Advanced Practice Nurse
Job posting number: #7081782
Posted: August 3, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
BSD SUR - Section Administrator: Pediatric Surgery - Advanced Practice Providers and Other Clinical Staff
About the Department
The faculty and staff in the Section of Pediatric General Surgery at UChicago Medicine perform more than 4,000 operations each year for a variety of childhood diseases. The clinical faculty offers world-renowned expertise in all aspects of pediatric surgical care with complete, well-balanced programs in General Surgery, Otolaryngology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Urology. The hallmark of the Pediatric General Surgery program is an AGCME-accredited, two-year fellowship training program with a clinical emphasis on minimally invasive surgery, which results in less pain, tissue damage and scarring in children, as well as faster recovery and shorter hospital stays. The section produces numerous articles for peer reviewed journals on minimally invasive surgery in children, as well as presents cutting-edge techniques at national meetings. In addition to our unique minimally invasive program, the general surgery group performs traditional pediatric surgical procedures ranging in complexity form high index neonatal surgery to routine hernia surgery. The group also manages the largest and busiest Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) program in the Chicago area.
The Advanced Practice Nurse in the Section of Pediatric Surgery will work collaboratively 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 the University of Chicago Medicine. This position will support our Pediatric Surgery inpatient team.
Daily patient rounds with the surgical residents, fellows, and attending.
Collaborate with other services in the multidisciplinary care of patients including case management, PT/OT, Social work, Child Life and other specialty services.
Participate in academic activities including weekly conferences with the whole surgical team.
Participate in clinical research trials including obtaining consents and administering questionnaires.
Perform procedures as outlined in privileges including gastrostomy tube changes and troubleshooting, repair of central lines, supernumerary digit removals, anal dilations, rectal irrigations, chemical cautery of tissues, incision and drainage of abscesses, wound and ostomy care.
Attend clinics independently to evaluate patients.
Participate in management decisions.
Coordinate follow-up care, including imaging/testing, consultations, or surgery for discharged patients.
Order and interpret test results.
Notify patients of test results and management plans.
Patient education regarding pre-operative preparation, post-operative care.
Provide clinical trial-related care, questionnaires, management.
Work with nurse to address patient inquires via email, EPIC, or phone.
Obtains medical histories and performs physical assessments.
Travel to offsite practices as necessary in Chicago as the demand arises.
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 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