The nurse practitioner/physician assistant in Neurosurgery
performs history and physical examinations, formulation of care plans, orders
or interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests and provides education to patients
and their families. In addition, the
NP/PA also rounds on Neurosurgery patients, documents clinical encounters,
precisely and in a timely manner;
assists with neurosurgical consults and admissions, and with provider,
rounds (writing notes and orders). Assists Neurosurgeons in the OR. Writes discharge orders and dictates discharge notes in a timely manner.
Education: Successful completion of an approved Nurse Practitioner training program that conforms to the
Board of Registered Nursing standards; OR successful completion of a Physician Assistant program of
instruction in primary health care approved by the Physician Assisting Examining Committee OR NCCPA for
Minimum Experience: Demonstrated experience in surgical specialties which would provide the knowledge and skill necessary for
successful performance as a Mid-Level Practitioner in Neurosurgery.
Preferred Licenses/Certifications: ACLS, ATLS, SART, dependant on area of speciality.
Required Licenses/Certifications: For Nurse Practioner's, possession of a current Furnishing Number issued
by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Required Licenses/Certifications: Possession of a valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse and
certification as a Nurse Practitioner issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing; OR possession of a
valid Certificate as a Physician Assistant issued by the California Board of Medical Quality Assurance.
Required Licensure/Certification: For Physician Assistants, a valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Number.