PA/NP - Hospital Based


The Trauma/Vascular/ACS/NP or PA will assume a primary provider role in the care of patients in a hospital setting. Provides cross coverage of Surgical First role within the operating room. Call coverage is required, and holidays will be rotated.



  1. Analyzes, interprets, and evaluates subjective and objective findings to develop an assessment in order to initiate a treatment plan or referral to the appropriate physician or provider.
  2. Assesses patients and performs diagnostic procedures to assist physicians in diagnosing medical and surgical problems. Prescribes necessary treatment and services for quality patient care.
  3. Orders laboratory and diagnostic testing and interprets results, prescribes, administers, and dispenses medications and other treatments.
  4. Performs routine duties — first aid care, wound care, suturing minor wounds and lacerations, suture removal, incision and drainage procedures, basic procedures, and collaborates/consults with the physician.
  5. Develops a treatment plan of care based upon assessment, which includes prescribing appropriate medications and treatments, providing follow-up care, and evaluating the effectiveness of care.
  6. Makes appropriate referrals to other health providers as necessary and monitors patient’s outcomes, maintains safety, infection control, and quality of care standards.
  7. Completes Hospital rounds with Vascular, Trauma, and Acute Care attending physicians daily. Afternoon rounds may be independent, but MD updates are expected.
  8. Adheres to HIPAA laws and maintains patient confidentiality.
  9. Provides appropriate documentation in the medical chart and completes all discharge summaries for patients or service lines they are responsible for.
  10. Provides cross coverage of Surgical First role within the operating room.
  11. Perform other projects/tasks as requested.

This list is not inclusive of all duties and responsibilities that may be assigned. They are only listed as typical. Any other duties and responsibilities assigned will be of a similar nature, requiring the same relative skill and capabilities.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.



  • Masters Degree in Science in Nursing is required.
  • Certification by the State of Wisconsin of Nursing is required.
  • Nurse Practitioner with Pediatric credentials preferred.
  • ACS, Trauma surgery, Vascular surgery, and critical care experience is preferred.
  • National certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and/or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners is preferred.
  • Experience with Epic software is preferred.



  • Masters Degree in Science, Physician Assistant studies is required.
  • Completion of Physician Assistant program approved by Medical Association.
  • Licensure of Physician Assistant Medical Board of the State of Wisconsin.
  • Certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).
  • Physician Assistant with Pediatric credentials preferred.
  • ACS, Trauma surgery, Vascular surgery, and critical care experience are preferred.
  • Experience with Epic software is preferred.



  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of professional nursing and basic medical theory and practice.
  • Possesses thorough knowledge of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant guidelines, rules, regulations, and policies of the health care facility.
  • Possesses the ability to discriminate between normal and abnormal findings.
  • Demonstrates compassion for patients and places an emphasis on quality care.
  • Ability to follow patients through periods of illness in an independent or collaborative relationship with a physician.
  • Possesses the ability to work independently and to formulate plans of care.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Models a professional disposition and communication style.
  • Possesses the ability to provide patient care in a fast-paced work setting.
  • Adherence to strict confidentiality standards and compliance as to the scope of the role, record keeping, PHI, and HIPPA.
  • Specific safety certification/recertification may be required per the organization.


The nature of the job requires standing and sitting for periods of time. While performing the essential functions of the job, one may frequently bend/stoop and occasionally squat, reach above the shoulder, crouch, or push/pull. Some lifting/carrying up to 25 lbs may be required. The use of hands for repetitive, simple grasping and firm grasping is required. While performing the job, one will encounter close paperwork, use of computer monitor/equipment, and visual monotony. Hearing must be utilized for continuous conversations, equipment monitoring, telephone use, background noise, and occasional transcription. Frequent stress may occur. The job requires continuous independent decision-making.

This job description is not a guarantee of employment. It is understood that employment is “at will,” and the employer or the employee may terminate employment at any time.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job duties satisfactorily (with or without accommodation). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform their primary job functions.
Related keywords: nurse practitioner, physician assistant

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $44.00 per hour


  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Medical Specialties:

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Surgery

Standard Shift:

  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Night shift
  • Overnight shift

Supplemental Pay Types:

  • Bonus opportunities

Supplemental Schedule:

  • On call

Weekly Schedule:

  • Every weekend

Work Setting:

  • Hospital
  • In-person

Application Question(s):

  • Do you have the ability to respond within 30 minutes to Wausau Aspirus Hospital (333 Pine Ridge Blvd, Wausau, WI)?
  • Please share how you heard of this hiring opportunity.


  • Master’s (Preferred)


  • ACS, Trauma surgery, Vascular surgery, and critical care: 2 years (Preferred)


  • PA or NP license (Preferred)

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