• Neurosurgery Mid Level

    Job ID
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hours / Pay Period
    Bakersfield Memorial Hospital
    Standard Hours
    Monday -Friday w/ call
    Work Schedule
    8 Hour
  • Overview

    Bakersfield Memorial Hospital is a 426 bed acute care medical center offering a full range of services including the Sarvanand Heart and Brain Center, Grossman Burn Center at Memorial Hospital, expanded maternity and family care, the Lauren Small Children’s Center, orthopedic services, wound care center, 24-hour emergency care and general/outpatient surgery. Memorial Hospital is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and is home to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House. Memorial Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1956. Learn more at https://www.dignityhealth.org/central-california/locations/memorial-hospital


    Position Summary:


    The Neurosurgery Midlevel will function as a member of the Neurosurgery Team and act as first. second, or third assistant in neuro and spine surgery under the supervision of an approved supervising physician. The incumbent will provide care and guidance to patients, take history and perform physical examinations. This position assists during procedures within the scope of practice, in closing major and minor incisions: records post-op orders and follow-up progress notes as required; and assists in the transport and care of patients from the operating room to the recovery room or intensive care unit. Duties include visiting patients daily to evaluate. observe and answer questions; give patients post-operative discharge instructions and assist in discharge planning. The incumbent administers physician's prescriptions and treatments for patients, and performs prescribed therapeutic procedures. Participates in collection and abstraction of data for registry reports, as requested and provides input on performance improvement strategies. Call responsibilities are required for this position.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • 3 - 5 years experience as a mid-level in the neuro and/or spine surgical setting.
    • Nurse Practitioners (NP) or Physician Assistants (PA) may provide only those services for which he or she is specifically authorized.
    • May not admit patients to the hospital.
    • May provide services consistent with the policies stated herein to patients of the medical staff member(s) with whom he or she has a documented formal affiliation.
    • Successful credential process with the BMH Medical Staff; must meet reappointment requirements as set forth by the bylaws.
    • Current DEA license including coverage for scheduled medication prescriptions.
    • Current licensure to practice as a Nurse Practitioner (NP) issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing OR Current licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant (PA) issued by the Medical Board of California.


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