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Advanced Practice Provider (APN or PA), Acute Care Surgery - Acute Care

Company: The University of Chicago Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Advanced Practice Provider (APN or PA), Acute Care SurgeryDepartment

BSD SUR - Section Administrator: General Surgery - Advanced Practice Providers and Other Clinical Staff

About the Department

General surgeons at the University of Chicago Medicine focus on a broad range of diseases, including various types of cancer, endocrine disorders, esophageal diseases, bariatric surgical treatment, breast diseases, and more. In treating this wide spectrum of diseases, our surgeons are also trained to use minimally invasive techniques, including robotic and laparoscopic approaches, to ease the patient's surgical experience. Our surgeons also work in close collaboration with experts across the hospital to ensure each patient receives the care he or she deserves to achieve optimal outcomes. The research endeavors by faculty and investigators in the Section of General Surgery are just as wide and varied as the diseases they treat. In addition to their numerous outcomes-based research projects, our investigators are busy with complex basic science questions that will one day allow physicians to deliver better care to all patients. These scientific endeavors revolve around uncovering the pathophysiology of infections, genomics and physiology of pancreatic cancer, and much more.

Job Summary

The Advanced Practice Provider (APN or PA) supports the Resident Acute Care Service (RACS) in the Section of General Surgery. This is a unique opportunity to join a primarily resident physician and APP run service specializing in Acute Care (Emergency) General Surgery.


* Collaborate with APPs, resident physicians, and rotating faculty to provide care to our adult Acute Care Surgery patient population.

* Primary job duties include inpatient management of the perioperative patient, evaluation of inpatient and Emergency Room general surgery consults, and a weekly outpatient clinic for our postoperative patients which is run autonomously by APPs. Additional responsibilities include bedside procedures and occasional OR responsibilities.

* Provide direct healthcare to patients, in collaboration with consulting physician and the multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the credentials committee, to include identification, management, and/or referral of health problems.

* Conduct comprehensive or episodic health assessments and develop patient care plans within medical care protocols.

* Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and document in the patient's record; evaluate patients to determine the need for hospital admission, make referrals to other disciplines as indicated, write progress notes; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings; obtain psychosocial history relevant to patient care, and assume responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients.

* Order laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explain necessity, preparation, nature, and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.

* Evaluate outcomes of care delivered to patients and initiate changes in the approach accordingly.

* Assume accountability for patient care in making decisions, prescribing appropriate medications as set forth in the delegation of prescriptive authority, prescribing appropriate treatments, delegating tasks, and maintaining a comfortable environment for the patient.

* Collaborate with and act as liaison among the nurse, patient, family, physician, and community resources for coordination of patient care.

* Actively pursue required knowledge and skills for professional development.

* Identify and participate in quality assurance issues on the unit.

* Act as a resource for clinical skills to staff on or off the unit.

* May participate in health education in the community.

* May prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

* May participate in teaching students and residents in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting.

* May provide cross-coverage to other General Surgery services.

* Evaluates goals and outcomes taking into account the benefit-versus-burden, safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness for the patient, family and the organization.

* Develops diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions needed to achieve the goals and outcomes of the patient's plan of care.

* Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree from an accredited school/college.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through a combination of education and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in a related job discipline.

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Current and/or eligible for State of Illinois licensure/registration required. Eligibility to be privileged and credentialed through the Medical Staff Office (MSO). - State of Illinois

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Preferred Qualifications


* An advanced degree (or equivalent, if license received prior to July 1, 2001) from an accredited school/college of nursing or completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).


* Clinical experience in a related area of specialty.

Licenses and Certifications for Advanced Practice Nurse:

* Current Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) license in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date.

* Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date.

Licenses and Certifications for Physician Assistant:

* Current Physician Assistant license/registration in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date.

* Certification from the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) by start date.

Preferred Competencies

* Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills.

* Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments.

* Ability to interview and obtain medical information.

* Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.

* Strong organizational skills.

* Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.

Application Documents

* Resume (required)

* Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

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