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Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care Medicine, West Chester Hospital

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


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 providers are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Internal Medicine is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff. With world-class research, teaching and medical practice opportunities, why not choose the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine?


The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, is seeking candidates for a Critical Care Medicine Advanced Practice Provider (APP), who will provide clinical inpatient support in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and other inpatient areas of the West Chester Hospital. This Clinician will join a multidisciplinary team to include physicians and the appropriate support staff. The APP will function as a dependent practitioner under the direct supervision of a Critical Care Medicine attending. 
This position will support the University's mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.


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.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.

Required Education

Master’s Degree in Nursing and graduation from an 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 in an acute care setting.  
  • APP experience recommended, though will consider new program graduates with strong recommendations from their educators and preceptors. 

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and coaching skills
  • Advanced clinical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with physicians, co-workers, APP’s and patients

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


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: 67882 


Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care Medicine, West Chester Hospital

Date:  Nov 26, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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