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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Neurosurgery

Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States
Category: Advanced Practice Providers
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: 92255
Date Posted: Apr 7, 2023

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Help make extraordinary possible.

Are you passionate about Neurosurgery? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, high intensity setting? Are you patient-focused and drawn to practice in a Level I Trauma Center?
If you are, we have the position for you:
Our Neurosurgery department is currently looking for a full-time Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join their dynamic, hardworking team.

Summary:
Provides specialty health care services in both outpatient and acute care settings for certain acute or chronic health conditions in specific populations in accordance with applicable scope and standards of practice.
Work Schedule: Full Time Rotating, to include nights, holidays. and OR, clinic.

The pay range for this position is: $47.44 - $71.16 / hour. Pay is dependent on applicant's relevant experience.

Responsibilities:
• Assess and consult on new patients
• Perform Follow-up visits in clinic
• First Assist with some OR exposure
• Obtain patient history and performs assessment via observation, interview and examination. Orders, performs and interprets diagnostic studies. Performs preventative health assessments, screening, immunizations and care.
• Provide direct treatment and management of health conditions, including use of prescriptive authority and referral to other healthcare providers or community resources.
• Provide counseling and education of patients and their families/caregivers concerning preventative health and wellness, treatment options, and community resources.
• Provides care in the context of promoting age and culture-appropriate informed choices, shared decision-making and the right to self-determination.
• Provide inpatient care to include preoperative, intra-operative, and post-operative services, as well as critical care/intensive care medical management.
• Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgement and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.

Other information:
• Minimum Required Education: Master's degree in Nursing and graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program or Physician Assistant with specialization in area of practice.
• Minimum Experience: Preferred: 2 years of experience in the identified area of expertise. 

Requirements for Physician Assistants
Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies
 Unrestricted license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Colorado.
 Physician Assistant Certification (PA-C) issued by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) is required for hire and must be maintained throughout employment
 Unrestricted Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) permit to prescribe all medications commonly prescribed in the course of practice.
 Eligible to provide reimbursable services and maintain provider status with Medicare and Medicaid.
 Eligible to provide services with no sanctions or exclusion from either the Health and Human Services/Office of Inspectors General (HHS/OIG) or the General Services Administration’s (GSA) List of Parties Excluded from Federal Programs.
 Unrestricted medical staff membership, with appropriate practice privileges.
 Prescriptive authority as appropriate, per medical staff service privileging process.
 Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross

Requirements for Nurse Practitioners 
Master's degree in Nursing and graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
 Nurse Practitioner Certification issued by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or Nurse Practitioner Certification issued by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) is required for hire and must be maintained throughout employment.
 Unrestricted Nurse Practitioner license issued by the State Board of Nursing in the state of practice or compact privileges under the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact agreement
 Unrestricted medical staff membership, with appropriate practice privileges
 Full prescriptive authority
 Unrestricted Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) permit to prescribe all medications commonly prescribed in the course of practice.
 Eligible to provide reimbursable services and maintain provider status with Medicare and Medicaid.
 Eligible to provide services with no sanctions or exclusion from either the Health and Human Services/Office of Inspectors General (HHS/OIG) or the General Services Administration’s (GSA) List of Parties Excluded from Federal Programs.
 Basic Life Support (BLS) certification issued by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross

Exceptional Benefits
We expect you to live a balanced life and enjoy the Colorado lifestyle. Our competitive compensation package includes:
Retirement Package that includes a basic pension plan, 401(a) investment account, 403(b) matching account, and a 457(b) deferred compensation savings plan
Offerings include medical, vision, dental, life insurance, disability coverage
Competitive time off plan and wellness benefits

UCHealth is a qualifying employer for the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program!
UCHealth provides employees with free assistance navigating the PSLF program to submit their federal student loans for forgiveness through Savi.

Going beyond quality requires the perfect balance of talent, integrity, drive and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for individuals who recognize, like us, that the world of medicine is ever-changing and are motivated to do what is right, not what is easy. We support creativity and curiosity so that each of us can find the extraordinary qualities within ourselves. At UCHealth, we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you grow and have a meaningful career. There’s no limits to your potential here.

About Colorado Springs, CO
Nestled at the base of Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs invites the outdoor adventurists to the cultural enthusiast to enjoy vibrant scenic beauty, rugged outdoor adventure, and exceptional opportunities to create lifelong memories. Colorado Springs is proud to be the home of five military installations and the U.S. Olympic Committee. With a population of just over 650,000, Colorado Springs boasts a rich heritage with a wide variety of cultural and urbane sophistication. With a moderate cost of living, temperate climate, and an average of 247 days of sunshine per year, Colorado Springs is the perfect place to call home.

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UCHealth recognizes and appreciates the rich array of talents and perspectives that equal employment and diversity can offer our institution. As an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, UCHealth is committed to making all employment decisions based on valid requirements. No applicant shall be discriminated against in any terms, conditions or privileges of employment or otherwise be discriminated against because of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status. UCHealth does not discriminate against any “qualified applicant with a disability” as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

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