Advanced Practice Nurse – Nurse Practitioner – Palliative Care – Stroger Hospital – Shift: Days (Rotating)

Job Summary

The Nurse Practitioner will provide comprehensive care to patients with life-limiting or serious, life-threatening illness; conduct individual health evaluations; provide direct clinical care inclusive of diagnosing, designing a treatment plan and evaluating the outcome; facilitate and promote health maintenance and wellness through preventive screening and education; participates in a variety of hospital and ACHN committees and programs; enhance the educational and professional growth of self and health care professionals on palliative care, hospice care and end of life topics; perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master’s or higher level degree in nursing from an accredited school of nursing is required. (Must provide original copy of college/university transcript at time of interview).
  • Must be licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois. (Must provide license at time of interview.)
  • Must be licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse-Nurse Practitioner in the State of Illinois. (Must provide license at time of interview.)
  • Must possess current Illinois licensure for Prescriptive Authority. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)
  • Must have Advanced Hospice and Palliative Nurse Certification from National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Care (NBCHPN)
  • Minimum two (2) year experience working in a specialized area of clinical nursing is required
  • Certification by a nationally recognized body as designated by the rules and regulations of the Nurse Practice Act is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)
  • Two (2) years of full-time nursing experience in hospice and/or palliative care interdisciplinary team setting is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active CPR Certification
  • Language skills in Spanish and/or Polish

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to effectively communicate in an oral and written manner
  • Ability to work independently and exercise good judgment
  • Experience in the development of clinics in an Ambulatory setting
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills needed to coordinate workflow
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with members of the health care team, patients and other personnel
  • Ability to maintain appropriate professional boundaries with all staff, trainees and patients at all times
  • Ability to demonstrate respect and sensitivity for cultural diversity, gender differences and sexual orientation of patients and coworkers
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)


Employment contingent on successful credentialing through the medical staffs of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System.


Requisition ID: 00114735

Post Date: September 13, 2013

Closing Date: October 13, 2013

Salary: $35.43 Hourly

Location: John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County

Visibility: External

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