Advanced Practice Provider - Center for Weight and Metabolic Health

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

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


BSD MED - Endocrinology - Advanced Practice Providers

About the Department

The University of Chicago Obesity Program within the Section of Adult and Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism is housed within the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. The Section of Endocrinology is consistently recognized as one of the finest endocrinology centers in the U.S. and has a reputation for progressive therapies and leading-edge research.

Job Summary

The Advanced Practice Provider will partner with Dr. Silvana Pannain in providing obesity management care in an outpatient setting at the Center for Weight and Metabolic Health. In addition to joining a department engaged in progressive research, Advanced Practice Providers can expect team member support with medical assistants, nurses, and coordinators to assist them in providing the highest quality care. As a member of the University of Chicago community, the incumbent will have a comprehensive benefits package, including excellent medical insurance, tuition reimbursement, and continuing education benefits. Other benefits include reimbursement for qualifying licensure expenses and annual conference costs. This is a hybrid position with clinical in-office downtown, Hyde Park, and remote work.


  • Works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, using advanced clinical skills to manage a caseload of patients seeking care for weight management.
  • Performs the assessment, diagnosis, initiation of delegated medical treatments, independent pharmacological interventions, and evaluation of care.
  • Provides a model of care shaped by theory, expanded by science, research, and reflective practice, and identified by a holistic and comprehensive approach to the patients.
  • Provides support and follow-up care for obesity management, digestive diseases, and endocrinological ailments to patients in an outpatient setting.
  • May be trained and may be responsible for performing certain diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures in the outpatient setting.
  • Demonstrates ability to appropriately perform telephone triage regarding patient concerns and complaints, with appropriate communication.
  • Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessments of patients, gathering pertinent information in a systematic manner from varied sources.
  • Differentiates normal and abnormal variations in organ systems.
  • Analyzes all sources of data and establishes a medical/nursing diagnosis; initiates and evaluates diagnostic studies and monitors therapeutic procedures and the patient's response to therapy.
  • Formulates a plan of care in collaboration with the patient, family members, physician, and other members of the health care team.
  • Monitors GI and Endocrine diseases and other comorbid conditions, and incorporates assessment findings into the plan of care.
  • Provides anticipatory guidance to patients and their families about the course of therapeutic options available.
  • Performs, interprets, monitors, and communicates the results of diagnostic tests.
  • Counsels patients about lifestyle modifications, medication regimens, side effects, and interactions using appropriate psychosocial communication.
  • Recognizes an emergency situation and initiates appropriate emergency care.
  • Identifies complications requiring collaboration and consultation, initiating appropriate action.
  • Promotes, has knowledge of, and utilizes appropriate patient care protocols that relate to the physiological and psychological needs of weight management patients.
  • Schedules follow-up visits to appropriately monitor patients, the progression of the disease, and their response to therapy.
  • Establishes 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.

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


  • Prior experience in pharmacological management of obesity.
  • Working in an environment affiliated with an academic medical center.


  • Once licensed and as needed, willing to apply for a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number.
  • Willing to be privileged and credentialed through UCM Medical Staff Office prior to start date.

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership, and teaching skills.
  • Conduct physical examinations and health assessments.
  • Interview and obtain medical information.
  • Willingness to enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and work independently.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • 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.

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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