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  • Opportunities for advancement
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Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic has been ranked the #1 hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, as well as #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. As we work together to put the needs of the patient first, we are also dedicated to our employees, investing in competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit plans – to take care of you and your family, now and in the future. And with continuing education and advancement opportunities at every turn, you can build a long, successful career with Mayo Clinic. You’ll thrive in an environment that supports innovation, is committed to ending racism and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, and provides the resources you need to succeed.


Neurosurgeons at Mayo Clinic are on the leading edge of treating neurological conditions using the latest innovations and techniques in neurosurgery, such as minimally invasive surgery, robotics, intraoperative MRI, computer-assisted brain surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, awake brain surgery, and deep brain stimulation. The Department of Neurosurgery in Arizona has an exciting opportunity for an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or a Physician Assistant (NP PA) to join their team. The NP PA works cooperatively with physicians, NPs, PAs, nurses, and other allied health personnel to deliver care to Neurosurgical patients in the inpatient, surgical and outpatient settings. The Acute Care NP or PA performs the following tasks:

  • Obtain a patient history
  • Perform a physical examination
  • Conduct a comprehensive assessment
  • Order, conduct and interpret diagnostic tests
  • Formulate a diagnostic impression
  • Develop and implement a treatment plan
  • Monitor the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions
  • Prescribe pharmacological agents and treatments and non-pharmacological therapies
  • Facilitate appropriate consultations and referrals
  • Provide counseling and education to meet patient needs
  • Serve as a first assist in surgery

This position will also work collaboratively with other Department NPs, PAs and Residents to provide first call responsibilities for the 24/7 practice, including weekend coverage, when applicable. 100% of days worked will require the NP PA’s presence on the hospital campus.


  • Acute care and/or surgical first assist experience is required.
  • Two to five years of clinical experience is preferred.

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.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited university.
  • RNFA is required
  • Must be licensed or eligible to practice as an CNP in the State of Arizona. Must have national certification.
  • Internal employees must attach the three most recent performance appraisals to the online application.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • The PA NP must be flexible and willing to cover call responsibilities and 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.
  • Strong computer skills in an Electronic Medical Record preferred.

License or Certification:

  • Current RN licensure from Arizona, or valid compact state license with Arizona license obtained within 90 days of start date, Advanced Practice Certificate, and Prescribing and Dispensing Certificate in Arizona Certification as nurse practitioner by an approved certifying organization.
  • Basic Life Support certification from American Heart Association or American Red Cross is required upon hire and must be valid for 90 days or greater from start date. Maintains Basic Life Support (BLS) competency.
  • 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.
  • Maintains ACLS from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross as required by specific department or division. Maintains specialty certification as required for specific areas.

Exemption Status


Compensation Detail

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

Benefits Eligible



Full Time

Hours/Pay Period


Schedule Details

Full-time, M-F Some evenings and weekends

Weekend Schedule

Call schedule may include weekends

International Assignment


Site Description

Just as our reputation has spread beyond our Minnesota roots, so have our locations. Today, our employees are located at our three major campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, Jacksonville, Florida, Rochester, Minnesota, and at Mayo Clinic Health System campuses throughout Midwestern communities, and at our international locations. Each Mayo Clinic location is a special place where our employees thrive in both their work and personal lives. Learn more about what each unique Mayo Clinic campus has to offer, and where your best fit is.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
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.


LaTasha Perkins

Department Title

Neurologic Surgery