Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 181368
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 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
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Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit Advanced Practice Provider (APP)
The Duke Hospital Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) Advanced Practice Provider (APP) provides direct patient care services for complex critically ill cardiothoracic surgery and patients, in the intensive care setting including advanced heart Failure, VADS and ECMO, Heart and Lung transplants in collaboration with cardiac anesthesiologist and cardiothoracic surgeon(s). The APP performs physical exams, collects and documents data, performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including A-lines, Central lines, therapeutic Bronchoscopies, orders laboratory studies, partners with consultants, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications and coordinates patient care. The CTICU APP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership to the organization.
Minimum Requirements to Apply
Graduate of accredited Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Certification, ACNP or AGACNP, certification
AHA provider certification for BLS and ACLS
Minimum 1+ years' experience in high acuity CTICU/critical care setting and/OR 2+ years CTICU RN experience
Graduate of accredited Physician Assistant program
AHA provider certification for BLS and ACLS
1+ years' experience in a high acuity CTICU
Preferred Additional Qualifications
Critical Care Fellowship Training
2+ years' experience in a high acuity CTICU/Critical care setting
Physical and mental requirements:
Able to clearly articulate scope of practice and practices within those guidelines as an NP/PA in the state of North Carolina and within the Duke University Health System (DUHS)
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, and 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
Fourteen 12 hour rotating shifts/month, shifts are 6am-6pm or 6pm-6am covering 7 days per week including holidays.
This is a full-time employed salaried position with Duke University Hospital.
Competitive salary and benefit package.
Visa sponsorship is not available with this position
Relocation assistance is available.
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