Advanced Practice Provider/Advanced Practice Nurse
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois


Department

BSD OBG - Uro

About the Department

The Section of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery is part of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The Urogynecology team provides a personalized and integrated patient care experience across 6 fully equipped clinical sites to allow women with pelvic floor disorders world class Urogynecologic care close to their homes. The Section includes 6 board certified Urogynecologic Surgeons and 4 advanced practiced providers who work collaboratively to care for women with pelvic floor disorders. Teaching, research, and the highest quality clinical care are top priorities for the Section. Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at the UC Medicine offer patient's participation in innovative clinical research trials.

Job Summary

We are looking for a skilled and highly motivated candidate to support our Uro Gynecology physicians in the Hyde Park area as well as other off-site locations. This person will jointly support patients with pelvic floor disorders and be the primary provider for patients who desire non-surgical management of their urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. The individual will perform office procedures independently such as: pessary fittings, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation, and urodynamics as well as assist the surgeon in the operating room. In addition, this individual will work collaboratively with other advanced practice providers, fellows, and nurses to teach and prepare patients for surgery.

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. This role provides care to both our inpatient and outpatient population.

Responsibilities

  • Perform duties as a PA, who is a skilled health care provider, qualified to evaluate, diagnosis, and treat patients under the scope of supervising and/or alternating supervising physicians. Services provided by the Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery team include the depth and breadth of non-surgical and surgical care for women with urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and fecal incontinence.
  • The supervising physician or the alternate physician maintains final responsibility for the care of the patient and the performance of the PA.
  • Independently sees patients in Hyde Park clinical facilities and works collaboratively with local and remote nursing and advanced practice providers in the Section to ensure patients have a seamless patient experience.
  • Performs and/or oversees office procedures such as pessary fittings, urodynamics, percutaneous nerve stimulation, etc.
  • Instructs and counsels patients about pelvic floor disorders and potential treatments (non-surgical and surgical).
  • Interprets diagnostic test results for deviations from normal.
  • Diagnoses and makes decisions about the management and treatment of patients.
  • Prescribes therapy or medication.
  • Participate in weekly Section patient care conferences with surgeons, fellows, and other advanced practice providers.
  • Assists surgeons in the operating room.
  • Teaches and counsels patients about surgical expectations and provide post operative care.
  • Visits and observes patients on hospital rounds or house calls, updating charts, ordering therapy, and reporting back to physician.
  • May order medical and laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Designs patient education programs that include information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions.
  • Evaluates goals and outcomes taking into account the benefit-versus-burden, safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness for the patient, family and the organization.
  • Develops diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions needed to achieve the goals and outcomes of the patient's plan of care.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree from an accredited school/college.
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Work Experience:

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.
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Certifications:

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
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Preferred Qualifications

Education:
  • Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Experience:
  • Experience in urogynecology not required. Training will be provided.
  • Two years' experience preferred in OB/GYN, surgical specialty, or primary care.

Licenses and Certifications:
  • Current Physician Assistant (PA) license/registration in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date.

Preferred Competencies
  • Organization.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Collaboration.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of pharmacy, phlebotomy, injections, and EKG.
  • Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Ability to read documents or instruments.
  • Ability to perform detailed work.
  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive.

Working Conditions
  • Ability to stand for extended duration.
  • Clinical work environment.

Application Documents
  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status

Exempt

Pay Frequency

Monthly

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Drug Test Required

Yes

Health Screen Required

Yes

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No

Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, military or 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.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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