Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 161377
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.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
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.
Duke University Hospital
Department of Center for Advanced Practice
Medical Intensive Care Unit Advanced Practice Provider
The Duke Hospital Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) Nurse Practitioner(NP)/Physician Assistant (PA) (NP/PA) provides direct patient care services for complex critically ill adult patients in the Medical Intensive Care setting in collaboration with and under the supervision of the MICU attending physicians. 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 with completion of a Critical Care Fellowship/Residency preferred but not required. Master's degree strongly preferred.
CCNP: Completion of an Acute Care / Critical Care Nurse Practitioner program.
Licensure: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina and approval to practice as an NP or a Physician Assistant in the state of North Carolina.
National certification as a NP required prior to employment, certification as an Acute Care or Critical Care Nurse Practitioner strongly preferred, or National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA) certification is required
CCPA: One year as a Physician Assistant in a critical care setting suggested but not 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
Primary hours will be 12/24 shifts which include rotating days, nights holidays and weekends covering 7 days per week. Schedule may be changed by administrative or clinical leadership to meet department needs.
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