Rush University Medical Center is seeking experienced Advanced Practice Providers (NPs/PAs) to lead our newly formed Medical-Surgical critical care team . The new 14 bed Med-Surg ICU team will be staffed with 2 physicians, 8 APPs and 2 residents to provide 24/7 care to critically ill medical and surgical patients at Rush. This opportunity will require an anticipated 12-14 shifts per month and offers teaching and research opportunities to those who are interested. APPs will work autonomously and in collaboration with Rush attending physicians and be required to perform a number of technical skills including central and peripheral line placements, thoracentesis, and HD catheter placements, among other duties. Additionally APPs who meet criteria will have the opportunity for further leadership development as well as faculty appointments within the medical center.
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 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.
Completes and documents an accurate history and physical examination of patients.
Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessments and develops patient care plans.
Orders and interprets tests, treatments, and therapies within the scope of practice.
Prescribes medications, including controlled substances, to the extent delegated including non-pharmacologic treatment modalities.
Orders, interprets, and performs laboratory and other diagnostic tests and procedures.
Provides clear, concise, and accurate information in the electronic medical record.
Initiates and performs consultations in accordance with Rush rules and regulations.
Makes appropriate referrals to other healthcare professionals and/or agencies.
Provides direct patient care in assigned areas.
Works collaboratively with collaborating physician, department, and other members of the healthcare team in an effective and comprehensive manner.
Acts as an advocate for patients, families, coworkers, and the physician assistant profession.
Integrates evidence-based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision-making.
Maintains board certification, state licensure, and continuing medical education as outlined by hospital, state, and federal policy.
Supports the organization's overall strategic plan and direction.
Serves as a leader of the healthcare team to provide integrated delivery of patient care services.
Actively participates in ongoing and systematic quality improvement efforts.
Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice and improvement.
Develops and leads implementation of department goals by collaborating with department staff, students, and physicians.
Serves as a role model and thought leader.
Manages resources effectively.
Demonstrates understanding of patient documentation, compliance, and billing best practices.
Provides relevant and comprehensive patient education to patients, families, and significant others.
Fosters growth and development of students and other healthcare professionals.
Continuously assess personal capabilities and limitations, striving to improve medical practice.
Uses knowledge and expertise to contribute to an improved community.
Position Qualifications Include:
Current State of Illinois Physician Assistant Licensure required.
Current Certification from National Certification Commission for Physician Assistants (NCCPA) required.
Degree from an ARC-PA (or predecessor) accredited PA Program required; Master's degree preferred.
BLS and ACLS certifications required.
Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Licensure required.
Current Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification from a national certifying organization.
Graduate from an accredited nurse practitioner educational program.
Master's or Doctorate degree in nursing required.
BLS and ACLS certifications required.
Skills and Abilities:
ICU experience is strongly preferred.
Demonstrates competency in all areas of APP practice including medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, patient care, professionalism, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.
Skilled in preparing and maintaining electronic and paper medical records.
Knowledge of emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise.
Strong work ethic, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively with collaborating physician, department, and other members of the healthcare team in an effective and comprehensive manner.
Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships. RUSH comprises Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. Rush University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College. Rush University Medical Center is an elite medical community recognized for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. Our continued pursuits have earned Rush University Medical Center the distinction of being on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll for 2021-2022. This places the Medical Center amongst the top 20 of the 3,000 hospitals evaluated. U.S. News & World Report has also recognized nine Rush programs amongst the nation’s best, including top ten national rankings for neurology and neurosurgery and orthopedics. T...hese accolades, along with many others that include a decade of Magnet® designation, are a reflection of the collective efforts and commitment to excellence demonstrated by our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and medical staff. Rush University Medical Center has received Vizient's Quality Leadership Award, ranking first among 99 academic medical centers across the country. For the second consecutive year, all three Rush University System for Health hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index.