The Nurse Practitioner works with patients of all ages and their families that provide information so they can make informed decisions about their health care and lifestyle choices. The Nurse Practitioner provides diagnosis, treatment, consultation, and follow-up under the supervision of one or more physicians in the practice. The Nurse Practitioner provides age and specialty appropriate medical care at the level of training achieved. The Nurse Practitioner will work under a collaborative agreement with the Medical Director of the Family Health Center. This unique approach to health care provides high quality and cost effective care and results in a high level of patient satisfaction.
Maintains legible, accurate, and confidential medical records. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations consistent with NCQA (National Committee for Quality Assurance), JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations), and state regulatory standards. Facilitates evaluation of records by physician(s), peers, and Quality and Standards according to protocols, and receives and implements constructive directives. Effectively identifies, evaluates, and addresses disease prevention and health promotion issues of the population in the practice while administering quality patient care.
Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of acute, chronic, and long-term healthcare issues. Provide health maintenance care for adults, including annual physicals. Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work and x-rays. Educates patients and/or families about preventive care, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications. Obtain medical histories and perform physical examinations.Diagnose and treat acute health problems such as infections and injuries. Diagnose, treat and monitor chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Prescribe medications and other treatments. Works in an independent and interdependent relationship with members of the medical staff, which allows for consultation, collaboration, or referral. Analyzes new knowledge gained from conferences, workshops, professional literature, or “hands-on training” and assimilates this knowledge into clinical practice.
Performs other duties as assigned.
These duties are to be performed in a highly confidential manner, in accordance with the mission, values and behaviors of Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. Employees are further expected to provide a high quality of care, service, and kindness toward all patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and guests.
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing
Master’s Degree in Nursing required.
Current RN license in the State of Illinois required.
Current APN license in the State of Illinois required.
Certification as an advanced practice by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) required.
Five to seven years of clinical experience, at least three in the specialty area of care preferred.
Ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in carrying out work duties.