Careers At UNM Medical Group

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Neuro & Orthopaedic Spine

Department: Orthopaedics
Location: Albuquerque, NM

UNM Medical Group, Inc. is hiring for an Advanced Practice Provider, Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant. This role will be a split role between two of our departments, this position will work with both our Orthopaedic Spine team at the UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center and our Neurosurgery team at the UNM Hospital. This opportunity is a full-time position. 



Functions in  specialized setting in the role of practitioner, educator, mentor, consultant in providing independent acute and/or routine medical care to a specified population. Establishes goals and priorities in accordance with patient and staff needs and organizational objectives. Provides consultation and advice to others as a highly-specialized practitioner. May supervise support staff in an out-of-hours or remote clinical setting.


Minimum Job Requirements of Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant:

Education:  Advanced Practice Nursing or Physician Assistant Accredited Program Graduate.  Verification of education and licensure (if applicable) will be required if selected for hire.  One year directly related experience required in Specialty areas. Preferred:  Three years directly related experience in related specialty area.



  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Nursing or Physician Assistant Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiner and Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
  • Prescriptive Authority from the State of New Mexico.
  • Federal DEA Certification.
  • BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers (with hands on training), must be obtained within 30 calendar days of date of hire
  • ACLS or PALS (if applicable) within 30 days of hire


Duties and Responsibilities  of Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant:

  1. Assess, diagnose and develop treatment plans; implement treatment, follow-up and evaluate patient within the scope of practice protocols as outlined by state statute.
  2. Assists in providing pre-op and post-op care; writes appropriate orders, including those for narcotics, stimulants, and depressant drugs.
  3. Perform patient history and physical exams as needed, document findings noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings.
  4. Notifies attending physician on call, house physician on call, or supervising physician regarding any unusual or unexpected events or problems requiring direct physician consultation.
  5. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
  6. Work as a team member with medical/nursing staff to provide comprehensive care and promote continuity of care. Guide, teach, support and serve as a nursing and/or medical staff resource.
  7. Provide accurate documentation of patient care, document orders, directives, procedures and patient responses in the medical record and communicate them to other members of the health care team; maintain accurate, legible and confidential records.
  8. Provides health education to patients, families and/or community health practitioners and groups; may train and supervise medical residents engaged in specific clinical activities.
  9. Act as role model through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  10. May perform clinical research related to specific operations.
  11. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


About UNM Medical Group, Inc.:

UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) is the practice plan organization for physicians and other medical providers associated with the UNM Health Sciences Center. UNMMG is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and is an equal opportunity employer. UNMMG strives to mitigate health disparities brought about by technology; we aim to reach underrepresented populations, making healthcare more equitable and accessible for all of the people in New Mexico; we have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.


About UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center - Orthopaedic Department and UNMH Neurosurgery:

UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC) is a community-based academic healthcare facility that is served by both hospital-based UNM Faculty Physicians and community-based independent physicians. Our mission is to improve the overall health of the communities we serve by providing the highest quality healthcare services that meet the needs of Sandoval County's diverse population, as well as providing, increasingly over time, healthcare and medical educational opportunities. Our facility houses 72 acute-care inpatient beds that service two medical/surgical units and an Intensive Care Unit. In addition, UNM SRMC offers a state-of-the-art Radiology & Women's Imaging department, a 24-hour a day/7-days a week Emergency Department, six operating rooms, two procedure rooms, on-site Physical & Occupational Therapy, and Primary Care and Specialty Care Clinics. Since we opened our doors in July of 2012, we have remained committed to providing Sandoval County with quality, expert healthcare that is always delivered with a smile.

For over 40 years, the UNM Health Orthopaedics team has specialized in treating bone and joint disorders. As the only academic medical center in New Mexico, we provide the highest level of individualized care and the most advanced treatment options in the region.

Our team works to provide the safest option possible to get you back on your feet sooner. We work with a full-service rehabilitation team to help you manage pain and regain mobility. And when needed, our board-certified surgeons provide minimally invasive surgery, including joint replacement using computerized assisted navigation surgery.


 UNM Neurosurgery is a unique practice opportunity for APPs, helping to cover the state’s only and nation’s 3rd busiest level I trauma center, New Mexico’s only TJC-Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, only pediatric neurosurgery service, and a dynamic and growing elective practice covering multiple facilities. Neurosurgery APPs at UNM experience the full breadth of neurosurgical practice, covering all subspecialties as well as the full continuum of care, including much operative experience. As a community hospital built in partnership with Indian Health Services in the early 1950s, and since the 1960s operated as an academic medical center, UNMH has a long history of diversity, equity and inclusion. The hospital’s foundational legislative act from 1952 stated “no distinction shall ever be made in the admission, accommodation or treatment of patients in or in connection with the hospital on the basis of race, religion, color, language or otherwise” and today the universal values imbued by this constitutional statement resonates with the UNM Neurosurgery staff and faculty.



UNMMG offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as tuition assistance, paid leave and 403b retirement for benefits eligible employees.


Apply TODAY to our Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant  opportunity with UNM Medical Group, Inc. and a Provider Recruiter will contact you shortly!

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