Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Thrive Where Contributions Are Rewarded and Valued
Sound Physicians’ advanced practitioners enjoy a key role in driving improvements in acute care, alongside our emergency medicine physicians. In support of our core values, we ensure our advanced practice providers have the time and resources needed to deliver compassionate care. You will be involved with driving improvements in quality, and patient satisfaction, and aligning with hospital leadership in achieving the goals set for the team.
St. Joseph’s is a 478 facility part of a three-hospital health system featuring a 44-bed Medical Surgical ICU with a dedicated 12-bed Neuro CCU and Step down unit, and 36 Neuro Med/Surg private rooms. One of three Accredited Chest Pain Centers in Southern Arizona and one of only two Tucson hospitals certified as a Primary Stroke Center. St. Joseph’s is home to the Neurological Institute, Women’s Care Program, and Nationally-certified and awarded Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs.
- Level I Trauma
- Hospital Beds: 471
- ED Beds: 50
- ED volume: 50,000
- 40 hours of physician coverage; 16 hours of APP coverage
- Physician Procedures: Conscience Sedation, airway management, central lines
- Admission rate: 25%- high acuity
- Technology: MRI 24/7, bedside Ultrasound, 3 cath labs, Stroke Center, Cerner EMR
- Access SoundInstitute™ learning platform for continuing education and professional career development with convenient online and in-person educational courses, including CME
Requirements of Advanced Practitioners
The Sound Physicians emergency medicine leadership recognizes the medical team as key to the success of our hospital partnerships. The clinical onboarding of all our nurse practitioners and physician assistants is a coordinated process that recognizes the skill level of the APP based on a tiered approach to their clinical experience. While the EM APP onboarding program is standardized, it is guided and overseen at the site level by site-specific leaders.
- ACLS/BLS/PALS required
- Current unrestricted license in AZ required
- 1-year post-training EM experience
Location & Lifestyle
Tucson, AZ is a city in the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, which both anchors the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is located 108 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Located in southern Arizona, Tucson is situated in the Sonoran Desert and is surrounded by five mountain ranges, making it the perfect location for the outdoors enthusiast. Annually Tucson observes 360 sunny days providing year around access to recreational activities including rock-climbing, snow-skiing camping and hiking bicycling along the areas 800+ miles of biking paths. Tucson has a rich cultural arts community comprised of over 200 art groups, and over 30 regional museums.