Physician Assistant

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

2012730 Surgery-Vascular

About the Unit
The Section of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy consists of five full-time faculty with comprehensive expertise in surgical treatment of complex vascular diseases. Working with colleagues across the enterprise, our faculty has helped established several robust centers with the aim of holistically treating patients with vascular disease, including the Center for Aortic Diseases, the Center for Venous Disease, as well as the Joint Commission/American Heart Association-accredited Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, the first of its kind in Chicago. The section is also home to one of the first accredited vascular ultrasound laboratories, which is staffed by a team of board-certified imaging technologists. The section's research initiatives center on patient outcomes following complex vascular surgery. The section also manages a robust fellowship program aimed at educating and preparing the next generation of vascular surgeons. This ongoing work and achievement would not be possible without the cohesive effort of the faculty and staff. We are always looking for individuals who are willing to work in our dynamic and collaborative environment toward the shared goal of improving the health of patients in our community and beyond.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Physician Assistant in the Department of Surgery, Section of Vascular Surgery.


  • Collaborates within a multidisciplinary team, using advanced clinical skills and knowledge to provide assessment, evaluation, testing, treatment, therapies, medical management and other direct care to patients under the care of University of Chicago Medicine.
  • Ability to rotate between inpatient and outpatient services as needed for coverage.

  • 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.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

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

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

Licenses and Certifications:
  • 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.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Direct patient contact or clinical care setting.
  • Exposure to human blood, human blood components, and/or products made from human blood.
  • Exposure to infectious material.
  • Exposure to X-Ray Producing Equipment.
  • High stress environment.
  • Requires use of personal protective equipment.
  • Office environment.
  • Sterile/clean room environment.
  • Ability to bend, crouch, or stoop.
  • Ability to carry or lifts loads of up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to feel, including perceiving size, shape, temperature, or texture.
  • Ability to hear, including making fine discrimination in sound.
  • Ability to see, including color, depth perception, or clarity.
  • Ability to sit for up to 2 hours.
  • Ability to use computers extensively for up to 2 hours.
  • Ability to operate equipment necessary to perform job.
  • Ability to push/pull objects of up to 25 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for 4 hours or more.
  • Effective audio-visual discrimination and perception.
  • Ability to Use Standard Work Station Equipment.
  • Ability to Use Standard Office Equipment.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References

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 Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 9/12/2018
Application Due: 11/11/2018
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