Join one the nation’s premier community health centers to develop, establish and lead our new AdvancingPractice one-year residency program to train advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to care for patients in underserved communities. AdvancingPractice incorporates classroom and clinic components to prepare recently-graduated nurse practitioners and midwives to become top caliber clinicians as well as nursing leaders in community health. This new and exciting program, funded by the US Health Resources and Services Administration allows you to be a leader in the national movement on APRN professional development and create an interprofessional model for APRN post-graduate training. In this new role, you will also care for patients and precept AdvancingPractice residents.
Develop, implement and monitor plan to initiate and sustain AdvancingPractice
Lead collaboration with University of Illinois at Chicago-College of Nursing (UIC-CON) to establish and implement program curriculum and evaluation
Establish systems for integrating residency into Erie’s existing operations and training programs
Lead program marketing and recruitment
Work closely with other APRN residency programs nationwide to ensure best practice implementation and collaboration
Supervise a team of four, including the Residency Coordinator and internal project team
Ensure that program is meeting all grant and other requirements and serve as point of contact with federal funder
Communicate regularly with internal stakeholders and secure feedback and assistance as needed
Share program successes internally and externally through journal articles, press releases, conference presentations, etc.
Participate in all residency orientation, team-building, training and evaluation activities.
Act as a primary health care provider alongside an interdisciplinary team offering integrated services
Partner with area hospitals to offer our patients imaging and specialty care
Provide ongoing coaching, teaching and evaluation of residents
Serve as a role model in offering safe and compassionate patient care, effective documentation etc.
Education and Experience:
MSN or DNP from accredited institution, licensed APRN in Illinois
Three years’ experience as a nurse practitioner or midwife
Two years of supervisory experience
Two years of experience in program development and/or management
Curriculum development and evaluation experience preferred
Active CPR Certification
Skills and Knowledge:
Commitment to increasing number of APRNs working in underserved communities.
Excellent organizational, supervisory, leadership and project management skills
Ability to lead diverse teams to meet program objectives
Creative, energetic, self-starter
Working knowledge of PC using Microsoft products such as Word and Power Point in a Windows operating environment
Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with partners, clinical staff, managers and directors.
Interest in and comfort with working with diverse patient population
Knowledge of or interest in learning medical Spanish
About Erie Family Health Centers
Erie Family Health delivers high quality care to over 73,000 medical patients and 12,500 dental patients in the language of their choice and with respect for their cultural values and beliefs. Nearly all of our providers are bilingual in English and Spanish. Our community-based health centers are portals to high-quality care—and a higher quality of life—regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. Erie serves patients from 13 sites, including seven large primary care facilities (four with integrated, on-site dental care), five school-based health centers and the only freestanding comprehensive teen health provider in Chicagoland. At Erie Family Health Center, we believe health care is a right, not a privilege. Our mission is to provide accessible, affordable and high quality health care for those in need.