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Job Description

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Missouri is excited to announce an opening for a Nurse Practitioner – Specialty Care or Physician Assistant – Specialty Care. This individual will act as a physician extender for the collaborating surgeons of the Department of Neurosurgery. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high level of autonomy and expert skills in the diagnosis and treatment of actual and potential health problems. The primary duties of this position include:

  • Perform consultations of inpatients and emergency room patients in conjunction with the neurosurgery residents and attendings.
  • Medical Management of the Neurosurgery inpatient population within the scope of an Advanced Practice Provider.
  • Obtain and document a focused history and physical and be able to relate other aspects of a patient’s medical information to their neurological and surgical care.
  • Assist with inpatient census and coordinate surgical case load.
  • Participate in patient and family education to include planning and directing care.
  • Review patient treatment plans and order tests, diagnostic laboratory and radiological services, and order therapies, medications, blood products, IV solutions.
  • Visit and monitor progress of patient as liaison for physician and counsel patients regarding mental and physical health using established procedures as outlined in the established protocol or as approved by a licensed physician.
  • Manage discharge planning for inpatients together with the neurosurgery team and other services.
  • Possible 1st assist in OR with appropriate faculty guidance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Monday – Friday Day shift

Minimum Qualifications

NURSE PRACTITIONER – SPECIALTY CARE Master of Science in Nursing degree. Missouri Board of Nursing RN or Nurse Licensure Compact multi-state RN. When primary state of residency changes, compact state RNs must apply under new state of residency within thirty (30) days. Must be granted a “Document of Recognition” from the Missouri Board of Nursing.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT – SPECIALTY CARE Physicians Assistant (PA) licensure by the Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts.

Preferred Qualifications


NP Candidates must possess graduation certificate from an accredited nurse practitioner program. May possess a specialty certificate by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB), the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN), the Pediatric Certification Nursing Board (PCNB), and the National Certification Corporation (NCC). Licensure as a registered professional nurse in the State of Missouri and must be granted “Document of Recognition” as a certified nurse practitioner from the Missouri State Board of Nursing


Physician Assistant Candidates must possess graduation certificate from an AMA accredited physician assistant program, including national certification, as a physician assistant by the NCCPA is required. Possession of a current Missouri license to practice as a licensed Physician Assistant or eligible to be licensed.

Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $90,251 – $147,285 Grade: PAT – 012 University Title: Nurse Practitioner – Specialty Care OR Physician Assistant Specialty Care Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Materials

In addition to the Online Application, please provide a Cover Letter and Resume.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

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In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

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Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

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