Job Description

Advanced Practitioner - Neurosurgery - Full Time/Days

SUMMARY: The Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner (PNP, FNP) is an Advanced Practice Practitioner who is accountable for a "defined" patient population. Functions in the roles of expert practitioner, consultant, educator, patient advocate, care coordinator and researcher within a specialized area of practice. Possesses and exhibits a high degree of knowledge, skill and competence in the provision of health care directly to the patient, family or community, or indirectly through guidance of care by other professional personnel. Provision of patient care is conducted and performed utilizing the medical model within the scope of licensure and in accordance with applicable law, regulations, and in accordance with VCH policies. This position will be responsible for being on call according to a predetermined schedule or as needed, pursuant to hospital needs. Upon acceptance of an offer of employment and prior to providing patient care, candidate must complete, and submit a Scope of Practice (template will be provided) and all information for credentialing, to the Medical Staff office, Hospital Interdisciplinary Professional Practice Council.

REQUIREMENTS: California licensure to support the position being sought. This will be required prior to first day of employment. PA / NP will need to obtain the respective NCCPA or AANPCP / CPNP within 6 months of hire/transfer into the position. Applicant should be able to demonstrate professional working knowledge of nursing theory and practice, with competence in physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology and management of acute and chronic pediatric problems. Must successfully complete the credentialing process through the Medical Staff office which will include the appropriate scope of practice, written standardized protocols, and furnishing privileges prior to first day of employment. A basic life support certification is required. Bilingual skills desirable.

POSITION DETAILS: Full Time, 80 per pay period, Day shift work which includes, floor coverage, clinic coverage and first assist in the operating room. Additionally, there is a variable amount of night call pending staffing availability.

Competitive salary based on experience along with a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, paid time off and so much more.

Valley Children’s main campus sits in the heart of one of the most beautiful states in the nation, just a short drive from three national parks and your choice of California coastline beaches. We are located just a few hours from San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles. No matter your interest, you will have many opportunities for recreation, arts, entertainment, and more.

PAY RANGE: $59.00 - $94.00


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