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Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Instructor, Neurosurgery,General Neurosurgery (Night Shift)

Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Instructor, Neurosurgery, General Neurosurgery (Night Shift)

Location: Stony Brook, New York
Open Date: Apr 06, 2022
Deadline: May 06, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

General Neurosurgery, Night Shift Position: Under the direction of the Chief Physician Assistant, Chief Nurse Practitioner and the Neurosurgery Attendings, the hired candidate will join a team of Advanced Practice Providers in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stony Brook Medicine. The need is for a dynamic and hard-working individual to cover the night shifts for our general neurosurgery service. Orientation and training is provided to all new staff members regardless of experience. Responsibilities begin with taking care of inpatient neurosurgical patients and emergency room coverage within our Level 1 Trauma Center. Physician Assistants will also first-assist in the OR. As experience is gained, there are opportunities for growth in numerous research and quality assurance projects. Team members will interact with patients and families frequently. Team members are expected to monitor our patient's clinical status and effectively communicate with other members of our service as well as collaborating teams. Full duties include Emergency Room consult coverage, Inpatient care of neurosurgical patients, first-assisting duties, learning procedures such as lumbar punctures, placement of ICP monitors, ventriculostomies, and lumbar drains. Responsibilities also include performing a comprehensive physical exam on patients, diagnosing, ordering/interpreting laboratory and radiological exams while collaborating with the attending physician.


Physician Assistant: Bachelor's degree from ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant program. NYS Physician Assistant license. NCCPA certified or must have in possession by start date. NIHSS, BLS and ACLS certifications required upon hire. New graduates welcome.

Nurse Practitioner: Current NYS RN licensure. Master's degree in Nursing. NYS certification or eligible as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Two years of nursing experience in neurosurgery, neurology, general surgery, med-surg, emergency medicine or intensive care. NIHSS, BLS and ACLS certifications required upon hire. New graduates welcome


Physician Assistant: Master's degree from ARC-PA accredited Physician Assistant program. Emergency or intensive care experience highly desirable. Experience performing procedures including lumbar puncture, ventriculostomy, placement of ICP monitors, VPS taps, and placement of lumbar drains.

Nurse Practitioner: Emergency or intensive care experience desirable. Experience performing procedures including lumbar puncture, ventriculostomy, placement of ICP monitors, VPS taps and placement of lumbar drains.

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Special Notes:

Non-Tenure Track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.

Anticipated Start Date: August 22, 2022.

Campus Description:

Long Island's premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine, represents Stony Brook University's entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook's health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children's Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools -- Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare -- as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 624 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County's only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children's, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. In the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, two floors are occupied by Stony Brook University Cancer Center’s outpatient services, and four floors are devoted to cancer research. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential core values at Stony Brook Medicine. We believe we do our best and most impactful work when we leverage our diverse, equitable and inclusive perspectives. We are proud to recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

In accordance with the New York State Department of Health (DOH) regulation that all hospitals and nursing homes “continuously require all personnel to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19,” Candidates who are not already vaccinated must obtain the first dose of the vaccine within three (3) calendar days of acceptance of conditional job offer and must obtain any subsequent doses in accordance with the vaccine protocol. Candidates who are partially vaccinated, but not yet fully vaccinated, must complete their vaccination series within three (3) calendar days of job offer or in accordance with vaccine manufacture protocol, whichever comes later. The regulation also includes those who may be affiliated with or interact with employees of a hospital or nursing home. The regulation allows for limited exemptions with reasonable accommodations, consistent with applicable law.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request . It can also be viewed online at the University Police website at

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information,veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Stony Brook, NY, 11794, US