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Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant – Transplant

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant – Transplant

Website Mayo Clinic

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The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant supporting the nephrology transplant team will care for patients 1 year post-op, both clinic and hospital. Clinic involves management of waitlisted kidney transplant patients, and postoperative care for kidney transplant recipients. The NP or PA will will provide consult service and round with physicians and fellows. This role will also triage calls for patients.

The provision of care includes, but is not limited to: obtaining patient history, comprehensive assessment, ordering, conducting, and interpreting diagnostic tests, prescribing pharmacological agents and treatments, and non-pharmacological therapies. Monitors the effectiveness of the therapeutic interventions. Makes appropriate referrals.

This individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span. The ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient’s age-specific needs is required. The NP or PA demonstrates leadership through involvement on committees and team projects, education, and research and actively seeks to improve the practice through performance improvement initiatives. Active in professional organizations and participates in community activities.


Acute Care Nurse Practitioner:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited university.
  • Master of Science in Nursing required.
  • Must be licensed or eligible to practice as an CNP in the State of Arizona. Must have national certification.

Physician Assistant:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited university.
  • NCCPA certification required.
  • Must be licensed/certified or eligible to practice as PA in the State of Arizona.

Additional Qualifications

  • The NP PA must be flexible and willing to work 12 hour shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Experience providing care in patient’s homes or via telehealth/remote monitoring is a preferred.
  • Ability to manage time and stress effectively and adapt to unpredictable situations within the patient care setting.
  • Strong computer skills in an Electronic Medical Record preferred.

License or certification

  • Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license to practice in the State of Arizona.
  • BLS and ACLS are required.
  • For Nurse Practitioners, Acute Care certification is required, and for Physician Assistants, NCCPA certification is required.
  • Evidence of application for DEA certificate must be provided upon hire and obtained within 90 days of hire. Certification should be maintained thereafter unless waived by department/division.

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