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Cardiac ICU APP / CICU Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Regular Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 220811
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)

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit Advanced Practice Provider (APP)

Position Summary

The Duke Hospital Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) Advanced Practice Provider (APP) provides direct patient care services for complex critically ill cardiology patients, in the intensive care setting. Care is provided through collaboration with the attending cardiologist and multidisciplinary team.  The APP performs physical exams, collects and documents data, performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including A-lines, Central lines, orders laboratory studies, partners with consultants, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications and coordinates patient care.  The CICU APP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership to the organization.

Minimum Requirements to Apply


  • Graduate of accredited MSN or DNP 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 CICU/critical care setting  and/OR 2+ years CICU RN experience
  • RN license issued by NCBON with approval to practice as NP


  • Graduate of accredited Physician Assistant program, preferrably Master's or Doctorate program
  • PA-C certification
  • AHA provider certification for BLS and ACLS
  • 1+ years’ experience in a high acuity CICU
  • license to practice issue by NCMB

Preferred Additional Qualifications

  • Rotation in a High acuity CICU unit as Student
  • Critical Care Fellowship Training
  • 2+ years’ experience in a high acuity CICU/Critical care setting as an RN or APP

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.

There is also the option to work 10-11 shifts a month for .75 FTE status.


  • 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.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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