The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) provides advanced nursing care for our Bariatric Patient Population, primarily in the outpatient setting, based on educational preparation and/or certification in the APN role. Care goals include promotion of healing, prevention of illness and recidivism. The APN assumes the management of patients, functioning in both an independent and collaborative role with the physician, case manager, and other members of the health care team. As an expert practitioner, the APN performs selected invasive procedures, designs individualized treatment plans, evaluates outcomes, and modifies the treatment plan as needed. The APN facilitates the transition of patients between service units and provides/coordinates complex patient and family teaching.
Ensures that care delivered to patients, meets/exceeds standards of care and is provided according to Loyola University Medical Center's mission, strategic plans and all internal/external regulations, policies and procedures. Practices within the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation Nurse Practice Act. Supports the established care models of Loyola University Health System.
Functions independently and collaboratively with the physician to provide continuity of health care services for individuals, families or groups. Evaluates the health status, acute episodes of illness, and health care needs of individuals through emphasis on comprehensive history, physical exam, and psychosocial assessment.
Analyzes data to identify health/illness problems, the human responses to actual or potential health/illness problems, identifies variations from the norm in diagnoses emergent problems and complications. Designs and evaluates individualized treatment plan. Consults with other
members of the health care team on emergent problems for rapid disposition/resolution.
Coordinates care for optimal continuity of care across the health care continuum. Facilitates patient/family participation in health care by identifying learning needs and providing specialized education to enhance decision making. Exhibits professionalism by performing research, education, and leadership in clinical practice.
Required: Masters Degree
Specify Degree(s): Nursing
Required: 3-5 years of previous job-related experience
Preferred: 6-10 years of previous job-related experience
CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
Current Registered Nurse License State of Illinois
Nurse Practitioner License State of Illinois
Other: Specialty certification in a clinical or functional area of nursing granted by a national
nursing organization is preferred.
Medical Surgical Nursing
Licensed Practical Nurse