Advanced Practice Provider (APN or PA) - Vascular Surgery
University of Chicago
The Section of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy consists of five full-time faculty with comprehensive expertise in surgical treatment of complex vascular diseases. Working with colleagues across the enterprise, our faculty has helped established several robust centers with the aim of holistically treating patients with vascular disease, including the Center for Aortic Diseases, the Center for Venous Disease, as well as the Joint Commission/American Heart Association-accredited Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, the first of its kind in Chicago. The section is also home to one of the first accredited vascular ultrasound laboratories, which is staffed by a team of board-certified imaging technologists. The section's research initiatives center on patient outcomes following complex vascular surgery. The section also manages a robust fellowship program aimed at educating and preparing the next generation of vascular surgeons. This ongoing work and achievement would not be possible without the cohesive effort of the faculty and staff. We are always looking for individuals who are willing to work in our dynamic and collaborative environment toward the shared goal of improving the health of patients in our community and beyond.
About the Department
The Advanced Practice Provider (APN or PA) in the Section of Vascular Surgery works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, using advanced clinical skills and knowledge. This position will be deployed at our Hyde Park Campus working in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Obtains medical histories and performs physical assessments.
Orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic tests.
Prescribes appropriate treatments.
Facilitates care in collaboration with the surgeons.
Makes referrals to other disciplines as necessary.
Provides inpatient and outpatient services as needed.
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).
Two or more years of 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.
Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills.
Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments.
Ability to interview and obtain medical information.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.
Strong organizational skills.
Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.
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.
Healthcare & Medical Services
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
Health Screen Required
Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.
Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.
The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.