Advanced Practice Nurse
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Education and Training

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Job Info


BSD PED - Section Administrator: Emergency Medicine

About the Department

As a Level 1 Trauma Center, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital provides immediate, highly specialized pediatric emergency services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The state-of-the-art pediatric emergency facility is the newest in Chicago. It features the latest diagnostic and treatment equipment to provide comprehensive emergency care. Through the emergency department, physicians and nurse practitioners with the Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine care for acutely ill or injured children and teens. Our emergency department is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center on the South Side of Chicago and treats more than 31,000 patients each year, including hundreds with complex trauma injuries. Fully equipped air medical transport is also available for critically injured patients in surrounding areas. In addition to significant and far-reaching clinical impact in the region, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) is also an integral part of an academic institution dedicated to next-generation physician leaders, as well as scientific discoveries through basic, translational and clinical research.

Job Summary

Provide direct comprehensive health care to pediatric patients in the Comer Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department. Works collaboratively within the Emergency Department care team using advanced clinical skills to assess and manage lower acuity patients in a Pediatric Fast Track treatment setting.


  • Perform the clinical assessment, evaluation, tests, treatments, therapies, medical management and other direct care for patients in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
  • Assume accountability for direct patient care, which includes obtaining medical history, performing physical assessments, ordering and interpreting appropriate diagnostic tests, writing discharge orders, and prescribing appropriate medications as set forth in delegation of prescriptive authority.Patient care may also include screening patients to determine the need for hospital admission and assume responsibility for developing therapeutic relationships with patients.
  • Collaborate with and act as liaison among the nurse, patient, family, physician, and community resources for coordination of patient care.
  • Actively pursue required knowledge and skills for professional development.
  • Identify and participate in quality assurance issues on the unit. Act as a resource for clinical skills to staff on or off the unit.
  • May participate in teaching students and residents in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting.
  • Practice specific and invasive procedure privileges are detailed in each APNs Delineation of Privileges.
  • Designs patient education programs that include information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions.
  • 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


  • Advanced degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program.


  • Experience working in a Pediatric Level 1 Trauma ER.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the State of Illinois or eligibility to receive by start date.
  • Once licensed, apply for a mid-level practitioner-controlled license and DEA number.

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated clinical competency.
  • Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments.
  • Work effectively under pressure.
  • Use independent judgment.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate communication among various levels of practitioners.
  • Ability to interview and obtain medical information.

Working Conditions

  • Serve as an independent provider in our Pediatric Level I Trauma accredited Emergency Room at The University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital.
  • Clinical care setting.
  • Duties performed require potential exposure to blood-borne pathogens.
  • Occupational risk for exposure to infectious material and communicable diseases.
  • High-stress environment.
  • Use of personal protective equipment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
  • References (3)(one direct supervisor)(required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe 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


Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

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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