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Title:  Advanced Practice Nurse - Pediatric General Surgery

Req #:  117048
Facility:  Christ Medical Center
Department:  Nursing
City:  Oak Lawn
Posting Budget Status:  Day
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

As part of Advocate Health Care, 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.

Master's prepared (MSN, MS, etc.) required.
3+ years recent experience in pediatric nursing
Graduate from an accredited school of nursing.

Extremely Competitive Per Diem Rate

This position will need to recognize the needs and behaviors of a variety of age groups of patients, i.e., understand normal patterns of pediatric behavior and look for signs of normal aging prior experience with various age groups is preferred.
Strong analytical skills.
Proven leadership skills.
Good organizational skills
Basic computer knowledge.
Effective communication and presentation skills.
Current RN license in the State of Illinois.
Current APRN (CNS, NP, or CNM) license.
CPR Certification.
Ability to work flexible hours according to customer needs.
May be exposed to hazardous materials and life~threatening diseases.
Ability to prioritize independently and respond to multiple simultaneous requests.
Lifting up to 20 pounds occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently.
Ability to communicate with patients/families.
Ability to travel locally.
Ability to work under stressful conditions and in difficult situations.
Ability to prescribe medications when applicable with appropriate licensure and credentialing.

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. 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.

Provides a high degree of professional competence and demonstrates a high level of autonomy in pediatric ENT nursing. Specialization in nursing practice includes in~depth graduate study of relevant theories and scientific knowledge related to the pediatric patient population, which promotes ability to analyze and refine nursing practice and to generate clinical practice knowledge. APRNS's integrate education, research, management, leadership, and consultation into clinical roles, and they function in collegial relationships with nursing peers and other professionals and individuals that influence the health environment. The scope of practice will impact patient care through contact with patients and their support systems throughout the health~illness continuum.

Practitioner: Directs the medical and surgical management for the pediatric ENT patients. Role expectations include assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the assigned patients in consultation with the collaborating physician or designee.
Administrative/Leadership: Demonstrates leadership qualities that reflect accountability and interdependence consistent with goals of the organization.
Researcher: Promotes research findings by making appropriate recommendations for changes in policies, procedures, and practice.
Educator: Develops and provides ongoing education programs for healthcare providers to ensure availability of current information regarding patient care and maintenance/enhancement of clinical skills.
Consultant: Serves as a consultant and/or resource person for hospital personnel in area of specialization. Accepts referrals and collaborates with physicians, nurses and other members of the interdisciplinary team in planning the care of patients needing specialized nursing. Initiates referral to other healthcare providers and resource agencies as necessary.


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