As part of a growth initiative, the Advocate Memory Center is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to join their team. The Memory Center is a part of Advocate Medical Group (AMG) which is a division of Advocate Health Care, the largest fully integrated health care delivery system in Illinois and one of the nation’s top health systems based on clinical performance. The Advocate Memory Center is located in Park Ridge. In-patient care may be provided at Lutheran General Hospital for clinic patients who are admitted to the hospital.
The Advocate Memory Center utilizes a multidisciplinary and compassionate approach to treating Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, with a dedication to patient-centered care, family support and research. The Center has considerable philanthropic and administrative support, and is seeking to expand its operations over the next few years.
The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for seeing patients at the Advocate Memory Center in an outpatient setting. This position will also involve research, teaching and community outreach activities.
Overall job functions will include:
Taking patient histories and conducting physical examinations; Ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic and laboratory tests; Prescribing pharmacological agents, treatments and therapies
Providing patient/family counseling, behavior programs and support
Collaborating with Memory Center care team to develop patient treatment plan
Participating in clinical research trials
Providing clinical training, clinician education and community outreach
Position Requirements include Master’s Degree in Nursing; Clinical experience in IM, FM, Geriatrics or Neurology; National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner. Applicants should have experience assessing patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Experience with clinical research is desirable. Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable.
Advocate Medical Group (AMG) is a physician-led and governed medical group committed to delivering the best health outcomes. The group is comprised of approximately 1,600 physicians and 250 Advanced Practice Clinicians, making it the largest physician group in Illinois.
Why Join Advocate Medical Group
Advocate Medical Group offers healthcare providers a dynamic practice environment with strong business systems in place to ensure that group members can focus on patient care while practice operations are expertly managed by a team of support staff.