Pediatric Neurology Advanced Practice Provider
Advanced Practice Provider | Rush University Medical Center – Chicago | Pediatrics

Pediatric Neurology

Advanced Practice Provider

Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, IL

Rush University Medical Center and the Department of Pediatrics is currently recruiting for an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) to join their Neurology service. This is both an inpatient and outpatient pediatric role working alongside a team of six pediatric neurologists and two fellow APPs. This provider will also coordinate care in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) and may cover call when needed.

*Applicants with previous Pediatrics Advanced Practice Provider experience required.

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a licensed physician assistant (PA) or advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) who functions as a member of the health care team to provide high quality, comprehensive acute and/or routine medical/surgical care of Rush University Medical Center patients within the scope of practice granted in accordance with the RUMC medical staff bylaws. The APP will promote collaboration between multiple disciplines to ensure cost effective and quality patient care. The individual who holds this position will exemplify the Rush mission, vision and values and act in accordance with the policies, procedures, guidelines of Rush, including the Rush University Medical Group Customer Service standards. Successful candidates will also meet all other state and federal regulatory practice and accreditation standards.



• Completes and documents an accurate history and physical examination of patients.

• Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessments and develops patient care plans

• Orders and interprets tests, treatments, and therapies within the scope of practice

• Prescribes medications, including controlled substances to the extent delegated including non-pharmacologic treatment modalities

• Orders, interprets, and performs laboratory and other diagnostic tests and procedures.

• Provides clear, concise, and accurate information in the electronic medical record.

• Initiate and perform consultations in accordance with Rush rules and regulations

• Make appropriate referrals to other health care professionals and/or agencies

• Provides direct patient care in assigned areas, which may be in a hospital or ambulatory setting.


• Works collaboratively with his/her collaborating/supervising physician, department, and other members of the healthcare team in an effective and comprehensive manner.

• Acts as an advocate for patients, families, coworkers, and the physician assistant profession

• Participates in all required provider activities as outlined in the RUMC Medical Staff Bylaws.

• Integrates evidence-based knowledge and clinical expertise in decision making

• Demonstrates competency in all medical and surgical procedures and skill considered essential in their area of practice

• Maintains board certification, state licensure, and continuing medical education as outlined by hospital, state, and federal policy.


• Supports the organization's overall strategic plan and direction.

• Serves as a leader of the healthcare team to provide integrated delivery of patient care services

• Actively participates in ongoing and systematic quality improvement efforts, which focus on patient care delivery, and supports processes that provide optimal patient outcomes.

• Demonstrates accountability for own professional practice and improvement. Including ongoing self-assessment of core competencies and yearly goals.

• Develops and leads implementation of department goals by collaborating with department staff, students, and physicians.

• Serves as a role model and thought leader for their own profession including practice analysis and advancement to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

• Manages resources effectively thereby considering the institution and practice's fiscal responsibilities.

• Demonstrates an understanding of patient documentation, compliance, and billing best practices.


• Provides relevant and comprehensive patient education to patients, families and significant others.

• Fosters growth and development of students and other healthcare professionals.

• Continuously assesses their personal capabilities and limitations, striving always to approve their medical practice.

• Use their knowledge and expertise to contribute to an improved community.

Other information:

Required Job Qualifications:

• Current State of Illinois Physician Assistant Licensure.

• Current Certification from National Certification Commission for Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

• Degree from an ARC-PA (or predecessor) accredited PA Program.

• Current State of Illinois Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) Licensure.

• Current Nurse Practitioner Certification from a national certifying organization Graduate from an accredited nurse practitioner educational program.

• The APN's education and specialty board certification must correlate with the APP's job role, setting, responsibility and patient population.

• Master's or Doctorate degree in nursing.

• BLS certification.

• Demonstrates competency in all areas of APP practice including: medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, patient care, professionalism, practice based learning and improvement, and systems based practice.

• Skill in preparing and maintaining electronic and paper medical records

• Knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise.

• Strong work ethic, interpersonal and communication skills.

• Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively with collaborating physician, department, and other members of the healthcare team in an effective and comprehensive manner.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

• Master's degree.

Rush has over 400 APPs across the enterprise that provide comprehensive patient care each day autonomously and in collaboration with other members of the health care team. With the Director of Advanced Practice and 27 Lead APPs across the system, Rush's vision is to have every APP practicing at full scope and top of license. APPs at Rush are highly competent, well-respected members of the healthcare team that contribute to the excellent quality care that Rush patients receive each day.

Rush University System for Health (RUSH) is an academic health system whose mission is to improve the health of the individuals and the diverse communities it serves through the integration of outstanding patient care, education, research and community partnerships.

RUSH includes RUSH University Medical Center, RUSH University, RUSH Copley Medical Center and RUSH Oak Park Hospital, as well as numerous outpatient care facilities. RUSH University, with more than 2,500 students, is a health sciences university that comprises RUSH Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.

RUSH is an elite medical community recognized yearly for excellence in patient care, medical discovery and clinical expertise. We’re proud to have received Vizient's Ambulatory Quality Award, ranking second among 99 academic medical centers across the country. All three RUSH hospitals have earned the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader designation in the Healthcare Equality Index. Our physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses and staff are the heartbeat of our health system’s ongoing success. We know how important it is to recruit and retain exceptional staff and faculty to execute our mission.

Join RUSH and become part of one of the nation’s best healthcare systems.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or Protected Veteran status.

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