APP Hybrid - Neurosurgery (2024)

Position Description:

TheMedical College of Wisconsin’sDepartment of Neurosurgeryis seeking aNurse Practitioner or Physician Assistantto support Neurosurgical services located inPleasant Prairie, Wisconsinat theFroedtert South FPPH Campus. MCW Department of Neurosurgery will advance the field of neurological surgery through world-class care, groundbreaking research, and innovative education.

TheAdvanced Practice Provider(APP) works as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team who will contribute to excellence in program administration, patient care, patient safety, research, quality improvement, and teaching.

TheIdeal Candidatewill be a new or experience clinician/APP wanting to be part of a thriving and very collaborative academic practice at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Areas of responsibility will include, but not be limited to providing direct patient care to patients in both an inpatient and outpatient setting.

In this role you will:

  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary health care teams in diagnosis and treatment of conditions requiring neurosurgical intervention in blended environment as a member of the Neurosurgery Service. Writes accurate and timely progress notes, procedure notes, and/or admission and transfer orders.
  • Order, perform, and interpret screening and diagnostic procedures and tests, and appropriately communicates and documents information.
  • Privileged to perform procedures beyond core as identified by the neurosurgical services.
  • Facilitates and communicates with patient, family, and staff to promote continuity of care across the continuum of care.
  • Attend required training and meets key regulatory requirements, including those of the privileging institution, CMS, and the Join Commission.
  • Evaluates quality outcomes for the patients receiving care of this team through participation in the development of quality indicators and outcomes dashboard.
  • Acquires information on the most current development and trends in the Physician Assistant field and/or Nurse Practitioner field, through educational programs, in-services, professional associates, and current literature.
  • Works in both the ambulatory and inpatient environments.

Core Advanced Practice Responsibilities

  • Perform comprehensive histories and physical exams, identifies normal and abnormal findings, including physical, cognitive, and psychosocial status.
  • Order, perform, and interpret screening and diagnostic procedures and tests, and appropriately communicates and documents information.
  • Write accurate and timely progress notes, procedure notes, and/or admission and transfer orders.
  • Develop pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment plans.
  • Monitor effectiveness of plan of care
  • Educate patients on disease and treatment plans.
  • Perform procedures as trained and appropriately credentialed.
  • Document within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and completes other necessary documents.
  • Collaborate and/or consults with physicians and other health care providers as appropriate.
  • Educates, counsels, and assists patients and families regarding current health problems, health maintenance activities and preventive behaviors.
  • Attend required training and meets key regulatory requirements, including those of the privileging institution, CMS, and the Joint Commission.
  • Acquires information on the most current development and trends in the Physician Assistant field and/or Nurse Practitioner field, through educational programs, in-services, professional associates, and current literature.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements. Scheduling flexibility is required to accommodate changing business needs.

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MCP | Neurosurgery

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Our Commitment to Mental Health and Wellbeing

MCW recognizes the hard work and multiple responsibilities of our faculty and staff and is committed to improving wellness and wellbeing. As part of MCW’s commitment, a multitude of resources are provided and encouraged including the Well-Being Index, literature/research, courses, and peer support programs. MCW’s benefits specific to mental health include:

  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP): A free, confidential resource available to employees, dependents, and household members for mental health and well-being.
  • Monthly Wellness Newsletter: Provides resources, tools, and events to support the whole person by providing emotional well-being, nutrition, physical activity, self-care, social, spiritual, and financial wellness.
  • Wellness Champions: 80+ employees serve as Wellness Champions to encourage mental, physical, social, and spiritual health through formal programs and informal opportunities to enhance wellness within teams and departments.

Our Commitment to Equity,Diversity,and Inclusion

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)iscommitted to creating an inclusiveand welcoming workplace that includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.We believe that embracing human differences is critical to realize our vision of a healthier world, and we recognize that a healthy and thriving community starts from within.We strive to integrate our human and social differences into MCW’s functioning,strategiesand cultureto create a diverse and equitable workplace.If you believeembracing individuality and workingtogethermakes usstronger, then MCW is the place for you.People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

MCW as anEqual Opportunity Employerand Commitment to Non-Discrimination

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) isan Equal Opportunity Employer. We arecommitted to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

All interactions will remain confidential, and no inquiries will be made without the consent of the applicant. Formal applications are preferred but nominations and communication of interest, including current Resume/CV and optional a cover letter stating reasons for interest in the role, may be submitted to: Jennifer Waters-Plemon, Senior Physician Recruiter – Jplemon@mcw.edu

Learn more: All Available APP Opportunities

Medical College of Wisconsin

At the core of everything we do at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is the pursuit of new knowledge and the power of academic medicine. Bringing together the world’s top scientists and clinicians, inspired students, and invested communities, we are driven to solve the most complex challenges in health and society. MCW is home to a diverse group of thought leaders collaborating to build a healthier world and a continuous cycle of life-changing knowledge. MCW hasapproximately 1,600full-time and part-time faculty andapproximately 3,445full-time employees.

Milwaukee

Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin, is located on Lake Michigan’s western shore. A metropolitan area with more than 1.5 million people, Milwaukee is an affordable, comfortable place to live, work, and play, big enough to be exciting and uncongested enough to get around easily. Milwaukee’s many neighborhoods have incredible charm, accommodating a variety of lifestyles, from high-rise apartments to small farms. Nestled along a magnificent bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, Milwaukee’s downtown is home to botanical gardens, museums, a theater district, the world champion Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee Brewers, and many fine restaurants. The lake and its harbors are skirted by scenic parklands and provide first-class opportunities for recreation, including hiking, cycling, boating, and more. A recent study ranked Milwaukee as the 15th most walkable of the 50 largest US cities.

Preferred Schedule: Full-time role with expectations for coverage during core business hours and flexibility required as necessary to accommodate business needs


Preferred Schedule:


Position Requirements:

Preferred Experience: 2+ years of APP experience or relevant neurosurgical experience

Minimum Education:

Advanced Practice Nurse: Master’s Degree or higher in Nursing
Physician Assistant: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Physician Assistant Studies

Minimum Requirements: *or eligible

Advanced Practice Nurse Physician Assistant

Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Wisconsin Physician Assistant License

Wisconsin RN License Certification by NCCPA

Wisconsin Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber License AHA ACLS, AHA BLS, DEA

Acute Care preferred, Adult & FNP considered

AHA ACLS, AHA BLS, DEA


MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

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APP Hybrid - Neurosurgery (2024)

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