Job Description

Surgical Advanced Practice Provider - Sign-on Bonus

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia. 

Job Description:

***Must have robotic experience!*** ***Sign-on bonus offered- up to $10,000.00***

Under the direction of the supervising/collaborating physician, the Advanced Practice Provider delivers professional surgical services, within the appropriate scope of practice, as determined by the Arizona Regulatory Board of Physician Assistants or the State Board of Nursing, the Western Regional Medical Center (WRMC) medical staff rules and regulations, and the WRMC administrative direction.  The Advanced Practice Provider is the agent of the respective physicians for any medical services (within the physician’s scope of practice) that are delegated by that physician and that are; within the Advanced Practice Provider scope of practice and are delineated by protocols, practice guidelines, or practice directives established by the supervising/collaborating physician. 


  • Performs first assistant duties in the OR and/or clinic with complete knowledge of the disease process and whole patient care scenario, including, but not limited to positioning, preparation and draping of the patient; tissue manipulation; utilization of tying and suturing materials; drain/tube insertion; deep and superficial wound closure; application of internal devices and any other autonomous duties or procedures delegated by the supervising surgeon.
  • Performs non-anesthesia minor surgical procedures without in-room supervision.
  • Meets the specific needs of the attending surgeon and maintains the technical skills necessary to handle a broad range of procedures including, but not limited to colorectal (including robotic cases), breast, plastic (including microvascular cases), orthopedic, gynecologic (including robotic cases), head & neck, thoracic (including robotic cases) and urologic (including robotic cases) services.
  • Consults, collaborates, and communicates well with the surgeon and other consulting medical providers, and healthcare professionals such as hospitalists, intensivists, pain management, cardiologists, respiratory therapists, physical/occupational therapists, nurses, etc. in order to meet the needs of the patients.
  • Evaluates diagnoses and treats illnesses and injuries in the clinic, pre-op area, inpatient wards, and internal medicine clinic.
  • Evaluates care and orders and interprets appropriate labs, special studies (i.e., radiographic studies), IVs, diet, and therapeutic interventions as required.
  • Educates and counsels patients.
  • Performs comprehensive and problem-focused histories and physical examinations, including pre-operative H & Ps and evaluations, post-operative evaluations, discharge documentation and follow up evaluations on surgical patients in the clinic, pre-op area, inpatient wards, and internal medicine clinic. 
  • Maintains the skills and knowledge base of a certified PA or NP/APRN as required by the applicable state and national licensing authorities.
  • Prescribes schedule II, III, IV or V controlled substances as defined in the federal controlled substances act of 1970 (P.L. 91-513; 84 Stat. 1242; 21 United States Code section 802) and prescription only medications.
  • Writes orders as indicated for pre-operative, intraoperative, post-operative and clinical follow up care and completes documentation in a timely fashion.
  • Ability to navigate the clinical information systems as needed to perform job duties. Knowledge and proficient with how to document patient orders, history and physicals, review the PACS System, and navigate through the surgical information system.
  • Strictly adheres to the Universal Protocol, while performing the role of Surgical Assistant in the operating suite under the direction of the supervising physician and/or while performing other medical procedures.
  • Provides call coverage and onsite patient rounding, in accordance with Hospital Call Program.



  • Minimum of 18 months as an Advanced Practice Provider in a surgical specialty or commensurate training/experience.


  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Training Program OR
  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN), Nurse Practitioner (NP)


  • Licensed/certified and eligible to practice as Physician Assistant in the State of Arizona OR
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Arizona


  • American Heart Basic Life Support (BLS)

  • American Heart Advanced Cardiac Life support (ACLS)

  • Evidence of application for DEA certificate must be provided upon hire and obtained within 90 days of hire. Certification should be maintained thereafter unless waived by department/division.


  • Registered Nurse First Assist (for Surgical NP/APRN)

Special Skills

  • Minimum of 18 months of first assisting, suturing, and laparoscopy experience or commensurate training/experience.


Pay Range

$98,166.43 - $161,616.00

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility.  These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

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