Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner (ACNP or AGACNP) I Surgery Critical Care

UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville

Job ID: 100639
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: APP Services
Shift/Days: Varies
Posted FTE: 1.00 = 40 Hours

Job Opening Summary

For inpatient assignment, assists the attending physician in the care and management of patients on inpatient units within the hospital. This includes making patient rounds, contributing to the decisions for daily care, writing orders, interacting with consultants, and facilitating and coordinating the scheduling of therapeutic and diagnostic tests and procedures. Will make frequent bedside visits to assess the status of patients and direct care accordingly. May also see patients in the clinic environment.

For emergency department assignment, assists the emergency department physicians in the comprehensive medical care of the patient in the emergency department, the chest pain observation unit and any role the supervisory physician deems appropriate and consistent with applicable law, hospital regulation and licensure and clinical privileges. The incumbent will consult with the supervisory physician to determine the most appropriate care for patients. Acute care ARNP or PA required.

For clinic assignment, under supervision of an attending physician, this position will provide diagnostic and therapeutic health care coverage for patients which will include, but not be limited to, taking medical histories, performing physical examinations, coordinating lab tests, diagnostic studies, prescribing medications and providing assistance to the patient regarding a plan of treatment and education. Other duties may include sharing call hours, phone coverage and seeing admitted patients within the hospital.

For ICU assignment, assists the attending ICU physician in the care and management of patients. This includes making patient rounds, contributing to the decisions for daily care, writing orders, interacting with consultants, and facilitating and coordinating the scheduling of therapeutic and diagnostic tests and procedures. Will make frequent bedside visits to assess the status of patients and direct care accordingly. Acute care ARNP or PA required.

Job Opening Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master's degree from an accredited physician assistant program.


  • Must meet requirements set forth by the Medical Staff Office to obtain and retain privileges to practice as a physician assistant within UF Health Shands Hospital and/or the Shands UF HealthCare Network, as applicable.

Additional Requirements

Specific Area or Specialty --/-- Additional Requirements:

  • Adult ICUs --/-- PA-C required. ICU experience preferred.
  • Emergency Medicine --/-- PA-C required. Emergency medicine experience preferred.
  • Pediatric ICU --/-- PA-C required.
  • Neonatal ICU --/-- NNP or PNP-AC required. NICU experience preferred.
  • Surgical/Operative Adult --/-- PA-C required.
  • Adult Clinic/Primary Care --/-- PA-C required.
  • Pediatric Clinic/Primary Care --/-- PA-C required.
  • Nurse Midwife --/-- CNM or APRN with Florida license to practice midwifery required.
  • Psychology/Psychiatry --/-- PA-C required.


  • Current and clear license (or eligible to be licensed) as a physician assistant (PA) in the state of Florida.
  • BLS is required.

Minimum Pay Rate - Hourly:
Midpoint Pay Rate - Hourly:

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UF Health Shands Hospital - Gainesville
Gainesville, FL 32608

Why Work With UF Health

Benefits to fit your life.

As you would expect from an organization this size, our core benefits include medical insurance and prescription drug plans, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, generous paid time off, 10 paid holidays per year and an employee assistance plan. Voluntary benefits include tuition reimbursement, dependent care and health care reimbursement accounts, dental insurance, vision plan and more. Retirement benefits include a 403(b) plan.

About UF Health
About UF Health

UF Health Shands is recognized as Florida’s premier hospital system, thanks to our commitment to quality clinical care that yields outstanding outcomes and continually earns us national recognition. It is our privilege to offer distinguished, patient-centered care and build upon our role as the state’s premier provider of medical expertise and specialties.

UF Health ranks 53rd on the 2021 Forbes list of Florida’s 100 best workplaces and ranks 31st on their list of best workplaces in the nation for women. UF Health Shands Hospital was included in Indeed’s list of the “2019 Top-Rated Workplaces” for hospitals, which recognizes the 25 “Best Hospitals” in the U.S. We are number 20.

About The Area
Welcome to the Sunshine State.

There’s a reason the Sunshine State is the tourism capital of the world and the third-most populous state in the country. As a Florida resident, you’re never far from the world’s best beaches, theme parks and attractions (and their Florida resident discounts), and cultural arts. Factor in our favorable tax rate and entrepreneurial spirit, and it’s easy to see why so many individuals, families and businesses choose to make Florida their home.

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