The Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive health care for assigned patients/community as determined by scope of practice guidelines and specialty. This includes completion of a health assessment, determining diagnosis, planning and prescribing treatment within the parameters of medical staff privileges at UI Health and area of expertise. The NP participates in the educational experiences of nursing students, medical students, residents and other health care disciplines. The NP in general pediatrics provides health care for children and adolescents.
- Manage the care of patients within assigned area and/or area of expertise and within parameters of medical staff privileges.
- Obtain relevant patient health history. Study and interpret patient tests and records.
- Perform physical exam and record findings.
- Perform various diagnostic, preventive and/or therapeutic procedures and/or order special screenings and developmental or laboratory tests to diagnose conditions; interpret results.
- Prescribe/order appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions and develop a treatment plan.
- Develop an educational plan for patient/family.
- Assist with scheduling of patients for upcoming procedures including coordinating with other services (division, departments) and completion of necessary documentation, scheduling forms and clearance.
- Order appropriate consultation/referral.
- Determine effectiveness of treatment plan with documentation of treatment provided and patient outcomes.
- Reassess and modify plan with patient/family and treatment team within the parameters of medical staff privileges.
- Participates in the educational experiences of nursing students, medical students, residents and other healthcare disciplines. By being involved in case conferences, serving as a preceptor and mentor, assisting with curriculum development and instruction.
- The Advanced Practice Nurse is required to have and maintain a faculty appointment in order to receive clinical privileges to practice at the University of Illinois Health System.
- Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Master’s degree in Nursing or Doctorate degree in Nursing required.
Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Illinois required.
Nurse Practitioner experience in a pediatrics practice highly preferred.