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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Observation Unit

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Goodyear
Posted on: June 24, 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 Mayo Clinic Benefits . Eligibility may vary. Position description The Mayo Clinic Arizona Observation Unit is a 35-bed unit that centers care beyond the patient---s initial evaluation and treatment in the emergency department/clinic. It is the unit---s goal to determine inpatient admission or discharge in a less than 24 hour stay by conducting further testing, evaluation, and treatment. The OBS unit provides comprehensive care, utilizing intensive case management and a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and other clinical professionals. Collaboration of care is guided by specialized diagnostic protocols derived from clinical data and best practice guidelines. Conditions that may require observation status include chest pain, dehydration, vertigo, transient ischemic attacks, congestive heart failure and others. To facilitate care, the unit is conveniently located adjacent to radiology and has a dedicated stress test room for our chest pain/cardiology patient population. The goal is to provide the best patient care in a safe and timely manner. 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. Acute Care Nurse Practitioners or Physicians Assistants are certified by examination of an approved certifying body. Level II Requirements: In addition to the above requirements, must meet two to four of the following: 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. Spends at least 10% of days as First Assist in surgery. Takes call assignments (Primary and/or ED). Provides Weekend/Holiday Service. Qualifications New Grads will not be considered at this time. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner: Must be a graduate of an accredited university. Master of Science in Nursing required. Must be licensed or eligible to practice as an CNP in the State of Arizona. Must have national certification. 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 Hospital inpatient or ED experience preferred. 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 Must be licensed or eligible to practice as an CNP in the State of Arizona. Must be certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Must have Arizona licensure as a Physician Assistant under the supervision of a Mayo Clinic physician upon hire. Maintains prescribing and dispensing privileges in Arizona. Must provide evidence of application for DEA certificate upon hire, obtain DEA certificate within 90 days of hire, and maintain certificate thereafter unless waived by department/division. Basic Life Support certification is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or greater from start date. Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) competency. Maintains ACLS and PALS certification as required by specific department or division. 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 80 hours every two week 12 hour shifts with rotating daytime shifts, swing shifts, weekends and holidays Weekend schedule Rotating weekend requirement International Assignment No 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. Recruiter Latasha Perkins 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, Goodyear , Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Observation Unit, Healthcare , Goodyear, Arizona

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