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Description

This is an administrative professional position in the teaching and clinical practice of Pediatric Hospital Medicine to medical students, residents, and allied health professionals. The major function of the Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) includes: education, consultation, and clinical practice. The primary responsibility of the NP/PA is the direct application of clinical expertise to patients and families being managed in the General Inpatient Unit and Intermediate Care Unit in the hospital. Comprehensive, family-centered health care is delivered with clinical responsibilities as outlined in the Collaboration Agreement by the collaborating physicians.

Examples of Duties

Service 1. Demonstrates, by actions, commitment to the mission and the behavioral standards of SIU School of Medicine. Provides excellent service to both internal and external customers through collaboration and partnership; compassion and respect; integrity and accountability; diversity and inclusion; as well as continuous learning and improvement. 2. Provide patient care and consultations as outlined in the Collaboration Agreement with Pediatric Hospital Medicine faculty. 3. Set an example to future practitioners of highly-skilled and conscientious practice of General Pediatrics that is balanced with self-education and other academic activities. 4. Maintain a clinical practice in General Pediatrics in order to enhance clinical proficiency. 5. Demonstrate excellence in clinical practice through period review by medical doctor faculty. 6. Maintain documentation of competency on ongoing cases. 7. Adhere to SIU Healthcare Standards of Service, compliance, patient satisfaction, and provider communication. 8. Adhere to norms established by the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Teaching 1. Participate by providing didactic and clinical teaching for residents, medical students and colleagues as requested. 2. Provide continuing education programs in general pediatrics for both the clinical faculty and for practicing physicians in the area. 3. Carry out and promote the mission of the Department of Pediatrics by being a role model for Inpatient staff, students and residents as a teacher and practitioner of General Pediatrics. Administration 1. Assist the Division Director in promoting and developing a comprehensive Pediatric Hospitalist program. 2. Serve on various School of Medicine committees and/or community activities as assigned by the Medical Director, Division Director, and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics or the Dean of the School of Medicine. 3. Participate in quality initiatives assigned by the Medical Director or Division Director Research 1. Participate in scholarly activities and promote development of academic or research activities related to pediatrics to enhance the academic environment of the Division. 2. Support medical student and resident research activities. 1. Assist the Division Director in promoting and developing a comprehensive Pediatric Hospitalist program. 2. Serve on various School of Medicine committees and/or community activities as assigned by the Medical Director, Division Director, and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics or the Dean of the School of Medicine. 3. Participate in quality initiatives assigned by the Medical Director or Division Director

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing or accredited Physician Assistant program.
  • Proof of current licensure as an Advanced Practical Nurse, which includes:
    • Proof of current licensure as a registered professional nurse in Illinois.
    • Prior to July 1, 2001, proof of successful completion of a post-basic advanced practice formal education program in the area of nursing specialty; or proof of successful completion of a graduate degree appropriate for national certification as a CNS, CRNA, CNP, or CNM. OR
    • Proof of current licensure as a Physician Assistant in the State of Illinois
  • For an NP, certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the National Certification Corporation, ACNN.
  • Successfully complete and maintain current recognition in BLS, NRP and PALS.
  • Have documentation of a minimum of 50 hours of CME or continuing education units in Pediatric topics within a two-year period.
  • Sensitive to the needs of underrepresented minority populations.

Supplemental Information

If you require assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected] or call 217-545-0223 Monday through Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.

The mission of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is to optimize the health of the people of central and southern Illinois through education, patient care, research and service to the community. The SIU School of Medicine Annual Security Report is available online at https://www.siumed.edu/police-security. This report contains policy statements and crime statistics for Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL. This report is published in compliance with Federal Law titled the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.”

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer who provides equal employment and educational opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, protected veteran status or marital status in accordance with local, state and federal law.

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