Advanced Practice Provider (APP, PA, NP), Cardiology- Full Time Days

Company University of Chicago Medical Center
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(4/25/2024 9:10 AM)
Job ID
New Position Type
FT Regular
CBA Code

Job Description

Join UChicago Medicine, as an Advanced Practice Provider in our Cardiology Department. 


Sign on Bonus Available


As an Advanced Practice Provider, you are responsible for comprehensive direct patient care management. This position will primarily support our growing practice of Cardio-Oncology also providing pre-transplant cardiac evaluation.

In this role, you will utilize advanced assessment skills and knowledge of clinical therapeutics to evaluate, diagnose and manage patients in the ambulatory setting. The APP orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic tests, therapeutic interventions and prescribes pharmacological agents as necessary. As an APP you will maintain continuity of patient care through patient follow-up, monitoring of patient progress and modifying plan of care as necessary. The APP applies knowledge of new technology and resources demonstrating advanced or specialized expertise. 


Essential Job Functions

  • Under physician supervision, directs and coordinates Cardiology care for former or current Oncology patients and sees patients needing cardiac clearance for organ transplant evaluation. Given the complexity of the patient population, works closely with physicians from both Cardio-Oncology and Cardiology. Maintains independent clinic templates for return patients.
  • The clinician will complete detailed histories and physicals collect and interpret reports from diagnostic lab tests, radiographic procedures, and clinical studies; as well as order tests, prescribe medications, present pertinent data to the medical staff, and assist in maintaining continuity of care throughout Cardiovascular Medicine.
  • Maintains accurate documentation regarding patient status, evaluations, and treatments to designated physicians
  • Differentiates normal and abnormal variations for all body systems.
  • Assesses patient and family adaptation, coping skills and the need for crisis or other intervention.
  • Accurately interprets diagnostic tests.
  • Analyzes multiple sources of data in making clinical judgments and in determining the effectiveness of a plan of care.
  • Develops problem lists with associated differential diagnosis.
  • Identifies educational needs of the patient and family and assists with teaching.
  • Incorporates assessment findings into a plan to direct patient care in collaboration with supervising physicians.
  • Plans and implements appropriate pharmacological therapies.
  • Accurately and appropriately performs routine diagnostic and therapeutic techniques according to established protocols and standardized procedures for nurse practitioners.
  • Initiates referrals based on patient and family need.
  • Accurately presents and documents the database, impression and plan of care.
  • Participates in research projects in the practice areas.
  • Perform other related duties as required to assure patient safety and satisfaction utilizing service excellence in daily practice

Nurse Practitioner Job Summary:

The Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice nurse responsible for comprehensive direct patient care management. The Nurse Practitioner manages a caseload of patients and exercises autonomous decision making in the assessment, diagnosis, and initiation of delegated medical treatments. The scope of practice also includes family support, teaching, staff education, consultation, and research.

Assess, diagnose, initiate delegated medical treatments, perform independent nursing interventions, and evaluate care. Provide a model of care that is shaped by theory, expanded by science, research and reflective practice and is identified by a holistic and comprehensive approach to the patients.

Nurse Practitioner - Education and Experience Requirements:

  • 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.
  • AANC certification as an Acute Care, Adult-Gerontology or Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Minimum two years of Cardiovascular and/or Oncology clinical nursing experience with demonstrated clinical competence in patient care, teaching and management of patients with critical illness, and knowledge about clinical aspects of critical care including protocol therapy preferred.

 Physician Assistant Job Summary:

The Physician Assistant is qualified by academic and clinical education to provide healthcare and patient services that may include educational, research, clinical nursing specialist support and administrative activities under the direction and supervision of the Director/leadership. The PA has acquired the knowledge, skills and judgment necessary to assist the physician through organized instruction and supervised practice. This licensed health professional will take patient histories, conduct examinations, diagnose illnesses, pre- and post-operative patient evaluation, order and interpret laboratory tests and assist during complicated operations. The PA exercises autonomy in medical decision making and provides a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.


Physician Assistant - Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Education: Completion of an accredited (physician assistant) educational program required.
  • Licensure: Certification in ACLS and by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and current and/or eligibility for:  State of Illinois licensure / registration required
  • ICU experience highly preferred

 Position Details

  • Job Type/FTE: Full-Time, 1.0 FTE
  • Shift: 4 10hr shifts – no weekends
  • Unit/Department: 374581- APN Billing
  • CBA Code: Non-Union 

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