Work as a member of the Comer Pediatric Primary Care Clinic team and through a collaborative practice agreement, provide specialized clinical assessment, evaluation, tests, treatments, therapies, medical management and other direct care to general pediatric patients. This position may also be required to practice at offsite locations.
Provide direct patient care and formulate plan of care in collaboration with family, physician, nursing staff and other members of the health care team.
Communicate management and follow-up plan to family and patient.
Obtain medical history and perform physical assessment.
Physical assessment may include vaginal or pelvic exam.
Order and interpret appropriate diagnostic studies.
Prescribe appropriate medications as set forth in the delegation of prescriptive authority.
Screen patients, as appropriate, to practice preventive medicine.
Monitor chronic diseases.
Assess patients to determine the need for hospital admission.
Make referrals to subspecialties and other disciplines as indicated.
Provide health maintenance care and education.
Promote positive health behaviors.
Assure that appropriate systems and resources are in place to maintain established standards of care.
Participate in answering the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic phone line for routine and urgent clinical needs of patients.
Participate in teaching trainees, including RNs, LPNs, MAs, and nurse practitioner students.
Participate in the development, review and evaluation of policies and procedures.
Participate in developing and implementing QI monitoring for the Pediatric Primary Care Clinic with clinic leadership, medical, nursing and administrative staff.
Demonstrated clinical competency required.
Being detailed oriented required.
Ability to work effectively under pressure required.
Ability to use independent judgment required.
Strong communication skills required.
Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication among various levels of practitioners required.
Ability to interview and obtain medical information required.
Enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire required.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Advanced nursing degree from an accredited school/college of nursing required.
Completion of approved NP training required.
Minimum 3 years clinical experience as a pediatric nurse practitioner preferred.
Supervisory experience preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
Certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner required.
Ability to obtain Illinois advanced practice nurse license by start date required.
Current license as Registered Nurse required.
Once licensed, apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled license and DEA number required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments required.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements (if applicable):
Direct patient contact or clinical care setting
Ability to be aware of safety hazards and take appropriate precautions
Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood
Exposure to infectious material
High stress environment
Ships potentially infectious materials
Ability to bend, crouch, or stoop
Ability to carry or lifts loads of 25 to 49 lbs.
Ability to hear, including making fine discriminations in sound
Ability to see, including color, depth perception, or clarity
Ability to sit for 4 hours or more
Ability to use computers extensively for 4 hours or more
Ability to make repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movements
Ability to climb stairs up to 2 stories
Ability to operate equipment necessary to perform job
Ability to push/pull objects of 25 to 49 lbs.
Ability to stand for 4 hours or more
Ability to Use Standard Office Equipment
The following documents are required to be considered for this position:
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