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612.775.6200

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612.775.6222

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Employment opportunities

With an international reputation for excellence

With an international reputation for excellence, Twin Cities Spine Center attracts some of the most capable professionals in the health care field. Employees enjoy a professional work environment that includes state-of-the-art equipment, competitive compensation and benefits.

Staff positions

Staff are employed in the following departments:

  • Patient services: Nurse clinicians, clinic assistants, appointment schedulers and x-ray technologists comprise this department.
  • Research and education: This department includes clinical research coordinators and assistants.
  • Support services: Medical secretaries, medical record clerks, registrars and business office staff are employed in this department.

For information about current job openings in these areas, please call 612.775.6200 or see current opportunities below. 

Current opportunities

The following employment opportunities are currently available at Twin Cities Spine Center:

Physician Assistant

Twin Cities Spine Center has a new opportunity for a full time Physician Assistant to join our team of 8 Orthopedic Spine Surgeons and 10 PA/NP to provide exceptional spine care.

This exciting position will be based on the St. Francis medical campus and would support our continued expansion in the south metro.

The PA would provide continuity of care to patients transitioning through the various stages of surgical services, as well as accessibility to non-operative care needs.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Occasional first assistant
  • Office visits: shared PA/MD schedule as well as individual schedule to develop autonomy. Initial consults, post op care and follow up
  • In patient: rounding, consults and assisting with discharging of patients
  • Professional development: participate in weekly spine conference and work closely with other surgeons, spine fellows and hospital and clinic staff
  • Additional responsibilities include education and administrative services
  • Participate in committees, quality efforts, educational initiatives and support spine care needs across the non-operative and operative spectrum.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a Physician Assistant Program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistant, Inc.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience with exposure to clinic and surgical services, preferably in orthopedics, spine or neurosurgery.
  • Certification as a Physician Assistant from NCCPA and current licensure as a Physician Assistant in the state of Minnesota
  • Certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS)
  • DEA registered or eligible

Spine Surgeon

TWIN CITIES SPINE CENTER

Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota

A great opportunity to balance a challenging, fulfilling career in a beautiful, culturally rich metropolitan area!

Twin Cities Spine Center (TCSC) is seeking an exceptional spine surgeon to join their busy and growing practice.

This is a full-time, academic private practice opportunity with a three-year buy-in option and a competitive salary and benefit package. The incoming surgeon will have immediate referrals and an opportunity to enhance TCSC and their personal practice in the metropolitan Minneapolis and St. Paul area.

The ideal candidate should have successfully completed a Spine Fellowship, have at least 3-5 years of experience with adult and pediatric deformity patients, and be ABOS Board Certified.

TCSC is an internationally distinguished medical practice dedicated to the comprehensive management of spinal diseases and disorders. We are also a leading research and educational institution focused on the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.  Our surgeons are fellowship-trained leaders and board certified in the field of orthopedic spine research and surgical practices, and often lecture and publish on issues related to the treatment of spinal diseases and disorders.

Twin Cities Spine Center has a strong working relationship with Allina Health Systems including Abbott Northwestern, United and St. Francis Hospitals, with future plans to extend our surgical practice sites. We currently have two main clinic sites and six satellite clinics.  Visit our website: www.tcspine.com for more information.

The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are separated by the Mississippi river and is the largest metropolitan area in Minnesota. Its sound economy is attributed to healthcare, manufacturing, arts, education, and retail.

Visit www.visit-twincities.com to find out more about our vibrant, diverse community and the Land of 10,000 Lakes. 

For more information about this opportunity, please send a letter of interest and current CV to:

Mrs. Terry Mitchell, COO

Twin Cities Spine Center

913 East 26th Street, Suite 600

Minneapolis, MN 55404-4515

MDRecruitment@tcspine.com

Phone: (612) 775-6247

Fax: (612) 775-6222


Nurse Clinician - Full-Time

Job Summary:

