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Nurse Practitioner ONLY - Wound Care (CDH), Full-time, Days

Winfield, Illinois Job REQID 7342 Job Function Advanced Practice RN Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

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Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Nurse Practitioner to work in our outpatient wound care department at Central DuPage hospital. 

Shift: M-F, days; no nights/weekends/holidays/on-call.

The Certified Advanced Practice Nursereflects 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.

A Certified Advanced Practice Nurse is a registered nurse (RN) and therefore, can perform all duties that are considered routine duties of a RN. In addition, a Certified Advanced Practice Nurse holds a masters or doctoral degree in a specialized area of nursing. The Certified Advanced Practice Nurse functions autonomously and collaborates with other health professionals to provide high quality, cost effective advanced nursing care to patients, manage health care systems and influence health care decision-making through expert clinical reasoning, research and theory-based practice.


  • 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 in area of clinical expertise.
  • Consults with other professionals in areas of clinical expertise.
  • Develops appropriate educational systems for patients, families and staff in areas of expertise.
  • Mentors staff/students in aspects of advanced nursing practice and patient care.
  • Actively participates in research pertinent to area of expertise.


  • Conducts comprehensive appraisals of patients' health status by taking health histories and performing physical examinations in specialty area
  • Provides primary prevention strategies and management of stable health problems
  • Provides specialty care to assigned patients that may include both stable and unstable chronic health problems
  • Establishes diagnoses for common short-term or chronic health conditions
  • Prescribes medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices and other home health aides or medication according to clinical privileges
  • Temporary practice (license pending) does not include prescriptive authority
  • Orders and follows-up appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, EKG's and diagnostic procedures specified in clinical privileges
  • Evaluates patients to determine their need for further health care
  • Teaches and counsel patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, plan of care, anticipated outcomes, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs
  • Documents in the medical record all care provided and/or procedures performed for which the Certified Advanced Practice Nurse is responsible
  • Refers to other disciplines as appropriate
  • Directs and operates nurse-administered clinics designed to serve stable patients
  • 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, the community and nursing profession
  • Maintains advanced certification and continuing education as required by the Illinois Nursing and Advanced Nursing Practice Act
  • Assumes a leadership role in professional activities and organizations
  • Advances the profession through presentations and publications.


  • Serves as a patient advocate and role model for "Patients First"
  • Mentors staff to ensure quality of health care practices
  • Assists with policy development and review in area of expertise
  • Participates in unit/departmental/divisional or hospital committees/task forces
  • Consults with management in assessment, problem solving, decision making, and evaluating clinical/system issues.


  • Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families
  • Develops and participates in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff
  • Serves as a role model and preceptor for undergraduate and graduate nursing students
  • Provides formal education to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty
  • Provides formal orientation and education of nursing staff and graduate students pertinent to area of specialty.


  • Actively participates in research pertinent to area of expertise.

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  • Masters degree from an accredited school/college of nursing.
  • Current license as a registered professional nurse in the State of Illinois.
  • Current license or practice pending license (not to exceed 6 months) as an advanced practice nurse in the State of Illinois.
  • Certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse by a national certifying body as approved by the Illinois Department of Regulation APN Board.
  • Written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician and once licensed may apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license.
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation recognition (healthcare provider level).
  • Minimum of three (3) years of APN experience
  • Wound care experience either in OP or IP settings
  • Wound care certified


Equal Opportunity

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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