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Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Hospital Transplant Surgery

Chicago, IL


Hiring Company

University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health)

Positions Available

Full Time

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Position Description

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Hospital Transplant Surgery

The University of Illinois Hospital & Clinics (UI Health) is seeking an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Practitioner (APRN - CNP), Transplant Surgery. The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) reflects the mission, vision, and values of University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System, adheres to the UIHHSS 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.

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, 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.
  • 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.


  • Integrates evidence-based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision-making.
  • Participates in peer review and competency assessment activities.
  • Establishes an effective relationship with the entire care team.
  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Provides formal and/or informal education or mentorship to both internal and external groups pertinent to area of specialty.

Communication & Leadership:

  • Supervises the other APRNs on the inpatient transplant APRN service.
  • Manages the day to day operations of the other inpatient APRN service.
  • 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

  • Provides care for post-operative transplant patients on the transplant service
  • Responsible for management of patients in collaboration with Transplant surgeons, intensivists and other Advanced Practice Providers.

UI Care: Patient & Employee Service Values

Service Values and UI CARE (Communicate, Acknowledge, Respect, Excel) Standards

Integrity and Service Excellence: Each person is treated with dignity, respect, and compassion. One should be sensitive to ethnic, cultural and racial differences. This is emphasized by the UI CARE behavior, "Respect: Patients First".

Behavior: Performance is acceptable when everyone is greeted with a smile and a warm and caring manner using the person's name whenever possible. No matter how I feel, I display a caring attitude. This is demonstrated through my hallway, elevator, and phone etiquette, as well as, my interactions with my peers, co-workers, volunteers, patients, and leaders.

Accountability: Each person displays loyalty and pride in the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System and its associated entities while upholding the confidentiality of patients, visitors, physicians, and co-workers. One should be a role model, be open-minded and collaborate with others. At the same time, one is fully accountable for their actions, and should focus on exceeding expectations. This is emphasized by the UI CARE behaviors: "Excel: Accountability & Teamwork" and "Ownership & Pride".

Behavior: Performance is acceptable when concerns/problems with fellow employees and/or customers are not discussed with anyone other than the person involved or the supervisor. Patient/Employee issues and ideas are listened to and appropriate follow-up occurs to create a satisfied patient, patient family member, or employee/volunteer. I do not make excuses. I do not demean other people or departments. This is demonstrated by me taking full responsibility for my actions regardless of the circumstances.

Innovation: Each person demonstrates commitment to open communication. Every conversation should incorporate the key elements of AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explain and Thank). This will convey courtesy, clarity, and indicate that one is actively listening. One should seek opportunities to "manage-up" others by highlighting positive situations. This will create an environment of recognition and praise while empowering others to take ownership. At the same time, create an overall welcoming environment. This is emphasized by the UI CARE behaviors "Communicate: Talk, Listen, learn" and "Manage Up". Also, the UI CARE behavior "Acknowledge: Reward and Recognize and Make People Feel Welcomed".

Behavior: Performance is acceptable when openness and acceptance of constructive criticism occurs. Positive communication occurs by complimenting and expressing appreciation to others. I will listen and encourage others to express ideas and opinions and support ways to improve UI Health Experience and the evaluation and implementation of new ideas. I will focus on being clear in all of my conversations and interactions by using AIDET at all times. I will focus on making our patients/guests and employees/volunteers feel welcome but managing up others whenever possible.

Safety: Each person demonstrates pride in the physical appearance of UI Health, University of Illinois Hospital and its associated entities as a safe environment. One focuses on keeping the physical environment clean which includes the hallways, elevator, café, general areas, and one's personal work area. One also demonstrates pride in their personal appearance. This is emphasized by the UI CARE behavior Respect: Appearance, Courtesy & Environment".

Behavior: Performance is acceptable when initiative is taken to maintain a safe and clean environment. I will conduct myself in a manner that respects and preserves equipment and the physical plant. I do not walk by spills, trash or unsafe conditions while walking the hallways, elevator, café, general areas and/or my personal area without assuring that they are attended to promptly by myself or appropriate personnel. I will take ownership of my surroundings. I will also focus on managing my personal appearance and body odor by dressing professionally and/or appropriate for my area, grooming appropriately, and my managing personal hygiene.

Requirements include:

  • Master's degree in Nursing or Doctorate degree in Nursing required.
  • Board Certified as Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
  • Licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner in the state of Illinois required.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience working as an Advanced Practice Provider in a surgical setting required.
  • Transplant ICU setting preferred.
  • Current DEA license without restriction required.
  • Current IL Controlled Substance License required.
  • Current American Heart Associate Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Ability to work effectively with clinical medical equipment.
  • Ability to accurately document in the electronic medical record to substantiate accurate billing.
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written) that facilitate therapeutic relationships between physicians, APRN and PA providers as well as multi-disciplinary care team.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, multidisciplinary collaboration, interpersonal communication, education, clinical experience.
  • Ability to meet all requirements for medical staff privileges
  • Experience working in an academic medical center preferred.
  • Previous leadership experience strongly 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 July 30, 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.

As an EOE/AA employer, the University of Illinois will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, and Veteran or disability status.

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

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