Advanced Practice Provider
University of Chicago
The Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism is consistently recognized as one of the finest endocrinology centers in the U.S. The University of Chicago’s endocrinology program has a reputation for progressive therapies and leading-edge research.
About the Department
The Advanced Practice Provider will provide comprehensive care to patients in the outpatient Obesity and Weight Management Clinics within the Section of Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine.
Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, using advanced clinical skills to manage a caseload of patients.
Perform the assessment, diagnosis, initiation of delegated medical treatments, independent nursing interventions and evaluation of care.
Provide a model of care that is shaped by theory, expanded by science, research and reflective practice, and is identified by a holistic and comprehensive approach to the patients.
Provide support and follow up to Digestive Diseases and Endocrinology patients in the outpatient setting.
May be trained and may be responsible to perform certain diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures for the outpatient setting.
Demonstrate ability to appropriately perform telephone triage regarding patient concerns and complaints, with appropriate communication.
Conduct comprehensive or episodic health assessment of patients, gathering pertinent information in a systematic manner from varied sources.
Differentiate normal and abnormal variations in organ systems.
Analyze all sources of data, established a medical/nursing diagnosis: initiates and evaluates diagnostic studies, monitors therapeutic procedures and the patient's response to therapy.
Formulates a plan of care in collaboration with patient, family members, physician, and other members of the health care team.
Monitor GI and Endocrine diseases and other comorbid conditions, and incorporates assessment findings into plan of care.
Provide anticipatory guidance to patients and their families about the course of therapeutic options available.
Perform, interpret, monitor and communicate results of diagnostic tests.
Counsels patient concerning lifestyle modifications, medication regiments, side effects and interactions using an appropriate psychosocial communication level.
Recognize an emergency situation and initiates appropriate emergency care.
Identify complications requiring collaboration and consultation, initiating appropriate action.
Promote, has knowledge of, and utilizes appropriate patient care protocols that relate to the physiological and psychological needs of weight management patients
Schedule follow-up visits to appropriately monitor patients, progression of disease and their response to therapy.
Establish appropriate priorities of care.
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.
Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree from an accredited school/college.
Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills.
Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments.
Ability to interview and obtain medical information.
Willingness to enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire.
Once licensed and as needed, willingness to apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number.
Willingness to be privileged and credentialed through UCM Medical Staff Office prior to start date.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.
Strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.
Proficiency in the use of computers.
Cover Letter (required)
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Healthcare & Medical Services
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
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