Advanced Practice Provider, Flex ICU, Department of Emergency Medicine

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.


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 are transforming the world of medicine every day. 

The UC Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati has been an independent academic unit within the College of Medicine since 1984. It is responsible for the medical direction of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Center for Emergency Care (CEC) and the Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program.

The College of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, is seeking to fill multiple Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant positions in the new FLEX Intensive Care Unit (FLEX-ICU) at UCMC.  The position will be housed entirely within the new FLEX-ICU and care will be provided to critically ill and injured patients, undifferentiated critically ill transfer patients, organ donors, and complex step-down level patients. The work schedule will include 12 hours shifts, days and nights, weekdays and weekends, with the potential for 8 hour shifts as the schedule develops. Positions that only work nights are available. 

Essential Functions

  • Provide state of the art care to critically ill and injured patients, as well as complex step-down patients, in the new FLEX-ICU at University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC).
  • Perform critical care duties necessary to stabilize and care for a mixed critical care population per the Standard Care Agreement with a collaborating physician.
  • Develop treatment plans in collaboration with the attending physician and members of the multidisciplinary critical care team.
  • Prescribe and monitor medications in accordance with the state and University of Cincinnati Medical Center prescriptive authority. 
  • Procedures necessary for the provision of critical care including arterial catheter placement, central line placement, and diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy will be performed commensurate with existing skill and privileging. Independent capability with these procedures is preferred but not required at job start.  
  • Be actively involved with Quality Management, data collection and performance improvement initiatives.  
  • Other activities and/or duties assigned to achieve the overall mission of the position within the department.

Minimum Requirements, Nurse Practitioner

Required Education

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program.

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Active Ohio APRN license with prescriptive authority.
  • Active Board Certification in appropriate nursing specialty.

Required Experience

  • Three (3) years nursing experience.
  • Additional related work experience may be required depending on specialty/sub-specialty.

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Minimum Requirements, Physician Assistant

Required Education

  • Master's Degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program.

Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Active Ohio Physician Assistant license with prescriptive authority.
  • Certification as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Required Experience

  • Minimum of one (1) year experience is required.
  • Additional related work experience may be required depending on specialty/sub-specialty.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Critical care experience as an APP is ideal.
  • New graduates will be considered.
  • Flexibility, teamwork, and enthusiasm are ideal characteristics of applicants.

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 dependent 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.


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).


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REQ: 95466 


Advanced Practice Provider, Flex ICU, Department of Emergency Medicine

Date:  May 3, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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