Oregon Health & Science University

Academic - Advanced Practice Provider (Neurological Surgery)

Job Locations US-OR-Hillsboro
Requisition ID
Position Category
Advanced Practice Provider
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Neurological Surgery
Salary Range
Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and equity
Monday-Friday with some scheduled evenings and weekends
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Innovation at OHSU has included the first deep brain stimulation surgery in North America, the first neuronal stem cell transplants in the world, and the first and most powerful intra-operative MRI facility in a children’s hospital in the western United States. We also house a nationally leading neurosurgery training program and advanced fellowships in skull base and vascular, functional, and pediatric neurosurgery. Scientists in our department contribute to fundamental understanding of pain perception and of the brain’s blood supply.


The Department of Neurological Surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine is a safe, respectful and welcoming place for people of all races, cultures, ethnicities, genders, national origins, abilities, ages, colors, religions, and sexual orientations. We are committed to learning, promoting inclusion, and working to abolish inequities in our workplace here at OHSU, in our region, in our nation, and in our world. The Department of Neurological Surgery promotes an equitable work environment with a strong commitment to diversity. All department members will actively participate in training and events that reinforce and expand on this commitment

Function/Duties of Position

The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) for the Department of Neurological Surgery possesses specialized knowledge and skills in the care of adult patients with neurological disorders. Overall responsibilities include inpatient and outpatient care and clinical support operations for the Department of Neurological Surgery. Works in partnership with faculty physicians to provide excellent clinical care and customer services in furthering OHSU mission of excellence in education, research and scholarship, clinical practice and community service. This position will primarily serve neurosurgery patients at the OHSU Health Hillsboro Hospital site (formerly Tuality Healthcare).


Works in partnership with faculty APPs and physicians to provide excellent clinical care and customer services in furthering OHSU mission of excellence in education, research and scholarship, clinical practice and community service. Provides clinical modeling and education to departmental staff, house staff, and nursing staff. 


Inpatient duties:

In the operative and inpatient setting, patient care duties include: Assists with neurosurgical procedures, including craniotomies, spinal procedures (including instrumentations) and microscopic procedures. Conducts hospital rounds daily on all patients, including intensive care units. Writes orders and progress notes. Performs all admission history and physicals and inpatient consultations. Orders appropriate laboratory and radiographic tests, such as MRIs, CT scans, myelograms, bone scans and other radiographic studies.


Outpatient duties:

In the outpatient setting, patient care duties include evaluation of both new patients and follow-ups and the completion of pre-operative assessments; triaging calls, prescription refill management, and care coordination.


This position is primarily Monday to Friday, with scheduled on-call shifts and weekend coverage from home or in the hospital.

Required Qualifications

  • Physician Assistant:
    • Current active Oregon Board of Medical Examiners (Licensed PA) Registration
    • Current active Drug Enforcement Agency Controlled Substance Registration
    • Current Physician Assistant Certification; OR
  • Nurse Practitioner:
    • Licensed by Oregon State Board of Nursing (NP) and authorized to practice within the parameters described in Division 50 of the Oregon Nurse Practice Act (Oregon Revised Statute Chapter 678)
    • Current active Drug Enforcement Agency Controlled Substance Registration
    • Current Nurse Practitioner Certification
  • Surgical clinical experience
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities effectively
  • Ability to work as a team member with the ability to integrate into a team dynamic environment by ustilizing excellent communication skills, problem-solving abilities, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be credentialed by the Medical Board of OHSU and other locations as required to practice in the hospital setting and to perform such procedures as authorized by the Medical Board. 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Neurosurgery experience
  • Experience completing comprehensive history and physical examinations

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and CV.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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