University of Chicago Night Physician Assistant ($10K Sign-on Bonus) in Chicago, Illinois

*Standard Summary

Provides healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Examines patients to obtain information about their physical condition. Instructs and counsels patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance. Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests. Interprets diagnostic test results for deviations from normal. Makes tentative diagnoses and decisions about the management and treatment of patients. Obtains, compiles, and records patient medical data, including health history, progress notes, and results of physical examination. Performs therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and infection management. Prescribes therapy or medication, typically with physician approval. Provides physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures. Supervises and coordinate activities of technicians and technical assistants. Visits and observes patients on hospital rounds or house calls, updating charts, ordering therapy, and reporting back to physician. May order medical and laboratory supplies and equipment.

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 and in collaboration with consulting physician to provide specialized clinical assessment, evaluation, tests, treatments, therapies, medical management, and other direct care to head and neck patients under the care of the University of Chicago Medicine. On-call responsibilities may be required.


Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) required.

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

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


Two years of experience in a related clinical area preferred.


Knowledge of basic medical terminology required. Knowledge of pharmacy, phlebotomy, injections, and EKG required. Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner required. Excellent verbal and written communication required. Ability to read documents or instruments required. Ability to perform detailed work required. Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions required. Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive required.

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Requisition Number: 103296

Departmental Job Title: Night Physician Assistant ($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 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: 08-11-2017

Remove from posting on or before: 02-11-2018