• Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Palliative Medicine

    Mayo ClinicPhoenix, AZ 85067

    Job #1578123884

  • City Phoenix

    State Arizona

    Telecommute No

    Department Hospice & Palliative Medicine

    Why Mayo Clinic

    Join the authority in medicine and partner with the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report 2020-2021), ranked #1 in more specialties than any other care provider. At Mayo Clinic, we believe there is a better path to healing that humanizes the practice of health care and inspires hope in the people who need it most. You will be part of an amazing diverse team committed to solving the most serious and complex medical challenges - one patient at a time.

    Position description

    Palliative Care, and the medical subspecialty of Palliative Medicine, is specialized medical care for people living with serious illness. The goal is to improve quality of life for both the patient and the family. Palliative Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team who work together with the patient's other providers to provide an extra layer of support. It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided along with curative treatment. Subspecialty Palliative Care is provided by a team of trained medical professionals and includes complex symptom management, complex psychosocial support, and complex conflict resolution regarding goals of care.

    The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant has advanced health assessment and decision-making skills, prepared through a formal educational program that meets criteria established by the profession. NP's and PA's are certified by examination of an approved certifying body.

    This individual works in collaboration with physicians and other health care professionals to provide health care across the continuum of care for assigned patients. Provides primary health care to individuals and families. The provision of care includes, but is not limited to obtaining patient history, comprehensive assessment, ordering, conducting, and interpreting diagnostic tests, and prescribing pharmacological agents and treatments and non-pharmacological therapies. Monitors the effectiveness of the therapeutic interventions. Makes appropriate referrals and preforms minor procedures as approved.

    The position rotates in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Some weekends and holidays required.


    2 years of NP PA experience, fellowships will be considered

    Nurse Practitioner:

    • Must be a graduate of an accredited university.

    • Master of Science in Nursing required.

    • Must be licensed or eligible to practice as an CNP in the State of Arizona. Must have national certification.

    Physician Assistant:

    • Must be a graduate of an accredited university.

    • NCCPA certification required.

    • Must be licensed/certified or eligible to practice as PA in the State of Arizona.

    Additional qualifications

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    • Demonstrated leadership ability.

    • Flexibility to adjust schedule to meet patient and staff needs. Some weekends and holidays required.

    • Ability to manage time and stress effectively and adapt to unpredictable situations within the patient care setting.

    • Primary care, acute care, and/or surgical experience preferred.

    • Strong computer skills in an Electronic Medical Record preferred.

    License or certification

    • Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license to practice in the State of Arizona.

    • BLS and ACLS are required.

    • Physician Assistants, NCCPA certification is required.

    • Evidence of application for DEA certificate must be provided upon hire and obtained within 90 days of hire. Certification should be maintained thereafter unless waived by department/division.

    Exemption status Exempt

    Compensation Detail

    Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.

    Benefits eligible Yes

    Schedule Full Time

    Hours / Pay period 80

    Schedule details Monday - Friday, with some weekends.

    Weekend schedule Some weekends (Saturday and Sunday) inpatient service coverage.

    Site description

    Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

    With Phoenix being the fifth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

    Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.

    Category Other Patient Care

    Career profile Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant

    Job posting number 151946BR

    Recruiter Adriana Semko

    Equal opportunity

    As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.