Advanced Practice Careers at Lifespan

Physician Assistant-Nurse Practitioner Job

Job Number: RIH15352

Job Title: Neurosurgery Inpatient NP/PA

Department: Neurosurgery Other Admin - 1014059

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Physician Assistants must be graduates of an accredited PA program with current NCCPA certification. Nurse Practitioners must be graduates of a Nurse Practitioner program and certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or by the America Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). Candidates should hold or be eligible for licensure in the State of Rhode Island as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, be eligible for a Federal DEA certificate and have completed approved BLS/ACLS courses within the last two years. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, superior written and oral communication skills, as well as computer literacy including electronic medical record documentation, and the ability to work both as a team member and independently.


Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant Night Shift Position Exciting new inpatient NP or PA position available at neurosurgery department undergoing rapid growth and development! We are looking for highly motivated, team-oriented and compassionate practitioners to work alongside our excellent group of neurosurgical faculty and residents in an effort to provide the highest quality care to our patients. This is a unique opportunity to work at a large academic center and level one trauma center diagnosing and providing cutting edge treatments for a wide variety of neurosurgical conditions including brain and spine tumors, cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations, traumatic brain injury, stroke, movement disorders, epilepsy and complex spine disorders. As a member of the team you will be involved with the care of our neurosurgical patients from admission until discharge. With the guidance of our team of neurosurgical attending and resident doctors, you will be evaluating consult patients in the ER, learning to make a wide variety of neurosurgical diagnoses and formulating and implementing treatment plans. You will be involved with patients’ perioperative care, preparing patients for the operating room, placing post-operative orders and interpreting daily imaging studies and laboratory tests. You will have the opportunity to perform simple bedside procedures such as removing surgical drains and sutures and programming shunts. If interested you can also receive training on how to place central lines, arterial lines, lumbar drains and external ventricular drains. No prior surgical experience needed - we are very happy to teach new graduates and only ask for a willingness and enthusiasm to learn about this complex yet highly rewarding field. This is a full time position consisting of three 13 hour shifts on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights (7pm – 8 am).