HHC Nurse Practitioner (Certified Midwife)

Summary: The HHC Nurse Practitioner (family medicine, pediatric or psychiatry) provides quality health care services within his/her designated specialty, emphasizing the promotion of health and the prevention of disease. The Nurse Practitioner practices independently by collaborating with a designated licensed physician serving as the primary collaborating physician. Individual accountabilities and work volumes are established through the development of annual goals and productivity targets within the framework outlined below.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assesses the primary health care needs, including eliciting comprehensive health histories, performing physical examinations, ordering and/or performing pertinent diagnostic tests, analyzing collected data to determine patient health status and formulating a problem list.
  • Provides coordinated and continuous primary health care, pediatric care or psychiatric care (as indicated by training and privileges) to patients that includes mutual goal setting and planning delivery of care with the patient, their family /caregiver and community treatment teams, when applicable.
  • Prescribes a variety of treatment modalities to meet the health and illness needs of patients.
  • Documents comprehensive, accurate and continual data in patients' electronic health records within the organizations standards.
  • Manages and evaluates the plan of care process and outcome and modifies the plan as needed.
  • Collaborates with other multi-disciplinary professionals and community agencies to provide high quality, age appropriate and culturally-sensitive care.
  • Coordinates services with other team members, conducts daily huddles and responds to electronic flags to meet patients care needs and to ensure the continuity of care for a panel of up to 1,200 unique patients annually.
  • Participates in quality assurance activities through collaborative peer review, practice protocol development and identifying indicators for quality care; developing joint practice protocols and identifying appropriate evaluative criteria of self and peers, evaluating clinical standards of care based on the quality assurance process.
  • Assumes the responsibility for maintaining competence in clinical practice by engaging in a mentor relationship with a designated physician; assumes the responsibility for professional development by regularly attending HHC Provider meetings, using electronic resources such as Up to Date, developing in depth knowledge of policies and procedures, and participating in continuing education required for clinical licensing and board certifications.
  • Maintains productivity commensurate with experience, the specific practice setting and annual goals.
  • Practices within the legal and ethical guidelines established by the American Medical Association, the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (225 ILCS 65/) Nurse Practice Act and Specialty Standards of Practice, e.g., pediatrics, family practice, psychiatry.
  • Supervises advance practice nursing students when indicated through formal agreements with area universities.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience: Active Illinois Registered Nurse licensure. Bachelor's degree in nursing or master's degree or doctorate in advance practice nursing from an accredited institution with a nurse practitioner specialty. Documentation of certification in specialty area must be provided. One to three years of experience as a nurse practitioner desired.
  • •Other Qualifications: Additional documented clinical experience, education or certification in a related field may be required. Fluency in Spanish and/or other languages is highly desired.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Frequently required to sit, stand and walk
  • Must be able to lift or move 25 lbs
  • Must have adequate vison and hearing

Heartland Health Centers makes all hiring and employment decisions, and operates all programs, services, and functions without regard to race, receipt of an order of protection, creed, color, age, gender, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, ancestry, national origin, amnesty, physical or mental disability, protected veterans status, genetic information, sexual orientation, immigrant status, political affiliation or belief, use of FMLA, VESSA, military, and family military rights, ex-offender status (depending on the offense and position to be filled), unfavorable military discharge, membership in an organization whose primary purpose is the protection of civil rights or improvement of living conditions and human relations, height, weight, or HIV infection, in accord with the organization's AIDS Policy Statement of September 1987.


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