Physician Assistant or Acute Care Nurse Practitioner - Transplant Ctr

Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic in Arizona has an exciting opportunity for a 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.
Position description
The 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 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. Performs minor procedures as approved by the AZ Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants.

The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary healthcare team and is responsible for providing comprehensive care to patients. The position serves patients with end stage organ failure seeking kidney, pancreas, and/or liver transplant and patients seeking hepatobiliary surgery in both the inpatient, operating room, and outpatient setting managing medical and surgical care.

The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant practices within the guidelines of the transplant program and the institution. 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
Full-time, Rotating night, weekend, and holiday call.
Weekend schedule
Rotating night, weekend, and holiday call.
Site description
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
Natalie Brewster
Equal opportunity employer
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