Neurology, Stroke - AP

Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 170859-1A
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2021
Category: Adv Practice/Non MD Provider

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Welcome to Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a world-renowned tertiary medical center known for its innovative technology, pioneering medical treatment and leading-edge research. A teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine, the hospital provides quality health care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty, from primary care to cancer diagnosis and treatment to kidney and liver transplantation. It is a national leader in a number of health care areas, including stroke, weight management and lung screenings, among many others. Lahey also helps to advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders.

About the Job

NP/PA Stroke Position

 The Stroke Team at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is seeking to hire an advanced practice provider (nurse practitioner or physician assistant) to join our rapidly expanding Vascular Neurology service. Currently, the Lahey Stroke and Neurocritical Care program consists of 5 stroke physicians, 5 neuro-intensivists, 2 stroke and  9 neurocritical APPs, as well as 3 stroke RNs. As a certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, we strive to ensure rapid access to a multidisciplinary team and to consistently provide superb care to even the most complex stroke patients in a collegial, collaborative and respectful environment.  We work closely with Neuroradiology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Vascular Neurosurgery and Vascular Surgery on many of our patients. Quality and safety are our primary goals and to that end, we have plans to expand our stroke APP service. 


Advanced Practitioners hired for this position will function as primary stroke APP under the guidance of a stroke physician. The APP will be responsible for admitting, rounding on and discharging patients with ischemic stroke, intracerebral hemorrhage, and other cerebrovascular disorders.  Key duties will include initial evaluation; development and implementation of diagnostic and therapeutic plan; interpretation of laboratory, imaging, and physiologic data; discussion of patients with consultants; and clinical documentation including discharge planning.


Additionally, for approximately a third of the time, the stroke APP will be trained to see patients in the outpatient setting. This will typically include follow-up visits for general neurology, headache and stroke patients. There is additional opportunity to train in outpatient procedures such as lumbar puncture, Botox administration and nerve blocks.


The successful candidate will have received some formal training in the stroke and outpatient clinic; be dedicated to the delivery of outstanding care to patients and their families; have excellent interpersonal skills; have the ability to function semi-autonomously in the care of challenging and ill patients; and have enthusiasm for the teaching, learning, and quality improvement necessary for the successful building of the stroke program. Research and teaching opportunities are available if desired.



Interested candidates should forward CV and cover letter to:

Kara Freeburg, Advanced Practice Recruiter

[email protected]