Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner

ID: 23727074
Location: Chicago , IL - US
Practice Type: Hospital
Duration: Locum Tenens - Full Time
Contact: John Palmisano    Call: 9544403508
Posted: 11/15/2022

We are hiring an experienced Digestive Disease Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner to work with a high profile Esophageal Disease multidisciplinary team.

The Advanced Practice Provider - Esophageal Diseases will expand the capacity to treat patients in need of Reflux/GERD, Barrett’s Esophagus, Achalasia, various Esophageal Cancers and assist in the delivery of critical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as pH impedance and manometry in addition to conducting return patient visits in clinic(s).

  • Performs duties as an Advanced Practice Provider, providing comprehensive care to patients in the outpatient Digestive Diseases - Esophageal and MIS Clinics.
  • Works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, using advanced clinical skills to manage a caseload of patients.
  • Performs the assessment, diagnosis, initiation of delegated medical treatments, independent provider interventions, and evaluation of care.
  • Provides a model of care that is shaped by theory, expanded by science, research and reflective practice, and is identified by a holistic and comprehensive approach to the patients.
  • Provides support and follow up to digestive diseases - Esophageal and MIS patients in the outpatient setting.
  • May be trained and may be responsible to perform certain diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures in an outpatient setting and or ambulatory surgical center setting, including manometry and pH studies.
  • Demonstrates ability to appropriately perform telephone triage regarding patient concerns and complaints, with appropriate communication.
  • Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessment of patients, gathering pertinent information in a systematic manner from varied sources.
  • Differentiates normal and abnormal variations in organ systems.
  • Analyzes all sources of data, establishes a medical diagnosis: initiates and evaluates diagnostic studies, monitors therapeutic procedures and the patient's response to therapy.
  • Formulates a plan of care in collaboration with patients, family members, physician, and other members of the health care team.
  • Monitors Esophageal diseases and other comorbid conditions and incorporates assessment findings into plan of care.
  • Provides anticipatory guidance to patients and their families about the course of therapeutic options available.
  • Performs, interprets, monitors and communicates results of diagnostic tests.
  • Counsels patient concerning lifestyle modifications, medication regimens, side effects and interactions using an appropriate psychosocial communication level.
  • Recognizes an emergency situation and initiates appropriate emergency care.
  • Identifies complications requiring collaboration and consultation, initiating appropriate action.
  • Promotes, has knowledge of, and utilizes appropriate patient care protocols that relate to the physiological and psychological needs of various digestive diseases with a clear emphasis on Esophageal, Reflux patients.
  • Schedules follow-up visits to appropriately monitor patients, disease progression, response to therapy, post-visit or procedure (EGDs), or surgery.
  • Establishes appropriate priorities of care.
  • Evaluates goals and outcomes taking into account the benefit-versus-burden, safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness for the patient, family and the organization.
  • Develops diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions needed to achieve the goals and outcomes of the patient’s plan of care.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Salary Range $110K-153K, Comprehensive Benefits; Health, Dental, Vision, Matching 403B, Life, Disability, Vacation, CME, Relocation Assistance Monies and MUCH MORE!