Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner - Transitional Care, Full-time, Days

  • Northwestern Memorial Healthcare
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Jan 07, 2021
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Company Description At Northwestern Medicine, every patient interaction makes a difference in cultivating a positive workplace. This patient-first approach is what sets us apart as a leader in the healthcare industry. As an integral part of our team, youll have the opportunity to join our quest for better healthcare, no matter where you work within the Northwestern Medicine system. At Northwestern Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing competitive benefits: from tuition reimbursement and loan forgiveness to 401(k) matching and lifecycle benefits, we take care of our employees. Ready to join our quest for better? Job Description Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for either an experienced Nurse Practitioner or experienced Physician Assistant to work in our outpatient Transitional Care department. The APP will be bridging patients between inpatient/ED and long-term medical homes. Shift: M-F, days; no nights/weekends/holidays/on-call. TC Mission: Improve health outcomes for patients with complex medical and psychosocial needs through an integrated and interdisciplinary team based approach. Provide high quality, empowering, and compassionate transitional care to reliably and efficiently meet the needs of our patients. TC Values: INNOVATIVE to meet the dynamic and ever-evolving patient need COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY to empower change DETERMINED ADVOCATES for patients and policies RESPONSIVE to data and quality indicators to adopt new practices Provide medical care for complex patients, work in a team based environment, be able to be flexible to meet the needs of the patients and clinic Essential Functions: 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 and other health professionals in area of clinical expertise. Develops appropriate educational systems for patients, families and staff in areas of expertise. Mentors graduate students in aspects of advanced practice and patient care. Actively participates in quality improvement and/or research pertinent to area of expertise. Responsibilities: Conducts comprehensive appraisals of patients' health status by taking health histories and performing physical examinations in clinical area. Provides direct clinical care to patients. Prescribes/orders medications, therapies; orders/interprets laboratory tests, x-rays and procedures according to clinical privileges. Evaluates patients to determine their need for further health care. Provides comprehensive teaching to patients and families. Documents in the medical record all care and education provided and/or procedures performed for which the Licensed Advanced Practice Provider is responsible. Refers to other disciplines as appropriate. Consultant to other disciplines in areas of expertise. Integrates research based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision making. Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner and presentation. Advocate for patients, families, coworkers, and the community. Maintains certifications and continuing education as required for licensure and privileging. Serves as a patient advocate and role model for "Patients First". Participates in unit/departmental/divisional or hospital committees/task forces as appropriate. Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families. Develops and participates in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff. Serves as arole model and preceptor to students. Provides formal education to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty. Participates in quality improvement and/or research initiatives for specific patient population as appropriate. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. AA/EOE Qualifications Required: Masters degree from an accredited school/college of nursing OR master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois/Current license as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois. Certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by a national certifying body as approved by the Illinois Department of Regulation APRN Board. Written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician and once licensed may apply for a controlled substance license and DEA number OR Masters 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 controlled substance license and DEA number Privileged and credentialed through the NMH Medical Staff Office (MSO) Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation BLS, issued by the AmericanHeart Association Minimum of two (2) years of APP experience Preferred: Experience working with mental illness, complex outpatient medical care/management, or substance abuse Bi-lingual Additional Information Northwestern Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.