Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care - Ingalls Memorial Hospital

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(6/21/2021 2:04 PM)
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Benefits Eligible
Full-Time Regular
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Job Description

UChicago Medicine Medical Group seeks an exceptional Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner for our inpatient hospice integrated practice unit at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, IL. 


The Advanced Practice Nurse will provide comprehensive palliative care to patients and work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, using advanced clinical skills to manage a caseload of patients in a community based physician practice. Assess, diagnose, initiate delegated medical treatments, perform independent nursing interventions and evaluate care. Provide a model of care that is shaped by theory, expanded by science, research and reflective practice and is identified by a holistic and comprehensive approach to the patients.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Independently manage the care of acutely ill patients within area of expertise (Palliative
  • Care) 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.
  • Prescribe/order appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions and
  • develop a treatment plan
  • Develop an educational plan for patient/family.
  • 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.
  • Assistance with diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic health
  • conditions.
  • treatment plan
  • Assistance with care coordination for palliative care referrals.
  • Conduct initial palliative care consult visits and follow up palliative care visits in the inpatient and outpatient settings as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced Practice Nurse/Nurse Practitioner
  • Graduated from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program and hold current certification
  • 3+ years of previous APN palliative care experience preferred, but not required
  • Active Illinois licensure
  • Must be eligible for DEA registration.
  • Previous APN experience preferred, but new graduates will be considered


About UChicago Medicine Medical Group:

  • UChicago Medicine Medical Group is aligned with The University of Chicago Medicine.  With a history dating to 1927, the University of Chicago Medicine is a not-for-profit academic health system with hospitals, outpatient clinics and physician practices throughout Chicago and the suburbs
  • UChicago Medicine Medical Group is growing rapidly, to bring the forefront of medicine to communities throughout Chicagoland
  • We support clinicians in providing outstanding care in the community
  • UChicago Medicine Medical Group's outpatient facilities are conveniently located throughout the region, from River East and the South Loop in the heart of Chicago to Orland Park, Tinley Park, Flossmoor, Calumet City and South Holland in the south suburbs


Interested candidates please contact:

Libby Peart


UChicago Medicine Medical Group is comprised of UCM Care Network Medical Group, Inc. and Primary Healthcare Associates, S.C. UChicago Medicine Medical Group physicians are not employees or agents of The University of Chicago Medical Center, The University of Chicago or UChicago Medicine Ingalls Memorial.


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The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics.


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