Advanced Practice Nurse
Center for Advanced Care: Orland Park
About the Unit
The Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology at The University of Chicago is consistently ranked among the best specialty nationally by U.S News and World Report. With nearly 30 specialists on staff, our program plays a leading role in the understanding of digestive diseases and in developing innovative and successful treatments for patients. Since forming the nation's first full-time department of gastroenterology in 1927, our physicians have continually improved treatments for digestive tract and related disorders by combining medical research, education, and patient care at the highest level.
The Advanced Practice Nurse provides support to GI/Digestive Diseases practices at the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced Care at Orland Park.
- Demonstrate ability to appropriately perform telephone triage regarding patient concerns and complaints, with appropriate communication.
- Conduct comprehensive or episodic health assessment of patients, gathering pertinent information in a systematic manner from varied sources.
- Differentiate normal and abnormal variations in organ systems.
- Analyzes all sources of data, established a medical/nursing diagnosis:initiates and evaluates diagnostic studies, monitors therapeutic procedures and the patient's response to therapy.
- Formulate a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family members, physician, and other members of the health care team.
- Monitor GI diseases and other comorbid conditions, and incorporates assessment findings into plan of care.
- Provides anticipatory guidance to patients and their families about the course of therapeutic options available.
- Perform, interpret, monitor and communicates results of diagnostic tests.
- Counsel patient concerning lifestyle modifications, medication regiments, side effects and interactions using an appropriate psychosocial communication level.
- Recognize an emergency situation and initiates appropriate emergency care.
- Identify complications requiring collaboration and consultation, initiating appropriate action.
- Promote, has knowledge of, and utilize appropriate patient care protocols that relate to the physiological and psychological needs of patients.
- Schedule follow-up visits to appropriately monitor patients, progression of disease and their response to therapy.
- Establish appropriate priorities of care.
- Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills required.
- Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments required.
- Ability to interview and obtain medical information required.
- Willingness to enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire required.
- Once licensed and as needed, willingness to apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number required.
- Willingness to be privileged and credentialed through UCM Medical Staff Office prior to start date required.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently required. Strong organizational skills required. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skill required.
Education and Experience:
- Advanced degree (or equivalent, if license received prior to July 1, 2001) from an accredited school/college of nursing required.
- Ability to obtain Illinois Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) license by start date required.
- Current license as a Registered Nurse required.
- Two years of clinical experience in a related area of specialty preferred.
- Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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Scheduled Weekly Hours
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Drug Test Required?
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