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Greater Peoria, IL
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Advanced Practice Provider Inpatient/Outpatient Neurosurgery

OSF Healthcare

OSF Healthcare

Peoria, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Job Description


Excellent opportunity to join a team-oriented group of APPs and Neurosurgeons caring for neurosurgical patients at a Level 1 Trauma Center located in beautiful Peoria, IL. Practice consists of 8 primary neurosurgeons and 5 current inpatient/outpatient APPs with plans to expand to 8 full-time inpatient/outpatient APP team in collaboration with inpatient Neurosurgery APPs and the Neurosurgery Residency service (University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria). Our neurosurgical program is committed to educating, training, and mentoring APPs.

Position Details:

  1. Monday through Friday 0700-1600
  2. Hospital rounding in the morning and outpatient clinic following inpatient rounds
  3. Flexible weekend rotation 1-2 shifts every 8 weeks
  4. The APP (Advanced Practice Provider) 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 and non-pharmacological treatments
    • Facilitate appropriate consultations and referrals
    • Provide counseling and education to meet patient needs
    • Coordinates hospital discharges and follow-up testing/appointments
  5. Participate in research and quality improvement initiatives
  6. Comply with all required hospital compliance policies
  • Quality careand cost savings
  • Timely and up-to-date documentation of medical records

Practice Model:

  1. 8 primary neurosurgeons +5 inpatient/outpatient APPs with plans to expand to 8 inpatient /outpatient APPs, and 5 inpatient APPs
  2. Effective communication between MD, APP, and Neurosurgery Residency service (University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria)is key to fostering a supportive environment and optimizing patient outcomes.
  3. Day coverage consists of 2 dedicated inpatient APPs per day (12- or 8-hour shifts), Neurosurgery residents, and morning rounding on select patients provided by inpatient/outpatient APPs before returning to outpatient clinic. Morning report begins at 0700 and inpatient rounding follows until 10:00 am where report out occurs and hospital outpatient clinic to follow.
  4. Weekend coverage: a rotating coverage model with 1-2 weekend shifts every 8 weeks.
  5. Elective volume; 80:20 spine


Requirements Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree or higher in nursing or physician assistant studies. Current APRN or PA national certification, and Illinois licensure as a Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Nurse Specialist, or Physician Assistant
  2. BLS, ACLS, ENLS certification (can help acquire)
  3. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  4. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Qualifications

  1. At least one year of acute care experience in neurosurgery or related field

OSF HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity Employer.