ER Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner

The Physician Assistant / Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department practices independently. They are responsible for providing direct patient care including obtaining histories, examining patients, ordering appropriate labs and x-rays, performing minor procedures, discussing treatment plans, and following up with patients and their families.

 Duties & Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and manage patients with acute illnesses/injuries in a fast pace, dynamic emergency department environment.
  • Initial evaluation, history, physical examination, emergency procedures, interpretation of various diagnostic studies
  • Treat all levels of acuity including adults and pediatrics
  • Initial evaluation, history, physical examination, emergency procedures, interpretation of various diagnostic studies.
  • Experienced in dealing with trauma, minor surgical procedures, casting, suturing, ordering, and interpreting labs and x-rays.
  • Formulate differential diagnosis based on patient symptoms and test results.
  • Develop proficiency in the documentation and computerized EMR and CPOE


  • Completion of a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or graduate of an accredited school of nursing and Nurse Practitioner program.
  • Physician Assistant certification through the Nation Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). For Nurse Practitioners, certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).
  • Current Minnesota License.
  • BLS, ACLS, ATLS, and PALS Certification
  • 3-5 years Emergency Department experience preferred or emergency medicine specialty

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to read and communicate effectively.
  • Strong written and verbal skills.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Team building.

Performance Standards

  • Must adhere to HIPAA confidentiality standards.
  • Must adhere to the Keys to Heartfelt Care.
  • Must receive an annual influenza vaccine.
  • Must receive COVID-19 vaccine and any future COVID booster shots or vaccines.
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position.


  • Part-Time or Full-Time

How to Apply

  • Apply Online – You may upload a CV with the online application.
  • Download, print, and mail completed application or resume to Jenna Janu, HR Manager, 10 Fourth Ave SE, Glenwood, MN 56334

GRHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Glacial Ridge Health System

Glacial Ridge Health System is located in Glenwood, Minnesota to provide Heartfelt Care to the surrounding communities, our patients, and our staff. As an independent level IV trauma center and acute stroke-ready hospital, we also provide a wide array of medical services, including clinics, homecare, hospice, and therapy. We’re doing big things at Glacial Ridge and are hiring new team members and medical professionals who are ready to provide heartfelt care!

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