As the multi-specialty group practice for the faculty of the University of Minnesota Medical School, University of Minnesota Physicians has more than 950 physicians and 1,600 health professionals, providing clinical care in over 100 specialty and sub-specialty areas. Our mission is three-fold: delivering exceptional patient care, advancing medicine through research, and training the next generation of health professionals.
The Stroke CSU at the University of Minnesota seeks 1 board-eligible / board-certified Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) to join their clinical stroke & telestroke practice at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) and Fairview Southdale Hospital. This is a 1.0 FTE position.
Stroke providers from the University of Minnesota cover the assessment and management of stroke patients in person at two comprehensive stroke centers, UMMC and Fairview Southdale, as well as stroke patients who remain in their local community hospitals. For patients located remotely, telestroke is used to guide treatment from the emergency department arrival through the inpatient stay. Through telestroke, our stroke team works with spoke hospitals to deliver superior stroke care throughout the region. Our mission goes beyond providing best stroke care and includes leading stroke education efforts for our patients and partners in healthcare, and advancing stroke treatment through clinical research.
- Practice in the inpatient setting at a comprehensive stroke center with significant telestroke utilization. This will include both in-person and telestroke patient care and the opportunity for independent practice in conjunction with 24-7 fellowship-trained physician specialist collaborators.
- Assist emergency staff at remote locations in new patient evaluations, support inpatient staff, and work with stroke physicians to assess who may need transport for more complex interventions.
- Independently evaluate and treat new and post-stroke patients.
- There will be future opportunities to integrate and build an outpatient clinical practice, if desired.
- Participate in staff education, independent or requested consultation, clinical research, and administrative activities
- Advance quality improvement initiatives and develop clinical pathway protocols
- Work 7 days on with 7 days off (on average). There is scheduling flexibility, however, as long as it maintains continuous daily coverage alternating with our current Stroke & Telestroke APP.
- A qualified candidate will be a graduate of an accredited school of nursing and formal Nurse Practitioner training program or a graduate of an accredited Physician's Assistant program.
- Have a current MN RN license and be approved or eligible by the Minnesota Board of Nursing for prescription writing privileges or a current PA license with prescriptive authority through the MN Board of Medical Practice.
- Be certified through ANCC or eligible for ANCC national exam or through the NCCPA and meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges.
- Previous stroke care experience or neurology training is preferred, however, otherwise excellent candidates who are enthusiastic about building a pre-eminent stroke healthcare network are encouraged to apply.
- Proficiency with using electronic medical records in order to perform remote consultation and maintain detailed records of stroke care provided.
- Ability to work both independently and in teams, including those located at remote telestroke partner sites.
- Teaching and educational focus with outreach to our partner hospital stroke teams and communities to improve stroke care across the healthcare spectrum
- A strong desire to enroll patients in pivotal clinical trials and lead local stroke research efforts with the opportunity to present at local and national conferences is a plus.
M Health and Clinical Partnerships:
University of Minnesota Physicians providers practice at affiliated locations under the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) shared care delivery system. M Health represents a collaboration between University of Minnesota Physicians, University of Minnesota Medical Center and Fairview Health Services to create a nationally renowned academic health system that combines academic and community resources to provide the very best clinical care to patients and communities, while also supporting research and education across the joint healthcare delivery system.
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UMPhysicians offers competitive salary and excellent benefits and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career in the exciting field of health care through rewarding and challenging assignments and the opportunities for advancement.