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Advanced Practice Provider, General Surgery
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.
The job uses best practices and knowledge of patients and exercises autonomous decision making in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of delegated medical treatments for the Esophageal Center and Digestive Disease Service Line.
- Attends faculty clinics and independently evaluates patients.
- Establishes independent clinics.
- Prescribes appropriate treatments.
- Makes referrals to other disciplines as indicated.
- Performs procedures in clinic – i.e. abscess drainages, etc.
- Participates in management decisions.
- Coordinates follow-up care, including imaging/testing, consultations, or surgery.
- Interprets internal/external test results.
- Notifies patients of test results and management plans.
- Provides patient education regarding pre-operative preparation, post-operative care, weight management.
- Works with care team to address patient inquires via email, EPIC, or phone.
- Obtains medical histories and performs physical assessments.
- Travels to offsite practices as necessary.
- 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 requirements include a college or university degree from an accredited school/college.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Interested applicants must apply online to requisition JR15411 at https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Advanced-Practice-Provider--APN-or-PA-_JR15411
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