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Medical Intensive Care Unit Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine

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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.


Job Overview

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.


The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine is seeking a nurse practitioner.  The Critical Care Medicine Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is an inpatient clinician who will provide clinical inpatient support in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and Medical Intensive Care Unit – South (MICU-South). This Clinician will join a multidisciplinary team to include physicians in-training (medical students, residents and fellows) and the appropriate support staff.  This clinician will work shifts, not scheduled to exceed 12 hours in duration, both days and nights, to provide patient care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The APP will function as a dependent practitioner under the direct supervision of a Critical Care Medicine attending.

Essential Functions

  • Engages in dependent clinical practice on a multidisciplinary team charged with the care of patients within a Medical Intensive Care Unit environment, coordination of care with specialty services and ordering/interpreting diagnostic and laboratory assessments.
  • Performs bedside procedures, supervised by the attending critical care physician, to include but no limited to: paracentesis, thoracentesis and placement of central access devices and arterial lines.
  • Participates as a team member in response to Rapid Response or Code Blue events throughout the medical center.
  • Coordinates care at time of discharge from the critical care setting to the general hospital population, LTAC, assisted living facility or home.  Discharges to home requires direct communication with the patient’s primary care physician and needed consultants.
  • Frequently reviews ongoing critical care needs and coordinates with nursing administration for transfer to the appropriate care setting.
  • Maintains current knowledge of CMS and legal requirements for advanced practice provider licensure, certification and clinical standards,
  • Participates in the recruitment and orientation of APP colleagues.
  • Implements best practices for maximizing billable activities for APP’s serving as a physician extender.
  • Maintains and enhances expertise through appropriate educational and organizational activities.

Required Education

Master’s degree from accredited Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program.


Required Trainings/Certifications

  • Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Ohio.
  • Certified or certification eligible to become Certified within 2 years of completing graduate education as an Adult Nurse Practitioner.

Required Experience

  • Three (3) years nursing experience.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ nursing experience in an acute care setting.  

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and coaching skills.
  • Advanced clinical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with physicians, co-workers, APP’s and patients.
  • APP experience recommended though will consider new program graduates with strong recommendations from their educators and preceptors.

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: 88241 


Medical Intensive Care Unit Nurse Practitioner, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine

Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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