Neurosurgery Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner- Tucson, AZ
Company: Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Posted on: January 26, 2023
Works with the endovascular & cerebrovascular neurosurgical team in
the clinical assessment and management of the inpatient and clinic
neurosurgical patient by utilizing medical theory and advanced
medical skills and within the scope of licensure by the State of
Arizona. Order, interpret and document test and communicate results
to the team. Prescribe medications and make recommendations for
treatment. Assists the endovascular & cerebrovascular neurosurgical
team to develop programs as needed.
* Works with the endovascular & cerebrovascular neurosurgical team
and medical staff to high quality patient care, follow-up and
education to improve the quality of life and survival rate of our
* Participates as a team member in the inpatient and outpatient
setting and serves as a resource to other colleagues on clinical
practice, medical and health care issues
* First assisting in IR and in surgery on all neurosurgical
procedures. Must have First Assist Certification prior to
* Hospital rounds on a daily basis including writing orders,
progress notes and dictating discharge summaries.
* Plans and provides comprehensive care of the neurosurgical
patient in the outpatient and throughout all phases of
hospitalization, in the emergency center, medical ward, intensive
care unit and rehabilitation in collaboration with other providers
and members of the health care team.
Performs assessment of the health status of the neurosurgical
Obtains a relevant health and medical history
Performs physical examinations based on age and history as well as
interpretation of lab results
Identifies medical health risks and needs
Assesses educational needs
Formulates the appropriate differential diagnosis based on the
history, physical examination and clinical findings
Updates the attending neurosurgeon and other team members as
Orders appropriate diagnostic tests and accurately interprets the
Identifies and prescribes appropriate pharmacological agents and
Makes appropriate referrals to other health professionals
Other duties as required and within the scope of practice under the
Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants.
* Performs accurate documentation of patient status in the medical
record and communicates effectively with other team members
Establishes and implements appropriate plans of care based on
scientific principles, clinical findings, theoretical knowledge,
patient demographics and patient and community support systems and
Effectively communicates with referring physician, primary care
providers and members of the health care team.
Accurately documents patient status in the medical record and
Assesses educational needs of patients, family members and
* Assesses educational needs of self, patients, family members and
Provides relevant patient, family and caregiver education.
Maintains current knowledge by attending educational programs
Maintains licenses and certifications in compliance with current
state, federal and national law.
Responds efficiently and effectively to phone calls from patients
and patient's family members, physicians, and members of the health
Required: Graduate of Accredited PA program
Required: PA licensure; BLS
Keywords: Tenet Healthcare Corporation, Tucson , Neurosurgery Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner- Tucson, AZ, Healthcare , Tucson, Arizona
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