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Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner- Downers Grove

Advocate Health
Downers Grove, Illinois

Job Summary

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Clinical responsibilities:

Assesses, diagnoses, and determines/alters treatment and management plans appropriate for age, acuity and clinical condition. This includes ordering, performing, and interpreting appropriate diagnostic studies and prescription of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions and therapies.

Manages conditions based on clinical indication, evidence-based care, cost effectiveness, and assessment of risks/benefits and alternatives.

Provides health promotion, disease prevention and disease management counseling and education of patients and families.

Manages patients as part of an interdisciplinary team and within scope of practice. Seeks physician or other healthcare team member consultation or referrals as appropriate. Escalates need for more emergent or specialized care when necessary.

Maintains accurate, complete, concise, and timely documentation in the electronic medical record. Substantiates and submits professional services consistent with compliant coding and billing practices.

Facilitates consistent, coordinated care and clear communication among all members of the healthcare team and/or health or community agencies.

Performs office or hospital procedures in accordance with specialty practice, competency and granted privileges (where applicable).

Other responsibilities:

Participates in quality, safety, and peer review initiatives/performance activities, organizational and/or departmental meetings and committees, peer review, and workgroups as necessary.

Participates in education and/or onboarding of new team members, students, and other health care professionals.

Seeks experiences to maintain and develop clinical and professional skills and advance the profession within and outside of the organization.

Maintains standards of productivity, access, face-to-face time, and quality metrics to ensure optimal, safe and timely patient care delivery.

Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the department's policies and procedures. Age-specific information is developed further in the departmental job standards.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

License/Registration/Certification Required:

Active RN, and APRN/APRN-FPA/APNP or other APRN license(s) in state(s) of practice, AND

Active national board certification in area of clinical practice and populations served, AND

Active DEA registration prior to hire, AND

If Illinois practice: active Illinois Controlled Substance License prior to hire, AND

Active BLS and/or ACLS, PALS, NRP as required by clinical practice prior to or within 6 months of hire

Education Required: Master's Degree in Nursing

Experience Required: No experience required

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Demonstrated high level of clinical proficiency, and excellent decision-making skills.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and as an effective member of a health care team.

Demonstrated ability to adapt to evolving technology and proficiency with the electronic medical record.

Excellent communication skills. Ability to effectively collaborate with and establish/build relationships with others.

Proven organizational skills and ability to prioritize effectively.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

Must be able to stand, walk, bend, stoop, and twist continuously throughout the workday.

Must have functional speech, vision, touch, and hearing.

Must be able to:

Lift up to 50 lbs from floor to waist.

Lift up to 20 lbs over the head.

Carry up to 40 lbs a reasonable distance.

Operate all equipment necessary to perform the job.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be required to perform other related duties.

Salary

No Salary Provided

Employment Type

Full Time

Shift

No shift available

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