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Advanced Practice Provider – UAB Neurosurgery The following APPs are eligible to apply for this role: Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Work schedule: Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm No weekends, holidays or call. CME allowance: Full-time benefited APPs receive an annual $2,000.00 CME allowance. This can be used for recertification, applicable fees, CME courses, etc. that occur after a new employee’s start date. Advanced Practice Providers within the Department of Neurosurgery are valuable members of the team and provide patient education and care to a critical portion of the neurosurgery community. The APP will be expected to participate in morning rounds, execute orders on patients that are currently inpatient. The APP will be expected to participate in clinic alongside the surgeon and manage a high complexity service line through collaboration of other services. The APP will also be expected to have independent clinics throughout the week with the opportunity to complete consults on the inpatient and outpatient spaces. The independent clinics will serve as an opportunity to improve access to care and function autonomously through collaboration with their supervising physician. The APP will also be expected to be a valuable team member and assist in our spine and cranial service lines when needed. Position Summary: To provide medical care and treatment within established scope of practice to surgical patients as assigned by and under the direction of the collaborating physician (Section 610-X-5 of the Alabama Board of Nursing Administrative Code) or under supervision of a Board-Certified Physician (Section 540-X-7 of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners Administrative Code). The collaborating physician shall be available for direct communication for consultation and referral or arrange for the same medical coverage by a physician who is pre-approved by the State Board of Medical Examiners in the same manner as the collaborating physician of record. To coordinate plan of care, discharge and specialty referrals as appropriate to meet the age specific needs of the patient. To plan and coordinate health care education for patient, family and other health care providers as needed. To perform comprehensive physical examinations and assessments. To interpret, analyze and evaluate patient’s medical record and social data. To perform and/or assist the physician with procedures per collaborative agreement. To coordinate and participate in performance improvement activities. Key Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Based on thorough physical and psychosocial patient assessments, formulates and implements comprehensive patient care plans focused on surgical interventions. Plans include patient and family education, prescriptions, additional lab and diagnostic testing, and therapies. 2. Ensures complete documentation of patient assessments, patient care plans, and care provided. 3. Orders and interprets laboratory and other diagnostic tests for the patient. 4. Maintains records and reports as required by regulatory agencies and The Joint Commission (TJC). May coordinate and/or participate in performance and quality improvement activities. 5. May assist in the coordination of research protocols, serving as a patient advocate and a liaison between the patient and other health care providers. 6. Provides assistance in orientation and/or training of new clinical personnel as needed. Provides educational information by conducting workshops, in-service training and distributing appropriate materials for patients and staff. 7. Serves as the expert clinical resource to clinical staff and patients in the area of specialty. 8. Provides a safe environment for patients and others. 9. Demonstrates a responsible attitude toward continued professional growth. 10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements: Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in Nursing with an Acute Care NP certification or graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant program required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement. Licenses/Certifications/Registrations: Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners with certification as a Physician Assistant (PA-C) by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants required. Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) is required or should be obtained within 30 days of employment. Depending on the unit/department, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification and/or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) from the American Heart Association (AHA) may be required.

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