Join one the nation’s premier community health centers to help 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. In this role you will oversee the precepting component of AdvancingPractice including preceptor curriculum development as well as preceptor recruitment, selection, training, support and evaluation.
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.
Leadership for AdvancingPractice Preceptor Program
Lead collaboration with University of Illinois at Chicago-College of Nursing (UIC-CON) to create competency-driven curriculum and evaluation for AdvancingPractice preceptors.
Ensure the establishment of a diverse and talented cadre of preceptors, including leading development of selection criteria and process for recruitment, interviewing, selection and ongoing evaluation.
Partner with UIC-CON to develop, implement and evaluate preceptor orientation.
Provide ongoing support, mentorship, training and evaluation for cross-organizational preceptor team.
Develop annual preceptor schedule in collaboration with Program Director and site medical and operational leadership.
Collaborate with existing Erie training programs and develop structures for interprofessional learning.
Participate in Residency Advisory Council to assess progress on overall residency program objectives and address challenges as they arise.
Continuously and systematically communicate successes and challenges to Residency Program Director; recommend and implement corrective actions.
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
Two years’ experience as a nurse practitioner or midwife
Curriculum development and evaluation experience preferred
Active CPR Certification
Commitment to increasing number of APRNs working in underserved communities.
Excellent organizational, supervisory, leadership and project management skills
Ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with residents, partners, clinical staff, managers and directors.
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
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.