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Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) - Diabetes & Glucose Management

University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI HEALTH)

Chicago, Illinois 60608
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  • Nurse Practitioner
University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI HEALTH)
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Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) - Diabetes & Glucose Management

The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI HEALTH) is seeking an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) to join our Diabetes & Glucose Management department. 

The APN of Diabetes & Glucose Management reflects the mission, vision, and values of University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, adheres to the UI Health Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and other regulatory and accreditation standards and maintains appropriate board certification as indicated by clinical practice area. An APN is a registered nurse and holds a master's or doctoral degree. 

The APN functions as part of the multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the credentialing committee to provide high-quality, cost-effective advanced nursing care to patients within the APN's scope of practice. The APN is required to have and maintain a faculty appointment in order to receive clinical privileges to practice at the University of Illinois Health System.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Scope of Practice: Works within the Bylaws of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and in adherence to hospital and divisional policy. Works collaboratively with other providers in the care of patients. Performs an accurate history and physical examination of patients. Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessments and develops patient care plans. Performs procedures according to clinical delineation of privileges. Provides prevention strategies and management of acute and chronic health problems. Orders and interprets tests, treatments, and therapies within the scope of practice. Prescribes medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices, and other home health aides or medication according to clinical privileges. Provides clear, concise, accurate, and legible documentation regarding patient care in the medical record. Provides education to patients, families, and significant others using established education materials. May provide other clinical duties within the scope of practice as directed under the emergency operation plan. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility to positively impact the financial performance of the organization while ensuring optimal patient care and safety.

• Professional: Advocates for patients, families, co-workers, the community, and the nursing profession. Integrates evidence-based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision-making. Participates in peer review and competency assessment activities. Seeks experiences and formal and independent learning activities to maintain and develop clinical and professional skills and knowledge. Establishes an effective relationship with the entire care team. May advance the profession through presentations and publications. May lead and assist in research and evidence based practice through participant selection, coordination of the protocol(s), data collection, and other associated activities. Demonstrates accountability for professional conduct. Advances professionalism by seeking opportunities to develop new skills and to enhance current ones.

• Teaching: Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families. May provide education and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and current and new employees, including but not limited to medical staff, residents, advanced practice providers and nursing. May develop or participate in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff. Provides formal and/or informal education or mentorship to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty.

• Communication & Leadership: Demonstrates excellence in written and verbal communication, public speaking, presentation skills, critical thinking and decision making skills. Clearly understands the implications of situations and uses sound judgment when dealing with multiple disciplines. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and view success in relationship to group success. Participates in program development. Acts as a resource for clinical staff in the practice setting. Consults with management in assessment, problem-solving, decision-making, and evaluating clinical/system issues and models of care. Identifies and participates in quality-improvement initiatives within the practice setting and initiates change as appropriate. Leads multidisciplinary teams to provide integrated delivery of patient care services. May participate in the development and revision of protocols or guidelines to reflect evidence-based changes in care management. May participate in activities that influence policy-making bodies to improve patient care.

  • As a consulting APN, in collaboration with the Endocrinologist, provides consultative services of Glucose.
  • Management as requested by Primary services or other providers/services.
  • Conducts daily rounds and pre-procedure evaluations of patients on Glucose Management/Endocrinology service.
  • Alternates with members of the service to provide weekend coverage.
  • Demonstrates clinical expertise in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of health problems with an emphasis on Diabetes management.
  • Educate patients and family members regarding self-management of diabetes.

Requirements include:

  • Graduation from accredited APN program.
  • Current license as a Professional Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner in the State of Illinois required.
  • Master's Degree in Nursing or Doctorate of Nursing Practice required.
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
  • Current controlled substance licensure required.
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written) that facilitate therapeutic relationships between physician, APN and PA providers as well as college and hospital leadership and the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, multidisciplinary collaboration, interpersonal communication, education, clinical experience and change management required.
  • Documentation in the medical record to substantiate accurate billing.
  • Intermediate computer skills.

To Apply:
For fullest consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by the close date of February 5, 2018:


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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