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Advanced Practice Provider Critical Care Fellow

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 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, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


About the Department

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the UC College of Medicine 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.

Job Overview

The College of Medicine, Department of Surgery is looking for an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Fellow. This is a one year assignment and the APP Fellow will assist in providing comprehensive, continuous, and personalized care to patients across the critical care continuum at UC Health. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.


The program enables advanced practice nurses and physician assistants to acquire robust clinical experiences and critical care knowledge base within the multi-faceted critical care areas at UCMC. Clinical rotations include Surgical Intensive Care, Medical Intensive Care, Burns Critical Care, Neurosurgical Intensive Care, and Cardiac Intensive Care.


The APP Fellow is expected to participate in protected, non-clinical didactic education in the form of lectures, simulation, skills labs, case studies, presentations, and other components of the critical care fellow curriculum as determined by the coordinator and director. The APP Fellow is also responsible for completion of an evidence-based practice or quality-improvement project during their tenure as a fellow.

Essential Functions

  • This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.
  • Primary responsibilities will be to collaborate with interdisciplinary health care team caring for critically ill patients, managing both their acute and chronic health care needs.
  • The APP will demonstrate proficiency in core knowledge inclusive of assessment, treatment, and coordination of patient care.
  • The APP must demonstrate willingness to learn and build upon clinical and technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professionalism, and compliant documentation in a timely manner.
  • Perform appropriate history and physical for complex, acute, critical, and chronically ill patients.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic and therapeutic tests.
  • Prescribe appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of interventions.
  • Maintain accurate medical records.
  • Collaborate with other providers and members of the health care team in delivery of care and make appropriate referrals when needed.
  • Educate patients and families about medical conditions and treatment plans.
  • Facilitate staff, patient, and family decision making using evidence-based practice.
  • Participate in research and development projects.
  • Participate in education of nurse practitioners, nurse practitioner students and medical students.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Required Education

Master’s Degree in Nursing and graduation from an ANA approved Nurse Practitioner Program.

Required Trainings/Certifications

The program is open to:

  • Recent new master’s prepared graduates from accredited university and board certification in Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
  • Recent new master’s prepared graduates from an accredited university in Physician Assistant.
  • Experienced nurse practitioners or physician assistants interested in critical care but with no clinical critical care background.


Required Experience

The APP must demonstrate basic clinical and technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professionalism, and compliant documentation in a timely manner.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • A Master's degree in Nursing and graduation from an accredited ANA approved Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Graduation from a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review.
  • Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessor agencies.
  • National certification by ANCC or AANP.
  • National Certification as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
  • Current/Valid license in the state of Ohio. 

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.


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.


REQ: 83762 


Advanced Practice Provider Critical Care Fellow

Date:  Jun 18, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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