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Neurosurgery Physician Moonlighter

  • Job ID:


  • Department:

Speclty Neuroscience Admin

  • City:

St Paul, MN

  • Location:

RH - Regions Hospital & Clinics

  • Position Type:

On Call

  • Anticipated Work Schedule:

Nights, Weekends and Holidays

  • Shift:

Per diem

  • Hrs/Pay Period:


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Job Description:

The Neurosurgery Moonlighter is primarily responsible for providing evening and weekend coverage for the Neurosurgery and Spine Service line at Regions Hospital. Regions Hospital is a level one trauma center and requires 24/7 coverage for Neurosurgery. This position will be responsible for maintaining coverage for existing patients and newly transported or admitted patients needing medical attention from Neurosurgery and Spine. This position will work in conjunction with the first call attending to coordinate the care of patients within the hospital. They will be responsible for first call on nights and weekends. Additionally when needed this position will assist in the operating room and on the nursing units, the Moonlighter will assist the surgeon with positioning the patient and room set up, opening and closing the incision in the cranium, cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. The Moonlighter will be responsible for integrating the use of advanced technology into the intra-operative procedures as directed by the neurosurgeons. When necessary this position will be responsible for consults from the emergency department, ICU, and other floors within the hospital. They must be available by pager at all times when they are first call. They will need access to the electronic medical record from home as well as have access to imaging and email.

On the inpatient nursing unit and the outpatient clinics, the Moonlighter will coordinate the patient’s care and assist the surgeon/provider in directing the post operative nursing care for these patients. The major functions in this environment consist of patient assessment, writing medication and treatment orders and performing, or directing specific tasks. Among these tasks are pulling tubes/lines and dictating discharge summaries.



Medical Degree (M.D. or D.O.)


No experience required. Prefer 1-2 years experience in the neurosurgery or spine surgery and inpatient environment which includes First Assisting and seeing patients independently.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with peers, students and other health care personnel.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous tasks and prioritize appropriately.

  • Ability to document patient notes and orders using EPIC.

  • Knowledge of personal computers and appropriate software.

  • Ability to access and analyze pertinent information in order to make care decisions.

  • Ability to First and Second assist including closing wounds and harvesting veins.

Licensure/ Registration/ Certification:

Current active MN license.

Additional Information:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.