves as a patient advocate, and participates in health policy activities at the local, state, national and international levels.
            Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Responsibilities
            • Participates as a team member in the provision of health and medical care, interacting with professional colleagues to provide comprehensive care.
            • Offers expert advice and skill to the treatment team (i.e., physicians, nurses, ancillary staff, etc.), to facilitate in the management of complex patient and family problems
            • Acts as an advanced practice resource for educational and problem solving purposes.
              • Conducts ongoing assessments of knowledge and clinical skills of health care personnel.
              • Identifies learning needs and provides for programs which will increase staff's knowledge and improve clinical performance.
              • Provides education for patients, families, and members of health care teams
              • Encourages critical thinking and problem solving with center staff.
              • Participates in community health education programs for the purpose of promoting health and wellness in the community.
                • Analyzes data regarding patient populations to identify issues and plan for improvement of care.
                • Provides statistical analysis of outcomes and is responsible for making recommendations for process improvements based on findings.
                • Participates in quality assurance review, including systematic review of records and treatment plans on a periodic basis
                • Maintains current knowledge by attending continuing education programs.
                • Maintains current certification in compliance with current state law.
                • Applies standardized care guidelines in clinical practice.
                • Identifies and addresses opportunities to improve clinical practice and delivery of care.
                • Integrates nursing research into clinical practice and disseminates information to staff.
                • Identifies opportunities to improve quality of patient care and follows through with department's, managers, supervisors and staff.
                • Promotes CQI activities to improve quality of care, i.e.: team leader, team facilitator, and team member.
                  • Nurse, Advanced Practice (APN) AND Nurse, APN Controlled Substance (APNCS) AND Nurse, Registered (RN)
                    Education/Experience Required:

                    • Masters Degree in Nursing.
                    • 3 years clinical experience in area of specialty.
                    • This position will need to recognize needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients and provide age appropriate care.
                      Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

                      • Well developed written skills.
                      • Well developed interpersonal and communication skills.
                      • Performs adequate psychological and physical assessment of patients.
                      • National certification in area of specialty (i.e.; Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwife, etc.)
                      • Current Illinois APN License
                      • Current Illinois Registered Nurse license.
                        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.
                          This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

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                              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, it's 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.

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