The University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health) is seeking an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Stroke Program who reflects the mission, vision, and values of University of Illinois Hospital and 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 Stroke Program APRN acts as a clinician, educator, consultant, researcher and leader relevant to the needs of the stroke population. The Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive health care for assigned patients/community as determined by scope of practice guidelines and specialty. This includes completion of a health assessment, determining diagnosis, planning and prescribing treatment within the parameters of medical staff privileges at UI Health and area of expertise. The Stroke APN will identify and lead performance improvement initiatives within areas that affect stroke care, as well as mentor and coach stroke team members.
Prospectively monitor compliance of performance measures required for Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification, provide feedback and introduce corrective measures as needed.
Update/implement change to established stroke guidelines as needed.
Provide feedback to outside practitioners regarding status of patients transferred to UI Health for a higher level of stroke care.
Respond to Acute Stroke Codes during work hours and provide feedback to staff involved.
Act as stroke expert and resource to professional staff including physicians, nursing, and other disciplines involved in the care of stroke patients.
Develop/update staff stroke education as needed and coordinate stroke educational offerings house wide and in the community.
Develop/review and/or update stroke materials used for patient/family/caregiver education.
Facilitate the coordination of care in the outpatient setting with other medical disciplines as indicated prior to discharge.
Participate in stroke scholarly research projects and organized clinical research opportunities.
Participate in outpatient clinic evaluations:
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. 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. Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Master's degree in Nursing or Doctorate degree in Nursing required.
Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Illinois required.
Previous experience caring for Neurology/Stroke patients 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 March 1, 2019.
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.