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Neurosurgeon in Des Moines, IA (Perm)

Des Moines, IA 50314

Specialty: Doctor of Osteopathic, Medical Doctor, Neuro Surgery, Physician (MD or DO) Job Number: 3741

Job Description

MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center is seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible Neurosurgeon to join our collegial cutting edge fellowship trained Neurosurgery team.

Shift(s) Description:
  • M-F, call cases on some weekends
  • Call 1:4 with APP taking 1st call. 24 hour call shifts, approximate 7-8 consecutive days/nights of call.  No elective cases or clinic while on Trauma Call

Job Description:
  • Case mix includes complex spine, neurovascular conditions, brain and trauma
  • Robust spine center with integrated Pain and PMR
  • Patient Demographic: Adult
  • Average number of surgical cases per day: 1
  • Level II Trauma Level
  • Annual ER Volume: 65,000
  • Number of Neurosurgeons in Practice: 4
  • Dedicated Clinic RN for each Physician
  • Dedicated Neuro-Ortho surgery team, will have an APP for all cases
  • APP’s primary assist with daily inpatient rounding
  • EMR Systems: Inpatient is Cerner and Outpatient is AllScripts 
  • On site X-Ray, CT and MRI/ Functional MRI
  • Client is only interested in Perm candidates.  
  • Clinical practice experience strongly preferred 
Procedures Required: 
  • Cranial Burr Holes
  • Intracranial Pressure Monitor or Insertion of, Intracranial Hemorrhage
  • Tumor Removal
  • Braid Bleed Stoppage
  • Trauma Repair
  • Shunt Insertion or Revision
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery 
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Neurocritical Conditions
  • Ventricular Taps, Ventriculoperitoneal shunt/taps/reprogramming, Ventriculostomy
  • Spine Surgery Procedures, Discectomy, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion, Spine Stabilization and Reconstruction 
  • Lumbar Puncture 
  • Placement of Lumbar Drains
  • CSF Sampling from Shunts or External Ventricular Drains
  • Management and Interpretation of ICP and CPP Data
  • External Ventricular Drain Management
  • Board Certified (ABNS) or Board Eligible - REQUIRED
  • IA License - REQUIRED (IMLC accepted)
  • COVID Vaccination - REQUIRED 
  • Availability - REQUIRED 
  • Experience with Adult and Trauma Neurosurgery cases - REQUIRED 
  • Experience in Required Procedures (see Practice Description attachment) - REQUIRED 

  • ACLS
  • ATLS
  • BLS
  • Board Certified
  • Board Eligible
  • NALS
  • PALS

  • Iowa

ABOUT THE FACILITY About MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center:
  • MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center is a 550 bed Level II Trauma center that has been faithfully serving the community since 1893 and has a tertiary service area of 1.4 million.  Named to the Becker’s Healthcare “100 great hospitals in America” list    Mercy One Des Moines Medical Center offers central Iowa’s only Gold Seal of Approval and Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center. Our closed ICU’s include a dedicated Neuro Trauma ICU supported by full time Pulmonary Critical Care and Surgical Critical Care trained Physicians. MercyOne features block scheduling, 3 navigation stations, o-arm, minimally invasive capabilities and Bi-Plane suite.   

About the Community:
  • Greater Des Moines is consistently ranked nationally among the best places to live with low cost of living and strong job market.  Spend Saturdays at the nationally-renowned Downtown Farmers' Market and afternoons strolling in the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Bike to the job you love and come home to the community of friends and family. Enjoy abundant trails for walking, running and biking. The metro area is known for top-notch schools, clean and safe neighborhoods.  Cultural events, music and art festivals, the Iowa State Fair and Iowa Cubs games at Principal Park are just a few attractions Des Moines has to offer. This is a place where culture flourishes and opportunities can grow, where a work/life balance can be achieved, where education is unmatched and award-winning arts and entertainment is always just around the corner. Live life without compromise.

Meet Your Recruiter

Savannah Nelson-Hare
Logistics Coordinator

Savannah joined Wapiti in July 2022 and currently works as a recruiter out of our Huron office.

Savannah and her wife moved from San Diego, CA to Huron, SD in October of 2021. Although it’s been a huge change, she’s learning to love the small-town living. When she isn’t working, Savannah loves adventuring to new parts of the state. Her hobbies include playing piano, reading a great book, and spoiling her sphynx senseless.

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  • ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • ATLS: Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • BLS: Basic Life Support
  • CALS: Comprehensive Advanced Life Support
  • NRP: Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • PALS: Pediatric Advanced Life Support