Family Nurse Practitioner - Grand Blvd

Access Community Health Network - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)3.2

Provide the full scope of services which fall under provider’s field of training, including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care, preventive care, and electronic health record (EHR) maintenance, while following guidelines contained within the quality management, risk management, infection control, customer service and safety programs for Access Community Health Network (“ACCESS”).

Duties and Responsibilities:
Obtains health history and perform physical examinations
Diagnoses, treats, counsels, and coordinate care for each patient
Reviews and update problem list and longitudinal plan of care at every visit
Meets documentation standards and completes all progress notes within 24 hours following the patient visit
Fulfills on-call responsibilities in accordance with the schedule developed by ACCESS and responds to calls within 20 minutes
Prescribe medication in accordance with Illinois statute and professional practice guidelines
Performs all duties in conformity with the quality standards and clinical guideline established by ACCESS
Meets Meaningful Use standards which is defined as using certified EHR technology to improve quality, safety, efficiency, and reduce health disparities, engage patients and families in their health care, improve care coordination, improve population and public health; all the while maintaining privacy and security
Manages EHR In-Basket, transfers In-Basket responsibilities to colleagues when appropriate, and responds to messages (e.g. lab results, refills, patient calls, patient messages, co-sign orders, co-sign charts, and open charts) within 72 hours
Recognizes patients’ families as an integral part of patients’ care teams
Ensures that patients’ and families’ needs are met and clinic policy is followed through
Encourage patients and families to voice questions and/or concerns
Works with patients and their families as appropriate to encourage care self-management
Maintains a strong working relationship with Collaborating Physician and completes the Monthly Practice Reviews
Conducts patient education activities, including pre and post instruction exams and procedures, instructions related to illness and treatment, and reinforcement of provider’s follow-up instructions
Utilizes printed health education materials as appropriate and document all instructions given; while giving consideration to an individual varying level of understanding and adjusts level of presentation to ensure the patient is knowledgeable of medical condition and plan of care
Monitors and ensure the cost-effective utilization of clinical resources
Works with care team and case management to provide for coordinated delivery of case management services
Ensures patients presenting with greater acuity than what is clinically appropriate within the health center are transferred appropriately
Provides triage services for same-day appointment patients, identify those patients who can wait to receive care and those patients who require immediate medical attention through consultation with patients and/or their families. Schedule services for the patient within a time frame meeting the patient’s medical needs
Coordinates with health center staff at all levels to ensure patient needs are met
Exhibits a positive attitude during daily activities and fosters a positive work environment for the entire team
Participates in health center huddles and meets scheduled health center times and productivity standards
Assures patients are seen in a timely and clinically appropriate manner, and involves health center employees including medical assistants and front desk staff in this process
Assures care teams properly carry out effective treatment, education and performs clinical tasks in accordance with acceptable policy and procedure
Assures all clinical activities are accomplished according to acceptable guidelines for reimbursement
Participates in the orientation and training of staff as needed
Ensures care team meets internal certification requirements for patient education and the administration of medication
Participates in proficiency testing as required by ACCESS to ensure that proper standards of care are being maintained
May function as a preceptor in teaching programs including advance practice nurse students as well as other allied health professions
Follows ACCESS protocols for research projects
Adheres to Federal Tort Claims Act regulations (e.g. care for ACCESS patients only (unless dictated by hospital bylaws, emergencies, or ACCESS approved events – health fairs or others - and adheres to scope of practice determined by ACCESS credentialing / privileging process)
Other duties as assigned.

4-Year degree required
Appropriate professional licenses to practice in the state of Illinois
2-3 years work experience in the practice of primary care medicine in a freestanding office setting preferred
Interpersonal skills necessary to work productively with all levels of health center personnel, outside agencies and effectively lead subordinate personnel
Administrative and organizational ability to organize diverse information and the work groups of subordinates
Knowledge of applicable rules, regulations and standards relative to quality assurance, safety and infection control, and clinical protocols and guidelines of ACCESS
Sensitive to needs and concerns of patients
Follows all policies promulgated by ACCESS management.

ACCESS is an equal opportunity employer