Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic in Arizona has an exciting opportunity for a supplemental Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant in the Transplant Center, Abdominal Surgery. Mayo Clinic in Arizona is one of the largest volume transplant centers in the country with outstanding patient outcomes.
The Nurse Practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced health assessment and decision-making skills, prepared through a formal educational program that meets criteria established by the profession. Nurse practitioners are certified by examination of an approved certifying body. This individual works independently and in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals to provide health care across the continuum of care for assigned patients. The Nurse Practitioner provides primary health and specialty specific care to individuals and families, emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention. This individual combines nursing care with aspects of medical care, focusing on the patient as a whole person. The provision of care includes, but is not limited to: comprehensive assessment, ordering, conducting and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescription of pharmacological agents and treatments, and non-pharmacological therapies. Teaching and counseling individuals, families, and groups are an important part of the Nurse Practitioner's practice. 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 Nurse Practitioner demonstrates leadership through involvement on committees and team projects, education, and research and actively seeks to improve the practice of nursing through performance improvement initiatives. The Nurse Practitioner is active in professional organizations and participates in community activities. The American Nurses Association (ANA) Nursing: Scope and Standards of Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (2004), the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses (2001), Rules of the Arizona State Board of Nursing (2007) are the basis for practice. Level II Requirements: In addition to meeting the above requirements, the NP must meet two to four of the following: Spend at least 50% of days based at the hospital (rounds, service, or shift work) -Perform specialized procedure(s) Have the ability to see directs and/or specs at least 50% of days worked -Spend at least 10% of days as First Assist in surgery -Take call assignments (Primary and/or ED) -Provide Weekend/Holiday Service.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing and nurse practitioner program.
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
Current RN licensure from Arizona, or valid compact state license with Arizona license obtained within 90 days of start date, Advanced Practice Certificate, and Prescribing and Dispensing Certificate in Arizona. -Certification as nurse practitioner by an approved certifying organization. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification must be obtained within 30 days of hire and maintained. Must provide evidence of application for DEA certificate upon hire, obtain DEA certificate within 90 days of hire, and maintain certificate thereafter unless waived by department/division. Maintains ACLS and PALS as required by specific department or division. Maintains specialty certification as required for specific areas.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Saturday & Sunday 8-10 hours each; 7A-5P
Saturday and Sunday ONLY
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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