Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

    Published
    September 26, 2022
    Location
    Portland, Oregon
    Category
    Job Type
    State
    Oregon
    Region
    Northwest

    Description

    We are seeking candidates for a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant-Neurosurgery for leading healthcare client in located in Portland OR area.

    Rotating night and weekend call.

    Salary: USD $66.61 – $100.32 / hr

    Job description

    Provide high quality health care to Kaiser Permanente members in a cost-effective manner and in accordance with accepted professional practice standards.

     

    Essential Responsibilities:

    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.

    Qualifications:

    Education

    Graduate of ANA-approved NP or AMA-approved PA or Child Health Associate training program or equivalent requirements to meet State licensure.

    License, Certification, Registration

    NP or PA National Certification at time of hire/transfer.

    Current Oregon AND Washington NP and RN, or PA license required. License in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for license in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months.

    DEA/Prescribing registration at time of hire/transfer. Registration in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer, application for registration in secondary state required within 2 weeks of hire/transfer and must be obtained within 6 months.

    National Provider Identifier (NPI) required at time of hire/transfer.

     

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Minimum two (2) years clinical experience in neurosurgical setting.

    Minimum two (2) years surgical experience, with emphasis on neurosurgical procedures.

    Thorough and working knowledge of neurosurgical disease and injuries and their treatment.

    Thorough and working knowledge of surgical techniques, with emphasis on neurosurgical procedures.

    Working knowledge of state health care laws, licensing board regulations and controlled substance regulations. Important to know limitations and when to refer patients to the neurosurgeon.

    Ability to assess, diagnose and plan effective treatment for neurosurgical diseases and injuries.

    Excellent assistant surgical skills, especially with neurosurgical procedures.

    Ability to use appropriate procedural/testing equipment, to see large volume of patients, and to interface with large physician and support staff.

     

    Shares call with 6 other PAs.

    Rotating night and weekend call.

    What are the 3-4 non-negotiable requirements of this position?

    Experience

    1 year of neurosurgery experience

    What are the nice-to-have skills?

    3 years of neurosurgery experience

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