Nurse Practitioner

Location
Chicago
Posted
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Department of Anesthesia & Critical Care is a clinical academic department at the University of Chicago.

Unit Job Summary: Nurse Practitioner in the Anesthesia Perioperative Medicine Clinic (APMC): This position primarily consists of history, physical examinations, diagnostic test ordering and coordination of care in the preoperative period with no procedures and no OR time. The Nurse Practitioner will provide healthcare and patient services that may include education, research, clinical nursing specialist support and administrative activities under the direction and supervision of the physicians. Assist the anesthesiologist through organized instruction and supervised practice. Take patient histories, conduct examinations, diagnose illnesses, order and interpret laboratory tests, educate patients about disease in general terms, and educate patients about anesthesia care and will be responsible for documenting such. Perform and document physical examinations according to government guidelines and personalize therapies. Order appropriate laboratory tests according to clinical diagnosis, clinical pathways and protocols. Arrange and order appropriate diagnostic studies for patients under the direction of the attending physician.

Unit Education: Advanced degree (or equivalent, if license received prior to July 1, 2001) from an accredited school/college of nursing required. Ability to obtain Illinois advanced practice nurse (APN) license by start date required. Ability to obtain Illinois Controlled Substance License and a DEA license required. Current license as a Registered Nurse required.

Unit Experience: Minimum one year experience in an inpatient/outpatient/surgical setting required. Knowledge and understanding of anesthesia types and specific patient care to such preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: 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 Nurse Recruitment 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.