Advanced Practice Nurse - Radiation Oncology- South Suburbs

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024


BSD RAO - Operations

About the Department

The Department of Radiation and Cellular Oncology at The University of Chicago is renowned for advancing the field of radiation oncology through pioneering new clinical approaches, the use of cutting-edge technologies, and impactful translational research. Our distinguished and diverse team of physicians, scientists, and physicists collaboratively provide exceptional patient care while driving scientific discoveries that shape the future of cancer treatment.

Job Summary

The Advance Practice Nurse is responsible for comprehensive direct patient care management; they manage a caseload 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.


  • Gathers pertinent information systematically and skillfully from all sources: history, diagnostic tests, comprehensive physical examination, and psycho-social assessments.

  • Differentiates normal and abnormal variations for all body systems.

  • Assesses patient and family adaptation, coping skills and the need for crisis or other intervention.

  • Accurately interprets diagnostic tests.

  • 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.

  • Identifies educational needs of the patient and family and assists with teaching.

  • 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.

  • Appropriately prioritizes patient care.

  • Plans and implements appropriate pharmacological therapies.

  • Accurately and appropriately performs routine diagnostic and therapeutic techniques according to established protocols and standardized procedures for nurse practitioners.

  • Initiates referrals based on patient and family need.

  • Seeks appropriate consultation dependent upon patient health care needs.

  • Accurately presents and documents the database, impression, and plan of care.

  • Identifies and promotes cost effective, quality patient care.

  • Promotes, has knowledge of and utilizes appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical, psychosocial, and developmental needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.

  • Establishes and maintains a collaborative relationship with health care colleagues.

  • Demonstrates effective use of verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills using strategies that promote problem resolution.

  • Maintains formal and informal systems for information sharing, planning and problem solving with unit staff, other NP’s, medical staff and other nursing and hospital personnel.

  • Identifies mechanisms to determine the future direction of the nurse practitioner role.

  • Identifies and clarifies the nurse practitioner role to patients, family members, and other members of the health care team.

  • 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.

  • Has a deep understanding and response to adverse drug reactions, with special attention to vulnerable populations such as infants, children, pregnant and lactating women, or older adults. Develops and coordinates APP training and professional development activities.

  • 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


  • Graduate of a formal Nurse practitioner/physician assistant program.

Working Conditions

  • Clinical Environment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (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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