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SSM Health Full time Express Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant position needed for busy clinic! in Mount Vernon, Illinois

It's more than a career, it's a calling

IL-SSM Health Express Clinic Mt. Vernon

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Job Highlights:

SSM Health - Illinois seeks a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join our busy Express Clinic in our Mt. Vernon, Illinois ministry. The APP would join an established Express Clinic in the community.

This position is full time, working 72 hours a payroll. All candidates must understand the position will require weekends.

Successful candidates must have/be:

  • Successful completion of an accredited NP or PA school

  • Hold current Board Certification.

  • Independent practice experience is a requirement of any candidate to apply. One must have at least 1 year of independent practice experienced to be considered for the position. Any candidate without will not be considered for the role.

  • Active Illinois APN or PA license is preferred.

This is an employed position with SSM Health Medical Group, a premier hospital system located in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, where easy access is available to St. Louis, Chicago, Evansville, Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville & Memphis.

Highlights of the opportunity are:

  • Facility is a not-for-profit Catholic institution affiliated with SSM Health

  • Employed position with hospital affiliated medical group

  • Provider focused administration

  • Fully electronic office and dedicated staff

  • 250,000 population service area covering 9 counties

Mt. Vernon, Illinois provides a great area to establish a balanced professional and personal lifestyle with our outstanding schools, abundant recreation and mild climate.

  • Great area with 4 seasons, long springs and falls and mild winters

  • Only one hour from Downtown St. Louis, Missouri

  • At the crossroads of Interstate 57 & Interstate 64

  • Features 60 restaurants and 4 golf courses

  • Small town atmosphere close to big-city amenities

  • Strong public & private schools including a new $74 million, 315,00 square foot high school that opened August, 2016.

  • Mt. Vernon is a growing and expanding community that serves as a hub of employment, entertainment and shopping for surrounding counties

  • Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, an 85-acre estate featuring the Mitchell Museum which displays changing art exhibits, an outdoor sculpture park, performing arts center, dinner theatre, concerts, art classes and craft show

  • Rend Lake Recreation Area, including over 20,000 acres of public land, 19,000 acres of lake water with 27 boat ramps, bike trails and hunting and fishing available only 20 minutes south

  • Affordable housing

  • Award-winning local vineyards, plus music festivals & art fairs

Job Summary:

In collaboration with physician(s), demonstrates and provides professional nursing care to specialty patients requiring an advanced level of knowledge and management of their nursing care.

Job Responsibilities and Requirements:


  • Initiates and provides medical interventions in response to acute changes in patient conditions.

  • Provides educational services to nursing and ancillary departments and serves as an educational consultant on clinical practice issues.

  • Applies evidence based practices to achieve multidisciplinary collaboration to facilitate continuity of care.

  • Contributes to the satisfaction of the medical staff by collaborating with physicians to deliver best care.

  • Recognizes and utilizes opportunities to act as a change agent by introducing nursing practice innovations.

  • Evaluates nursing practices associated with specialty area, defines needs/problems with patient care and makes constructive suggestions that creates a positive patient outcome.

  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Master's degree from nationally accredited Nurse Practitioner program


  • One year experience


  • Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.

  • Constant standing and walking.

  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.

  • Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.

  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.

  • Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.

  • Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.

  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.

  • Occasional lifting/moving of patients.

  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.

  • Occasional driving.

  • Rare crawling and running.

Licenses / Certifications:

Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber (APNP) - Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - Oklahoma Board of Nursing (OBN), APN Controlled Substance - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-C) - American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), Full Practice Authority APRN Control Substance - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), Full Practice Authority APRN - Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR), Nurse Practitioner - Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Registered Nurse Practitioner - Missouri Division of Professional Registration

Work Shift:

Day Shift (United States of America)

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