Nurse Clinician – Digestive Health Center, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Ambulatory Infusion Clinic, Full-Time, DaysLocation Chicago, Illinois Business Unit Northwestern Memorial Hospital Job REQID 92723 Job Function Clinical Nurse Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now
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, you'll 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?
- $10,000 Tuition Reimbursement per year ($5,700 part-time)
- $6,000 Student Loan Repayment ($3,000 part-time)
- $1,000 Professional Development per year ($500 part-time)
- $250 Wellbeing Fund per year($125 for part-time)
- Annual Employee Merit Increase and Incentive Bonus
- Paid time off and Holiday pay
Pay: Based on experience, starting at: $30.50 + per hour.
The Northwestern Memorial Hospital IBD Program has been recognized by the National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a top-tier Patient-Centered Specialty Practice by demonstrating the IBD team's ability to deliver high-quality, patient-centered care with a focus on proactive coordination and information sharing.
With a collaborative model, the IBD Program effectively coordinates care with primary care and other referring clinicians, community resources and secondary services. By doing so, our goals are better patient outcomes, improved quality of care, reduced healthcare costs, improved patient experience, and better management of chronic conditions.
The Nurse Clinician reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
The Nurse Clinician will work in a multidisciplinary environment which will require exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians, clinical and administrative units. This position will utilize nursing skills to perform patient assessments via phone or in person and implement nursing interventions; as such the ability to use appropriate judgment, independent thinking and creativity is required when resolving patient care issues. The Nurse Clinician is also responsible for initiating & organizing patient education for the population this unit serves.
- Responsible for collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to coordinate infusions for patients with inflammatory bowel disease.
- Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team to coordinate ongoing care, focused on cost-effective ways to maximize wellness and enhance patients' lives.
- Perform infusions by starting an IV and setting up IV medications, monitor for signs and symptoms of reactions, and act accordingly.
- Educate the patients about medications and procedures and address their questions and concerns.
- Utilize Epic to respond to patients' messages and calls regarding infusions.
- Follow up with the pre-certification department to ensure infusion authorizations are approved promptly.
- Schedule patients for their infusions and ensure they receive their medication on time.
- Document procedures per hospital policy and maintain accurate records to notify the care team of patient progress.
- Develop strong patient relationships through continuity of care and communication during treatments to ensure optimal satisfaction.
- Develops, coordinates, and provides education for patients, family, caregivers, and staff based on personalized needs, along with serving as a resource for ongoing education
- Serves as a communication link between the patient, family, caregivers, and interdisciplinary team
- Contributes to the department, hospital, or other professional committees and quality or process improvement initiatives.
- Triage and prioritize incoming patient communication using clinical assessment skills and service standards.
- Ensures clinical practice and patient care are consistent with policies and procedures
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor's degree in nursing
- Graduate from an accredited school of nursing
- Registered Professional Nurse licensure in the State of Illinois
- Certification in Basic CPR
- 1+ years of relevant clinical experience in an acute or ambulatory care environment
- Infusion experience
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, sexual orientation or any other protected status.
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