Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 214956
Duke University Hospital
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Center for Advanced Practice
Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA) - SICU
The Duke Hospital Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant) provides direct patient care services for critically ill complex (multi-organ) and trauma patients in an intensive care setting in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Team and Anesthesia Critical Care Team. The NP/PA performs physical exams, collects and documents data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, coordinates the care and discharge of patients, and provides direct patient care services. The NP / PA contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership to the organization.
CCPA: Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program. A Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree strongly preferred.
CCNP: Completion of an Acute Care / Critical Care Nurse Practitioner program.
NP: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina and approval to practice as an NP.
PA: Licensure as a Physician Assistant in the state of North Carolina.
CCPA: National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA) certification is required.
CCNP: National certification as a NP required prior to employment. Certification as an Acute Care or Critical Care Nurse Practitioner strongly preferred.
PA: National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA) certification is required
NP: National certification as an NP
CCPA: Two years as a Physician Assistant in a critical care setting required
CCNP: Three years minimum as a registered nurse, with minimum of one year experience as an NP, preferably in an ICU setting. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Physical and mental requirements:
Able to clearly articulate scope of practice, and practices within those guidelines as a Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant in the state of North Carolina and within the Duke University Health System.
Able to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively to solve complex problems
Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership, and others.
Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, perform health assessments, treatment, and follow-up.
Able to use fine motor skills
Able to record activities, document assessments & interventions; prepare reports and presentations;
Able to use computer and learn new software programs
Able to provide leadership in clinical area of expertise and in meeting organizational goals
Able to navigate the Hospital and DUHS to provide clinical expertise to specific patient populations
Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to move or lift at least fifty pounds
Able to remain focused and organized
Able to work collaboratively with all levels of personnel
Primary hours will be 12-24 hour day shift covering 7 days per week including holiday, nights and weekends. Schedule may be changed by administrative or clinical leadership to meet department needs.
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