Advanced Practice Nurse-Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)

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Hyde Park Campus

2012219 Medicine-Pulmonary

About the Unit

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) provides comprehensive inpatient care to severely ill patients in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) in conjunction with an intensivist on the Critical Care service. The APN participates with the Pulmonary and Critical Care Procedure Service performing procedures for both inpatient and outpatient needs. Work Collaboratively within the multidisciplinary team, using advanced clinical skills to manage patients.


  • Inpatient assessment, treatment and documentation.
  • Bedside and ICU procedure service.
  • Family support; discharge planning; patient education; and consultation with adjunctive services within the hospitals.
  • Exercises autonomous decision-making in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of delegated medical treatments, seeking the expert opinion or advice of a physician when necessary.
  • Assist critical care physicians with performing a variety of clinical investigations into critical illness.
  • Identify potential areas of nursing research.
  • Participate in the development, review and evaluation of standards and protocols.
  • Support education of novice practitioners by serving as mentor and preceptor.

  • 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.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • 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) and Controlled Substance licenses by start date required.
  • Current license as a Registered Nurse required.
  • Previous critical care experience preferred.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

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Job No:
Posted: 3/28/2018
Application Due: 5/27/2018
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