Why Mayo Clinic
The Department of Neurologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic Arizona is a busy, growing and dynamic department. We are seeking either a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant to join the practice and support our continued growth and innovation.
The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant has advanced health assessment and decision-making skills, prepared through a formal educational program that meets criteria established by the profession. Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistants are certified by examination of an approved certifying body.
This individual works in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals to provide health care across the continuum of care for assigned patients. Provides primary health care to individuals and families. The provision of care includes, but is not limited to: obtaining patient history, comprehensive assessment, ordering, conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests, and prescribing pharmacological agents and treatments and non-pharmacological therapies. Monitors the effectiveness of the therapeutic interventions. Makes appropriate referrals.
This individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span. The ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient's age-specific needs is required. The Physician Assistant demonstrates leadership through involvement on committees and/or team projects, education, and research and actively seeks to improve the practice through performance improvement initiatives. Active in professional organizations and participates in community activities.
Must meet seven to eight of the following, including Neurosurgery:
- Spends at least 50% of days based at the hospital (rounds, service, or shift work)
- Performs specialized procedure(s)
- Provides evals and consults with indirect supervision at least 50% of days worked
- Spends at least 10% of days as First Assist in surgery
- Takes call assignments (Primary and/or ED)
- Provides Weekend/Holiday Service
- Neurosurgery Specialty Practice
For Nurse Practitioner: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and nurse practitioner program. Critical Care certification is required. Current RN license, Advanced Practice Certificate, and Prescribing and Dispensing Certificate in Arizona. Certification as nurse practitioner by an approved certifying organization.
RNFA is required.
For Physician Assistant: Graduation from a university program approved by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education (ARCE) for the Physician Assistant. Must be certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Must have Arizona licensure as a Physician Assistant under the supervision of a Mayo Clinic physician upon hire.
Internal employees must attach the three most recent performance appraisals to the online application.
- 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.
- Two to five years of clinical experience preferred.
- Primary care, acute care, and/or surgical experience preferred.
- Strong computer skills in an Electronic Medical Record preferred.
License or certification
For Both Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: Maintains prescribing and dispensing privileges in Arizona. Must provide DEA certificate upon hire. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or greater from the start date. Maintains ACLS and PALS certification as required by specific department or division.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.
With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.
Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.
Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant
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Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).