Advanced Practice Nurse

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023


BSD PED - Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation - Case Management

About the Department

The Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology provides care for patients and families with acute and chronic medical conditions, or other hematologic diseases, requiring the specialty knowledge and skills of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation.

Job Summary

Administers the day-to-day clinical and research operations for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Genetic Predisposition programs. 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. Resolves patient problems or refers patients to appropriate resources. Works with Clinical Care Coordinator to ensure that patient visits and procedures are pre-authorized.

This position will be eligible for an alternative work arrangement. After completing one week of orientation; this position is eligible for a 4-day 10 hrs. per day, work week.


  • Assess, evaluate, and assume accountability in delivering care to children, adolescents, and young adults with oncologic and hematologic diseases.

  • Collaborate closely as a part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure optimal patient care.

  • Provide direct care to patients, in collaboration with consulting physicians and the multidisciplinary health team.

  • Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the data in EPIC.

  • Educate patients and/or patients' families on diagnosis, treatment options, side effects of therapy, and supportive care measures.

  • Interprets assessments, treatments, outcomes, work and disability status, and screenings in a thorough manner. Maintains clear and concise records for individual and corporate clients to meet the requirements of the department, the company, and any applicable standards or laws.

  • Analyzes test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.

  • Has a solid understanding of drug regimens and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, or herbal remedies.

  • Participates in counseling patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth, and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance. Interprets patient's condition quickly and concisely and determines the best course of treatment. This can include ordering appropriate laboratory or imaging studies, discussing the patient with the Emergency Physician, and/or referring the patient to consultants.

  • 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.

  • Evaluates goals and outcomes taking into account the benefit-versus-burden, safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness for the patient, family and the organization.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


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

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.


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 Qualifications


  • Master's degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program.

  • National certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.


  • A minimum of two years of experience in a related clinical area.

  • Experience in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.

  • Experience participating in clinical research.

  • Demonstrated clinical competency.

  • Knowledge of electronic medical records.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • The ability to work cooperatively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse setting.

  • Ability to handle and relate sensitive information and work independently.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems on a regular basis.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support- PALS.

  • Basic Life Support- BLS.

  • Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse (APHON) Certified.

  • APHON Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider.

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership, and teaching skills.

  • Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments.

  • Ability to interview and obtain medical information.

  • Once licensed and as needed, willing to apply for a mid-level practitioner-controlled substance license and DEA number.

  • Willingness to be privileged and credentialed through UCMC Medical Staff Office prior to the start date.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.

  • Experience in academic specialty care.

  • Ability to coordinate services, implement clinical protocols, prioritize efforts, and coordinate the efforts of multiple providers in the provision of care to children.

Working Conditions

  • On and offsite outpatient clinic.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover letter (preferred)

  • References (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


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