Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant- Neurosurgery

Neurologic Surgery
Why Mayo Clinic
The Department of Neurosurgery in Arizona has an exciting opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant to join their team.
Position description
The Neurosurgical Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner has advanced health assessment and decision-making skills, prepared through a formal educational program that meets criteria established by the profession. Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners 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 Neurosurgical patients. This includes the inpatient, surgical and outpatient settings. In these settings, the APP will provide standard and complex tasks to support the growing Neurosurgical practice in Arizona. These tasks support a 24/7 practice and involve call and weekend coverage, when applicable.

The APP interacts with other care team and stakeholders across the site to ensure the highest levels of patient outcomes and satisfaction are achieved for every patient.

Responsibilities also include giving direction to various allied health staff. Tasks may include: comprehensive assessment, ordering, conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests, formulating a diagnostic impression, developing and implementing a treatment plan, monitoring the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions, prescription of pharmacological agents and treatments and non-pharmacological therapies, and offering counseling and education to meet patient needs.
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and Acute Care nurse practitioner program. 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.
Additional qualifications
*Excellent 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.
*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.
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
Monday - Friday
Evening and Weekend Call rotation
Site description
Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. 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.
Advanced Practitioner/Provider, Nursing
Career profile
Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant
Job posting number
Adriana Semko
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Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).