University of Chicago Night Advanced Practice Nurse ($10K Sign-on Bonus) in Chicago, Illinois

*Standard Summary

Provide direct primary health care 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 clinical nursing practice and medical care protocols. Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the date in the patient's record; screen patients to determine the need for hospital admission, making 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 and schedule 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 initiates changes in the nursing approach accordingly. Participate in development of collaborative practice arrangements. 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. Select appropriate communications approach to achieve desired outcomes of patient care. Actively pursue required knowledge and skills for professional development. Identify and participate in quality assurance issues on the unit. May participate in health education in the community. May participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician. May prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. Act as a resource for clinical skills to staff on or off the unit. May participate in teaching students and residents in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting. Practice specific and invasive procedure privileges are detailed in each APNs Delineation of Privileges.

About the Unit

Department of Surgery:

Operating since 1927 on a strong foundation of multidisciplinary clinical and academic excellence, the University of Chicago Department of Surgery's mission is to meet the most challenging and complex health problems on both a local and global scale.

Among the Department's numerous accomplishments, many of our faculty members are known for their contributions to the advancement of groundbreaking surgical procedures and techniques, including minimally invasive surgery. In addition to our department's clinical work, our scientists aggressively pursue a diverse range of basic, translational and clinical research projects, including studies on the gut microbiome, tissue bioengineering, stem cell research, cancer and immunotolerance.

This ongoing work and achievement would not be possible without the cohesive effort and commitment of the faculty and staff. We are looking for high energy, collaborative individuals who share our commitment to improving the health of patients in the community and beyond.

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Patients who come to the University of Chicago Medicine with head and neck diseases can rest assured that our experts are fully prepared to treat them with some of the most advanced treatments available today. Subspecialists are equipped to treat allergies, inner ear and hearing disorders, head and neck cancers, speech and voice disorders and much more. Our diverse programs ensure every patient utilizes their senses as best as possible in order to lead healthy and productive lives.

Through the section's comprehensive research efforts, faculty members and researchers hope to find new and better ways of treating a broad range of diseases. One such research project, which has received widespread national attention and support, is Project Aspire and its sister project the Thirty Million Words Initiative, which aim to use family-centered curriculum and parent language to bridge the achievement gap between groups of children.

Unit Job Summary

Work as part of a clinical program team through a collaborative practice agreement to provide specialized clinical assessment, evaluation, tests, treatments, therapies, medical management, and other direct care to patients under the care of the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM). On-call responsibilities may be required.


Advanced degree (or equivalent, if license received prior to July 1, 2001) from an accredited school/college of nursing required.

Current advanced practice nurse (APN) license in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date required.

Current advanced registered nurse (RN) license in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date required.


Two or more years of clinical experience in a related area of specialty preferred.


Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills required. Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments required. Ability to interview and obtain medical information required. Willingness to enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire required. Once licensed and as needed, willingness to apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number required. Willingness to be privileged and credentialed through UCMC Medical Staff Office prior to start date required. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently required. Strong organizational skills required. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skill required.

Proficiency in the use of computers preferred.

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Requisition Number: 103298

Departmental Job Title: Night Advanced Practice Nurse ($10K Sign-on Bonus)

Type of Position: Staff

Number of Positions Available: 1

Division: Biological Sciences

Department: 2012780-BSD-Surgery-OHNS

Work Location: Campus - Hyde Park

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Hours/Week: 36

If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail: Nights: Monday - Wednesday (6:00 pm to 6:00 am)

Benefits Eligible?: Yes

Union (If applicable): Non-Union

Pay Grade: NA

Pay Range: Depends on Qualifications

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?: No

Is a Background Check Required?: Yes

Is Drug Testing Required?: Yes

Employee Referral Bonus Amount: $10K Sign-on, 2K-DOS Referral

Posting Date: 08-10-2017

Remove from posting on or before: 02-10-2018