Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Ortho Surgery - Spine

Why Mayo Clinic
Join the authority in medicine and partner with the nation’s best hospital (U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021), ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. At Mayo Clinic, we believe there is a better path to healing that humanizes the practice of health care and inspires hope in the people who need it most. You will be part of an amazing diverse team committed to solving the most serious and complex medical challenges – one patient at a time.
Position description
The department of Orthopedic Surgery is ranked amongst the top Orthopedic Departments nationwide. This unique position in Orthopedic Spine Surgery allows the NP or PA to work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary care team including surgeons, residents/fellows, in-patient and outpatient allied health staff. The NP or PA will perform independent evaluations and workups, along with following established patients with the goal of managing non-operative spine conditions and facilitating quick access to surgical patients. This role will foster patient access via telehealth visits and promote higher surgical yield patients to the surgical practice. This position will also provide in-patient interactions for post-operative spine patients. This unique role will allow a diverse mix of outpatient and inpatient experiences via rotation amongst the different patient care settings. The selected candidate will join a highly productive spine surgery care team. There is potential to participate in research, publications and education depending on the needs of the Department. At this time, after-hours, weekend availability will not be required.
Masters prepared graduate of an accredited school of nursing and Nurse Practitioner program. Must have current Minnesota RN license and certification as a FNP, ACNP or ANP,

Or graduate of accredited Physician Assistant program with current PA certification by NCCPA and registration as a PA by the Minnesota State Board of Medical Practice.

Candidate must be eligible for DEA registration.
Additional qualifications
Experience working as a health care provider within orthopedics/spine is preferred.

Completion of BLS course required and ACLS preferred. One to two years of clinical and/or surgical experience preferred. Spine specific training will be provided.

Ability to work in a team-based atmosphere providing non-operative spine care independently while closely working with surgeons and surgical colleagues to efficiently facilitate surgical patients. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are essential for effective interactions with patients, family members, and colleagues in multiple disciplines. Strong organizational and time management skills are essential.

External candidates: to be considered for this position please upload 2-3 letters of reference to your online application.

New graduates: letters of reference must be from clinical preceptors.

Mayo Clinic employees: to be considered for this position please upload 3 most recent performance evaluations to your online application.
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, days.

Rotation fostering independent practice, hospital presence to facilitate timely dismissals, and telehealth visits to promote the surgical practice.

After-hours, weekend on-call availability will not be required.
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Advanced Practitioner/Provider
Career profile
Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant
Job posting number
Susan Horne
Equal opportunity employer
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