Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Family Medicine (Addiction and Mental Health) - MSHC L.P.
Mile Square Health Center
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Masters
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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), - Family Medicine (Addiction and Mental Health) - MSHC L.P. Johnson Clinic Rockford
Mile Square Health Center is hiring a full time Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Psychiatric to join our patient care team in our L.P. Johnson-Rockford clinic.
The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) reflects the mission, vision, and values of University of Illinois Hospital & 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. An APRN is a registered nurse and holds a master's or doctoral degree. The APRN functions as part of the multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the credentialing committee to provide high-quality, cost-effective advanced nursing care to patients within the APRN's scope of practice. The APRN is required to have and maintain a faculty appointment in order to receive clinical privileges to practice at UI Health.
Scope of Practice: Works within the Bylaws of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and in adherence to hospital and divisional policy. Works collaboratively with other providers in the care of patients. Performs an accurate history and physical examination of patients. Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessments and develops patient care plans. Performs procedures according to clinical delineation of privileges. Provides prevention strategies and management of acute and chronic health problems. Orders and interprets tests, treatments, and therapies within the scope of practice. Prescribes medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices, and other home health aides or medication according to clinical privileges. Provides clear, concise, accurate, and legible documentation regarding patient care in the medical record. Provides education to patients, families, and significant others using established education materials. May provide other clinical duties within the scope of practice as directed under the emergency operation plan. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility to positively impact the financial performance of the organization while ensuring optimal patient care and safety.
Professional: Advocates for patients, families, co-workers, the community, and the nursing profession. Integrates evidence-based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision-making. Participates in peer review and competency assessment activities. Seeks experiences and formal and independent learning activities to maintain and develop clinical and professional skills and knowledge. Establishes an effective relationship with the entire care team. May advance the profession through presentations and publications. May lead and assist in research and evidence based practice through participant selection, coordination of the protocol(s), data collection, and other associated activities. Demonstrates accountability for professional conduct. Advances professionalism by seeking opportunities to develop new skills and to enhance current ones.
Teaching: Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families. May provide education and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and current and new employees, including but not limited to medical staff, residents, advanced practice providers and nursing. May develop or participate in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff. Provides formal and/or informal education or mentorship to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty.
Communication & Leadership: Demonstrates excellence in written and verbal communication, public speaking, presentation skills, critical thinking and decision making skills. Clearly understands the implications of situations and uses sound judgment when dealing with multiple disciplines. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and view success in relationship to group success. Participates in program development. Acts as a resource for clinical staff in the practice setting. Consults with management in assessment, problem-solving, decision-making, and evaluating clinical/system issues and models of care. Identifies and participates in quality-improvement initiatives within the practice setting and initiates change as appropriate. Leads multidisciplinary teams to provide integrated delivery of patient care services. May participate in the development and revision of protocols or guidelines to reflect evidence-based changes in care management. May participate in activities that influence policy-making bodies to improve patient care.
Department/Specialty Specific Responsibilities
Psychiatric Assessment and Therapy
Examine or conduct diagnostic tests on patient to provide information on general physical condition and mental disorder.
Analyze and evaluate patient data and test findings to diagnose mental disorder.
Design individualized care plans, using a variety of treatments, in collaboration with the Mile Square Health Center behavioral health integration team.
Prescribe, direct, and administer psychotherapeutic treatments or medications to treat disorders.
Conduct individual, group, and family psychotherapy and facilitate psychiatric rehabilitation Provide crisis intervention and treatment.
Collaborate with physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, nurses, care coordinators and other professionals associated with the behavioral health integration team to discuss treatment plans and progress.
Gather and maintain patient information and records, including social and medical history obtained from patients, relatives, and other professionals.
Prepare and submit case reports and summaries to government and mental health agencies.
Advise and inform guardians, relatives, schools, agencies and significant others of patients' conditions and treatment when necessary.
Review, evaluate and consult with other behavioral health professionals regarding their treatment procedures and outcomes.
May participate in activities that influence policy-making bodies to improve patient care.
Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
Act as liaison between school leadership, Chicago Public Schools and health care providers. Oversee local clinics including manages staff, vacations and other day-to-day operations.
Evaluates clients regarding their treatment needs related to addictions and withdrawal management, manages medical aspects of addictions and withdrawal management, and prescribes medication when appropriate.
Performs addictions-related psychiatric or medical evaluations, as requested by other staff members, for purposes of diagnosis and for treatment planning.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Graduation from accredited APN program.
Current license as a Professional Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Illinois required.
Master's Degree in Nursing or Doctorate of Nursing Practice required.
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
Two (2) years of staff nursing experience in family medicine preferred.
Current controlled substance licensure if indicated by position.
Effective communication skills (oral and written) that facilitate therapeutic relationships between physician,
APN and PA providers as well as college and hospital leadership and the multi-disciplinary team.
Demonstrated experience in leadership, multidisciplinary collaboration, interpersonal communication, education, clinical experience and change management required.
Documentation in the medical record to substantiate accurate billing.
Intermediate computer skills.
Experience providing addiction medicine services for both medically and socially complex populations.
Experience managing complex substance use disorders.
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 fullest consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by October 11, 2021.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899