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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: May 9, 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 Health System (MCHS) in Eau Claire, WI, seeks a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join their Orthopedic Center's Hand Division. The Hand Division currently consists of two fellowship-trained Hand surgeons and two established Physician Assistants. We are actively recruiting for an additional surgeon. The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will work with the hand team in both clinical and surgical practice. Assessment and treatment of adult and pediatric patients is expected.

The Eau Claire Orthopedic Center is sub-specialized, dynamic, and expanding practice with over twenty-six providers in total, including 13 Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants.

The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will work in collaboration and/or under the supervision and direction of the physician to provide care that is timely, effective, efficient, safe, equitable and patient centered. Treats patients in the hospital and clinic setting. Performs in the role of surgical first assistant in the OR. Works in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals to provide comprehensive assessment; orders and interprets diagnostic tests; prescribes pharmacological agents and non-pharmacological treatments and therapies; promotes wellness and prevention; performs teaching and counseling for patients and families; assesses patient needs; develops treatment plans, implements and evaluates results; communicates with the healthcare team, patients, families, (employers, insurers, agencies, etc. as appropriate) to coordinate a patient centered plan of care. Applies principles of continuous improvement to all aspects of the job performance.

Qualifications
Nurse Practitioner: Current prescriptive authority in the state of Wisconsin (APNP certification). Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner Prefer experience treating orthopedic conditions and/or surgical first assisting experience. Allied Health Privileges within 3 months of hire. Licensure must allow NP to see patients from pediatrics through geriatrics.

Physician Assistant: Eligible for Allied Health Privileges at our organization. Prescriptive Authority in the State of Wisconsin (WI Board of Medical Examiners and DEA).

Additional qualifications
Ability to read and communicate effectively in English both written and verbal. Additional languages preferred. Basic computer knowledge. Specialty (or sub-specialty) physical examination, diagnosis and treatment skills for Orthopedics patients preferred. Ability to work well with diverse professionals as part of an integrated health care team, perform the range of duties in a variety of work settings, and perform well in stressful situations. Ability and willingness to learn new skills and methods. Proven dependability. Basic improvement concepts and techniques. Flexibility to meet department needs.

License or certification
For Nurse Practitioner: Active Wisconsin RN license and Advance Practice Nurse Prescriber (APNP) authority or eligibility to practice professional nursing in the state of Wisconsin. National Certification (e.g. ANCC or AANP) as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Current BLS Certification.

For Physician Assistant: Current Wisconsin Physician Assistant license. Current Certification: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant. Current BLS Certification.

Exemption status
Exempt

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

Benefits eligible
Yes

Schedule
Full Time

Hours / Pay period
80

Schedule details
Position includes clinic, OR, hospital rounding, and on call responsibilities. Clinic and OR hours may vary between 7:00am-5:00pm. Call is evenly distributed on a yearly basis. NP/PA s do not take primary call on night and weekends but are expected to be available. Travel to an outreach clinic may be expected.

Weekend schedule
Call approximately is 1 in 10, and does include nights and weekends. These are evenly distributed throughout the year. The call schedule is generally set one year out.

International Assignment
No

Site description
Eau Claire, with a metro area of 163,000 is home to the 11,000 students at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Strong schools, low crime rate, and a reasonable cost of living may be expected. With an abundance of outdoor activities, The city also serves as the retail center for west central Wisconsin and the major metro area of Minneapolis/St. Paul is 90 minutes away. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire is recognized as a Best Hospital in Northwestern Wisconsin and within the top 5 for Hospitals in Wisconsin (U.S. News & World Report, 2021-2022).

Recruiter
Susan Horne

EOE
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, Eau Claire , Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Orthopedic Hand Surgery, Healthcare , Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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