Advanced Practice Nurse

May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Section of Dermatology at The University of Chicago has a long and distinguished history. It is my pleasure and pride to direct it, building upon the sturdy foundation already in place and developing new areas of medical excellence. Our group comprises ten full-time dermatologists, three part-time dermatologists, and one full-time research faculty with expertise in dermatopathology, dermatologic surgery, including Mohs surgery, lymphoma, pediatric dermatology, pigmented lesions and melanoma, wound care and general dermatology. In addition, the Section has long-established training programs in dermatology (10 residents) and dermatopathology (2 fellows), where we take great pride in producing the future clinicians, researchers and educators in the field. We invite you to explore our website and encourage you to contact any of our faculty to learn more about our Section's services.

Unit Job Summary: We are seeking a trained licensed Advanced Practice Nurse to provide direct comprehensive and specialized patient care services for the diagnosis and treatment of skin disease. The job duties will include: Management of patients with dermatologic conditions within ambulatory setting as well as assisting with inpatient dermatology consult service. High volume of regular evaluation and management of care assessments. Taking patient histories, conducting physical examinations. Diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic skin conditions. Use evidence-based practice and critical thinking to ensure high quality patient care. Provide education to patients, families and the community. Demonstrate team-based work ethic and communication skills to establish professional relationships with coworkers and allied professionals. Assume responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients. Consult other health care team members in collaboration with physicians to meet patient needs and continuity of care goals. Write progress notes, prescribe medication, including controlled substances as delegated in collaborative practice agreement. Perform skin biopsies and other minor dermatologic procedures, making referrals to other providers and disciplines as indicated. Make referrals for procedures, laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures and explain necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled procedures to the patient. See patients in follow-up visits in outpatient setting; collect new data from history and examination; coordinate care, order new therapies and arrange for follow up if necessary. Collaborate with and act as liaison among the nurse, patient, family, physician, and community resources for coordination of patient care. Opportunity for other procedural training exists for this role. May participate in the inpatient Dermatology consultation service If interested may participate in clinical research projects, including generation of manuscripts, abstracts and presentations.

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. Current license as a Registered Nurse required.

Unit Experience: Two years of clinical experience in the field of Dermatology preferred. Specialized training in Dermatology 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 Medical Staff Office prior to start date required. CPR certification 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. Must have general computer skills and be adaptable to changing working situations and work assignments; familiarity with EPIC EMR system preferred.

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