Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Neurosurgery

US-MN-St. Paul
Nurse Practitioner
Visas Accepted
No J1 or H1B
Contract Status
Authorized Hours
Neuro Surgery

Practice Description


HealthEast is seeking a full time Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to work at St. Joseph's Hospital and the Neurosurgery Clinic in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • The NP/PA functions in the capacity of an Attending Provider in collaboration with a Physician.
  • Evaluate, diagnose and treat neurosurgery critical care telemetry patients in collaboration with Neurosurgery, Critical Care and the Hospital Medicine Service Physicians/Providers and staff.
  • Ensures assigned patients are properly and efficiently admitted and receive appropriate and responsive medical care according to their condition, symptoms and diagnosis. Develops a plan of care in conjunctions with other primary and specialty physicians and interdisciplinary staff to ensure quality care of patients. Complete effective and timely verbal communication with primary and specialist physicians.
  • Documents patient’s history and physical (H&P) exams, diagnosis, treatment, orders and clinical progress in the chart, in order to allow for complete collection of co morbidity and complication information for use by hospital medical records and coding staff. Dictates discharge or transfer of care summaries to allow for timely communication. Returns pages and phone calls in a timely fashion to clarify orders, arrange transfers, follow-up on tests and answer patient, family and staff questions.

  • Provides care to the patients in the ICU as well as the step down and Med/Surg units within the scope of practice for an NP or PA.

  • First assist in the OR and procedures may also be required.

  • St. Joseph's Hospital is a 258-bed facility with all private rooms, with a recent $85 million expansion that features some of the most sophisticated technology available.  Specialty Services include the CyberKnife Center, Heart Care, Neurosurgery, Maternity Care and Mental Health & Addiction Services.

  • We provide an excellent benefit package and a competitive salary.


  • Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited school or Graduate of an Accredited Physician Assistant program
  • Must be AANP, ANCC or NCCPA Board Certified
  • Ability to obtain MN-APRN or PA license and DEA
  • BLS and ACLS Certified
  • Advanced abilities to perform physical and psychosocial assessments, treatment, and health management of the adult/geriatric patient
  • 1 to 3 years experience required in Critical Care, Surgery or Emergency Care. Specialty experience in Neurosurgery and/or Neuro-critical Care preferred.


About HealthEast

At HealthEast, our patients are our neighbors and we are dedicated to their, and our, optimal health and well-being. We are guided by our faith-based heritage, a call to healing that respects the dignity and culture of every person. We empower our patients with user-friendly access to their health information, dependable service, and affordable, high-quality care.


We put new, more efficient models of care into practice, allowing our 7,500 employees and 850 physicians to focus on what’s important: providing compassionate health care that puts the patient and their needs first. With 14 clinics, home care, a medical transportation center, and four hospitals — Bethesda Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus.

Community Information

 The Twin Cities area is a vibrant metropolitan area with a population of 3.5 million, home to 20 Fortune 500 companies, strong educational system, major universities, professional sports teams, fine dining and numerous arts and cultural activities.


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