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Fairview Health Services is seeking a BC/BE Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner for a Neurosurgery practice opportunity at our Fairview Spine and Brain Clinic. The Spine and Brain Clinicprovides expert physicians and advanced practice providerswho are leading the way in providing compassionate, comprehensive care for neurosurgical problems. Our neurosurgeons and advanced practice provider teamtreats even the most complex surgical conditions including brain tumors, complex spine disorders and more. Our services and team provide consultative services in Fairview Clinics- Edina, Burnsville, Fridley, Elk River and Princeton. In this role, the Nurse Practitioner will:

Practice within the outpatient and inpatient clinical practice setting with shared responsibility for assessment and management of patients in neurosurgery which includes the following:

Coordinates care for adult neurosurgical patients throughout the course of evaluation and treatment, including hospital admission, surgical intervention, inpatient care, and discharge planning - coordinating the continuity of care between the hospital floor setting, operating room, and discharge.
Writes admission and daily notes, orders and directs discharge planning and follow up, and works to improve the quality of care and patient satisfaction. Strategizes to decrease length of stay and readmission rates on the inpatient service.
Educates patients and/or families about their neurological condition, discharge planning, preventive care, medical issues, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications.
Performs inpatient procedures such as: Reprograming shunts, shunt taps, NM shunt flow studies, lumbar punctures, lumbar drains, wound care, central line, stimulator & pump interrogation/programming.
Will work collaboratively with other specialties in coordination and communication of patient care needs.
May participate in Call/Rounding dependent on needs of practice.
Work as first assist in surgery as needed.

Maintains accurate and confidential electronic medical records. Documents all medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals, discharge summaries and consultations consistent with state regulatory standards.
Will be instrumental in the development of care pathways and protocols for neurosurgery practice.
Active involvement with quality improvement initiatives as well as best practice models for hospital and neurosurgery section.
Opening: Full Time (1.0 FTE)

Income Details: Market Competitive Salary Comprehensive Benefit Package: Generous time off, annual CME allowance, malpractice insurance, a retirement plan and much more

Position Qualifications:

A qualified candidate will be a graduate of a Nurse Practitioner Program. Have a current NP licensure with prescriptive authority through the Minnesota Board of Nursing. Be certified through the ANCC or AANP and meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges.

Required BLS and ACLS certification. If not current will have 3-4 months to become certified from date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous patient care experience is preferred. First assist certification required.
Fairview Health Services ( is an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services. Joined by HealthEast in June 2017, Fairview is one of the most comprehensive and geographically accessible systems in the state, with 11 hospitalsincluding an academic medical center and long-term care hospitalserving the greater Twin Cities metro area and north-central Minnesota. Its broad continuum also includes 56 primary care clinics, specialty clinics, senior living communities, retail and specialty pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management services, rehabilitation centers, counseling and home health care services, medical transportation, an integrated provider network and health insurer PreferredOne. In partnership with the University of Minnesota, Fairviews 32,000 employees and 2,400 affiliated providers embrace innovation to drive a healthier future through healing, discovery and education.