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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - Bariatric Surgery

UI Health
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - Bariatric Surgery

UI Health is seeking to hire an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Bariatric Surgery reflects the mission, vision, and values of University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, adheres to the UI Health Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, procedures, guidelines, and other regulatory and accreditation standards and maintains appropriate board certification as indicated by clinical practice area. An APRN is a registered nurse and holds a master's or doctoral degree. The APRN functions as part of the multidisciplinary health team in accordance with privileges approved by the credentialing committee to provide high-quality, cost-effective advanced nursing care to patients within the APRN's scope of practice.

The APRN is required to have and maintain a faculty appointment in order to receive clinical privileges to practice at the University of Illinois Health System. As an integral member of an established bariatric surgical team, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the pre, intra and post-surgical care of bariatric surgery patients, under the direct clinical supervision of the lead bariatric surgeon. The specialized medical responsibilities of the position requires the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment in evaluation, monitoring, diagnostic, counseling, and referrals of bariatric surgery patients.

Essential Responsibilities:

Scope of Practice: Works within the Bylaws of the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and in adherence to hospital and divisional policy. 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. May provide other clinical duties within the scope of practice as directed under the emergency operation plan. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility to positively impact the financial performance of the organization while ensuring optimal patient care and safety.

Professional: Advocates for patients, families, co-workers, the community, and the nursing profession. Integrates evidence-based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision-making. Participates in peer review and competency assessment activities. Seeks experiences and formal and independent learning activities to maintain and develop clinical and professional skills and knowledge. Establishes an effective relationship with the entire care team. May advance the profession through presentations and publications. May lead and assist in research and evidence based practice through participant selection, coordination of the protocol(s), data collection, and other associated activities. Demonstrates accountability for professional conduct. Advances professionalism by seeking opportunities to develop new skills and to enhance current ones.

Teaching: Provides comprehensive teaching strategies for patients and their families. May provide education and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students and current and new employees, including but not limited to medical staff, residents, advanced practice providers and nursing. May develop or participate in programs to meet continuing education needs of staff. Provides formal and/or informal education or mentorship to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty.

Communication & Leadership: Demonstrates excellence in written and verbal communication, public speaking, presentation skills, critical thinking and decision making skills. Clearly understands the implications of situations and uses sound judgment when dealing with multiple disciplines. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment and view success in relationship to group success. Participates in program development. Acts as a resource for clinical staff in the practice setting. Consults with management in assessment, problem-solving, decision-making, and evaluating clinical/system issues and models of care. Identifies and participates in quality-improvement initiatives within the practice setting and initiates change as appropriate. Leads multidisciplinary teams to provide integrated delivery of patient care services. May participate in the development and revision of protocols or guidelines to reflect evidence-based changes in care management. May participate in activities that influence policy-making bodies to improve patient care.

Department/Specialty Specific Responsibilities

Perform physical examinations; Take complex medical histories on patients referred for consultation by academic and community physicals; Order laboratory tests, x-rays, special imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures; Order and supervise the administration of blood products.

Diagnostically interpret and or perform test/procedures, to the extent of recognizing deviations from the norm, common laboratory, radiologic, and other diagnostic procedures used to identify pathophysiologic processes.

Reach diagnosis of medical, surgical and other conditions; Develop treatment plans in conjunction with attending physician to provide optimal patient medical management; Order consultations and interacts with members of other specialty medical teams.

Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Requirements include:

  • Graduation from accredited APRN program required.
  • Current license as a Professional Registered Nurse and registered in the State of Illinois required.
  • Master's Degree in Nursing or Doctorate of Nursing Practice required.
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications required.
  • Certified as a Bariatric Nurse through the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery preferred.
  • Current controlled substance licensure if indicated by position.
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written) that facilitate therapeutic relationships between physician, APRN 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.
  • Documentation in the medical record to substantiate accurate billing.
  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Experience using Epic (electronic medical record system) preferred.
  • Due the nature of the duties, a demonstrated expertise in surgical matters is preferred.

Salary & Benefits:

UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.

To Apply:

For consideration, please submit a complete application and supplemental resume by February 17, 2021.


The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899


Posted: 2021-02-01 Expires: 2021-03-03

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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) - Bariatric Surgery

UI Health
Chicago, Illinois 60608

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