Advanced Practice Careers at Lifespan

Physician Assistant-Nurse Practitioner Job

Job Number: RIH8609

Job Title: Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner Neuro Critical Care

Department: Neurosurgery Critical Care - 1014262

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI


Graduate of an approved PA or NP program

Current license as PA or NP in RI

Federal DEA certificate and State Controlled Substance Certificate in RI

BLS/ACLS certification

An extremely high level of analytical ability in order to apply critical care training to the treatment of patients

Possess exceptional interpersonal skills in order to deal effectively with team members, patients, families, nurses, and other allied health personnel

Possess the ability to effectively perform in a clinically complex environment


Under the general supervision of the designated supervising physician, the neurocritical care Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP), collectively Advanced Practice Provider (APP), will work directly with the clinical faculty, other APP team members, and housestaff to provide quality patient care and medical services in the Neurocritical Care Unit (NCCU), following all pertinent policies and procedures. Duties include assisting in providing neurological, medical, and critical care, admitting, transferring, and discharging patients, performing bedside procedures, and participating in patient rounds. The neurocritical care APP reports to the Chief of the Division of Neurocritical Care for administrative and general clinical responsibilities, and to the pertinent staff neuro-intensivist for daily patient care responsibilities.