The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) works within the Pediatric Surgery division to provide wound, ostomy, gastrostomy, and cecostomy tube care as well as education to patients throughout the hospital and in the community. We function in both the outpatient and inpatient environments in independent practice. The APN will also work within the Fertility Preservation program. This role includes consultations and review of chemotherapy administration protocols, as well as patient and family education. S/he promotes evidenced based practice by conducting or participating in research and academic activities. S/he provides support to the nursing and leadership staff in order to promote the advancement of the nursing profession at Lurie Children’s and in the community-at-large. The role is unique to each division and in accordance with individual credentialing and privileging through the Medical Staff Office.
1. Provides expert clinical care, education, consultation, advocacy research, leadership and mentorship.
2. Manages primary, acute and chronic health problems through comprehensive history and physical examination assessment and diagnosis. This may include palliative and end of life care.
3. Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests and procedures.
4. Orders and prescribes pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, and performs other therapeutic or corrective measures to treat illness and improve health status.
5. Promotes the advancement of the nursing profession at Lurie Children’s and the community-at-large. This may include publication, participation in professional organizations and providing educational support to the nursing staff.
6. Collaborates and coordinates care with medical team to deliver evidenced-based care and establish best practices in clinical care.
7. Participates in research design, implementation and interpretation.
8. Meets the Medical Staffs Allied Health Practitioners core measures of performance related to patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning and improvement, interpersonal communication skills, professionalism, and system based practice.
9. Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.
1. Master’s degree or higher from an accredited school of nursing appropriate for certification as a Nurse
Practitioner. (CNS certification is not acceptable if hired after January 1, 2010)
2. Two (2) years of nursing experience preferred.Experience with oncology patients preferred.
3. Licensure in the State of Illinois as an APN is required.
4. Experience as delineated in clinical privileges through credentialing by the Medical Staff Office.
5. Basic Life Support certification required. PALS and CWON (Certified wound ostomy nurses) certification required
6. Any other certification required for specialty area.
7. Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills, basic computer skills, and strong verbal and written
8. Days/ Evenings
9. Outpatient clinical services may be delivered at a satellite location necessitating access to personal transportation.