University of Chicago Advanced Practice Nurse in Chicago, Illinois

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The Advanced Practice Nurse will provide comprehensive care to patients on the inpatient Endocrinology Consult Service, particularly those with diabetes/ hyperglycemia, with follow up of these patients when indicated in the outpatient Endocrinology Clinic. Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, using advanced clinical skills to manage a caseload of patients with Diabetes and Endocrine diseases. Perform routine patient assessments, manage chronic medication regimens and screen for toxicity, coordinate and manage provision of care services for patients followed on the inpatient Endocrinology Consult Service, particularly for diabetes care, and in the Endocrinology Clinic. Work 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. Conduct comprehensive or episodic health assessments and develop patient care plans within clinical nursing practice and medical care protocols. Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the date in the patient's record; screen patients to determine the need for hospital admission, making referrals to other disciplines as indicated, write progress notes; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings; obtain psychosocial history relevant to patient care, and assume responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients. Order and schedule laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explain necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient. Evaluate outcomes of care delivered to patients and initiates changes in the nursing approach accordingly. Participate in development of collaborative practice arrangements. Assume accountability for patient care in making decisions, prescribing appropriate medications as set forth in the delegation of prescriptive authority, prescribing appropriate treatments, delegating tasks, and maintaining a comfortable environment for the patient. Collaborate with and act as liaison among the nurse, patient, family, physician, and community resources for coordination of patient care. Select appropriate communications approach to achieve desired outcomes of patient care. Actively pursue required knowledge and skills for professional development. Identify and participate in quality assurance issues on the unit. May participate in health education in the community. May participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician. May prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. Act as a resource for clinical skills to staff on or off the unit. May participate in teaching students and residents in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting. Practice specific and invasive procedure privileges are detailed in each APNs Delineation of Privileges.


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.


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. Diabetes care experience preferred. Two years of clinical experience in a related area of specialty preferred.


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.

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Requisition Number: 103889

Departmental Job Title: Advanced Practice Nurse

Type of Position: Staff

Number of Positions Available: 1

Division: Biological Sciences

Department: 2012214-BSD-Medicine-Endocrinology

Work Location: Campus - Hyde Park

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Hours/Week: 40

If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail: Regular

Benefits Eligible?: Yes

Union (If applicable): Non-Union

Pay Grade: NA

Pay Range: Depends on Qualifications

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?: No

Is a Background Check Required?: Yes

Is Drug Testing Required?: Yes

Employee Referral Bonus Amount: None

Posting Date: 10-26-2017

Remove from posting on or before: 04-26-2018