Physician Assistant, CT Surgery, UCM Care Network, Harvey, IL

Job Description:

This position is located in Harvey, IL and will be required to cross cover other University of Chicago Medicine Cardio-Thoracic program sites that may include Hyde Park and Riverside Medical Center.


The University of Chicago, Care Network is recruiting a Physician Assistant, CT Surgery qualified by academic and clinical education to provide healthcare and patient services. The PA position requires the knowledge, skills and judgment necessary to assist the physician / surgeon through organized instruction and supervised practice. This licensed health professional will take patient histories, conduct examinations, diagnose illnesses, pre- and post-operative patient evaluation, order and interpret laboratory tests and assist during complicated operations. The PA exercises autonomy in medical decision making and provides a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic services.



Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety, environmental and infection control standards

Coordinate patient and family education needs with staff, case managers, and Patient Care Manager

Assist in obtaining informed consent for participation in clinical research trials

Assist in the in- and out- patient setting in assessing patient health status and needs

Assist in the in- and out- patient setting in performing specified diagnostic and therapeutic procedures Assist the in- and out- patient teams in the development and implementation of comprehensive plans of care

Follow through in the outpatient setting via communication with appropriate health care providers to assure that proper care and follow-up is provided

Assist in the collection and appropriate documentation of data required for clinical trial compliance

Meet daily with team members to discuss individual patient needs

Function as a professional role model for staff while providing expert nursing care in the in- and out- patient setting

Promote, have knowledge of and utilize appropriate patient care protocol relating to the physical and psychological needs of adult and geriatric patients in both in- and out- patient setting

Collaborates with care team members and multi-disciplinary team members to provide direct in- and out- patient care

Plan and conduct patient/family conferences to assist in planning care EDUCATION / CQI

Participates in self and peer evaluation to improve quality of care

Participates in the development, review, and evaluation of PA procedures


Assist in the establishment of educational tools and materials for patients. Some may be web-based

Assist in the development and conduct of CME conferences

Assist in quality assessment and improvement through participation with established Hospitals committees LEADERSHIP

Establishes and maintains a collaborative relationship with health care colleagues

Demonstrates effective use of verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills using strategies that promote problem resolution

Identifies mechanisms to determine the future direction of the CT Surgery PA role

Participates in the design and implementation or nursing protocols in the hospitals where relevant to CT Surgery nursing


Education: Completion of an accredited (physician assistant) educational program required

Licensure: Certification in ACLS and by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and current and/or eligibility for: State of Illinois licensure / registration required

Experience: Minimum of two to five year s experience with surgical procedures / surgical training required in: a related clinical area / of related clinical specialties

Other: Experience using automated IS including but not limited to: keyboards, computer terminals, telephones, battery-operated devices, heat-copying devices, and automated dispensing machines

The University of Chicago Medical Center is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, civil union status, parental status, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status and other legally protected characteristics

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