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The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) of the WE CARE Clinic is responsible for providing direct care to the We Care Clinic patients, including assessments, ordering and interpreting diagnostic testing, developing diagnoses, and treating patients who arrive at the clinic.

The WE CARE Clinic provides primary patient care on the SIUE East St. Louis Higher Education Campus. Advanced Practice Nurses, a collaborating physician, a licensed clinical social worker, and a doctorally prepared pharmacist provide full services to diverse clients in the metro-east or other local communities. The Clinic serves patients of all ages, beginning with children age 2 or older. The staff at the WE CARE Clinic works with community partners to decrease health disparities and promote health in the surrounding communities.

The Family Nurse Practitioner will participate in the clinical experiences of undergraduate nursing and Nurse Practitioner students placed at the We Care Clinic. In addition, the Family Nurse Practitioner will also participate in various community outreach activities. The FNP reports to the Director of the WE CARE Clinic. The Director of the WE CARE Clinic is responsible for the annual evaluation of the FNP related to job performance in the clinic. The FNP is a member of the SON faculty and a member of a department; teaching effectiveness, scholarship, and service are evaluated by the Department Chair. This is a fiscal year appointment; the FNP might be assigned to teach one course per semester, not to exceed 7 credit hours per academic year.

Duties of the FNP – WE CARE Clinic:
-Provides input to the Director of WE CARE on short and long-range goals, strategic planning, and evaluation of clinic activities.
-Promotes a culture and climate inclusive to all clients of the clinic and provides excellent customer service in all care.
-Performs physical examinations of patients, with focused attention toward known problems. Assesses social history and family circumstances.
-Elicits and records complete health history, including history of complaints, history of systems, past medical history and family history.
-Assesses all body systems using appropriate mechanical methods such as inspection, percussion, palpation and auscultation as well as diagnostic methods.
-Orders appropriate tests and/or laboratory procedures based on subjective and objective assessment.
-Interprets physical and laboratory findings, plans required medical therapy, and implements appropriate intervention, and follows and records patients’ progress.
-Counsels patients and families on specific physical and psychological problems; performs health counseling; periodically reviews patient evaluations with other members of the patient care team.
-Provides thorough documentation in the electronic medical record to support coding for billing purposes.
-Works in collaboration with all interprofessional team members in coordinating care for clients followed in the WE CARE Clinic.
-Participates in interprofessional team conferences and educational sessions.
-Makes appropriate referrals to other providers or specialists as needed.
-Collaborates with other members of the patient care team. This includes teaching and timely dissemination of the specialized knowledge within their scope of practice. Delegates appropriate duties to the support staff.
-Adheres to clinic practices that meet current clinical practice guidelines and abide with laws, rules, standards and regulations related to clinic operations.
-Other duties are requested by Director of the WE CARE Clinic.

Minimum Qualifications:
-Master of Science or DNP in Nursing; board certified FNP.
-Licensed as a registered nurse and FNP in Illinois.
-Illinois Controlled Substance License and DEA Certificate eligible.
-Current BLS for Healthcare Providers.
-Minimum of one year experience of practice as an FNP.
-Demonstrated experience working with other health professionals and educators.
-Experience in primary care preferred.
-Experienced in serving as a preceptor in an NP program preferred.

Terms of Appointment:
100%, fiscal year appointment (12-month)

$80,000 – 90,000; commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application Process:
To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, contact information for three professional references, and copies/scans of all transcripts to:
Dr. Ricki Loar, Director of WE CARE Clinic
SIUE School of Nursing
Campus Box 1066
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1066

Application Deadline:
All application materials should be submitted to the department by June 28, 2019 for priority review.

SIUE is a state university and as such, benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.

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