Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Critical Care

Eau Claire
Critical Care
Why Mayo Clinic
Our Critical Care department is looking for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Intensivist to join our team!

Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.
Position description
The nurse practitioner or physician assistant (NPPA) works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary health care team. The NPPA will function as an Intensivist within the critical care unit and manage patients’ care from the time of admission through the time of transfer. The critical care unit has 26 beds and has Intensivist MDs staffed 7 days a week, several NPPA-Intensivist working each day, and eICU capabilities. The NPPA-Intensivist has a strong foundation in evidenced based practice and has a responsibility to ensure safe quality care is provided to each and every patient. The NPPA-Intensivist demonstrates an advanced level of medical knowledge, clinical and technical competence, sound clinical judgment, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for professional development and maintaining competency. This job is a 24/7 position and requires days, nights and weekends.

Key Functions and Expectations:
  1. Assessment:
    1. Performs and document in the electronic health record a complete history and physical examination, daily progress notes, transfer, and discharge summaries as required for critically ill and complex patients.
    2. Orders and collects data using appropriate assessment techniques and diagnostic modalities.
    3. Assesses the risks associated with the care of the critically ill and complex patient including medication side effects, hemodynamic stability, effectiveness of interventions, immobility, impaired nutrition, fluid balance, and invasive therapies and lines.
  2. Diagnosis:
    1. Collaborates with interdisciplinary health care team to develop accurate diagnoses of acute and complex conditions.
    2. Manages diagnostic tests through ordering, interpretation, performance, and supervision.
    3. Formulates, risk stratifies, and documents differential diagnoses to ensure best possible patient outcomes and appropriate plan of care.
  3. Plan:
    1. Identifies expected outcomes from diagnosis.
    2. Formulates a plan of care to address the needs of the patient utilizing evidenced based medicine guidelines and current protocols.
    3. Works in collaboration with the interdisciplinary healthcare team and individualizes the plan of care taking into account the patient’s values and beliefs.
    4. Accurately records the plan of care in the electronic health record. .
  4. Implements, Evaluates and Modifies the Plan of Care:
    1. Prescribes diagnostic and therapeutic strategies needed to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
    2. Reevaluates the need for modification of the plan of care through vigilance, accurate assessment, and attention to detail.
    3. May perform advanced procedures consistent with privileges and competency validation, including minor suturing, wound management, and line placement and removal.
  5. Communication and Collaboration:
    1. Maintains ongoing communication and collaboration with interdisciplinary health care team.
    2. Facilitates and communicates with patient, family and staff to promote continuity of care across the inpatient continuum of care.
    3. Documentation is timely, meets compliance standards, and captures patient acuity.
Physician Assistant - Licensed in the state of Wisconsin or eligible for licensure. Graduate of an accredited physician assistant program. NCCPA Certified. Current BLS and ACLS Certifications.

Nurse Practitioner - Active Wisconsin RN license. Active Wisconsin Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber license or eligible for licensure. Board Certification through recognized national organization (ANCC, AACN, or AANP). Current BLS and ACLS Certification.
Additional qualifications
Excellent verbal, written, and oral communication skills. Demonstrated leadership ability. Flexibility to adjust schedule to meet patient and staff needs. Ability to manage time and stress effectively and adapt to unpredictable situations within the patient care setting.
License or certification
Ability to obtain an unrestricted WI license.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
This job is a 24/7 position and requires days, nights and weekends. ~12 hour shifts. Approximately 1 in 3 weekends.
Site description
Eau Claire, with a metro area of 163,000 is home to the 11,000 students at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Strong schools, low crime rate, and a reasonable cost of living may be expected. With an abundance of outdoor activities, Eau Claire was ranked #4 on the list of “Americas best towns” (Outside Magazine, 2015) The city also serves as the retail center for west central Wisconsin and the major metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul is 90 minutes away. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is recognized as a Best Hospital in Northwestern Wisconsin and within the top 10 for Hospitals in Wisconsin (U.S. News & World Report, 2015-2016).
Advanced Practitioner/Provider
Career profile
Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant
Job posting number
Ryan Brunner
Equal opportunity employer
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).