Advanced Practice Providers

The Department of Emergency Medicine utilizes Advanced Practice Providers (Physician Assistants and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners) to provide care within our Adult and Springhill Emergency Departments. APPs are hired through UF Health Shands Hospital and are assigned to our Department upon successful screening, hiring, and credentialing.

Our Advanced Practice Providers spend the majority of their clinical time in our Rapid Assessment Zone of the Adult Emergency Department. This is a fast-paced, high-volume unit seeing mostly middle and low acuity patients.  In addition, all of our APPs are offered rotations in the core areas of the Adult ED, particularly on Resident Conference Days and other events when EM Residents are not present. Our APPs actively manage the highest acuity medical and trauma cases when working “core shifts”. Finally, all APPs are also offered rotations in the Springhill Emergency Department, a free-standing, community-based 24/7 Emergency Department in Northwest Gainesville. Clearly, the variety of our patients and scope of our departmental operations gives our APPs an excellent opportunity to experience the full breadth of Emergency Medicine.

APPs who work in our Emergency Departments will be afforded specialized training within our Department, including Emergency Ultrasound and the management of low risk Chest Pain patients. APPs can attend all educational offerings within our entire Department including our robust Residency Educational Conferences. For APPs interested in research in Emergency Medicine, we encourage involvement with our faculty in their areas of interest.

We have several current openings due to expansion of services within our Emergency Departments. Please contact Dr. Thomas Payton for more information.

Current Openings

Job ID 30875 – PA/ARNP MidProvider ED – Extender Services – Gainesville


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