Physician Assistant

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023


BSD OBG - Gyn Onc

About the Department

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has 114 clinical providers, providing care at the main hospital in Hyde Park and seven off site locations. We have more than 60,000 outpatient visits, 25,000 ultrasound visits, 2,800 deliveries, and 3,000 gynecological surgeries per year. Teaching, research and the highest quality clinical care are top priorities for the Department. The residency and fellowship programs are highly ranked and have a history of training leaders in healthcare. The Department also has a significant research enterprise, engaging in population health studies, cancer clinical trials as well as research conducted in wet laboratories on tumor biology, fibroid research, and hypertensive diseases in pregnancy.

A subspecialty within OB/GYN, the Section of Gynecologic Oncology is comprised of 10 attending physicians, 4 physician assistants, 6 chemotherapy nurses , 3 clinical fellows, and support staff including research support staff. The section provides care in outpatient clinics located in Hyde Park, River East, Orland Park, New Lenox, Arlington Heights, and Schererville, Indiana with planned growth to a new ambulatory site in Crown Point , IN and Hinsdale.

This position will be at our Hyde Park Campus with travel to Southwest suburbs.

Job Summary

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. Perform duties as a Physician Assistant, who is a skilled health care provider, qualified to evaluate, diagnosis, and treat patients under the scope of supervising and/or alternating supervising physicians. Services provided in the Section of Gynecologic Oncology for patients include perioperative care, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, wound care, management of chemotherapy and associated toxicities, and clinical care of gynecologic cancer survivors. There is 6 week orientation to Gynecologic Oncology and ongoing training before independent clinical work. Services are provided with available consultation from attending physicians and in collaboration with medical trainees, chemotherapy nurses, pharmacists, and social workers. The supervising physician or the alternate physician maintains final responsibility for the care of the patient and the performance of the Physician Assistant.


  • Independently sees patients in Hyde Park and offsite clinics, administers, orders, and interprets diagnostic tests, such as ultrasounds, CT scans, and laboratory tests.

  • Examines patients to obtain information about their physical condition.

  • Instructs and counsels patients about prescribed therapeutic regimens, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.

  • Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests.

  • Interprets diagnostic test results for deviations from normal.

  • Makes tentative diagnoses and decisions about the management and treatment of patients.

  • Obtains, compiles, and records patient medical data, including health history, progress notes, and results of physical examination.

  • Performs therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and infection management.

  • Prescribes therapy or medication, typically with physician approval.

  • Provides physicians with assistance during surgery or complicated medical procedures.

  • Supervises and coordinate activities of technicians and technical assistants.

  • Visits and observes patients on hospital rounds or house calls, updating charts, ordering therapy, and reporting back to physician.

  • May order medical and laboratory supplies and equipment.

  • 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.

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


  • Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant educational program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.


  • Two years’ experience preferred in OB/GYN, surgical specialty, or primary care.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Current Physician Assistant (PA) license/registration in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date.

Preferred Competencies

  • Organization.

  • Problem-solving.

  • Collaboration.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of basic medical terminology.

  • Knowledge of pharmacy, phlebotomy, injections, and EKG.

  • Ability to provide direct patient care in a professional and respectful manner.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication.

  • Ability to read documents or instruments.

  • Ability to perform detailed work.

  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks with occasional interruptions.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality while handling sensitive.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to stand for extended duration.

  • Clinical work environment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (preferred)

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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