Advanced Practice Provider: Neurosurgery

Position highlights

UW Health Northern Illinois seeks an Advanced Practice Provider (APRN or PA-C) to join our neurosurgery team in Rockford, Ill. We are looking for a dedicated candidate to provide our patients with high-quality treatment and diagnostic services and embody our mission: “Through excellence in health care and compassionate service, we care for our community.”

Your clinical support includes the following:

  • Evaluate new and returning patients in the ambulatory setting
  • Provide pre- and post-operative care in both the outpatient and inpatient settings
  • Serve as first assist in the OR
  • Provide consultations in the Emergency Department and on the nursing units
  • Have a comprehensive full-time practice that includes call and weekends


  • Completion of an approved master’s level Advanced Practice Nurse program.
  • Advanced Practice Nurse Licensure in Illinois and certification by a national credentialing organization.

Support and benefits

As a UW Health Northern Illinois Advanced Practice Provider, you will join our team of 111 APPs who enjoy the following support and benefits:

  • Transformation nursing leadership with Magnet recognition, shared governance and professional practice models and full practice authority committee
  • Professional Nurse Internship and Ambulatory Nurse Residency programs
  • Highly-competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive family-friendly benefits including health, dental, vision and life insurance, on-site child care and sick child care, generous vacation and retirement program.

About the Greater Rockford area

Rockford and northern Illinois offer world-class attractions, outstanding recreation opportunities and beautiful parks — all at a cost of living significantly below those of most metropolitan areas. And for a quick visit, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison are each just 90 minutes away or less. The Greater Rockford area offers superb cultural, recreational and outdoor amenities along with an eclectic arts community of theater, symphony, museums and dance. With an award-winning park district, Rockford also offers unrivaled outdoor recreation, markets and ethnic festivals plus Golf Digest-ranked golf courses, endless bike trails and extensive indoor and outdoor sports centers. In addition, we have excellent private, parochial and public school options, including the renaissance Gifted Academy with graduates ranked in the top 5% nationally.

Contact information

For more information on how you can advance your career with UW Health Northern Illinois, or to submit your CV and cover letter for consideration, please contact Abbe Castrogiovanni at or (779) 696-7193.