Nurse Practitioner - Travel Clinic, Full-time, Days
Company: Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
Posted on: January 17, 2020
Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse
Practitioner to work in our outpatient Travel clinic, which is now
under the direction of the Division of Infectious Diseases. The APN
would have a supervisory role over RNs who would be taking medical
histories, determining any potential health concerns or allergic
reactions that could occur with the vaccinations needed, depending
on the countries being visited. The APN will also independently see
and treat patients. New grads considered, experience preferred.
Shift: M-F, 10-hour days; no nights/weekends/holidays/on-call.
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 Advanced Practice 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
AA/EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal
* Master s degree from an accredited school/college of nursing
* 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
* Privileged and credentialed through the NMH Medical Staff Office
* Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation - BLS recognition issued by the
American Heart Association (healthcare provider level)
* One year clinical experience in related area of specialty.
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