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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Transplant

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Avondale
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Why Mayo Clinic
Join the authority in medicine and partner with the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022), ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. At Mayo Clinic, we believe there is a better path to healing that humanizes the practice of health care and inspires hope in the people who need it most. You will be part of an amazing diverse team committed to solving the most serious and complex medical challenges - one patient at a time.

Mayo Clinic offers a variety of employee benefits. For additional information please visit . Eligibility may vary.

Position description
Mayo Clinic Arizona has an exciting opportunity for an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant to join the Transplant Abdominal Surgery team. This role supports the largest adult abdominal transplant program in the country that performs over 500 kidney transplants, 200 liver transplants, and 20 pancreas transplants per year with continual growth. Responsibilities include primarily covering the inpatient service of surgical and medical patients, with occasional assisting in the operating room and outpatient wound clinic coverage. Other aspects include Emergency Room consultation or admission and collaboration, and consultation with other departments to effectively manage this complex patient population. This individual would join a team of highly efficient and hardworking team of providers to cover a 24/7 service, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant has advanced health assessment and decision-making skills, prepared through a formal educational program that meets criteria established by the profession. Certification from approved and respective certifying body is required.

This individual works in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals to provide health care across the continuum of care for assigned patients. The provision of care includes, but is not limited to: obtaining patient history, comprehensive assessment, ordering, conducting, and interpreting diagnostic tests, and prescribing pharmacological agents and treatments and non-pharmacological therapies. Monitors the effectiveness of the therapeutic interventions. Makes appropriate referrals. Performs minor procedures as approved by the AZ Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants. Runs multidisciplinary rounds.

This individual must demonstrate the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient's age-specific needs is required. The Physician Assistant demonstrates leadership through involvement on committees and team projects, education, and research and actively seeks to improve the practice through performance improvement initiatives. Remains active in professional organizations and participates in community activities.

Level III Requirements:
In addition to the above requirements:

  • Spends at least 50% of days based at the hospital (rounds, service, or shift work)
  • Performs specialized procedure(s)
  • Provides evals and consults with indirect supervision at least 50% of days worked
  • Takes call assignments (Primary and/or ED)
  • Provides Weekend/Holiday Service

    Acute Care Nurse Practitioner:
    • Must be a graduate of an accredited university.
    • Must be licensed or eligible to practice as an CNP in the State of Arizona. Must have national certification.
    • RNFA - First Assist is required.
      Physician Assistant:
      • Must be a graduate of an accredited university.
      • NCCPA certification required.
      • Must be licensed/certified or eligible to practice as PA in the State of Arizona.

        Additional qualifications
        • Excellent verbal, written, and oral communication skills.
        • Demonstrated leadership ability.
        • Flexibility to adjust schedule to meet patient and staff needs.
        • Ability to manage time and stress effectively and adapt to unpredictable situations within the patient care setting.
        • Two to five years of clinical experience preferred.
        • Primary care, acute care, and/or surgical experience preferred.
        • Strong computer skills in an Electronic Medical Record preferred.

          License or certification
          • Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license to practice in the State of Arizona.
          • BLS and ACLS are required.
          • For Nurse Practitioners, Acute Care certification is required, and for Physician Assistants, NCCPA certification is required.
          • Evidence of application for DEA certificate must be provided upon hire and obtained within 90 days of hire. Certification should be maintained thereafter unless waived by department/division.

            Exemption status

            Compensation Detail
            Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.

            Benefits eligible

            Full Time

            Hours / Pay period

            Schedule details
            Works as part of a team providing 24/7 coverage for the Mayo Clinic in Arizona Transplant Center

            Schedule consists of shifts that cover a 24/7 service, including nights, weekends and holidays. There are opportunities for further call shifts including procurement call.

            Weekend schedule
            Required, with overnight call

            International Assignment

            Site description
            Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

            With Phoenix being the fifth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

            Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

            Latasha Perkins

            As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

Keywords: Mayo Clinic, Avondale , Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Transplant, Healthcare , Avondale, Arizona

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