PA/ARNP Hospitalist- Ortho Spine Service
University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa

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Job Info

The Department of Orthopedics is seeking an Advance Practice Provider (APP) to join our spine team. The APP will work to provide outstanding patient care in conjunction with the three spine surgeons, two APPs, and two nurses. The APP may work in any combination of in-patient setting, out-patient setting, and the operating room. The strongest candidates will have previous in these three areas. The APP must have confidence working with high complexity and high acuity patients and must be extremely detailed but efficient.

Position Responsibilities:

Supervise the care delivered. Perform /order medical diagnostic, therapeutic procedures, and prescribe, dispense or deliver medications under a collaborative practice agreement. Consult/collaborate with other care team members. Use judgment to apply/adopt information within total clinical picture to address health issues. Influence others to adopt best practices.

Complete patient medical records, reports, and forms to record treatment for treatment record and billing purposes. Improve quality of care by performing chart reviews and participating on performance improvement committees.

Provide health education to patients and medical education to health professions students and residents. Participate in ongoing research and professional development of self and other staff.

Establish and maintain procedures and systems to assure staff compliance with policies and standards of care. Initiate corrective action as needed. Serve on committees to enhance patient care and operations. Assure team provides effective collaboration/communications. May provide feedback and coaching to other team members to assure quality of specialized care. Hire, develop and manage the performance of staff. Assist with identification and implementation of process improvement projects and service line advancements in order to improve patient outcomes and decrease complications. Assist with implementation of methods to capture appropriate billing/coding documentation in the EMR.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics-recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States-is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. In 2018-19 seven of our adult care specialties were ranked among the nation's best, including otolaryngology (3rd), ophthalmology (7th), orthopedics (14th), cancer (18th), urology (34th), pulmonology (39th), and gynecology (50th).

The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation's best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 30 minutes away.

Educational Requirements:

ARNP: A Master's degree is required. A Master's degree or DNP in Nursing is preferred. If Master's degree is in a related field, a Baccalaureate degree in nursing is required. Current license to practice nursing in Iowa is required. Current certification in specialty area and licensure as ARNP in state of Iowa is required.

PA: Must comply with registration and licensure requirements as specified by the Iowa Board of Physician Assistant Examiners which include graduation from an accredited PA educational program and/or certification by the NCCPA. A Master's degree is highly desired.

Experience Required:

  • 1-3 years of patient care experience gained through education, job experience, or rotations is required
  • Demonstrated experience and/or knowledge of orthopedic patient care is required
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment or promoting a diverse environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Desired Experience:
  • Experience working in medical-surgical inpatient, surgical inpatient, orthopedic inpatient, or orthopedic surgical setting is highly desired
  • PA: Master of Physician Assistantdegree is highly desired

Please attach a resume/CV as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact Amanda Petersen at

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and credentialing.

Additional Information
  • Classification Title: PA/ARNP Hospitalist
  • Appointment Type: Professional and Scientific
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Work Modality Options: On Campus
  • Pay Level: 7A
  • Starting Salary Minimum: 100,000
Contact Information
  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Amanda Petersen
  • Contact Email:

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