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Clinical Practice Nurse Expert - Clinical

Company: La Rabida Children's Hospital
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Clinical Practice Nurse ExpertSUMMARY: The CPNE is responsible for working with and providing clinical support for an identified group of patients and families and managing their on-going health treatment plan. The CPNE actively supports the clinical care needs of the patients cared for by the physician they are aligned with in the outpatient clinic. The CPNE uses critical thinking skills and nursing expertise to ensure timely completion of both clinical and episodic care coordination and ensures successful attainment of HEDIS and other quality related needs.

Approximately 80% of time is spent in patient care related activities, 20% in other nursing activities.

* Utilizes knowledge, skill and expertise in pediatrics and/or a specialty to coordinate the clinical care of pediatric patients throughout the healthcare continuum. May evaluate patients via intake process to determine appropriateness of patients for services provided at La Rabida.
* Assists physician in all aspects of the consultation, treatment plan execution and follow up care needs of the patient.
* Conducts review of and education with the patient/family as it relates to the physician prescribed treatment plan.
* Facilitates clinic huddles with advance review of scheduled patients and updates clinical team as to clinical support service that may be needed, conducts follow up on labs, ensures patient compliance with outside referral adherence and identification of needed clinical care and quality gaps.
* Responsible for the submission of prior authorization requests, while adhering to payer guidelines, for physician ordered patient DME equipment, medications and supplies. Provides patient/family education on use of prescribed equipment.
* Provides intermittent/as needed patient follow up between clinic visits. Monitors patient quality/care gap needs and ensures completion prior to patient discharge from clinic visit.
* Serves as clinical team liaison for families, care coordination entities, external agencies and other internal/external individuals providing services to specific families. Assists with completion of plans of treatment, prescriptions, school forms and other similar documents as needed and with the approval of the medical provider. Delegates appropriate patient follow up needs to the Access Center as requests are received.
* Consults on patient care issues in areas of expertise and functions as a resource to the nursing staff as well as members of the community. May perform specific clinical assessments or procedures for patients if trained and competent to do so.

Additional Functions:

Performs other duties as assigned.

Employees are required to maintain automobile insurance if the position requires travel in relationship to La Rabida related business. La Rabida strongly recommends that the employee maintain the following liability limits: Automobile liability: $100,000 per person, per accident; Bodily injury: $300,000 aggregate per accident; Property damage: $50,000 per accident; Automobile medical payments: $1000 per person.

Job Requirements:


Education: Graduate of an approved school of professional nursing. BSN required, MSN preferred

Related Work Experience: Three years experience in pediatric nursing required

Experience in care management or a clinical specialty desirable

Licensure/Certification: Current Illinois Professional Nursing Licensure; APN license if appropriate. Certification in Pediatric Nursing, Case Management or specialty preferred.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated knowledge and expertise in pediatrics and any specialty areas, as well as family education; Active membership in appropriate professional organizations; Ability to speak Spanish desirable.

CPR required: Only certifications issued by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross will be accepted.

Conditions of Employment Required to demonstrate full vaccination status for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized or FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine; OR Qualify for a reasonable accommodation for an exemption from vaccine requirements based on a medical disability or because of a sincerely held religious belief. Additional information and instructions regarding how to request a reasonable accommodation will be provided on request at the time of selection.

Keywords: La Rabida Children's Hospital, Chicago , Clinical Practice Nurse Expert - Clinical, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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