Nocturnist Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner, Surgery

Jacksonville, FL, 32207
Dec 26, 2017
Jan 25, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Nemours is seeking a Physician Assistant (PA) or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) to join our Pediatric Surgery Department in Jacksonville, Florida. This is a full-time position (1.0 FTE) that will provide general inpatient care to six pediatric surgical divisions as a surgical house officer.

This position is responsible for providing appropriate support for the surgeons within his/her scope of practice and credentials as set forth by Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Baptist Health, and the state of Florida. Our PAs and ARNPs are considered an essential part of the surgical team and are relied upon to assist in providing the highest quality of care to infants, children and adolescents. Primary responsibilities include responding to calls from the ED for trauma and other surgical patients; answering calls from the general patient wards and families from home; assisting with inpatient consults; preparing patients for surgery, including performance of histories and physicals; and obtaining consents.

Position responsibilities include:
  • Taking first call for all issues concerning surgical patients on the general wards; evaluating new ER, NICU and PICU consults; and answering calls from patients’ families who are home.
  • Responding to calls from the ED for new trauma patients.
  • Assisting in the operating room primarily as first assistant as requested by the surgeon. Assisting the surgeon in completing preoperative and postoperative orders and documentation.

Work hours are primarily night shifts (7 p.m. to 7 a.m.), weekend shifts (12 or 24 hours) and as-needed weekday shifts (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.). All efforts will be made to accommodate the individual requests for specific hours (such as 24-hour weekend shift and 12-hour weeknight shift, etc.).

  • Successful completion of accredited Physician Assistant program or ARNP program as applicable.
  • 2 or more years experience in surgery and preferably with first assistant and trauma care experience.
  • Active Florida license.

With three clinic locations in the Jacksonville area, Nemours is a leading provider of pediatric specialty care in north Florida with many of our pediatric specialists regularly recognized as the “Best Doctors in America®.” We offer comprehensive, family-centered care in more than 30 pediatric specialties. Several of those specialties, offered in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, have been named among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report .

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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