Advanced Practice Providers

Unlocking access to care

UW Health is proud to employ over 800 advanced practice providers (APPs) – nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified anesthesiologist assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwives. Our practices span Dane County and the surrounding region with primary care, specialty ambulatory care and inpatient services provided at UW Health hospitals and clinics and many outreach locations.

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If you have any questions, or would like to inquire about opportunities, please call the Physician Resource Center at: 
(779) 696-7070 

Contact Our Physician Recruitment Team 

Julia Zimmerman 
Vice President 
Strategic Growth 

Jessica Marquez 
Physician Resources 

Abbe Castrogiovanni
Provider Recruiter
Physician Resources

Emily Pfau
Provider Recruiter
Physician Resources

Be a voice at the table

Through our Advanced Practice Provider Advisory Council led by clinical APPs, UW Health APPs help shape policy regarding professional advocacy, provider wellness, communication strategies and other workplace matters. In addition, UW Health APPs serve on over 70 local or organizational councils and committees across Wisconsin and northern Illinois, providing a valuable and visible voice at the table.

Work at the top of
your scope

Our goal is to have our APPs working to the top of their scope, to be part of their team and to have a voice in how they practice medicine. At UW Health we have a robust leadership structure with 100% of our UW Health employed APPs reporting to either the Director of APPs, an APP Manager, or an APP Supervisor. This allows our APPs to be led and managed by those that understand their practice best.

Grow in your career

Our faculty and providers are passionate about developing the next generation of advanced practice providers. APPs at UW Health have many opportunities to further their professional development. From monthly APP Grand Rounds to extensive CME offerings and a state-of-the-art SIM lab, APPs at UW Health never stop learning. In addition to Academic Practice Partnerships with local NP and PA programs to train the next generation of APPs, we offer post-graduate training and opportunities to develop competency in specialty care.

Benefits at a glance

A benefits package that’s hard to beat

Our vision is to build the best APP workforce in the nation, excelling in patient care, patient education and health care research. Accordingly, we offer a benefits package that stacks up among the best in the region.

Work-life balance

Your life is more than your work. Our full-time and part-time positions allow for scheduling flexibility that aligns with an optimal work/life balance. Employees also may join our Advanced Practice Provider Advisory Council, which seeks to continually enhance the workplace culture.

Home to top-performing hospitals

UW Health is home to top performing hospitals in Wisconsin and Illinois, including University Hospital in Madison, which has been ranked Wisconsin’s No. 1 hospital for 12 straight years by U.S. News & World Report. Our American Family Children’s Hospital is a regional leader in pediatric special care, while in Rockford, our SwedishAmerican Hospital is a leading regional hospital known for high performance in many specialties including cardiology, cancer care and orthopedics.

Pay and benefits

Your Total Rewards, which combines salary and benefits, is a highly competitive package that few can match. Our health insurance and retirement programs are the envy of many, and our employee health and wellbeing options help you be at your best as a UW Health caregiver.

Professional development opportunities

UW Health encourages APPs to participate in research, educational programs, article publications and poster presentations. Our APPs deliver grand rounds to faculty physicians, nurses and other APPs. Our employees lecture in the UW-Madison School of Nursing and Physician Assistant program and serve as affiliate and/or permanent faculty.

Volunteer opportunities

You will have opportunities to participate in volunteer activities, provide preceptors for APP students and work with medical mission groups.

Experience advanced medicine

At UW Health, you’ll be part of a leading academic medical center — gaining clinical experience by caring for more complex patients. Our array of medical specialties spans everything from trauma to transplant. Research protocols give our patients access to the latest “bench-to-bedside” medical advances.

Embracing diversity

UW Health embraces diversity and inclusion in the workforce as an essential way to provide the best care for our patients. We strive to fight racism in all places — not only because it is the right thing to do, but because it helps us better serve patients from all communities.