Advanced Practice Nurse
Hyde Park Campus
About the Unit
The Department of Surgery boasts one of the busiest and comprehensive cardiac and thoracic surgery programs in the nation. The Section of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery offers a wide range of surgical options for patients with challenging diseases. Among our greatest achievements, the section is one of a few in the world that offers a wide range of robotic approaches for heart conditions. The institution is also one of the only multiple organ transplant programs in the nation, successfully transplanting organs for people who need heart-lung, heart-liver, heart-kidney-pancreas, or other multiple organ transplant combinations. Our section is also home to world-renown thoracic surgeons, who are leaders in the surgical treatment of minimally invasive surgery, lung cancer, transplantation and mesothelioma. In addition, our team of scientists are committed to improving our understanding of complex heart and lung diseases and uncovering new ways of tackling these conditions. Among our many focus areas, our researchers are interested in studying the cardiotoxic mechanisms of anticancer drugs and frailty in patients undergoing complex thoracic surgery. 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.
Provides direct primary health care to patients, in collaboration with consulting physician and the multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the credentials committee, to include identification, management, and/or referral of health problems.
- Responsible for the care of cardiac and thoracic surgery patients, consultative services to the ED, and other clinical services.
- Works a rotating schedule of two, 12-hour shifts per week during evenings and weekends. May be required to work holidays.
- 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.
Education, Experience and Certifications:
- Advanced degree (or equivalent, if license received prior to July 1, 2001) from an accredited school/college of nursing required.
- Two or more years of clinical experience in a related area of specialty preferred.
Licenses and Certifications:
- Current advanced practice nurse (APN) license in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date required.
- Current registered nurse (RN) license in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date required.
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.
- Irregular work schedule.
- On-call responsibilities.
- Requires use of personal protective equipment.
- Office environment.
- Sterile/clean room environment.
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NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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