Department of Neurosurgery - PA/ARNP Hospitalist

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The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics is actively recruiting a physician assistant (PA) or advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) with a background and interest in neurosurgical patient management with a specific focus in the care of neurovascular disorders. As the PA or ARNP, you will coordinate with the attending surgeon and resident team to ensure that patients can receive their diagnosis and begin their treatment quickly. As the PA or ARNP you will spend time with patients in both the ambulatory as well as inpatient clinical settings, follow-up with patient & family concerns, prepare patients for surgery, and help to manage patient surgical experience and provide postop continuity of care in the clinical setting.

The Department of Neurosurgery view our ARNP/PAs as skilled professionals which are important to our practice and shall be well equipped and have the autonomy to see patients and support our physicians both independently and in a team setting. Having a physician and an advanced provider working in tandem allows us to provide better overall care for our most complex patients.

Job Duties to include:

  • Assure clinical competency and expertise in area of specialization.
  • Function independently and/or as a member of an interdisciplinary team to plan, deliver and evaluate health care for a defined patient population.
  • Collaborate with nursing staff/nursing administration to monitor and evaluate the quality of patient care.
  • Perform medical diagnostic, therapeutic procedures, and prescribe, dispense or deliver medications when a collaborative practice agreement is in place.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to carry out responsibilities and a positive approach to accomplishing work
  • Listens to feedback without defensiveness and uses it to enhance communication effectiveness.
  • Promotes a safe, equitable, respectful environment in which concerns can be addressed effectively.
  • Participate in development and implementation of divisional and departmental quality assessment/improvement/research programs and processes.
  • Responsible for administrative activities and special projects as assigned.
  • Contribute toward the achievement of divisional and departmental goals.
  • Participate and contribute to activities that enhance clinical expertise and nursing knowledge.
  • Participate in professional nursing activities in the department, hospital, community and professional organizations.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, students and the public.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Receives supervision and direction from our Department of Neurosurgery Vascular Faculty.

 

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®

UI Health Care Core Values (WECARE)

Welcoming

We strive for an environment where everyone has a voice that is heard, that promotes the dignity of our patients, trainees, and employees, and allows all to thrive in their health, work, research, and education.

Excellence

We aim to achieve and deliver our personal and collective best in the pursuit of quality and accessible healthcare, education, and research.

Collaboration       

We encourage collaboration with healthcare systems, providers, and communities across Iowa and the region, as well as within our UI community. We believe teamwork – guided by compassion – is the best way to work. 

Accountability  

We behave ethically, act with fairness and integrity, take responsibility for our own actions, and respond when errors in behavior or judgement occur.

Respect                   

We are committed to ensuring the UI Health Care is an inclusive environment where individuals from the full spectrum of diversity – which includes identity, backgrounds, cultures, ability, and perspective – feel safe, seen and valued.  

Equity               

We dedicate ourselves to equity and fairness in research, health care, education, and health.

 

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP):

  • Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Nursing which include graduation from an accredited Master's or Doctorate level nursing educational program and certification by an accepted accrediting agency.
  • Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required.
  • Current certification in specialty area and/or licensure as ARNP in state of Iowa is required.
  • Active DEA license or ability to apply for such license prior to or upon hire.
  • Active BLS certification.
  • Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the State of Iowa and The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Physician Assistant (PA):

  • Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Physician Assistant Examiners which include graduation from an accreditied PA educational program and certification by the NCCPA.
  • Current license to practice in Iowa is required.
  • Active DEA license or ability to apply for such license prior to or upon hire.
  • Active BLS certification.
  • Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the State of Iowa and The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively communicate in verbal and written forms required.
  • Reasonable (1-3 years) experience in area of clinical practice is required or previous experience in specified hospital specialty area or demonstrated knowledge of area of clinical practice.
  • Demonstrated experience providing clinical care to neurosurgical patients is required.
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment is required.
  • Ability to function with a high degree of autonomy to make independent decisions while actively collaborating with multi-disciplinary health care members providing care for highly complex patients.
  • Ability to provide critical thinking and analytical skills required.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow policy, procedure, guidelines and protocols required.
  • Flexibility and dedication to team involvement and supporting organizational goals

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience exercising autonomy in medical decision-making and services provided is highly desirable.
  • Experience providing overall medical care and medical management, guidance, education, and support for patients both in the outpatient and inpatient clinical setting is desirable.
  • Procedures and diagnosis experience in neurological disorders is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Knowledge of University of Iowa policies and procedures is desirable.

 

Application Process:

In order to be considered, applicants must upload Cover Letter and CV (under submission relevant materials) that clearly address how they meet the listed required and desired qualifications of this position.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. 

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Professional references will be required at a later time in the recruitment process. This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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