Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
M Health Fairview is seeking a full timeCertified Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join our growing Neurosurgery practice in the St. Paul and surrounding metro area. In this role, the NP or PA will practice independently and collaboratively to deliver care to a wide variety of Neurosurgery patients with acute and traumatic conditions of the brain and spine, and chronic and surgical conditions in the inpatient and outpatient settings to include clinic, emergency room, intensive care unit, operating room and neurosurgical unit. As a surgical first assistant you will work closely with the surgeon in surgery.
Practice independently and collaboratively managing patients with a wide variety of neurological conditions of the brain and spine with varying acuity in the inpatient setting.
Anticipate and diagnose emergent, urgent and life-threatening situations.
Call coverage to include 1st Call week day evenings and nights, weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule
Required to work weekends and holidays
Weekend coverage on a rotating basis among Neurosurgery NP/PA team.
Optional full-time schedule of weekday Nocturnist call coverage: Sunday night -Thursday 5pm to 7am.
Performs new patient consults, identifies and orders appropriate diagnostic testing and consults to facilitate treatment plan.
Collects applicable patient history and organizes, interprets, and presents to the attending surgeon to allow for informed care decisions implements plan as directed.
Acts as a consultant to and/or refers and accepts referrals from health-care providers, community agencies and allied non-health-care professionals.
Uses advanced health assessment skills to differentiate between normal, variations of normal and abnormal findings, and identifies critical events requiring immediate intervention by the surgeon.
Employs appropriate diagnostic strategies in the development of diagnoses and treatment plans.
Provides and prescribes medications within area of specialty.
Collaborates with other caregivers to facilitate care of the patient
Collaborates in planning for transitions across the continuum of care
Performs invasive/non-invasive procedures
Basic knowledge of ICD 10 coding, andensures the capture of complete and accurate diagnosis codes.
As First Assistant, responsible for identifying patient barriers to surgery and facilitating resolution,maintaining the sterile field, understanding the procedure being performed, anticipating the needs of the surgeon, maintaining knowledge base, maintaining quality patient care during the operative procedure, and being constantly vigilant that all members of the team adhere to aseptic technique. Expected to independently prepare and position the patient for surgery, assist in visualization of the operating field, provide hemostasis, perform closure of incisions,apply various wound dressings and manage the patient postoperatively.
Initial market competitive salary
Comprehensive benefits package: annual CME allowance, malpractice insurance with tail coverage, retirement contributions & more.
Graduate of a school or nursing and accreditedAdult/Gero, Acute Care, or Family NursePractitioner training program, or accredited Physician Assistant program.
BC/BE through the AANP or ANCC, or NCCPA.
Licensed or ability to obtain APRN license with the Minnesota Board of Nursing, or PA license through Minnesota Board of Medical Practice.
Ability to obtain and/or maintain DEA certification for the State of Minnesota
Meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges
BLS and ACLS Certified
Experience in Neurosurgery and/or Neuro critical Care preferred.
Together with the University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Physicians we have created M Health Fairview. M Health Fairview is the newly expanded collaboration among the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services. The healthcare system combines the best of academic and community medicine — expanding access to world-class, breakthrough care through our 10 hospitals and 60 clinics.Fairview Health Services (fairview.org) is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 10 hospitals—including an academic medical center and long-term care hospital—serving the greater Twin Cities metro area.Its broad continuum also includes 60 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, ...Fairview’s 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.