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Abdominal Transplant APP / Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Regular Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 214955
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.

Duke Nursing Highlights:

  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
  • Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
  • Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
  • Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance (based on eligibility)


Position Summary

The Duke Abdominal Transplant Surgery Hospitalist Advanced Practice Provider (NP or PA-C) provides direct patient care services for surgically and medically ill adult, adolescent and pediatric  patients on an a unit in Duke Hospital, the DMP or in the clinic in collaboration with surgeons.  The NP or 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, may assist in the operating room and provides direct patient care services.  The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching and provides leadership in the organization.  This position has no operating room responsibilities.

Position Requirements


PA:  Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program, Master's Degree PA program preferred..

NP:  Gradudate of an accredited Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program for adult care.


NP:  Current  uninhibited RN licensure issued by teh NCBON with approval to practice as an NP

PA:  Current unihibited medical locnese issued by NCMB with aurthorixzation to practice as a Physician Assistant.


PA:  National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA) certification is required.

NP:  National certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner to treat adults (ACNP or AGACNP)


Preferred 1-2 years of experience in a similar setting but not required


Primary hours will be fourteen 12-hour shifts per month covering 7 days a week including days (primary), nights, weekends and holidays.    Flexibility is required to meet clinical needs of the service.

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