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Family Nurse Practitioner

** This is as new position. FNP will work between our health center locations in La Grange and Riverside. We are excited to announce a new medical office building will be opening summer 2024! **

Brief Description

The Family Nurse Practitioner works under the direct supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, who is also the collaborating physician.  FNP completes all the duties associated with a licensed, advanced practice nurse and manages patient care in accordance to the professional guidelines of Pillars Community Health.

Instructs, oversees, and works alongside the RN’s and Medical Assistants in the delivery of care. Supports the policies, procedures and protocols and plans of the Health Center as it relates to direct patient care, care management, development and implementation of clinic procedures and patient education. A quality assurance element is achieved in collaboration with the Quality Improvement Specialist. Embraces and acts upon the clinical goals and approach of the Chief Medical Officer. As a quality measure, assures accurate E.H.R management, and HIPAA and OSHA compliance.


Patient Care

  • Provides general medical care and treatment to patients under the direction of a physician and as dictated by Illinois Registered Nurse License and Advanced Practice Nurse License and  PCH policies and procedures
  • Provides primary patient health assessment.
  • Performs physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and instructions of physicians to diagnose and treat acute, chronic, and long-term health issues of patients.
  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs.
  • Prescribes or recommends medication or other forms of medical treatment such as therapeutic procedures.

Case Management

  • May refer patients to physicians for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment.
  • Coordinates patient treatment, management and planning with the clinical staff and physician to provide continuity of care, including assistance with referrals to other agencies and health care providers.
  • Submits health care plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by physician.
  • Provides telephone support to patients, physicians hospitals, pharmacies, and other health care providers.

Patient Records

  • Responsible for documentation of patient care; records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient’s condition.
  • Maintains patient information and confidentiality in accordance with applicable laws and Agency policies.

Patient Education

  • Provides education to patients and/or their families about preventive care, medical issues and the use of prescribed medication and treatments.
  • Promotes patient health through Health Center programs.

Clinical Quality Performance

  • Assists in the compilation of statistical data and patient outcomes for agency needs, as requested.
  • Participates in agency quality performance programs
  • Attends all meetings a required
  • Helps to maintain safe and clean patient care environment
  • Completes encounter requirements as established by HRSA (Health Resource & Service Administration) for FQHC’s (Federally Qualified Health Centers)
  • Adheres to OSHA guidelines for safe work environment

Professional and Staff Development

  • Participates in clinical staff meetings and updates on patient care management
  • Works with nursing students and interns to provide evaluation and care to patients
  • Participates in continuing professional development to keep informed of  clinical  practices and assimilates this knowledge into clinical practice


  • Performs other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with a disability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.


  • Must hold an Illinois Advanced-Practice Nurse license in the state of Illinois, after having completed a graduate-level or higher nursing program from an accredited program and a professional certification from an accredited educational institution.
  • At least 2-years of experience in ambulatory medicine care and/or community health nursing experience. FQHC preferable
  • Interest/experience in Medication Assisted Recovery (MAR) preferred.
  • Experience working with Medicare population also helpful.
  • Experience in patient education, in areas of diabetes management, cardiac risk assessment and/or family planning is helpful.
  • Maintains compliance with health center immunization requirements (inclusive of COVID-19 vaccinations).
  • Current CPR and DEA certifications and Medicaid and Medicare provider numbers required for credentialing and privileging.


  • Analytical & Critical thinker
  • Computer proficiency in E.H.R preferred
  • Highly organized
  • Ability to multi-task and willingness to learn new tasks
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Empathic and sensitive to patient needs;
  • Demonstrate strong case management skills for patient care
  • Resourceful & Assertive
  • Excellent communication skills;


Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred.


Must maintain a safe driving record and have current valid Illinois Driver’s License.  Personal vehicle needed for transportation to/from Pillars Community Health sites.   Mileage for authorized work-related purposes is reimbursable. Accessibility and mobility normally associated with practice of primary care medicine.

Email your cover letter and resume to: jobs@pchcares.org

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