*Interested applicants, please forward CV/resume and cover letter (optional) to Faculty_Recruitment@rush.edu
Advanced Practice Provider
Outpatient Preoperative Clinic
Rush University Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center is currently recruiting for an Advanced Practice Provider to join their Preoperative Clinic.
The Rush Preoperative clinic evaluates patients planned for elective surgeries who may have a range of medical issues. The aim of the clinic is to identify and mitigate preoperative risk and medically optimize the patients prior to surgery, reduce same day cancellations and postoperative complications. We work closely with the referring surgical departments and anesthesia to achieve these goals. The clinic has a collegial atmosphere and uses evidence-based protocols. Core staff includes 2 physicians, 4 medical assistants, a RN office manager and front office staff with medical residents rotating through the clinic. The clinic is expanding, and the addition of an Advance Practice Provider will be a valued addition to the clinic.
The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a licensed physician assistant (PA) or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who functions as a member of the health care team to provide high quality, comprehensive acute and/or routine medical/surgical care of Rush University Medical Center patients within the scope of practice granted in accordance with the RUMC medical staff bylaws. The APP will promote collaboration between multiple disciplines to ensure cost effective and quality patient care. The individual who holds this position will exemplify the Rush mission, vision and values and act in accordance with the policies, procedures, guidelines of Rush, including the Rush University Medical Group Customer Service standards. Successful candidates will also meet all other state and federal regulatory practice and accreditation standards.
Rush has over 400 APPs across the enterprise that provide comprehensive patient care each day autonomously and in collaboration with other members of the health care team. With 2 Directors of Advanced Practice and 27 Lead APPs across the system, Rush’s vision is to have every APP practicing at full scope and top of license. APPs at Rush are highly competent, well respected members of the healthcare team that contribute to the excellent quality care that Rush patients receive each day.
*Applicants with previous Advanced Practice Provider experience preferred
APRN Applicant Requirements:
1. Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Licensure required.
2. Current Nurse Practitioner Certification from a national certifying organization approved Master’s or Doctorate degree in nursing required.
3. The APRN’s education and specialty board certification must correlate with the APP’s job role, setting, responsibility and patient population.
4. BLS certification required.
PA Applicant Requirements:
1. Current State of Illinois Physician Assistant Licensure required.
2. Current Certification from National Certification Commission for Physician Assistants (NCCPA) required.
3. Degree from an ARC-PA (or predecessor) accredited PA Program required; Master’s degree preferred.
4. BLS certification required.
1. Demonstrates competency in all areas of APRN or PA practice including: medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, patient care, professionalism, practice based learning and improvement, and systems based practice.
2. Skill in preparing and maintaining electronic and paper medical records
3. Knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise.
4. Strong work ethic, interpersonal and communication skills.
5. Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively with collaborating physician, department, and other members of the healthcare team in an effective and comprehensive manner.
In 2019, Rush was designated a leader in LGBTQ health care equality by the Human Rights Campaign for the 10th consecutive year, and was one of only five hospitals from across the nation to be recognized by the American Hospital Association as an honoree for its annual Equity of Care Award.
Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer
Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.
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