PA Neurosurgery Mountain View CA

Job Title: PA Neurosurgery Mountain View CA
Job ID: 1048089924
Employer: Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Location: Mountain View, CA
Provider Category: Advanced Practice Providers (PA's, APRN's)
Provider Type: Physician Assistant
Specialty: Neurosurgery
New Grads OK? Yes

The physician assistant with their first assist credentials will work directly with Neurosurgeon. The duties include a 50/50 split between the OR and clinic. Clinic is held at the Palo Alto Medication Foundation Mountain View, CA location. Primary inpatient responsibilities and surgeries are located 1.5 miles away at Silicon Valley's state-of-the-art hospital, El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA. Typically, the candidate will spend two days in the clinic seeing patients and two days in the OR assisting. Candidate will provide surgical services as a first assistant on neurosurgical cases in the operating room. Surgical procedures include craniotomies (brain tumors and traumatic injuries), shunts, degenerative spine conditions (disc herniation, spinal stenosis, vertebra misalignment, sciatica), spinal tumors and lesions, traumatic injuries/fractures to the head and neck. In addition, candidate will assist supervising physician with the minimal patient rounding routinely during weekdays. Inpatient duties include initial assessment, documentation in EHR, dictation of discharge summary, clarifying treatment and/or discharge planning. Occasionally, candidate may be required to assist in evaluation and management of patients in Emergency Room and on surgical floor at request of the supervising physician.
Candidates must have excellent communication skills and be efficient with time management. Neurosurgical or ortho spine experience is preferred but, not required. PA practice is per California Physician Assistant regulations and the delegation of service agreement between PA(s) and the supervising physician(s).