Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 13 days ago
Job Description

University of Minnesota Physicians (M Physicians) is a non-profit organization seeking driven individuals in both clinical and non-clinical areas to help transform health and medicine. Headquartered in Minneapolis, our organization employs more than 1,200 physicians, 300 advanced practice providers and 2,200 health professionals and staff throughout Minnesota and beyond.

Join us on a mission to advance medicine.

University of Minnesota Physicians is seeking a Certified Nurse Practitioner or a Certified Physician Assistant to join the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) team at the M Health Fairview Acute Rehabilitation Center (ARC) at the University of Minnesota Medical Center-West Bank.

Practice Details:

In this full-time position, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with academic PM&R physicians and the rest of the experienced, highly specialized, rehabilitation care team - which consists of a Physician Assistant; Nurses (including Certified Rehabilitation nurses, and Nursing Assistants); Physical Therapists; Occupational Therapists; Respiratory Therapists; Speech-Language Pathologists; and medical trainees to identify, develop, and implement an appropriate plan of care that improves individual patient/family preference and enhances quality, access, and efficient outcomes.

The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering outstanding care to patients with complex medical conditions at the ARC, a CARF-certified, inpatient acute rehabilitation unit, in which the mission is to support patients in their return to the community as freely and independently.

The PM&R team is looking for a motivated NP/PA who is driven to be a leader in the field, collaborative, and a teammate who will cross-cover as needs arise. Refined interpersonal and communication skills are required, as well as detailed written and verbal handoffs to subsequent team members.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Works collaboratively to evaluate and treat medically complex patients
  • Daily collaboration with PM&R physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapist, speech therapist, care coordinator, nutritionists, pharmacists and social worker
  • Optimization of care plan, algorithm development, and coordination of care
  • Evaluates treatment and health care plans for effectiveness and modifies per clinical standards and protocols
  • Daily rounding with rehabilitation team
  • Facilitates the continuity of care across the continuum of services
  • Serves as a clinical expert and resource for the education of peers and other health providers
  • Educate patients and families regarding disease process, interventions, discharge transitions and postoperative and post-procedural care
  • Actively participate in staff education, independent or requested consultation, research, and administrative activities
  • Ability and motivation to learn new, complex areas of care and maintain current field-related knowledge and practices
  • Assist with call, rotating schedule
  • Potential for telemedicine visits and/or outpatient visits
  • Patient population consists of a wide range of patients but typically includes those recovering from Stroke, Brain injury, Amputation, transplant, CABG who require 3 hours of therapy daily, with average length of stay 7-21 days
  • See an average of 7-10 patients per shift.


  • Monday - Friday, primarily day shift, with occasional evening and weekend morning hours.

The PA or NP is an experienced member of the health care team who uses advanced practice skill with the supervision/collaboration of licensed physicians to deliver comprehensive health care services to patients. The Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner engages in independent decision making about health care needs and provides health care services to adult individuals throughout their life span. Provides physical and psychological health assessments, patient education and counseling, orders and interprets diagnostic procedures, and handles acute and chronic disease conditions ensuring continuity of care for individuals in the communities served.

Income Details:

  • Market competitive salary guarantee
  • Benefit package includes: generous time off, annual CME allowance, malpractice insurance, retirement contributions, & more.


  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing and formal Adult Practitioner training program or a graduate of an accredited Physician's Assistant program.
  • Current MN RN license and be approved or eligible by the Minnesota Board of Nursing for prescription writing privileges or a current PA license with prescriptive authority through the MN Board of Medical Practice.
  • Certified through ANCC/AANP or eligible for ANCC/AANP national exam or through the NCCPA and meet threshold criteria/qualifications for Credentialing and Privileges.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding collaboration abilities
  • Understands and places importance on patient care/service
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated
  • Education focused and a creative problem-solver

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in Physiatry or similar area of specialty. CRRN certification is preferred, but not required.
  • One or more years of experience within an inpatient hospital setting preferred, but not required.
  • Experience with medically complex patients and sub-acute rehab unity patients preferred.

M Health and Clinical Partnerships:

University of Minnesota Physicians providers practice at affiliated locations under the University of Minnesota Health (M Health) shared care delivery system. M Health represents a collaboration between University of Minnesota Physicians, University of Minnesota Medical Center and Fairview Health Services to build a nationally world-class academic health system that combines academic and community resources to provide the very best clinical care to patients and communities, while also supporting research and education across the joint healthcare delivery system.


M Physicians offers competitive salary and excellent benefits and provides you with the opportunity to enhance your career in the exciting field of health care through rewarding and challenging assignments and the opportunities for advancement.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.

UMPhysicians is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Military Friendly employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or status as a protected veteran.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
1+ years
Email this Job to Yourself or a Friend
Indicates required fields