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)

MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING

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

COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS SYSTEM IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


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

This position is no longer available.