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Weight Management APRN- Nurse Practitioner

Req #:  114377
Facility:  Good Shepherd Hospital
Department:  Nursing
City:  Barrington
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

For more than 35 years, Good Shepherd Hospital has served the community by providing quality, compassionate health care services to families throughout the northwest suburbs. Today, more than 700 physicians representing over 50 medical specialties have chosen to affiliate with Good Shepherd Hospital. Highly-skilled physicians and clinical professionals provide a comprehensive range of services including nationally acclaimed cardiovascular care, advanced surgical capabilities, emergency services backed by the resources of a level II trauma center and a state-of-the-art Birth Center. A nationally-recognized cancer program, a health & fitness center as well as an extensive range of outpatient services round out our health care program.

Position Requirements:
Masters of Nursing Degree as APRN~CNP
2 years RN experience preferred
1 year APRN~CNP experience in the relevant setting preferred
Well~developed interpersonal and communication skills.
Proficiency with an Electronic Medical Record
National certification as a CNP from an accredited body
Current Illinois APRN License
Current Illinois Registered Nurse license.
Current Illinois Controlled Substance License within 6 months of hire
Eligible for DEA registration Possession of a current DEA Registration within six months of hire and may vary based on practice site
Current BLS Certification
Current PALS/ACLS certification may vary based on practice site
Travel may be required
Ability to work varying hours and shifts to meet the needs of Advocate Health Care. This may include on call coverage ~Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations.
Able to respond quickly to patient needs and work at a fast pace ~Routinely works with potentially infectious specimens and patients.
Work environment includes probability of exposure to adverse, hazardous or unpleasant conditions while caring for the sick
This position can recognize needs and behaviors of a variety of patient age groups i.e., understand child growth and development, normal patterns of adolescent behavior and looks for signs of normal aging


Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

Purpose:
The APRN~Certified Nurse Practitioner (CNP) reflects the mission, vision, and values of Advocate Health Care and adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and other regulatory and accreditation standards. The APRN~CNP works independently and collaboratively as part of the interdisciplinary team to provide health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling as well as the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases through high~quality, cost~effective delivery of care focused on population health. This includes the assessment, diagnosis, and management of patient problems by prescribing pharmacologic and non~pharmacologic treatments. The APRN~CNP is licensed, board certified, credentialed and/or privileged as an independent practitioner to practice at the full extent of their licensure and within their defined scope of practice. The primary goal of the APRN~CNP is to function in a clinical role to provide comprehensive population based health care services and may serve as a primary care provider and/or consultant for individuals, families and communities in a variety of settings.

Accountabilities:
Clinical
Professional
Leadership

About Advocate Health Care

 

Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago