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Northwestern Medicine Chicago | Main Campus, Illinois
Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to work as a Resource Coordinator primarily on the inpatient Stem Cell Transplant unit. The Stem Cell Transplant APP team has an office in the center of the unit. This APP leader will also need to assess and communicate with the outpatient clinic, pre-transplant team/administrative office as well as collaborate with the medical director, program coordinator, and Oncology director. No new grads. APNs must have acute care certification. This leadership position requires at least three (3) years of stem cell experience and stellar communication skills. Shift: 3 10-hour shifts, and 1 10-hour shift doing administrative work, but this is flexible; no nights, but possible holidays and weekends. The Resource Coordinator, APP, in collaboration with other health professionals, provides high quality, cost effective advanced nursing care to patients, manage health care systems and influence health care decision-making through expert clinical reasoning, research and theory-based practice. This role can perform all duties of a registered nurse which are considered routine. This role also coordinates the training and onboarding of new APNs within a program, and facilitates professional development opportunities for those APNs. The Lead APN is an advocate and voice for the APN staff at leadership forums, and works closely with leadership within the practice to provide input into APN performance, evaluation and competency. Develops and coordinates APP training and professional development activities Collaborates with practice leadership to provide input on APP performance, competency, and work assignments Coaches, trains, mentors and provides ongoing feedback to APNs in the practice/program Is a liaison for APP staff with management and leadership teams at NMHC Performs duties listed in the job description for an Advanced Practice Nurse Required:Master's degree from an accredited school/college of nursing OR master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program; APNs must have acute care certification; Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois/Current license as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Illinois. Certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse by a national certifying body as approved by the Illinois Department of Regulation APN Board/Written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician and once licensed may apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number OR Master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program/Current license as a Physician's Assistant in the State of Illinois/Written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician and once licensed may apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number; Privileged and credentialed through the NMH Medical Staff Office (MSO); Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation - BLS recognition (healthcare provider level); At least three (3) years of APP experience in a stem cell department; Stellar communication skills; Demonstrated leadership skills.
Northwestern Medicine Chicago, IL, USA
The role of the professional clinical nurse is unique and essential to the care of the patient. The nurse demonstrates that unique and essential function through the framework for nursing practice. Advocate: Practices in accordance with the patient centered care model. Develops an individualized age-specific culturally sensitive nursing plan of care for the patient that is based on the nursing process. Incorporates the role of patient advocate into the plan of care. Uses a team approach to develop and achieve daily patient-centered individualized care goals. Acknowledges and values the contributions of the patient's significant others as an integral part of the plan of care. Identifies potential conflict situations and facilitates resolution using established communication channels. Promotes and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient. Protects patients by maintaining a safe environment. Clinical Expert: Advances clinical expertise, as demonstrated through pursuit of informal and formal continuing education opportunities and obtaining specialty certification when eligible. Continuously enhances skills and abilities to ensure the highest quality patient care. Shares knowledge and expertise through educating team members, patients and students. Demonstrates critical thinking by integrating theoretical knowledge and expertise to pose relevant clinical questions when evidence and practice differ. Identifies priorities, sets realistic and measureable goals, prescribes and implements nursing interventions in a safe and timely manner. Develops and implements individualized education plans for patients and families using suitable instructional materials and methods. Evaluates and documents the patient's responses to nursing interventions in the health record and properly individualizes the plan of care based on the evaluation of findings. Identifies situations that require further intervention and escalates appropriately; Consults appropriate experts and resources when needed. Participates in the formation, implementation and evaluation of team goals. Appropriately delegates and supervises interventions to implement the plan of care. Conveys complete, timely and accurate information at hand off at the bedside or any hand off. Adheres to ethical standards of practice. Community Volunteer: Participates in one or more volunteer initiatives annually, Northwestern Memorial organized or on his/her own. Compassionate: Consistently demonstrates interpersonal connections with patients and families from introduction through discharge. Proactively responds to patient concerns such as speaking to patients about possible/expected delays in plan of care. Treats patients, families, visitors and staff in a caring manner with respect and dignity. Facilities recovery and where appropriate helps ensure a peaceful death for patients. Professionally Engaged: Is a member of a professional organization or participates on a Northwestern Memorial committee or taskforce at the hospital-wide, departmental, or unit level. Demonstrates accountability and collaborative practice with co-workers, other disciplines, and departments. Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth and education reflecting knowledge and understanding of current nursing practice. Serves as a community mentor for team members. Serves as a preceptor for new team members. Participates in the peer feedback process by conducting a constructive assessment and evaluation of peer performance. Works collaboratively with all hospital services to accomplish daily work and maintain an environment of excellence. Participates in the development of policies, procedures and systems to support safe and effective care and advance nursing practice at NMH through the Shared Leadership Process. Assumes personal responsibility for meeting internal (i.e. Best People profile, ELMs, CPR, and health requirements) and external regulatory and accreditation requirements. Identifies opportunities for innovation and quality improvement; participates in innovation projects and the quality improvement process, including unit based quality committees. Demonstrates accountability to Northwestern Memorial strategic, operational and fiscal goals. Exemplifies a professional image in appearance and communications. Maintains and advances the professional image of nursing and the practice of professional nursing through an ongoing analysis of resources. Professional Organizations, literature, electronic resources, etc. AA/EOERequired:Graduate of an NLN accredited school/college of nursing . Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or higher. Current State of Illinois, Registered Professional Nurse license. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation recognition (healthcare provider level). Analytic ability (conceptual and quantitative). Oral, listening and written communication skills. Strong human relation skills to interact effectively and collaborate with others in difficult situations. Use of a keyboard to enter or retrieve data.Desired:Experience in specific clinical area. Nursing specialty certification, if eligible.
Northwestern Medicine Chicago | Main Campus, Illinois
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Establish and review standards and work procedures for all Environmental Services staff in accordance with established policies and practices of the facility. Plan work schedules, hours, areas of work, and job duties to ensure adequate EVS coverage. Assists Manager in the supervision of various aspects of the departments and collaborates with managers and coordinators to achieve the departments and NMH mission, goals and objectives. Participate in the interview process, evaluate, and recommend termination of facility Environmental Services personnel in accordance with facility standards. Orientate, train, and supervise all Environmental Services staff under span of control. Regularly inspect and evaluate physical condition of facility and supervise the relocation and storage of all furnishings and equipment, as well as the relocation of space to improve the sanitation and appearance of the facility. Report unsafe conditions and conduct research to improve EVS technology. Participate in regular staff meetings and communicate with members of other departments to coordinate EVS activities. May serve on facility wide committee. Conduct daily touch points and coaching with EVS staff. Schedule major project work, ensuring that adequate staff and supplies are available to perform tasks. Ordering supplies and equipment using Peoplesoft requisitions. Conducts regular inventory of housekeeping supplies and order same. Keeps costs in line with approved budgetary amounts. AA/EOE QUALIFICATIONS: · Associates or Bachelors degree is preferred. · Three to five years experience in relevant field and Supervisory experience required. · Appropriate clinical or technical competence in relevant area. · Strong leadership skills. · Communication skills (interpersonal and group, assertiveness, conflict resolution, etc.). Organization skills, Planning Skills (prioritization, time management, initiative, follow through). · Demonstrated problem solving skills. · Completed the Coordinator Orientation Courses.
Northwestern Medicine Winfield, IL, USA
This position will have primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining the RMG Patient Safety Program but will provide cross-coverage for patient safety activities across the West Region. The Patient Safety Leader reflects the mission, vision, and values of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards. Works with interdisciplinary clinical groups to define, measure and analyze quality and patient safety issues and practice concerns on behalf of quality committees. Defines, collects, analyzes and presents data cogently to identify trends. Masters relevant evidence and literature in relevant clinical area, discipline, and improvement science. Supports and may lead improvement activities utilizing DMAIC, Lean, and other performance improvement tools as appropriate. Applies knowledge of clinical practice, current research, best practices, and interdisciplinary collaboration to advance problem analysis and resolution and creative process redesign. Participates in patient safety improvement initiatives, receives and monitors control plans and data trends under the purview of clinical interdisciplinary quality committees. Reports to Patient Safety Manager. - Required Bachelor's degree in pharmacy, nursing or other related clinical field with at least 3 years recent clinical experience in the acute care setting (Master's and / or PharmD strongly preferred) OR at least 3 years demonstrated effective performance in clinical patient safety measurement and improvement. Recent experience in quality / patient safety activities. Working knowledge of performance improvement framework (i.e., DMAIC), quality and patient safety metrics and process improvement, and application of analytic tools. Computer skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). This position requires effective interpersonal communication skills including teamwork, leadership and team facilitation, strong writing and presentation skills, good organizational skills, and excellent critical thinking skills. Exceptionally strong interdisciplinary collaboration and effective leadership skills are needed. -Desired Master's degree and/or other evidence of advanced commitment to profession. Understanding of basic statistics, working knowledge of contemporary standards and data sets related to healthcare quality and patient safety initiatives. DMAIC green belt prepared Evidence of publishable work (research, quality reports, clinical summaries). Project management skills in an ambulatory environment
Northwestern Medicine Chicago | Main Campus, Illinois
An experienced Registered Nurse, who in addition to providing direct patient care, is accountable for facilitating an interdisciplinary approach to patient care, patient flow, staffing, resource utilization, and problem solving on a given shift. Facilitates unit operations on a shift basis according to policy, procedure, and regulatory requirements. Coordinates unit based staffing assignments on a shift basis to achieve high quality and cost effective care. Directs patient care provided by staff nurses and support personnel for a specific shift. Champions new initiatives and helps in unit/departmental or hospital wide committees/task forces. Communicates directly with patients and significant others about nursing care. Implements appropriate action plans to provide safe, quality, and efficient care. Assures safety and security of patients, significant others, and staff. Provides direct patient care. AA/EOE Required: Current license as a Registered Professional Nurse in the State of Illinois. Current BLS certification. Baccalaureate degree from an accredited school of nursing or equivalent experience as approved by the Patient Care Director; (Minimum two years clinical experience in area of clinical specialty). Desired: Specialty certification in the clinical area of focus. Additional clinical experience in another clinical area.
Northwestern Medicine Chicago, IL, USA
The Manager Pharmacy has the authority and accountability for the management of designated pharmacy areas. The Manager is key in the planning, leading, and organizing of activities related to quality patient care, human resources management, and function of the Pharmacy. This manager works closely with the medical staff, the nursing staff, and other Hospital departments to ensure that high quality pharmaceutical services are provided to Northwestern Memorial Hospital patients. This position is responsible for financial management of the pharmacy cost centers and has accountability for establishing and monitoring the operating and capital budgets. This manager is responsible for translating the Hospital and Division's mission, objective, policies, and procedures into effective action. Plans staffing requirements, hires to meet needs, and schedules to ensure efficient management of pharmacy resources and work flow. Cooperates with peers in the scheduling and sharing of personnel resources. Assists with development of talent across sections in technical, clinical, and management positions through: A. Early assessment of high potential. B. Individual development plans. C. Direct mentoring and monitoring of development plans. D. Succession planning. Coaches and monitors staff to ensure compliance with standards and improvement in performance. Meets target goals for pharmacy specific turnover and vacancy rates. Uses appropriate resources to implement Department and hospital policies and procedures. Implements the NMH performance management process. Adheres to Patients First Management Standards on Leadership, Communication, and Visibility. Precept the pharmacy residents and pharmacy students, ensuring that programmatic goals are met and that formal evaluations are given. Precept new pharmacists during the initial orientation and clinical development phase of their employment. Assumes twenty-four hour accountability for quality of patient care, human resources, and overall section function. Develops section based goals to support hospital and division mission and objectives. Uses appropriate resources within the Hospital and the Department to provide consultation, education, technical, or information services to provide optimum pharmacy care. Monitors all research and investigational drug activity in the section to ensure compliance with hospital policies and procedures. Ensures compliance with all federal, state, local, JCAHO, ASHP Residency, ATF, and hospital regulations policies and procedures. Facilitates a multi-disciplinary and collaborative approach to patient care and inter-departmental problem solving and service delivery. Develops and maintains relationships with all customers. Ensures that service standards are developed, implemented, and evaluated. Creates an environment of high morale and motivated professionals. Assumes delegated management responsibilities in the absence of the Level II Manager. Maintains Relative Value Unit (RVU), and other productivity systems. Participates in the development and implementation of the pharmacy information systems. Develops the cost center operating budget and submits for approval. Conducts variance analysis; identifies and explains trends in productivity volume, acuity, or service. Establishes programs to monitor and control costs in relation to volume and pre-established income targets. Develops and participates in preparation of new program proposals. Manages inventory, ensuring that cost center inventory is at the minimum to meet patient care needs that charges and credits are processed in an accurate and timely manner, and that storage is in compliance with standards. Participates in the negotiation of pricing and terms for supplies and maintenance agreements. Maintains inventory according to Hospital and Department standards. Ensures that outpatient third party billing is processed in a timely, accurate manner. Develops cost center capital budget and submits for approval. Develops major equipment purchase proposals, selection, prepares documents for equipment acquisition and participates in the negotiation process. Develops and participates in facility changes and planning. Works with physicians in developing criteria for drug use and in implementing and monitoring the criteria. Works with physicians on the resolution of distributive and clinical issues. Identifies and pursues activities and development opportunities which are appropriate for position and personal development. Ensures compliance with hazardous waste collection and disposal procedures. Verifies that the professional staff reports can competently evaluates and document population and patient specific variables, assessing if the dose regimen is appropriate for achieving the desired therapeutic outcome. Patient weight, body surface area, age, maturation, sex, renal and hepatic function, pharmacokinetic parameters, and concurrent conditions and medications should be considered in the determination of the dose and dose interval of any drug. Note: Special consideration should be given to the requirements of the neonatal and geriatric populations. Develop and maintain a quality management system that allows for consistent evaluation and improvement of services in relation to physician, nursing, and patient care requirements. Documents all significant activities and take corrective action as necessary. Establishes ongoing quality data collection systems that enable monitoring of service levels. Maintains knowledge and uses appropriate resources to provide regulatory, consultative, educational, technical, clinical, or information services as needed. Assigns personnel as required to accomplish quality management tasks. Develops systems for improvement of pharmacy services provided in relation to physician, nursing, and patient care requirements. Takes corrective action as necessary. Implements the drug use quality management system and the formulary system which are developed by the P & T Committee. Incorporates results of quality management audits in the improvement of services and enhancement of patient care, consistent with hospital policy. Ensures that the environment is clean, safe, and free from hazards for patients, staff, and visitors. Adheres to Patients First Management Standards. This position must effectively interact with a variety of individuals. The incumbent must work closely with peers to allocate resources, develop and implement procedures, and solve problems. The incumbent should have demonstrated progressive leadership, management, clinical, and professional expertise. The incumbent must be effective in communications and have good inter-personal skills. Problem solving and decision making skills and an ability to appropriately confront and resolve issues are key attributes. The incumbent must be able to motivate individuals and groups and be able to plan, organize and direct the activities of others. The incumbent must have unquestioned technical, clinical, leadership, and teamwork skills. AA/EOE. Required: Licensed Pharmacist in Illinois Knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy (5 years of college education) or a Doctor of Pharmacy degree (6 to 7 years of college education) Previous experience as a hospital pharmacist and at least one year of management experience. Desired: Completion of a Pharmacy Residency; Pharmacy management experience in a teaching environment.
Northwestern Medicine Chicago, IL, USA
Provides service to all clients (nursing, physician and doctor office staff) through computer registration, computer test order entry, specimen processing, referral and delivery of samples and supply orders. Also, responsible for providing courier service for specimens, reports, and supplies. In conjunction with these functions, the Laboratory Technician provides customer service (laboratory test result information, specimen collection information) via phone and direct communication, distributes reports to physicians via mail and fax (as necessary). This position is also responsible for communication with clients regarding specimen problems, report problems, and computer problems that may affect their operation. The position is also required to participate in the laboratory occurrence management program. Accurate and efficient registration of patient demographics into the Hospital Information System. Accurate and efficient test order entry into the Laboratory Information System. Accurate use of the Laboratory Information System for the verification of sample receipt, result inquiry, and report printing. Accurate routing and distribution of laboratory reports to physician offices including faxing and retrieval of microfiche test results. Efficient processing of specimens not processed by the robotics lines. Efficient processing of research specimens for testing. Maintain files for easy retrieval of data including Outreach requisitions, courier logs, and problem logs. Assist with problem resolution regarding patient specimens. Provide prompt and courteous notification to clients regarding specimen problems including identification and collection issues. Answer and appropriately triage department phone calls. Provide efficient and timely courier service including STAT pickups, report and supply delivery. Consistently adhere to the courier route as scheduled. Record all information on logs consistently and legibly. Maintain a safe and clean work environment. Foster department and laboratory teamwork through effective communication. Participate in Safety and Infection Control activities. Maintain supply stock and process client supply orders as assigned. Promptly notify management staff of supply shortages. Some assignments involve long periods of standing. Courier route service involves walking to physician offices outside of the hospital and clinic building. May be required to properly handle and dispose of hazardous materials. Personal protective equipment is provided by the laboratory and is worn in the department due to possible exposure to biohazardous material. AA/EOE. Required: High School Diploma or equivalent. Computer experience-keyboard proficiency. Familiarity with medical terminology. Desired: 1 - 2 years college course work. Prior work experience in laboratory support or health related experience.
Northwestern Medicine Glen Ellyn, IL, USA
The Patient Advocate is responsible for ensuring that the administrative portion of the patient visit is satisfying to the patient, is accurate and is efficient. The patient advocate verifies the identity of the patient, processes insurance, and coordinates the registration process for all convenient care patients: patients to see the physician, occupational health, out-patient lab, x-ray - including mammography and pre-admission testing patients. The patient advocate meets the communication needs of the patient, family and departmental medical staff. He/she is capable of setting priorities and of handling emergency situations in a calm manner. The patient advocate is responsible for the collection of co-payments, prior balances and any payments due from that day's visit. Requirements: Preferred one year's experience in a clerical position. Education: Minimum: High School Graduate.; Preferred: Some college.
Northwestern Medicine Geneva, IL, USA
Is responsible for safe and efficient patient transport to and from inpatient areas and outpatient areas. Responsible for cleaning and distribution of equipment used by patient care areas. May assist with removing trash and linen from patient rooms upon discharge. Requirements: Minimum: Must demonstrate excellent customer service skills. Education: Minimum: High school diploma or equivalent. Licensure: Minimum: CERT BLS within 90 days of hire Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs
Northwestern Medicine Geneva, IL, USA
Creates a sanitary, safe environment and enhances the appearance of the facility. Minimum Qualifications: 6 months hospitality experience preferred, must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing Education: High School diploma or GED Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs
Northwestern Medicine DeKalb, IL, USA
The Registered Nurse performs established procedures in accordance with hospital and the department of patient care services philosophy, policies, and standards. Care is provided with consideration to developmental needs and abilities. The RN uses the nursing process to ensure the delivery of high-quality evidence-based nursing care to the patient and family, based upon knowledge and experience as defined by: Illinois Nurse Practice Act Patient's Bill of Rights Policies and procedures established by the Patient Care Services The Standards of Nursing Practice published by The American Nurses Association and/or nationally recognized nursing or health-care specialty organizations Professional Conduct Standards (ANA Code of Ethics, 2001) Education: Graduation from an accredited nursing program Credentials: Current RN license in the state of Illinois Current recognition in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers within 30 days of employment Current certification appropriate to work area Skills: Knowledge of normal characteristics of growth and development throughout life span Competency in nursing skills for designated unit
Northwestern Medicine DeKalb, IL, USA
The Registered Nurse performs established procedures in accordance with hospital and the department of patient care services philosophy, policies, and standards. Care is provided with consideration to developmental needs and abilities. The RN uses the nursing process to ensure the delivery of high-quality evidence-based nursing care to the patient and family, based upon knowledge and experience as defined by: Illinois Nurse Practice Act Patient's Bill of Rights Policies and procedures established by the Patient Care Services The Standards of Nursing Practice published by The American Nurses Association and/or nationally recognized nursing or health-care specialty organizations Professional Conduct Standards (ANA Code of Ethics, 2001) Education: Graduation from an accredited nursing program Credentials: Current RN license in the state of Illinois Current recognition in Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers within 30 days of employment Current certification appropriate to work area Skills: Knowledge of normal characteristics of growth and development throughout life span Competency in nursing skills for designated unit
Northwestern Medicine Chicago | Main Campus, Illinois
Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work in our outpatient Travel clinic, which is now under the direction of the Division of Infectious Diseases. The APP would have a supervisory role over RNs who would be taking medical histories, determining any potential health concerns or allergic reactions that could occur with the vaccinations needed, depending on the countries being visited. The APP will also independently see and treat patients. New grads considered, experience preferred. Shift: M-F, days; no nights/weekends/holidays. Essential Functions: Demonstrates clinical expertise and expanded knowledge through patient care activities which may include diagnosis and management of a wide range of health problems. Responsible for health outcome of an assigned patient population. Confers with collaborating physician in area of clinical expertise. Consults with other professionals in areas of clinical expertise. Develops appropriate educational systems for patients, families and staff in areas of expertise. Mentors staff/students in aspects of advanced nursing practice and patient care. Actively participates in research pertinent to area of expertise. Specific Performance Standards: Responsibilities. Clinical, Conducts comprehensive appraisals of patients' health status by taking health histories and performing physical examinations in specialty area. Provides primary prevention strategies and management of stable health problems. Provides specialty care to assigned patients that may include both stable and unstable chronic health problems. Establishes diagnoses for common short-term or chronic health conditions. Prescribes medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices and other home health aids or medication according to clinical privileges. Temporary practice (license pending) does not include prescriptive authority. Orders and follows-up appropriate laboratory tests, x-rays, EKG's and diagnostic procedures specified in clinical privileges. Evaluates patients to determine their need for further health care. Teaches and counsel patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, plan of care, anticipated outcomes, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs. Documents in the medical record all care provided and/or procedures performed for which the Licensed Advanced Practice Provider is responsible. Refers to other disciplines as appropriate. Directs and operates nurse-administered clinics designed to serve stable patients. Consultant to other disciplines in areas of expertise. Professional, Demonstrates the following professional attributes: Integrates research based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision making. Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner and presentation. Advocate for patients, families, coworkers, the community and nursing profession. Maintains advanced certification and continuing education as required by the Illinois Nursing and Advanced Nursing Practice Act. Assumes a leadership role in professional activities and organizations. Advances the profession through presentations and publications. Leadership/Organization, Serves as a patient advocate and role model for "Patients First". Mentors staff to ensure quality of health care practices. Assists with policy development and review in area of expertise. Participates in unit/departmental/divisional or hospital committees/task forces. Consults with management in assessment, problem solving, decision making, and evaluating clinical/system issues. Education, Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families. Develops and participates in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff. Serves as a role model and preceptor for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Provides formal education to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty. Provides formal orientation and education of nursing staff and graduate students pertinent to area of specialty. Research, actively participates in research pertinent to area of expertise. AA/EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Required: Master's degree from an accredited school/college of nursing OR master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program; Current license as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois/Current license as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Illinois. Certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse by a national certifying body as approved by the Illinois Department of Regulation APN Board/Written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician and once licensed may apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number OR Master's degree from an accredited Physician Assistant Program/Current license as a Physician's Assistant in the State of Illinois/Written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician and once licensed may apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number; Privileged and credentialed through the NMH Medical Staff Office (MSO); Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation - BLS recognition (healthcare provider level); New grads considered. Preferred: One year clinical experience in related area of specialty. #AdvancedPracticeRegisteredNurse
Northwestern Medicine Chicago, IL, USA
The role of the professional clinical nurse is unique and essential to the care of the patient. The nurse demonstrates that unique and essential function through the framework for nursing practice. Advocate: Practices in accordance with the patient centered care model. Develops an individualized age-specific culturally sensitive nursing plan of care for the patient that is based on the nursing process. Incorporates the role of patient advocate into the plan of care. Uses a team approach to develop and achieve daily patient-centered individualized care goals. Acknowledges and values the contributions of the patient's significant others as an integral part of the plan of care. Identifies potential conflict situations and facilitates resolution using established communication channels. Promotes and strives to protect the health, safety and rights of the patient. Protects patients by maintaining a safe environment. Clinical Expert: Advances clinical expertise, as demonstrated through pursuit of informal and formal continuing education opportunities and obtaining specialty certification when eligible. Continuously enhances skills and abilities to ensure the highest quality patient care. Shares knowledge and expertise through educating team members, patients and students. Demonstrates critical thinking by integrating theoretical knowledge and expertise to pose relevant clinical questions when evidence and practice differ. Identifies priorities, sets realistic and measureable goals, prescribes and implements nursing interventions in a safe and timely manner. Develops and implements individualized education plans for patients and families using suitable instructional materials and methods. Evaluates and documents the patient's responses to nursing interventions in the health record and properly individualizes the plan of care based on the evaluation of findings. Identifies situations that require further intervention and escalates appropriately; Consults appropriate experts and resources when needed. Participates in the formation, implementation and evaluation of team goals. Appropriately delegates and supervises interventions to implement the plan of care. Conveys complete, timely and accurate information at hand off at the bedside or any hand off. Adheres to ethical standards of practice. Community Volunteer: Participates in one or more volunteer initiatives annually, Northwestern Memorial organized or on his/her own. Compassionate: Consistently demonstrates interpersonal connections with patients and families from introduction through discharge. Proactively responds to patient concerns such as speaking to patients about possible/expected delays in plan of care. Treats patients, families, visitors and staff in a caring manner with respect and dignity. Facilities recovery and where appropriate helps ensure a peaceful death for patients. Professionally Engaged: Is a member of a professional organization or participates on a Northwestern Memorial committee or taskforce at the hospital-wide, departmental, or unit level. Demonstrates accountability and collaborative practice with co-workers, other disciplines, and departments. Assumes responsibility for continued professional growth and education reflecting knowledge and understanding of current nursing practice. Serves as a community mentor for team members. Serves as a preceptor for new team members. Participates in the peer feedback process by conducting a constructive assessment and evaluation of peer performance. Works collaboratively with all hospital services to accomplish daily work and maintain an environment of excellence. Participates in the development of policies, procedures and systems to support safe and effective care and advance nursing practice at NMH through the Shared Leadership Process. Assumes personal responsibility for meeting internal (i.e. Best People profile, ELMs, CPR, and health requirements) and external regulatory and accreditation requirements. Identifies opportunities for innovation and quality improvement; participates in innovation projects and the quality improvement process, including unit based quality committees. Demonstrates accountability to Northwestern Memorial strategic, operational and fiscal goals. Exemplifies a professional image in appearance and communications. Maintains and advances the professional image of nursing and the practice of professional nursing through an ongoing analysis of resources. Professional Organizations, literature, electronic resources, etc. AA/EOE Required: Graduate of an NLN accredited school/college of nursing . Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or higher. Current State of Illinois, Registered Professional Nurse license. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation recognition (healthcare provider level). Analytic ability (conceptual and quantitative). Oral, listening and written communication skills. Strong human relation skills to interact effectively and collaborate with others in difficult situations. Use of a keyboard to enter or retrieve data. Desired: Experience in specific clinical area. Nursing specialty certification, if eligible.
Northwestern Medicine Wheaton, IL, USA
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, is a 127-bed teaching hospital located in Wheaton, Illinois. Dedicated to the delivery of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Marianjoy offers specialty programs for adult and pediatric patients recovering from illness or who require intensive therapy to regain their function and independence. Marianjoy rehabilitation programs include care for brain injury, spinal cord, orthopedic/musculoskeletal, stroke and neuromuscular. Marianjoy also has inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation programs and is one of the only Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)-accredited pain management programs in Illinois. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, the Marianjoy rehabilitation clinicians deliver innovative, evidence-based treatment, maximizing recovery and promoting independence for patients. Marianjoy nurses are specialized in rehabilitation nursing which assists individuals affected by chronic illness and disability to maximize their health through health restoration, maintenance and promotion. This is a Patient Care Tech position scheduled to work the night shift 32 hours a week 64 hours biweekly. This position will float to all units at Marianjoy on the night shift from 11pm-7:30am. The Patient Care Tech assists patients with activities of daily living, provides basic nursing care to non-critically ill patients and assists in maintenance of a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the Registered Nurse in charge of the team and/or unit. Reinforces teaching previously taught by RN. Patient Care Responsibilities Answers patient call lights and meets patient care needs with an appropriate sense of urgency. Assists patients with personal hygiene and activities of daily living promoting maximal independence. Assists patient with application of assistive devices and prosthetics/orthoses according to individual patient program. Performs preventive skin care program as directed by RN and report any changes in skin integrity immediately to the nurse. Accurately calculates and documents calorie count, intake and output and patients' weights. Assists patients with transfers and mobility activities utilizing appropriate techniques, precautions and assistive devices. Assists patients with bladder and bowel elimination programs to including collection of laboratory specimens. Accurately obtains and documents patients' vital signs. Assists patients with completing menus daily within established timeframes. Passes patient meal trays and HS snacks under the direction of the nurse. Provide supervision and activities for patients in Caution Club. Patient rounding: Circulate on the nursing units to monitor patients. Engage patient in activities as appropriate. Communication Maintains a therapeutic relationship to provide optimal customer-focused care. Communicates effectively with patients at level appropriate to age and cognitive status, showing cultural sensitivity. Interacts effectively with peers and other hospital staff to foster positive working relationships. Infection Control/Patient Safety Contributes to the safe, effective and professional delivery of patient care including use of safety/restrictive devices. Follows Infection Control policies and procedures. Maintains knowledge of Marianjoy's policies concerning precautions, codes, conditions, warning and general safety procedures. Adaptability and Flexibility Rotates to all units based on patient care needs. Adjusts to changes in policy and procedure, unit and patient population. Requirements: Minimum: Current Nursing Assistant certification. Required: Minimum of 2 years recent experience as a PCT in an acute care setting. Education: Minimum: High school graduate or equivalent. Licensure: Minimum: CERT CNA,CERT BLS
Northwestern Medicine Wheaton, IL, USA
Responsible for the complete nursing process, which includes assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, teaching, evaluation and documentation of patient care from a patient's admission through discharge. Integrates contributions of interdisciplinary team to assure best possible outcomes are achieved. Supervises and maintains a professional relationship with licensed and unlicensed assistive personnel.Clinical Practice: Utilizes the nursing process to provide coordinated patient care. Delivers holistic care by demonstrating involvement of the patient and their family in a plan of care that is culturally sensitive. Adheres to hospital and nursing department philosophies and policies. Utilizes the documentation system to accurately reflect patient care planned for and delivered, as per policy and protocol. Applies current technology, competencies and theory in the delivery of care. Utilizes the documentation system to accurately reflect interventions delivered as per policy and protocol. Participates in meeting patient care needs which will ultimately improve team effectiveness. Leadership/Collaboration: Assumes leadership role with healthcare team members to provide patient care. Directs patient care activities and delegates to other staff members appropriate activities in accordance with job description of those staff members. Assures quality of patient care by seeking counsel/collaboration with personnel who have specialized level of skill. Works effectively with the interprofessional team to reinforce, collaborate and have goal directed interactions. Evaluation and Delivery of Care: Evaluates patient status and provides appropriate goal setting. Applies evidence based practice to care delivery. Improves patient care and/or hospital systems by utilizing quality measurement improvement data. Infection Control/Patient Safety: Contributes to the safe, effective and professional delivery of care including use of safety/restrictive devices. Follows Infection Control policies and procedures. Maintains knowledge of policies concerning precautions, codes, conditions, warning and general safety procedures. Communication: Communicates effectively with patients and care givers at levels appropriate to their age, cognitive status and language abilities and