Advance Practice Practitioner

University Of Chicago Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 2 months ago

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20137 Radiation & Cellular Oncology

About the Unit

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Responsible for patient care for members of the University community. Provides services relating to health training, athletic health, behavioral health, and rehabilitation across the University. Assists individuals coping with personal issues, disabilities, and life-threatening diseases.

Career Track and Job Level

Advanced Practice Provider

Provides direct primary health care to patients as an Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician/Physician Assistant. Uses knowledge from advanced degrees and/or certifications/licenses.

P3: Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external University issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Role Impact

Individual Contributor


The job uses best practices and knowledge of patients and exercises autonomous decision making in the assessment, diagnosis and initiation of delegated medical treatments. The scope of practice includes family support, discharge planning, staff education, consultation and research.

  1. Designs patient education programs that include information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions., 2) Evaluates goals and outcomes taking into account the benefit-versus-burden, safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness for the patient, family and the organization., 3) Develops diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions needed to achieve the goals and outcomes of the patient's plan of care., 4) Has a deep understanding and response to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, or older adults. Develops and coordinates APP training and professional development activities, 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

  1. Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for individual patients.

  2. Initiates and documents appropriate interventions; evaluates and records patient/family response within practice protocol; prescribes drug therapies per protocol/physician consultation.

  3. Assists physicians and performs procedures as needed; conducts patient assessments and provides physician with information prior to seeing the patient.

  4. Assesses patient/family needs and provides education. Promotes wellness and recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs. Promotes/provides staff education. Incorporates evidence-based research into clinical practice.

  5. Knowledgeable of reimbursement procedures and documentation requirements. Completes patient charge tickets.

  6. Provides case management for oncology clients and their families.

  7. Serves as a resource person for the nursing staff by providing information being studied in clinical trials.

  8. May supervise the activities of clinical nursing and support staff.

Unit-preferred Competencies

  1. Accurately interprets diagnostic tests.

  2. Analyzes multiple sources of data in making clinical judgments and in determining the effectiveness of a plan of care.

  3. Develops problem lists with associated differential diagnosis.

  4. Identifies educational needs of the patient and family and assists with teaching.

  5. Incorporates assessment findings into a plan to direct patient care.

Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree from an accredited school/college.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through a combination of education and a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in a related job discipline.

Current and/or eligible for State of Illinois licensure/registration required. Eligibility to be privileged and credentialed through the Medical Staff Office (MSO). - State of Illinois

Preferred Qualification


  1. Nurse Practitioner Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited program for nursing education and successful completion of a Nurse Practitioner program. RN state license and current registration with the State Board of Nursing in practicing state. Current state licensure as Nurse Practitioner. ACON.

  2. Physician Assistant: Successful completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program. This position is entry level and requires 0-3 years' experience as a practicing Physician Assistant. Current state license as a Physician Assistant in practicing state.


This position is entry level and requires minimum 0-3 years post graduate experience with experience in Oncology.

Required Documents

  1. Resume

  2. Reference contact Information

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

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Date


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Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

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