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Abdominal Transplant Felllowship APP / Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Regular Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 228295
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)


Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner

Job Location – Duke University Hospital

Time Line –

Position Starts September 1, 2023 and ends August 30, 2024

            Interviews will be conducted in spring 2023 with selection made by May 31, 2023

Job Summary

The Duke Abdominal Transplant Surgery Advanced Practice Provider (NP or PA-C) Fellowship rotates through all clinical settings in the transplant service this includes inpatient and outpatients locations.  The APP transplant fellow will work alongside APPs and MDs to provide direct patient care services for surgically and medically ill adult, adolescent and pediatric patients at Duke University Hospital or in the clinic in collaboration with medical and surgical physicians.  The APP Fellow 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 APP Fellow contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership in the organization. 

Goals of APP Transplant fellowship:

  • Acquire a deep and broad knowledge base of the common disease processes for which patients are hospitalized, understanding the pathophysiology, various presenting clinical presentations and disease prognosis
  • Develop a diverse differential diagnosis and respective diagnostic and treatment plan based upon the patient's presenting symptoms along with evidence-based and cost-effective medical care
  • Manage patients effectively throughout the whole hospital stay, including admission, daily rounds and continuing evaluation, and dismissal, while remaining cognizant of the patient's emotional, physical and spiritual needs
  • Learn practice management, including strategies in training APPs and APP students
  • Develop keen verbal skills to effectively communicate with colleagues, physicians, patients and ancillary staff to ultimately become a key part of the inpatient health care delivery team

Position Eligibility Requirements


PA:       Graduate of ARC accredited Physician Assistant Program, Master’s Degree preferred.

NP:       Graduate of MSN or DNP Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program.


PA:       PA-C

NP:       Acute Care Nurse Practitioner that can treat adolescents and adults


PA:       Current and uninhibited license issued by NCMB with authorization to practice as a PA

NP:       Current and uninhibited RN license issued by NCBON with authorization to practice as a NP


None required

Job Hours

Primary hours will be Monday – Friday, 12-hour days. Expect schedule to fluctuate based on rotation needs. This is an immersive 1 year commitment and you can anticipate working 45-50 hours per week. 

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