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Title:  APRN-Clinical Nurse Specialist - Peds Cardiology

Req #:  119787
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Nursing
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Part Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  0.6

As part of Advocate Aurora Health, Advocate Children’s Hospital is the largest network provider of pediatric services in Illinois and among the top 10 in the nation. The two main Chicago Metropolitan region campuses are located in Oak Lawn in the southwest and Park Ridge in the northwest. Additional services are accessible at other Advocate hospitals throughout the state. Advocate Children’s Hospital serves as a major referral center for infants and children. Through a special, wholistic approach, Advocate Children’s Hospital combines some of the country’s most respected medical talent with exceptional and compassionate care. In fact, the children’s hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s leaders in pediatric cardiology and neonatology, and numerous physicians on staff here have been recognized among the Top Doctors regionally and nationally in their field. The hospital is staffed by more than 400 pediatricians and 230 pediatric subspecialists, who offer a wide range of specialized services for children.


The pediatric cardiology APN reflects the mission, vision, and values of Advocate Health Care and adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics. The pediatric cardiology APN works independently and collaboratively as part of the interdisciplinary team to provide pediatric cardiology patients health promotion, disease prevention, health education and counseling as well as the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic cardiac 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 nonpharmacologic treatments. The primary goal of the pediatric cardiology APN is to provide comprehensive health care services to pediatric cardiology patients and their families in the acute inpatient setting.

Area Specific Job Accountabilities:

  • Provides expert clinical care, education, consultation, advocacy research, leadership and mentorship.
  • Manages acute and chronic pediatric cardiology patients through comprehensive history and physical examination assessment and diagnosis. This includes acting as the primary care team, as well as consultants for pediatric cardiology patients.
  • Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests and procedures.
  • Orders and prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, and performs other therapeutic or corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status.
  • Collaborates closely with fellow APNs, fellow and cardiologists to ensure excellent patient care and efficient implementation of patient care.
  • Able to adapt to the changing daily work flow to ensure patient’s needs are prioritized. Specifically, is able to recognize and facilitate the primary needs of patients.
  • Promotes the advancement of the nursing profession and the community-at-large. This may include publication, participation in professional organizations and providing educational support to the nursing staff.
  • Collaborates and coordinates care with medical team to deliver evidenced-based care and establish best practices in clinical care. This includes expert communication with the various interdisciplinary team members (i.e. NICU, PICU, ED, pediatricians, cardiologists, nursing staff, respiratory staff, PT/OT/speech, social work and care managers).
  • Participates in research design, interpretation and implementation.
  • Meets the Medical Staff’s Allied Health Practitioners core measures of performance related to patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning and improvement, interpersonal communication skills, professionalism, and system based practice.
  • Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to patients, families, co-workers and others.



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