Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNP) and Physician Assistants (PA)
While physicians lead the practice and are strong forces in the community, the PA/CRNP role is critical to extending the reach of the physician. Supporting the practice manager and physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners perform therapeutic procedures including suturing, develop/monitor patient treatment plans, and act as first or second hand in surgical procedures.
Physician assistants should hold a current state license, in addition to current national certification (NCCPA), and be a graduate of a physician assistant's program approved by the American Medical Association. At least three years of clinical experience strongly preferred.
CRNPs should hold a current state license as a professional nurse, as well as a master's degree in nursing with nurse practitioner certification. At least three years of clinical experience strongly preferred.