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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Neuro Interventional Surgery, Full-time, Days

Location Winfield, Illinois Business Unit Central DuPage Hospital Job REQID 35529 Job Function Advanced Practice RN Shift Day Job (1st) Apply Now

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Description

Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for either a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work in our neuro interventional surgery (aka neuro interventional radiology) department at Central DuPage Hospital. This position is mostly inpatient and procedural but some outpatient clinic as well; at least 60% inpatient/procedural.

Schedule: 4x10 hour days per week, plus on-call rotation for nights, weekends and holidays

The Procedural APP I 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 Procedural APP 1 provides patient care at the practice and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital while ensuring compliance with the established objectives of the organization including preserving the dignity and respect of each patient served. In partnership with physicians and other health care team members, the APP assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, and evaluates care for a specific patient population based on individual scope of practice. 

Responsibilities:

  • Independently performs procedures at the direction and under the supervision of a physician.  Functions as a first assist/scrub role in neuroendovascular diagnostic & interventional cases.  Provides on-call coverage for emergent neuroendovascular procedures.
  • Receives consults, performs pre-procedural assessment, coordination of care and post-procedural follow-up during inpatient rounds and clinic visits.
  • Collects and synthesizes comprehensive patient data based on utilization of evidence-based assessment techniques and instruments including but not limited to: health and medical history, physical examination, interpretation of diagnostic tests and procedures, and assessment of preventative health screening participation
  • Systematically compares and contrasts clinical findings with normal and abnormal variations in formulating an appropriate differential diagnosis based on the integration of complex assessment data.
  • Demonstrates ability to triage multiple patient’s clinical needs & coordinate the neuroendovascular clinical care.  Demonstrates effective communication with referring physicians, patients/families, Interventional Labs staff and other departments.
  • Completes all required documentation in support of patient care and regulatory compliance.  Completes medical charts with appropriate information immediately after seeing the patient. Provides legible information on the medical record. Uses reimbursement codes that are appropriate to the level of care and types of services provided to the patient. 
  • Uses prescriptive authority, procedures, referrals, treatments and therapies in accordance with state and federal law and regulations.
  • Functions independently and collaboratively with the physician to provide continuity of health care services for individuals, families or groups.
  • Evaluates the health status, acute episodes of illness, and health care needs of individuals through emphasis on comprehensive history, physical exam and psychosocial assessment
  • Collaborates with the patient/family and other health care team members to develop and update the patient's individualized plan of care.
  • Communicates appropriately and clearly to Central DuPage Hospital administration, physician/providers, nursing staff, front office staff, and patients/families.  Maintains a good working relationship within the office.  Demonstrates a positive attitude.
  • Supports collaboration with clinical colleagues and disciplines outside the neurovascular program to implement plan of care.
  • Exhibits professionalism by performing research, education and leadership in clinical practice.
  • Fosters neurovascular program development through maintenance of referring provider relationships, participation in clinical research, analysis of clinical outcomes, development of case studies, assessment & planning of program needs with physicians and other related departments.
  • Performs all aspects of daily work in a manner that contributes to and ensures an environment of patient safety and confidentiality.  Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and functions well in stressful situations.  Serves as a role model and coach to others; builds partnerships and teams. 
  • Utilizes current research findings to expand clinical knowledge and enhance role performance
  • Engages in formal process seeking feedback regarding one's own practice from patients, peers, professional colleagues and others as identified.
  • Integrates ethical considerations into all areas of practice by discussing risks, benefits and outcomes of healthcare interventions.
  • Performs all aspects of patient care in a manner which optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to patients. 
  • Responds to patient's needs and concerns as appropriate.  Investigates complaints.  Works with various resources to find solutions.  Acts as a patient advocate.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master’s 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. Once licensed may apply for a controlled substance license and DEA number OR Master’s degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program/Current license as a Physician Assistant in the State of Illinois.  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 American Heart Association 

Preferred:

  • Stroke or neuro critical care background

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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