The University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health) is seeking a Nurse Practitioner, Palliative Care. Nurse Practitioner, reflects the mission, vision, and values of University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System, adheres to the UI Health Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and other regulatory and accreditation standards and maintains appropriate board certification as indicated by clinical practice area.
The Nurse Practitioner in this position works in collaboration with other palliative care team members to provide comprehensive palliative care consultations for assigned patients. This includes completion of a health assessment, participating in determination of prognosis, and planning/recommending treatment within the parameters of medical staff privileges at UI Health and area of expertise and billing for services.
Manage the care of acutely ill patients within area of expertise (Palliative Care) and within parameters of medical staff privileges.
Obtain relevant patient health history. Study and interpret patient tests and records.
Perform physical exam and record findings.
Perform various diagnostic, preventive and/or therapeutic procedures and/or order special screenings and developmental or laboratory tests to diagnose conditions; interpret results.
Prescribe/order appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions and develop a treatment plan.
Develop an educational plan for patient/family.
Assist with scheduling of patients for upcoming procedures including coordinating with other services (division, departments) and completion of necessary documentation, scheduling forms and clearance.
Order appropriate consultation/referral.
Determine effectiveness of treatment plan with documentation of treatment provided and patient outcomes.
Reassess and modify plan with patient/family and treatment team within the parameters of medical staff privileges.
Participates in the educational experiences of nursing students, medical students, residents and other healthcare disciplines. By being involved in case conferences, serving as a preceptor and mentor, assisting with curriculum development and instruction.
Work closely with faculty, fellows, staff and research personnel to advance the clinical research mission of the Supportive Care Team.
Participation in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the palliative care practice.
Assistance with diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic health conditions.
Assistance with all facets of care coordination for palliative care referrals.
Conduct initial palliative care consult visits and follow up palliative care visits in the inpatient and outpatient settings as assigned.
Weekend and night coverage required as assigned.
The Nurse Practitioner is required to have and maintain a faculty appointment in order to receive clinical privileges to practice at the University of Illinois Health System.
Other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Nursing required.
Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Illinois required.
Two (2) years of experience as an RN in palliative care or hospice preferred.
Salary & Benefits:
UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.
For consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by December 31, 2018.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.