The Advanced Practice Nurse will work with the Medical Director in the Park Manor DaVita owned Chronic Dialysis Unit. This is a 20 chair unit running 3-4 shifts. Through a collaborative practice agreement providing specialized clinical assessment of End Stage Renal Disease, evaluation, tests, treatments, therapies, medical management and other direct care to patients under the care of the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM). On-call possibilities may be required.
Provide direct care to chronic hemodialysis patients in an outpatient setting, in collaboration with consulting physician and the multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the credentials committee, to include identification, management, and/or referral of health problems.
Conduct comprehensive or episodic health assessments and assist in developing patient care plans within clinical nursing practice and medical care protocols.
Conduct history/physicals; screen patients to determine the need for hospital admission, making referrals to other disciplines as indicated, write weekly progress notes; and assume responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients.
Order, schedule, and interpret laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explain necessity, preparation, nature, and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.
Evaluate outcomes of care delivered to patients and initiate changes in the nursing approach accordingly.
Participate in development of collaborative practice arrangements.
Assume accountability for patient care in making decisions, prescribing medications as set forth in the delegation of prescriptive authority, prescribing and changing treatments, delegating tasks, and assist in maintaining a comfortable environment for the patient.
Collaborate with and act as liaison among the dialysis staff, patient, family, physicians, and community resources for coordination of patient care.
Select appropriate communications approach to achieve desired outcomes of patient care.
Actively pursue required knowledge and skills for professional development.
Identify and participate in quality assurance issues on the unit.
Participate in chronic kidney disease health education in the community.
Participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physicians.
Prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
Act as a resource for clinical skills to staff on or off the unit.
May participate in teaching students and residents in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting.
Practice specific and invasive procedure privileges detailed in each APNs Delineation of Privileges.
Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills required.
Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments required.
Ability to interview and obtain medical information required.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently required.
Strong organizational skills required.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skill required.
Proficiency in the use of computers required.
Education Experience and Certifications:
Advanced degree (or equivalent, if license received prior to July 1, 2001) from an accredited school/college of nursing required.
Ability to obtain Illinois advanced practice nurse (APN) license by start date required.
Current license as a Registered Nurse required.
Must be eligible for DEA registration.
Two years of clinical experience in related area of specialty preferred.
Dialysis experience preferred.
EPIC experience preferred.
Basic Life Support certification required.
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