Nurse Practitioner at The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:


BSD MED - Section Administrator: Infectious Diseases - Clinical Research Staff

About the Department

The Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health has recently increased staffing to 16 full time faculty, with a commitment from the Department of Medicine to continue expansion and expand capacity for basic laboratory investigation. Although a small group, the special interests and expertise of the faculty are quite complimentary. All the faculty members are outstanding clinicians, with expertise in the management of a wide variety of infections, from common conditions to rare or complicated life-threatening infections. In addition, there is special expertise in the major disciplines that compromise Infectious Diseases: Healthcare Epidemiology and Infection Control, Healthcare-associated Infections, Infections in Immunocompromised Hosts, Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV/AIDS, Antimicrobial Therapy and Antimicrobial Resistance, Travel Medicine, and International Infectious Diseases Prevention and Treatment Programs.

Job Summary

The Nurse Practitioner will serve as an APP in the Department of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator and Lead Research Coordinator.


  • Work on research trials that will include multi-centered cooperative group and intergroup trials at a national level, multi-institutional pharmaceutical trials and single and multi-centered trials, designed, implemented, and coordinated in the Section.

  • Participate in established and future research programs in the Section.

  • Assess, diagnose, and initiate delegated medical treatments, perform independent nursing interventions, and evaluate care for current and prospective research patients.

  • Work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team, using advanced clinical skills to manage a caseload of research subjects.

  • Participate in the conduct of COVID-19 and HIV clinical research projects/studies involving various modalities of treatment for patients in the Department of Medicine.

  • Serve as liaison between P.I., sponsoring agent, regulatory groups, patient, family members, referring MD's/community MD's, pharmacist, statistician and other members of the research team.

  • Provide assistance with IRB submission.

  • Instruct investigator and research staff on submission process and provides instructional materials for reference.

  • Work with PI, sponsoring agencies, Medicine Administration, Office of Research Services, and the Clinical Research Support Office to assist with amendment submission, changes or corrections to protocols/and or consent forms.

  • Work with Medicine Administration and University Research Administration to submit and revise Clinical Trial Agreements as needed.

  • Assist in setting up regulatory documents, shadow file systems, databases, screening logs, adverse experience reporting mechanism, and regulatory binders.

  • Train and participate in trial-related activity from the initial entry to complete follow-up of patients enrolled into research protocols including compassionate studies, draw blood specimens, and administer injections.

  • Work as a Sub-Investigator under the direction of the PI. These responsibilities include physical examinations, clinical assessments, consenting of subjects, AE/SAE evaluation and interpretation, writing orders for study specific procedures and dosing administration of study drug. Data Collection and Interpretation:

  • Evaluate all lab results for signs of toxicity or complications related to either the treatment or disease..

  • Report adverse drug reactions and submit the appropriate documentation within 10 working days to the FDA, NCI and IRB.

  • Responsible for all follow-up lab tests specified by the study; and additional tests at the discretion of the P.I. to evaluate toxicities and treatment.

  • Responsible for educating potential research subjects concerning clinical aspects of their disease, purpose and nature of the protocol, and impact on the patient should they agree to participate (i.e. treatment schema, tests, clinic visits, etc).

  • May be required to teach patients and their family members about injections, signs and symptoms of side effects.

  • Designs patient education programs that include information required to make informed health care and treatment decisions.

  • Develop diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions needed to achieve the goals and outcomes of the patient's plan of care.

  • Perform other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


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

Work Experience:

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


  • Previous experience as an Advanced Practice Provider.

  • Clinical experience in infectious diseases.

  • Previous research experience.

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated clinical competency, effective leadership and teaching skills.

  • Ability to interview and obtain medical information.

  • Ability to conduct physical examinations and health assessments.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently.

  • Strong organizational skills .

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.

  • Proficiency in the use of computers.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Healthcare & Medical Services

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.

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