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UW Health

The Department of Surgery and UW Health (University of Wisconsin-Madison) is recruiting a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join their team. The Transplant team at UW performs on average 290+ kidney, 50+ pancreas, and 100+ liver transplants a year, in addition to vascular access and HPB surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (UWHC). The Transplant Program also has established partnerships with the Veterans Administration and the American Family Children’s Hospital to perform liver and kidney transplants.

The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant functions as an independent healthcare provider who, working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health team  including transplant surgeons and transplant physicians, is responsible for providing comprehensive care to both well and ill patients in an inpatient, outpatient, and clinical setting.  He/she demonstrates a high degree of clinical expertise in working with patients with acute and chronic illnesses, specifically disorders of abdominal transplant patients, both pre- and post-transplantation. He/she provides care and educates patients and their families on wellness care and treatment plans for health disorders, and intervenes in acute episodes.  He/she develops criteria for and participates in the evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of care.  He/she plans and participates in learning opportunities for nursing and medical students.  He/she works with administrative, nursing, physician, and university faculty to assure quality patient care and to promote education and research.  This Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will practice at the UW Hospital with the liver transplant program.
UW Health offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. This position will also receive an additional $15,000 annual tier payment on top base pay for the permanent weekend hours. Work experience that is relevant to the position will be taken into consideration when determining the starting base pay.

This position can be full-time (1.0 FTE) or part-time (0.5 FTE). Scheduled hours for this position are Friday-Sunday, 7:00am-7:00pm.

Job Requirements:

  • State of Wisconsin NP or PA licensure
  • Extensive knowledge of physical assessment, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, pharmacology and management of acute and chronic patient/family health problem
  • Two years of relevant clinical experience preferred
  • CPR certified

If Nurse Practitioner:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing with specialty preparation as a Nurse Practitioner AND
    Certification as an NP in Adult, Adult/Gerontology Acute Care, Adult/Gerontology, or Family
  • Active DEA license or ability to apply for such license prior to or upon hire

If Physician Assistant:

  • Graduate from an accredited PA program and successful completion of NCCPA examination
  • Active DEA license or ability to apply for such license prior to or upon hire

Madison is the state capitol, is situated on several scenic lakes, and is frequently cited as one of the best cities in which to live. It offers an excellent environment for families and a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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