The Nurse Clinician (RN) will work cooperatively with the specific physician(s) in providing optimal patient education for pre and post-operative and non-operative, conservative spine care for patients of all ages. This involves triaging of phone calls, providing support as needed in clinic and assist patients as needed. Develop and support collaborative relationships with referring providers, hospital staff and outpatient services to aid in the comprehensive continuum of TCSC’s patient care.  The position requires the ability to work independently and collectively as a member of the team and will participate in all aspects of patient care as indicated.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide care, education and support through phone triage to pre/post-operative and non-operative patients.
  • Support patients during post op home recovery period through education and phone communication.
  • Schedules New Patient, Rechecks, Pre/Post Op or Established patient clinics as determined by clinic availability.
  • Provide appropriate assessment of patient’s health, ranging from focused to comprehensive.
  • Facilitate collaborative discussion and review of cases and findings with physician as needed. Ensure physician is informed of patient findings and status.
  • Obtain patient health history from patient or guardian and review pertinent health records and review pertinent health records.
  • Consults with surgeon as appropriate with patient history.
  • Makes health record entries into electronic medical record and patient portals.
  • Provides for continuity of care during hospitalization.
  • Order pertinent diagnostic tests and procedures.
  • Interprets health information and establishes diagnoses consistent with the accumulated data.
  • Communicates treatment plan as directed by physicians or physician assistant.
  • Prescribes necessary medications and orders conservative therapies as appropriate.
  • Interprets and reviews radiology imaging/tests as directed by physician.
  • Provide education and support to operative and non-operative patients in clinic and via phone.
  • Makes health record entries into electronic medical record and dictates according to standards.
  • Work closely with physician, nurse and secretary to provide comprehensive care.
  • Assist the physician as needed during clinic and provide appropriate care to patients.
  • Maintains productive relationships with TCSC’s customer base through the delivery of extraordinary customer service and support enhancing the TCSC experience for our customers (patients, referring physicians, etc.)
  • Assist physician as necessary with related office work
    • Patient form completion
    • Correspondence
    • Medication refill authorization
  • Maintains current knowledge in the field of practice.
  • Acts as a resource for nurse clinicians, clinic assistants, front desk specialists, patient advocates etc.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
  • Provide PTO coverage for other nurse clinicians as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

 

  • Current MN RN licensure, (BSN Preferred).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a proactive communication style.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consultative, collaborative relationships at all levels.
  • Ability to exercise good/strong judgement in sensitive situations.
  • Minimum two years of professional experience with exposure to clinic and surgery services.
  • Well-developed assessment, interviewing and counseling skills
  • Knowledge of patient history and physician examination methods, health, sciences (anatomy with a focus on spine, physiology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, pharmacology and microbiology), HIPAA compliant.
  • Knowledge of Spine Surgical Procedures, outcomes and complications
  • Ability to develop therapeutic relationships with patients, interest medical data, identifies normal and abnormal physical and radiology findings.
  • Detail oriented ability to multitask.
  • Excellent communicator, positive attitude, hardworking, confident in skills.

Working Conditions:

 

  • Requires the use of office equipment, such as computer terminals, facsimile machines, telephones and copiers
  • Requires sitting for long periods of time
  • Requires sitting, standing and talking on the telephone
  • Requires the ability to see, hear, speak, write and key
  • Applicant must be detailed oriented
  • Requires being able to deal with difficult, sensitive and confidential issues
  • Requires strong organizational, time management and prioritization abilities
  • Extended hours may be required
  • Participates in educational activities and attends staff meetings
  • A team player with excellent communication skills
  • Adheres to all HIPAA regulations and maintains strict confidentiality

Competencies Required: 

 

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet established deadlines with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to be flexible in schedule and adaptable to constant change
  • Ability to effectively handle and prioritize multiple tasks, frequent interruptions, and details with accuracy
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance and on-time arrival to work as scheduled
  • Ability to deliver high quality customer service to external and internal customers by communicating with knowledge and patience
  • Ability to pay attention to the smallest details involved in taking service to the next level
  • Ability to recognize potential abnormalities and prioritize accordingly
  • Ability to remain calm in difficult situations
  • Ability to resolve basic service recovery issues and understand when to escalate to next level
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

This description is intended to provide only basic guidelines for meeting job requirements.  Responsibilities, skills, and working conditions may change as business needs evolve.

Research Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Research Coordinator is responsible for independently managing the day-to-day administrative and compliance activities of ongoing projects and studies that support the research and educational programs working closely with principal investigators, Physicians and Fellows in the design, organization, implementation, approval, and methodology of studies.  The primary responsibilities includes coordinating outreach initiatives, completing timely tracking and reporting, facilitating timely follow-up of program deliverables and outcomes, and ensuring compliance of all study requirements.  This position will also provide and manage data for Quality Assurance. 

