A certified nurse practitioner (NP) referenced as a Midlevel Provider provides health care services to patients under the direction and responsible supervision of a podiatrist.  Midlevel providers are academically and clinically trained to perform many of the routine but time-consuming tasks that physicians usually do and are accountable for their own actions as well as being accountable to their supervising physicians.

Essential Functions

  1. Examines patient, takes medical history, records results, and makes preliminary diagnosis or decides on follow-up procedures.
  2. Administers or orders diagnostic tests such as X-rays, electrocardiograms, and blood work, and interprets test results.
  3. Diagnose, manage, and prescribe medications for patients who are undergoing foot or ankle problems, or surgery meant to address foot or ankle traumas. Develops and implements patient care plans, instructs, and counsels patients, and records progress.
  4. Assists physician, as required, for emergency treatment, surgeries, and more complex procedures.

Required Education & Experience

  • Nurse practitioners must earn a master’s degree from an accredited program. State accreditation based on certifying exam. Always maintains regulatory requirements and patient confidentiality.


 Demonstrates competency in the knowledge of the delivery of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/health care errors.

  1. Knowledge of utilizing an electronic health record.
  2. Knowledgeable of various insurance plans, third party payers.
  3. Knowledge of community agencies, social service agencies, etc.


  1. Skill in gathering and analyzing physiological, socioeconomic, and emotional patient data.
  2. Skill in accurately evaluating patient problems in person or via phone and providing appropriate advice, intervention, or referral.
  3. Skill in evaluating and revising care plans based on patient changes.
  4. Skill in patient safety and infection control procedures.

Pay: Minimum salary starting at $100,000, commensurate with experience, bonus structure included

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COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

In following the CDC guidelines, while inside our facilities, all employees, patients, and visitors over the age of 2 will be required to wear a mask at all times when not actively eating or drinking.

With the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult, we will limiting the number of visitors accompanying patients to ensure safe social distancing wtihin our facilities. .

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and walkin clinic services for your immediate, acute orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.