Job Summary

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

Physician's Assistant.

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: BLS

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.

Specialty Neurological Surgery Sub Specialty Neurological Surgery
Hospital Highland Hospital (more info) Community Oakland (more info)