Reference Code: NEC0884
Neurosurgery Advanced Practitioner
Seeking a full-time NP/PA to join well established neurosurgery team
Schedule Details: 40 hrs, Mon-Fri, 8 Hr. Shifts, Hrs. btw. 7a-6p
Purpose of Position: Provide patient care and medical services to neurosurgical patients in the outpatient setting as well as supporting care of the neurosurgical patient in operating room emergency department and inpatient units
Performing comprehensive and problem focused histories and physical examinations, interpret, laboratory and diagnostic tests.
Interpret and correlate subjective and objective data. Formulate a differential diagnosis and establish a working diagnosis.
Develop a treatment plan for neurosurgical conditions within the scope of practice and in conjunction with supervising neurosurgeon.
Implement therapeutic intervention for specific conditions requiring consultation, referral, or evaluation by the supervising neurosurgeon or other healthcare professionals.
Provider first assistant in surgery under the direct supervision of the supervising neurosurgeon
Provide consultation and follow-up to both inpatient and emergency room patients. Rounds on hospitalized patients. Performs admission history and physicals and well a discharge planning and follow up.
Provide evaluation and ongoing management of neurosurgical outpatient care.
Present patient to the supervising neurosurgeon when appropriate and assist to formulate a treatment plan, order appropriate radiographic studies and perform office procedures such as staple/suture removal, wound management, and adjust programmable shunts and pumps,.
Evaluate postoperative patients and routine follow-up visits.
Support surgical decision making process under collaboration with neurosurgeon
Coordinate ancillary care including referral to pain management and therapy services.
Be available to see those patients that require a same-day office visit.
Return phone calls from patients, handle prescription refills, review radiographic and laboratory reports for abnormalities. Review x-rays, MRIs, CT scans of hospitalized and office patients with supervising neurosurgeon.
Serve as a resource to office based nursing and clinical team.
Provide patient education as necessary part of treatment plan.
Performs other functions as required.
Graduation from a program for physician assistants or nurse practitioner approved by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA) of the American Medical Association, and
Baccalaureate degree or two (2) years working experience as a Certified Physician Assistant or nurse practitioner.
One to three years experience in neurosurgery preferred.
Surgical First Assist Certification preferred as necessary
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