Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA), Colon and Rectal Surgery

Updated: 7 days ago
Location: Cincinnati, OHIO

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here . Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.

 


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s faculty and providers are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Surgery is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff. 

 

The College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, and Division of Colon and Rectal, is recruiting for a full-time (100% FTE) Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.

 

Under general supervision from an attending MD, assist in providing comprehensive, continuous, and personalized care to Colon and Rectal surgery patients in the outpatient setting. Our faculty and current experienced advanced level provider will be available to teach and support the new candidate to take on clinical responsibilities as needed. 
 


Essential Functions

Nurse Practitioner:

  • Conduct comprehensive or episodic health history and physical assessment of patients with Colon and Rectal disorders 
  • Conduct basic physical and psychosocial assessment of the individual and/or family. Assist physicians and other providers in delivery of care
  • Discriminate between normal conditions and normal and abnormal deviations by specific screening and tests. Refer patients with abnormal findings to physicians
  • Evaluate and manage postoperative patients
  • Assist with pre-operative preparation for patients. This includes procedure counseling, obtaining patients’ surgical consent in the office and submit the pre-operative orders
  • Manage common episodic and chronic illnesses and administer medication and treatments as prescribed. Obtain treatment consents as needed
  • Provide counseling and health training
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Participate in research and development projects
  • Order supplies as necessary; stock and maintain rooms
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need

 

Physician Assistant:

  • Conduct comprehensive or episodic health history and physical assessment of patients with Colon and Rectal disorders 
  • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physician in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care; record the normal and abnormal data for review by the physician
  • Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the data in the patient's record; write progress notes and narrative discharge summaries; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings. Order and schedule laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explain the necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient
  • Carry out therapeutic procedures; monitor progress of patients, report progress to supervising physician, and maintain record of each patient's progress. Participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician; prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions
  • May make work assignments for assigned nursing and technical personnel; review the work of lower rated employees; train new personnel
  • Participate in teaching medical students and physician assistant students in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

Nurse Practitioner:  

  • A Master's degree in Nursing from an ANA approved Nurse Practitioner Program 
  • Current/valid APRN license to practice in the state of Ohio
  • A minimum of one-year APRN experience

 

Physician Assistant:  

  • Graduation from a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessor agencies
  • Certification as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • Current/valid PA license to practice in the state of Ohio
  • A minimum of one-year PA experience

Additional Qualifications Considered

Ostomy experience 


Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Sitting - Often
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Pulling, pushing - Seldom

 

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependant on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

 

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

 

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

 

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

 

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