Nurse Associate

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2023


BSD PED - Off-Site Clinics

About the Department

The University of Chicago Pediatric Specialists Naperville office is an ambulatory clinic providing specialty care services for children from ages 0-21. Multiple specialties offer services out of this location providing excellent pediatric care to the community. In addition to a nurse, this location is also staffed with a medical assistant.

Job Summary

Provide day-to-day support in a specialty pediatric office. Assist providers in procedures, triage/rooming of sick children, basic point-of-care testing, and patient education. This location requires work at the front desk performing check-in, scheduling, and registration as needed. Act as liaison between campus staff, providers, and patients.


  • Provide professional nursing care for pediatric patients including assessment, treatment, care planning, and medical care evaluation by following established standards and practices.

  • Obtains and documents health history, information on chief complaint, vital signs, and health risk factors, and assesses disease condition. Provides patient care based on practice guidelines, standards of care, and federal/state laws and regulations.

  • Documents patient assessment and intervention data using established medical record forms/automated systems and documentation practices.

  • Assist with basic procedures and perform POC testing such as EKG in a clinic setting.

  • Stock and clean exam rooms.

  • Obtain, maintain, and review patient records, charts, and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results.

  • Front desk tasks including registration, scheduling, and check-in processes, as well as supply inventory ordering/management.

  • Keeps up to date in nursing practice by utilizing current nursing and healthcare literature for information and problem-solving.

  • Identifies learning needs and seeks resources to advance nursing practice and achieve professional goals.

  • Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence, and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers, and others.

  • Applies logic and reasoning to identify the strength and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

  • Interprets information from caregivers, nurses, or physicians about patient condition, treatment plans, or appropriate activities.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Degree, BSN.


  • Two years of nursing experience.

  • Two years in an ambulatory care setting.

  • Two years of pediatric experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Current IL RN license.

  • Basic Life Support certification from the American Heart Association.

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to effectively communicate with patient/families, physicians, and other clinical care staff.

  • Ability to react quickly to emergency situations.

Working Conditions

  • Outpatient/ambulatory office setting.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be 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


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

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