Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
The PA is responsible for the health outcome of an assigned patient population and consults and confers with supervising physicians in an area of clinical expertise within the PA’s scope of licensure. This includes completion of a health assessment, determining diagnosis, planning and prescribing treatment within the parameters of medical staff privileges at UI Health and area of expertise. The gynecologic oncology practice will be a mixed-visit model in collaboration with gynecologic oncologists, in which the PA sees patients independently as well as in shared visits as appropriate. The PA participates in the educational experiences of PA students, medical students, residents and other health care disciplines.
Works collaboratively with other providers in the care of patients.
Performs an accurate history and physical examination of patients. Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessments and develops patient care plans.
Performs procedures according to clinical delineation of privileges. Provides prevention strategies and management of acute and chronic health problems. Orders and interprets tests, treatments, and therapies within the scope of practice.
Prescribes medications, diet, supplies, prosthetic devices, and other home health aides or medication according to clinical privileges.
Provides clear, concise, accurate, and legible documentation regarding patient care in the medical record.
Provides education to patients, families, and significant others using established education materials.
Advocates for patients, families, co-workers, the community, and the nursing profession.
Integrates evidence-based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision-making.
Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families. Provides formal and/or informal education or mentorship to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty.
Acts as a resource for clinical staff in the practice setting.
Leads multidisciplinary teams to provide integrated delivery of patient care services.
Manage the care of patients receiving chemotherapy and other systemic treatments, including conducting pre-treatment evaluation visits, supportive therapeutic interventions (e.g. hydration, bone marrow support), and assessment of treatment-related toxicities.
Providing survivorship plans to patients and participating in their counseling and surveillance.
Management of patients on clinical trials, including eligibility screening, informed consent, patient evaluations and study documentation.
Take leadership role in gynecologic oncology practice management:
o Educating clinic staff and assisting them with patient triage and workflow
Developing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in collaboration with gynecologic oncologists
Coordinating care with and being an accessible resource to interdisciplinary collaborators (e.g. radiology, pathology, radiation oncology)
Assisting with insurance pre-authorization of service when peer-to-peer review required.
Participate in the development, implementation, and administration of patient education programs, such as survivorship visits, cancer group meetings, etc.
Maintain documentation in the electronic medical record to substantiate accurate billing.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Graduation from an accredited PA program.
Demonstrated oncology experience and women’s health interest.
Current license as a Physician Assistant in the State of Illinois required.
Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
Current controlled substance licensure required.
Current National Certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Effective communication skills (oral and written) that facilitate therapeutic relationships between physician, APN and PA providers as well as college and hospital leadership and the multi-disciplinary team.
Demonstrated experience in leadership, multidisciplinary collaboration, interpersonal communication, education, clinical experience and change management required.
Review of candidates will begin immediately; for fullest consideration, submit curriculum vitae, statement of interest and the names of three references to https://jobs.uic.edu Also send CV and statement of interest to Dr. Shannon MacLaughlan, Division Director of Gynecology Oncology at smacdav@UIC.EDU The search will remain open until filled.
The University of Illinois at Chicago may conduct background checks on all candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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