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Dedicated talents. A leading institution.

There’s a reason that Stanford Health Care is the premiere institution for Advanced Practice in the United States. Simply put, we hold ourselves to a higher standard. More than 400 Advanced Practice Providers working in over 40 specialties across our organization bring skilled leadership and exceptional dedication to every patient encounter.

We're also proud to offer our nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, and certified registered nurse anesthetists the benefit of our Center for Advanced Practice. Launched in 2012, the center provides administrative infrastructure and support services to all our Advanced Practice Providers (APPs), including:

  • Onboarding & General Orientation
  • Mentorship Program
  • Fellowship Program in various specialties
  • Wellness Program
  • Conferences and Educational Opportunities specific for APPs
  • Student Placement Program
    • Provide opportunities to teach and train APP students through partnerships with over 12 APP programs in California and throughout the U.S.
  • APP Shared Governance Council
  • Career Ladder

"Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) play an integral role in the delivery of high quality care for our patients. In collaboration with our physicians, nurses, and other allied health colleagues, we strive to meet the organization’s mission one patient at a time."

— Clair Kuriakose, PA-C, MBA Director of Advanced Practice

Nurse Practitioners (NP)

Our team of NPs brings the kind of advanced education and experience necessary to deliver crucial care to their patients. Whether it's in the hospital setting, clinics, or a private doctor's office, they can choose to work in specialized areas such as geriatrics, family care, obstetrics/gynecology, or pediatrics. Of course, as a world-class organization, our hiring criteria are more rigorous for NPs than the state mandates for licensure and certification. We require that NPs must first have a master's or doctoral degree in nursing and be nationally board-certified in order to be considered for positions within Stanford Health Care.

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Physician Assistants (PA)

We look to our physician assistants to provide many of the same tasks as our doctors. In fact, they often collaborate closely with doctors to determine appropriate medical treatment for patients. Our team of PAs specialize in everything from cardiology to surgery to orthopaedics to children's health. And as with our NPs, we set higher standards for physician assistant candidates than the state mandates for both licensure and certification. PAs interested in joining our team must first have a minimum of a bachelor's degree to be considered for positions within the Hospital.

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Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS)

Clinical Nurse Specialists at Stanford Health Care have diverse roles in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. They are clinical experts in specialty areas where they focus on the complex patient population. They sometimes are unit based where they serve as a resource and educator for the nursing staff. CNSs are innovative in program development. Many CNSs serve on interdisciplinary consult teams such as the palliative care, pain and neurology service. CNSs interested in pursuing a career at Stanford must have a master's degree and certification in a specialty area.

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Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA)

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists are Advanced Practice Nurses who safely provide more than 32 million anesthetics for surgical, obstetrical and trauma care each year in the United States. They administer every type of anesthetic to patients, work in every type of practice setting, and provide care for every type of operation or procedure — from open heart surgery to pain management programs.

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current openings

APP: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assist-Urologic Medical Oncology (46964) Job Type: Full Time Schedule: Days Location: Palo Alto, CA Req: 46964
APP: Relief Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - BMT (42078) Job Type: Relief Schedule: Days Location: Palo Alto, CA Req: 42078
APP: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Internal Medicine (47155) Job Type: Full Time Schedule: Days Location: Palo Alto, CA Req: 47155