Nurse Practitioner - Neurosurgery

Penn State Health Medical Group

Location: US:PA:Reading
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 1.0
Shift: Varied
Hours: Varied
Recruiter: Please contact Savannah Stauffer at for additional information


Excellent opportunity available in the Neurosurgery department located at Penn State Health St. Joseph Medical Center. The team currently consists of 3 physicians and is seeking an Nurse Practitioner to join the team. Variety of work both Inpatient and Outpatient, and some Surgery/OR time if desired. Culture of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence is part of the PSH Culture. Great patient satisfaction expectations. Cerner EMR experience valuable. The successful candidate must be a good listener, have clear verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to work in various hospital settings including Inpatient Hospital Ward, Emergency department, ICU, PACU, and OR. Previous experience in neuroscience and a track record of successful practice in a collaborative environment is preferred. This position includes weekday call, less than 5 nights per month providing coverage for hospital calls for current inpatients and answering service for outpatients. The Nurse Practitioner would also rotates in the weekend call schedule to cover generally 1 weekend per month depending on staffing. This includes rounding on inpatients to write notes, provide inpatient care and coordinate discharges. The Nurse Practitioner functions as a member of a multidisciplinary heath care team to provide total primary care of patients in collaboration with the physician and other health care providers. Follows established nursing standards, procedures, and practices, and gives specific patient care directions to nursing and other staff.


  • Master's degree in Nursing required
  • Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required
  • Two years experience as an RN required.


  • Certification in area of specialty preferred

This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

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