Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Inpatient and outpatient practice
Full-time or Part-time position
Share call with other APPs
· Provide direct assessment, diagnosis and formulation/implementation of treatment plan for patients presenting with neurosurgical illness or injury. Outpatient responsibilities include histories and physicals, preoperative exams, ordering diagnostic studies and medications, screening referrals and post-operative follow-up. Significant time is spent handling patient inquiries regarding preoperative, intra-operative and post-operative care.
· Provide surgical services as a first assistant on neurosurgical cases in the operating room. Surgical procedures include craniotomies for microdiscectomies, tumors, aneurysms, AV malformations, stents, microsurgery, and laminectomies. Provide surgical call coverage with neurosurgeon on regular department rotation.
· Provide inpatient care by rounding on neurosurgical patients during weekdays and/or weekends. Responsibilities include writing post-operative orders, charting follow-up notes, changing dressings, removing sutures, handling ventriculostomy tubing's, and assisting with placement of halos, and placement of lumbar drain. Dictate all discharge summaries and write discharge orders for follow-up care in the clinic. Perform other duties as requested. The above care must be documented in writing in patient's permanent medical record in accordance with accepted medical/legal standards. All medical care must be provided in accordance with accepted practice standards, hospital/clinic protocols (including supervision by a physician) and State licensing guidelines.
1 year of neurosurgery experience
License, Certification, Registration:
Competitive compensation and benefits package