Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, Colon & Rectal Surgery

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 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, worldwide 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. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

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 are transforming the world of medicine every day. The Department of Surgery is a top-tier department with world-renowned faculty and staff.

A full-time advanced practice provider staff position (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) is available in the Department of Department of Surgery, and Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. 


This position will provide patient care services in the outpatient clinic sites at UC Health and will support the University’s mission and commitment to provide excellent patient care. Our faculty and current experienced advanced level provider will be available to teach and support the new candidate to take on her/his clinical responsibilities as needed. Under our Colon and Rectal Surgery faculty supervision and mentorship, the candidate will assist in providing comprehensive, continuous, and personalized care to patients. 

Essential Functions

  • Evaluate and treat patients with Colon and Rectal disorders.
  • Collect developmental history and physical examination of Colon and Rectal patients.
  • Evaluate and manage postoperative patients.
  • Assist with pre-operative preparation for patients. This includes procedure counseling, obtaining patients’ surgical consent in the office and submit the pre-operative orders.
  • Maintain accurate records.
  • Assist in peer-to-peer review for insurance approval of imaging studies.
  • Participate in research and development projects.
  • Assist with returning calls regarding clinical inquiries.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

Minimum Requirements

For Nurse Practitioner:

  • Master’s degree from accredited nursing program.
  • Active Ohio APRN license with prescriptive authority AND active Board Certification in appropriate nursing specialty.
  • Three (3) years nursing experience.


For Physician Assistant:

  • Master’s degree from accredited physician assistant program.
  • Active Ohio Physician Assistant license with prescriptive authority AND certification by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience is required. 

Additional Qualifications Considered

Certification by the Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB).

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: 95847 


Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, Colon & Rectal Surgery

Date:  May 10, 2024

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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