informs them of necessary information related to their diagnoses, functional level and discharge instructions. Communicates patient care needs including change of status, using SBAR, to Medical Staff and members of the interdisciplinary team with an appropriate sense of urgency. Appropriately uses chain of command. Participates in team conferences and professional and organization meetings. Adaptability and Flexibility: Rotates to all units based on patient care needs. Adjusts to changes in policy and procedure, unit and patient populations. Professional Development: Complies with CE requirement for license renewal as determined by the State of Illinois. Participates in educational activities offered. Attends outside continuing education workshops and shares knowledge obtained with interprofessional team and applies new information in practice. Required: Current Illinois RN license. BLS CPR certification through American Heart Association. BSN or higher nursing degree (i.e. MSN) or signed learning agreement required upon hire. Analytical skills necessary to assess a patient's condition and utilize the nursing process and professional judgment in providing comprehensive patient care. Ability to interact with patients, families, medical personnel and other members of the health care team. Ability to perform effectively and efficiently in stressful, urgent situations. Cognizant of customer needs related to culture, age, developmental level and diagnoses. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Preferred: Bachelor's degree. Previous rehabilitation nursing work experience.
Northwestern Medicine Chicago | Main Campus, Illinois
Plans, directs and manages the overall operation of the Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Prevention (HEIP) program for one or more business units. Collaborates with infection prevention medical leadership. In collaboration with medical leads and at the direction from the System Director of HEIP, has clinical authority over the infection prevention and control program and is responsible for the following: Performing annual risk assessment, Developing and implementing annual plan, Developing policies governing the control of infections and communicable diseases. Implementing policies governing control of infections and communicable diseases. Developing a system for identifying, reporting, investigating and controlling infections and communicable diseases. Provide leadership and operational implementation of Northwestern Medicine (NM) Infection Prevention Program in the designated region, including: Implement best practices which will eliminate or reduce the risk of infection within the organization. Align operating unit with system principles, priorities, methodologies, procedures. Participate in system wide improvement and lead operating unit improvement. Serve as organization expert on best practices, national and local trends and issues. Measure and monitor infection control practices. Lead communication, teaching, modeling, process consultation and implementation of best infection control practices. Ensure effective outbreak investigations, employee and patient exposures and interventions. Analytically interpret and compare internal infection data to National Healthcare Safety Network, CMS and other national benchmarks. Partner with Corporate Health and Occupational Health and Employee Safety to ensure an appropriate vaccination and compliance program. Lead the reportable disease program at the local business units. Provide infection control and prevention education programs internally and externally. Provide infection prevention perspective, expertise, leadership for facility planning, construction and renovation projects. Assure timely and comprehensive infection prevention policy and procedure reviews. Assure timely and comprehensive infection prevention data to all stakeholders. Manage infection prevention emergency response. Evaluate effectiveness of annual plan at business units. Collaborate with local Quality Director and System Director to establish annual goals related to infection metrics. Assure compliance with Medicare Conditions of Participation for all relevant programs, IL licensure requirements, Joint Commission standards, and all other accreditation / licensure / regulatory requirements. Provide support to Nursing, Medical Staff, Laboratory, and all clinical areas. Coordinate with Corporate Health, Safety Management, Environmental Services, Facilities, and other support departments. Provide consultation as requested from other campus partners. Contribute to an integrated academic health system and academic productivity goals through local and national publications and presentations. Contribute to Northwestern Medicine goals and initiatives through collaboration with other providers in NMHC. Additional Functions: Other responsibilities in support of organizational priorities. Requires travel to other NM sites. AA/EOE. Required: Minimum 3-5 years management experience in a clinical setting. Bachelor's degree in a healthcare-related field; Nursing, Microbiology, and/or Epidemiology preferred. Master's degree (MSN/MS/MBA/MHA/MPH) OR enrolled in relevant master's program. Additional experience may be considered in lieu of Master's degree. Decision making skills. Ability to energize others. Facilitation/presentation skills. Proven ability to execute. Proven analytical skills including quantitative / epidemiology skills. High level of energy and enthusiasm. Proven software competencies (Excel, PowerPoint, Word). Flexible/adaptable – ability to work with diverse group of healthcare professionals in a matrix environment. Effective problem solving and multi-tasking skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Preferred: Relevant clinical/academic preparation: Registered nurse licensed in state of Illinois, MPH, or MT(ASCP) or other relevant background/experience. Relevant Masters degree such as MSN/MS/MBA/MHA/MPH/CPHQ. 5+ years of experience in the field of hospital infection control. Certification in Infection Control. Experience in an academic medical center or system in a leadership role. Experience in ambulatory / clinic infection control.
Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest, IL, USA
Description Performs all functions of a Respiratory Therapist – RRT. Facilitates service line Respiratory Care operations on a shift basis according to policy, procedure, and regulatory requirements. Coordinates service line based staffing assignments on a shift basis to achieve high quality and cost effective care. Coordinates workflow and adjusts employee assignments as necessary. Implements special clinical procedures within assigned service line involving highly technical equipment management requiring understanding and functional knowledge of complex physiologic processes and interpretation of data. Consults with physicians, nurses and other health care professionals and participates in daily patient rounds for assigned specialty area to promote consistent quality and delivery of patient care. Participates in Transition into Practice through managing new hire assignments and mentoring. Provides technical/clinical direction and guidance to staff to insure standards of high quality are achieved and maintained in the delivery of patient care and compliance with policies, procedures and clinical protocols. Responds to urgent issues such as disaster alerts, emergencies, and employee injury appropriately and in a timely manner. Participates in interviewing. Champions new initiatives and helps in service line or hospital wide committees/task forces. Additional Functions I. Clinical Demonstrates clinical competence. Implements appropriate actions to respond to needs of patients and their significant others. Monitors and documents the patient's response to therapeutic interventions and progress toward outcomes. Demonstrates patient first and cost effective approach to patient care in terms of equipment, staff, supplies and all other resources. Assures that quality improvement activities are completed for the assigned shift. Assesses and intervenes in critical situations involving patients, staff, and visitors and consults with manager or administrator for guidance as needed. II. Professional Exemplifies a professional image in appearance, manner, and presentation. Consistently demonstrates accountability. Consistently demonstrates compassion to internal and external customers. Dynamic representative of the respiratory profession in internal and external forums. Integrates theoretical knowledge base and clinical expertise in decision making. Assumes responsibility for meeting regulatory and other mandatory requirements. Assumes responsibility for personal development plan and education/certification related to clinical specialty area. III. Leadership Acts in accordance with organizational culture; understands how own work team affects others in the organization and knows when to escalate an issue, problem, or decision. Analyzes patterns of daily activities and recommends operational/program changes as needed. Anticipates staffing needs for subsequent shifts and makes necessary arrangements for coverage. Assumes responsibility for efficient and effective use of time and effort of all staff. Facilitates effective interdepartmental communication of incidents with appropriate personnel (manager, administrator, medical staff, etc.). Identifies and communicates key issues and trends to managers and makes recommendations for improvement on an ongoing basis. Establishes relationships across departments to optimize patient care. IV. Education Assesses and communicates staff development needs to manager. Serves as a resource for staff. Contributes to service line orientation. V. Research Assures that research activities are completed for an assigned shift. Participates in research activities. Required: · Certified Respiratory Therapist (CRT) National Board of Respiratory Care · Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) National Board of Respiratory Care (within one year of hire or promotion) · Respiratory Care Practitioner (RCP) Illinois Department of Professional Regulation · Basic Life Support through American Heart Association · Advanced Cardiac Life Support- American Heart Association · Neonatal/ Pediatric Specialist (NPS) National Board of Respiratory Care (within Neonatal ICU) within 6 months of hire date Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) – American Academy of Pediatrics (within Neonatal ICU) Bachelor Degree Minimum of 3 to 5 years of Critical Care Experience Preferred: Master's Degree in Science.
Northwestern Medicine Chicago | Main Campus, Illinois
Northwestern Medicine has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Physician Assistant to work in the inpatient Trauma and Critical Care and Emergency Department. The PA will be providing inpatient service care for the Trauma/Critical Care service. Key duties include assessing and monitoring patients, placing orders and writing notes, reviewing test results, interacting with consultants and ancillary staff, and performing bedside procedures as needed. At least two (2) years' of Trauma or Emergency Department experience as a Physician Assistant. Shift: M-F (except Thursday), hours are approximately from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Thursday is approximately from 6:30 am to 2:30 pm, 1 weekend per month with off-setting days off during the week is required. The Physician Assistant reflects the mission, vision, and values of NM, adheres to the organization's Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards. The Physician Assistant performs procedures under the supervision of a physician and within the specialty of the supervising physician. This role functions autonomously and collaborates with other health professionals to provide high quality, cost effective health care to patients, manage health care systems, and influence health care decision-making through expert clinical reasoning, research and theory-based practice. Required: Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physician Assistant Programs; Physician Assistant certification by a national certifying body as approved by the Illinois Department of Regulation; Physician Assistant in Medicine, Licensed (IL); Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (American Heart Association) certification; NMH and NMG Collaborative Agreement; At least two (2) years' of Trauma or Emergency Department experience as a Physician Assistant.
Northwestern Medicine Bloomingdale, IL, USA
Performs radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. Functions as the first line interface with patients/customers in the successful accomplishment of their imaging needs. Requirements: Experience as a technologist is recommended. Meets the IHR requirement. Must be able to lift/push/pull 50lbs. Education: Minimum: Graduation from an approved school of Radiology Technology, either college affiliated or hospital trained. American Registry of Registered Technologist (ARRT) within 3 months of graduation, new graduates need Certificate of Completion from the college. Licensure: Minimum: CERT BLS; Preferred: REG ARRT