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Industry: Advanced Practice

Company: Mercyhealth



Mercyhealth, an award-winning fully integrated health care delivery organization based in Wisconsin and Illinois, is seeking a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner certified as a first assist to join our Neurosurgery practice at our new, state-of-the-art facility, Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford, IL.

Mercyhealth’s Mission – “Exceptional health care services with a passion for making lives better.” Touching lives invigorates, inspires and drives us to do our very best, and we continuously look for ways to make each life better with the utmost care and professionalism


  • Provide quality health care services to patients in the clinic and hospital setting under the direction and supervision of department neurosurgeons by performing the following duties in a compassionate and cost-effective manner.
  • Examine patients, perform comprehensive physical examinations, and compile patient medical data, including health history and results of examination in both hospital and clinic settings.
  • Administer and/or order appropriate diagnostic tests, laboratory tests appropriate for neurosurgical patients and interpret test results for deviations from normal. Perform therapeutic procedures including suture removal and wound care management.
  • Develop and implement patient management plans, record progress notes, complete discharge summaries, and assist in provision of continuity of care.
  • Assist neurosurgeon with in-patient hospital rounds and emergency department consultations.
  • Perform first-assistant duties in the operating room.
  • May be required to work flexible hours.


  • Experienced or newly graduated PAs are welcome to apply
  • If NP, must also be certified as a first assist
  • Graduate of an accredited PA or NP program
  • Hold valid IL APRN or PA license
  • Other certifications as required
  • Highly collaborative and self-motivated
  • Ability to work very well with neurosurgery team and other partners
  • Strong communication skills when working with patients, patient families, and coworkers


  • Highly competitive compensation
  • Sign on bonus eligible
  • CME allowance
  • Robust and comprehensive benefit package

Mercyhealth:Mercyhealth is a vertically integrated health care system in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois with approximately 800 physicians, 8,000 employees, 7 hospitals, 80 ambulatory locations; pharmacies, DME, Home Health, and an insurance company. We are large and growing, but we treat our physicians and employees as family.

Rockford is notable for its economic diversification into automotive, aerospace, and health care industries, as well as the undertaking of various tourism and downtown revitalization efforts. Rockford is known for various venues of cultural or historical significance, including Anderson Japanese Gardens, Klehm Arboretum, the Coronado Theatre, and the Burpee Museum of Natural History. Rockford has been recognized as one of the most affordable housing markets in the nation less than an hour and a half drive from downtown Chicago and Milwaukee and less than an hour from Madison, WI.

Culture of Excellence Behavior Expectations

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behavior expectations:

Quality – Follows policies and procedures; adapts to and manages changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness giving attention to details; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Manages time and prioritizes effectively to achieve organizational goals.

Service – Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Follows the Mercyhealth Critical Moments of service; Meets commitments; Abides by MH confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; and effectively communicates information to partners; Thinks system wide regarding processes and functions.

Partnering – Shows commitment to the Mission of Mercyhealth and Culture of Excellence through all words and actions; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other’s views; Demonstrates a high level of participation and engagement in day-to-day work; Gives and welcomes feedback; Generates suggestions for improving work: Embraces teamwork, supports and encourages positive change while giving value to individuals.

Cost – Conserves organization resources; Understands fiscal responsibility; Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue.

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