Advanced Practice Provider, OHNS/Maxillofacial
University of Chicago
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About the Department
The Advanced Practice Provider (APN or PA) manages a caseload of patients and exercise 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. In this role, the selected candidate provides direct support to patients cared for under the OHNS/Maxillofacial service. The APP will utilize advance practice skills obtained through the completion of a formal provider program. These skills include advanced levels of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation of care, as well as performing some invasive procedures.
Gathers pertinent information systematically and skillfully from all sources: history, diagnostic tests, comprehensive physical examination, and psychosocial assessments.
Participates as a first-assist during OR procedures.
Differentiates normal and abnormal variations for all body systems.
Assesses patient and family adaptation, coping skills and the need for crisis or other intervention.
Analyzes multiple sources of data in making clinical judgments and in determining the effectiveness of a plan of care.
Develops problem lists with associated differential diagnosis.
Incorporates assessment findings into a plan to direct patient care.
Formulates a plan of care in collaboration with the patient, family, physician, nursing staff and other member of the health care team, which incorporates health care maintenance, discharge, and follow-up care.
Plans and implements appropriate pharmacological therapies.
Initiates referrals based on patient and family need.
Seeks appropriate consultation dependent upon patient health care needs.
Promotes, has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical, psychosocial and developmental needs of adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
Participates in research projects in the practice area.
May be subject to on-call responsibilities.
Designs patient education programs that include information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions.
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.
An advanced degree (or equivalent, if license received prior to July 1, 2001) from an accredited school/college of nursing or completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA).
Clinical experience in a related area of specialty.
Licenses and Certifications for Advanced Practice Nurse:
Current Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) license in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date.
Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date.
Licenses and Certifications for Physician Assistant:
Current Physician Assistant license/registration in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date.
Certification from the National Commission for the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) by start date.
Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner.
Ability to provide direct patient care independently under the direction of the supervising physician.
Excellent verbal and written communication.
Ability to perform detailed work.
Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions.
Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive situations.
Ability to train or lead others.
Cover Letter (required)
When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
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Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
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