JOB SUMMARY The Nurse Practitioner, in collaboration with the rehabilitation physician, provides evaluation, care and treatment for patients being considered for admission for inpatient rehabilitation at Schwab.
She/He works within the collaborative practice agreement as agreed by the nurse practitioner and designated physician(s). The nurse practitioner is responsible for assessment and treatment recommendations.
Specifically, he/she will use their critical thinking and analytic skills to assess referrals from other health care entities, review their records, provide a physical assessment and speak with the patient and family regarding their rehabilitative needs.
They will provide education, and facilitate their transition to the next level of care.
Must be able to complete appropriate paperwork and work with all customers, including payers, to overcome barriers to admission to the rehabilitative levels of care.
Assist in supervision of others, caregivers including the outreach coordinators.
EDUCATION:MINIMUM EDUCATION: Master s Degree from an accredited nursing program.
National certification and maintenance of that certification as a Geriatric nurse Practitioner.
WORK EXPERIENCE:Minimum of six months of clinical practice as an RN required or (New Grad) Effective communication and organization skills Experience in Critical Care/Neuro Surgery preferred.
REQUIRED LICENSES, Certificates, Registrations:Current State of Illinois RN and APN licensure required.
or Nurse Practitioner Certification from a National certifying body required.
C-NP Nurse Practitioner Certification from a National certifying body as either a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) CPR certification required.
Sinai Health System