Job Responsibilities:

Coordinate the ongoing operations of the Twin Cities Spine Center (TCSC) Research database and facilitate research studies, including the following:

  • Prepares IRB documents under the direction of the PI and Assists with answering Institutional Review Board (IRB) stipulations to obtain final approval, documents IRB approval and contract approval
  • Responsible for all IRB/sponsor submissions throughout the length of the study
  • Ensure patient enrollment, consenting and compliance for in-house studies (prospective and retrospective) and randomized trial studies.
  • Ensure all research studies are conducted ethically, they are scientifically sound and clearly defined
  • Familiarity and compliance with FDA regulations.
  • Assists with the budget development; may monitor ledgers under directions of Principal Investigator (PI) and may draft various communications to those involved with the study.
  • Assists PI in the planning of source documents for protocol
  • Medical decisions and care are the responsibility of qualified health care professionals, specifically physicians.
  • Everyone involved in the clinical study is qualified by training, education and experience
  • Assist in obtaining Informed Consent from study participant and documents appropriately
  • Maintains and monitors source documentation and appropriate forms as per protocol for quality and accuracy, including participants records; assists with quality assurance process
  • Notifies PI of latest development or delays with protocols, collection of data or participants involved.
  • Monitors case reports forms and identifies and resolves discrepancies. Tracks, processes and tabulates clinical trial documentation or study compliance data.
  • Anticipate potential issues and proactively identify solutions.
  • Confidentiality of subjects is respected and protected
  • Maintain research database including validity and consistency assessments.
  • Facilitate research studies through close work with physician, ancillary staff and external sponsors.
  • Adheres to internal controls established for department
  • Design new data collection forms and Access databases for projects and studies.
  • Mail, collect, record and manage all data from patient outcomes, including reporting the data to MN Community Measurement
  • Collect and record surgical details on all surgical patients for use of querying
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least two years of experience in clinical Research.
  • Strong computer skills essential, preferably database management and Access experience.
  • Medical terminology background is desired, preferably orthopedic.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiarity with medical anatomy and terminology
  • Familiarity with IRB process and compliance rules pertaining to research, confidentiality, and HIPAA
  • Strong attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to work closely other ancillary staff
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet established deadlines with a sense of urgency
  • Ability to be flexible in schedule and adaptable to constant change
  • Ability to effectively handle and prioritize multiple tasks, frequent interruptions, and details with accuracy
  • Ability to remain calm in difficult situations
  • Knowledge of and adherence to company policies and protocols
  • Knowledge of and adherence to HIPAA and safety guidelines
  • Skill in written and verbal communication
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance and on-time arrival to work as scheduled

Certifications (preferred):

            Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC)

                        -Preference with completion of certification within 12 months of hire.

Memberships (preferred):

                Academy of Clinical Research Professionals

Working Conditions:

 

  • Requires the use of office equipment, such as computer terminals, scanners, facsimile machines, telephones and copiers
  • Requires sitting, standing and talking on the telephone for long periods of time, manual dexterity needed for using calculator and computer keyboard
  • Requires the ability to see, hear, speak, write and key English
  • Requires being able to deal with difficult, sensitive and confidential issues
  • Candidate should have strong organizational, time management and prioritization abilities
  • A team player with excellent communication skills

Research Assistant / Data Entry - Part-time Casual

Job Summary:

The Research Assistant is responsible for the accurate data entry and scanning of detailed information into TCSC’s electronic records and research databases.  This position will also support the Research department with various tasks associated with studies including mailings, chart/XRay retrieval, and phone follow up calls. 

Job Responsibilities:

Assist with the ongoing operations of the Twin Cities Spine Center (TCSC) Research Department, including the following:

  • Enter study data into an Electronic Health Records (EHR) database
  • Prepare study mailings and maintain study records
  • Enter clinical patient satisfaction survey data into the EHR
  • Enter Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO) into research template
  • Upload and enter patients Research Registry (consent forms) into Nextgen ICS
  • Scan patients Initial Visit forms into research database
  • Assist with physician studies and other ancillary studies including chart and x-ray retrieval, data entry, phone calls
  • Provide various clerical support

Requirements:

  • Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access) experience
  • Medical office experience a plus
  • Strong attention to detail and strong organization skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to be flexible in schedule and adaptable to constant change
  • Knowledge of and adherence to company policies and protocols
  • Knowledge of and adherence to HIPAA and safety guidelines
  • Skill in written and verbal communication
  • Ability to maintain regular attendance and on-time arrival to work as scheduled

Working Conditions:

 

  • Requires the use of office equipment, such as computer terminals, scanners, facsimile machines, telephones and copiers
  • Requires sitting, standing and talking on the telephone for long periods of time, manual dexterity needed for using calculator and computer keyboard
  • Requires the ability to see, hear, speak, write and key English
  • Requires being able to deal with difficult, sensitive and confidential issues
  • Candidate should have strong organizational, time management and prioritization abilities
  • A team player with excellent communication skills

Application process

Letters of application and resumes may be directed to:

Human Resources
Twin Cities Spine Center
600 Piper Building
913 E. 26th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612.775.6200
Fax: 612.775.6222
Email: TDSimmons@tcspine.com

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