Lead Advanced Practice Provider

The University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Dec 27, 2022

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Emergency Medicine
Full Time
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Job Summary

The Lead Advanced Practice Nurse in the Section of General Surgery works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team, using advanced clinical and leadership skills.



  • Partners with General Surgery and Colon & Rectal Surgery Section Administrator and faculty to set goals and assess performance of APP team.
  • Ensures compliant and effective recruitment, onboarding, orientation, and disciplinary action at the direction of the Department of Surgery Human Resources Office.   
  • Engages in team development through transparent communication, coaching, mentorship, talent management and implementing a culture of best practices.
  • Ensures that policies and procedures are applied appropriately and consistently.
  • Manages schedule for APP team and ensures coverage for planned and unplanned absences to ensure safe and comprehensive patient care.
  • Tracks and manages APP yearly CME allowance.


  • 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.
  • Supports faculty clinics.
  • Provides cross-coverage to other General Surgery services.


  • Provides expertise to patient/family-centered care by communicating with the family regarding the changing health care needs of their family member. Update patient and families and hold family care conferences as appropriate.
  • Recommends process improvements to promote and practice economical and effective health 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


  • An advanced degree (or equivalent, if license received prior to July 1, 2001) from an accredited school/college of nursing.


  • Two or more years of clinical experience in a related area of specialty.
  • Two or more years of progressively responsible administrative/supervisory experience.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • 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.  

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. 
  • Once licensed and as needed, willingness to apply for a controlled substance license and DEA number.
  • Willingness to be privileged and credentialed through UCM Medical Staff Office prior to start date. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently. 
  • Strong organizational skills. 
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills. 
  • Strategic leadership and supervisory skills.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
  • References Contact Information (3)(required)

Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected 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.

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