Advanced Practice Nurse
University of Chicago
 Chicago, IL

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2013007 Pediatrics-Hematology/Oncology

About the Unit

Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology provides care for patients and families with acute and chronic medical conditions, or other hematologic diseases, requiring the specialty knowledge and skills of Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Responsible for patient care for members of the University community. Provides services relating to health training, athletic health, behavioral health, and rehabilitation across the University. Assists individuals coping with personal issues, disabilities, and life-threatening diseases.

Career Track and Job Level

Advanced Practice Provider

Provides direct primary health care to patients as an Advanced Practice Nurse or Physician/Physician Assistant. Uses knowledge from advanced degrees and/or certifications/licenses.

P3: Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external University issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Role Impact

Individual Contributor


The job uses best practices and knowledge 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.

1) Designs patient education programs that include information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions., 2) Evaluates goals and outcomes taking into account the benefit-versus-burden, safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness for the patient, family and the organization., 3) Develops diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions needed to achieve the goals and outcomes of the patient's plan of care., 4) 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, 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) Assess, evaluate, and assume accountability in delivering care to children, adolescent and young adults with oncologic and hematologic diseases

2) Collaborate closely as a part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure optimal patient care

3) Provide direct care to patients, in collaboration with consulting physician and the multidisciplinary health team

4) Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the data in EPIC

5) Educate patients and/or patients' families on diagnosis, treatment options, side effects of therapy, and supportive care measures

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills

2) Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments

3) Ability to interview and obtain medical information

4) Enter into written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician upon hire

5) Once licensed, apply for and receive a mid-level practitioner controlled substance license and DEA number

7) Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently

8) Strong organizational skills

9) Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills

10) Experience in academic specialty care

11) Ability to coordinate services, implement clinical protocols, prioritize effort, and coordinate the efforts of multiple providers in the provision of care to children receiving hematology/oncology care/long-term care

12) Experience participating in clinical research and membership in APHON

13) Proficiency in the use of computers

Working Conditions

Work Setting

1) Outpatient Clinic

2) Office setting

Mental Demands

1) Ability to handle stressful situations

2) Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion

3) Ability to develop and manage interpersonal relationships

4) Ability to work effectively and collegially with little supervision or as a member of a team

Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree from an accredited school/college.

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


1) Master's degree or higher from an accredited family nurse practitioner program

2) Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse (APHON) Certified

3) APHON Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider

4) Critical care experience

5) Experience participating in clinical research


1) A minimum of two years of experience in a related clinical area

2) Experience in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing

Required Documents

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

3) List of References

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Date


Remove from Posting On or Before


Posting Statement

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