Job Overview


The Department of Family & Community Medicine, Reno is recruiting for two Physician Assistants (PA)/Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANP). These PA/ANPs perform the duties of a Nurse Practitioner at the Patient Centered Medical Home and Family Medicine Center. The clinical practice is part of the University Health Systems (UHS), the clinical practice of the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM). Under the supervision of a physician(s), the positions perform duties such as conducting gynecological exams, performing annual physicals, diagnosing and treating illnesses, ordering and interpreting tests, prescribing medications, performing medical procedures, coordinating care for all patients under the auspices of a “medical home”, and providing patient education. These positions assist in organizing and communicating care required for all patients of the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH).

Master’s Degree from a regionally accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program and successful completion of the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant certification examination and three years of experience, or a Doctoral Degree and one year of experience as a Women’s Health or Gynecology Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in a clinical setting.

Current National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or Nurse Practitioner Certification/Current Advanced Practitioner of Nursing (APN), Board of Pharmacy License, and Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) License are required.

Candidates must be eligible for an unrestricted Nevada Nursing or Medical License, malpractice insurance, and must be able to be successfully credentialed by Northern Nevada teaching hospitals.

Northern Nevada offers great natural beauty, with Lake Tahoe a short drive away, the Truckee River offering kayaking and fishing, and our beautiful mountainous high desert environment. Reno also has wonderful cultural activities, including our own symphony, chamber orchestra, opera, and rich community theater offerings. The State of Nevada has no state income tax.

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Our mission at the University of Nevada School of Medicine is to improve the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through: excellence in medical student education and postgraduate training that produces national leaders in medicine, excellence in clinical care of the highest quality, safety and innovation, excellence in biomedical and behavioral research with local, national and global impact and demonstrated commitment to an institutional culture of respect, compassion and diversity.

The University of Nevada School of Medicine recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education, research and health care. Our school is an inclusive and engaged community and recognizes the added value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience. We strive to develop culturally competent graduates to care for the residents of Nevada and the nation.

Applicants are subject to a background check which may include: criminal history, credit history, sex and violent offender registry, education verification, licensure and employment history.

AA/EOE. Women and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Positions funded by Federal contracts may be subject to the E-Verify process for employment eligibility verification.