Advanced Practice Provider, Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.

Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s faculty and providers are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Neurosurgery is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff. With world-class research, teaching, and medical practice opportunities, why not choose the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine?


The University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery is driving the direction of how our field is practiced. As an internationally recognized program, University of Cincinnati Department of Neurosurgery is where patients and other clinicians turn to for care of complex neurosurgical issues. We are an academic leader and resource for the region because we don't just treat patients, we are developing better ways to do so.

The Department of Neurosurgery is seeking a highly motivated Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant to work as part of the interdisciplinary subspecialty team.  Primary responsibilities involve direct patient care, including evaluation and treatment of patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Obtaining comprehensive history and physicals.
  • Coordinating, reviewing, and following up on diagnostic imaging, laboratory testing, and procedures.
  • Prescribing medications. 
  • Ensure continuity of patient care by coordinating communication among inpatient or outpatient Neurosurgery teams and assisting in patient education and family updates. 
  • Participate in service-related QI/PI projects, education of learners (residents, fellows, students and new employees), and cross-departmental knowledge sharing and skills training. 

Minimum Requirements, Nurse Practitioner:

Required Education:
Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program

Required Trainings/Certifications:
Active Ohio APRN license with prescriptive authority
Active Board Certification in appropriate nursing specialty

Required Experience:
Three (3) years nursing experience.
Additional related work experience may be required depending on specialty/sub-specialty


Minimum Requirements, Physician Assistant:

Required Education:
Master's Degree from an accredited Physician Assistant program

Required Trainings/Certifications:
Active Ohio Physician Assistant license with prescriptive authority
Certification as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Required Experience:
Minimum of one (1) year experience is required.
Additional related work experience may be required depending on specialty/sub-specialty. 

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Often
  • Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Often
  • Hearing, listening - Often
  • Talking - Often
  • Standing - Often
  • Walking - Often
  • Bending - Seldom
  • Stooping - Seldom
  • Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
  • Reaching overhead - Seldom
  • Pulling, pushing - Seldom

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


REQ: 95142 


Advanced Practice Provider, Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine

Date:  Mar 24, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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