Nurse Practitioner or PA - Inpatient Critical Care

Location:  Waukesha
Job Type:  Nights - 3rd Shift
Weekly Hours:  36
Job Description
  • Critical Care Program covers both facilities – Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital ICUs
  • Hospital Beds: ProHealth Waukesha Memorial 300; Oconomowoc Memorial 58
  • ICU Beds: ProHealth Waukesha Memorial 24; Oconomowoc 11
  • Mandatory Consult ICUs
  • Physician shifts: 7a-7p (on site Waukesha); 7p-7a On-call (for both facilities with Telemedicine capabilities)
  • NPPA shifts: Physician available via call or telemedicine 24-7
  • Waukesha 7a-7p; 7p-7a
  • Oconomowoc 7a-7p
  • NPPAs rotate between the two sites
·        Schedule: 7 on 7 off; or a form of block schedule to ensure patient continuity,
  • Nurse Practitioners must be ACNP certified
  • Full-time providers are employed with benefits
Facility Information
ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital is a non-profit hospital located in Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the ProHealth Care system, which includes two hospitals and several clinics in the Waukesha area. The hospital has been serving the community since 1914 and has a long history of providing high-quality healthcare services to its patients. The hospital offers a wide range of medical services, including emergency care, cancer care, heart and vascular care, orthopedics, women's health, and more. It is home to a Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a comprehensive stroke center, and a certified chest pain center. Overall, ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital is a leading healthcare provider in the Waukesha area, offering a broad range of medical services and community outreach programs to meet the needs of its patients and community.

What You Will Do:

The Advance Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) in Pulmonary Critical Care works in collaboration with the physician team to manage care for patients in the Intensive Care Unit.

  • Evaluates, admits, and consults on patients admitted to the ICU in partnership and collaboration with the physician team. 
  • Orders, interprets, and documents results of clinical tests and formulates therapeutic plans and recommendations. 
  • Intervenes in acute clinical situations as appropriate and commensurate with training and experience.
  • Acts as care liaison between patient, family, and all providers involved in the care of the patient.


Upon completion of training and verification of competency, will perform the following procedures (not limited to):

  • Arterial line placement
  • Central line placement
  • Bedside ultrasound evaluation
  • Airway management


Required Education:

  • Masters of Science in Nursing or Masters, Physician Assistant
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is acceptable but is not necessarily preferred
  • WI-Registered Nurse & WI-Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber or WI Physician Assistant
  • ACLS/BLS required

Required one of the following certifications:

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ANCC or AACN)
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ANCC or AACN)
  • Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANCC or AANP)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (ANCC or AANP)
  • Physician Assistant-Certified: (NCCPA)
  • All of the following: ACLS or BLS, DEA Registration as a Mid-Level Provider or eligibility (as defined by proof of DEA application)



Preferred Experience:

  • Direct critical care experience as APP in previous role
  • Advanced provider certifications in critical care including Critical Care Residency or other equivalent
  • Critical Care RN experience previously as applicable
  • Willing to hire and train new graduates with elective critical care rotations during training



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ProHealth Care is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive work environment and values the perspectives of our people. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Do You Fit at ProHealth Care?

Here at ProHealth Care, we strive to be the best we can be, while continually improving the care we deliver. With patient care at the center of all we do, it is ingrained into our culture to attract the best and the brightest to ProHealth Care. We have a promise to our patients and employees: The way you should be treated. We live by this commitment and remain dedicated to creating a warm, safe and welcoming environment.

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee