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Critical Care APP Fellowship - Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Regular Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 226703
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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)

Critical Care Fellowship Opportunity for Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA)

NOTE: 

  • This fellowship opportunity requires a 12-month commitment and starts September 1, 2023 and ends August 30, 2024.
  • Interviews will be conducted in February - March 2023
  • Selection will be made by April 2023

Position Summary

The Duke Hospital Critical Care Fellow Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant) provides direct patient care services for critically ill complex (multi-organ) and trauma patients in an intensive care setting in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Critical Care Team and Anesthesia Critical Care Team.   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, and provides direct patient care services under the direct supervision of the critical care team.  The APP Fellow contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership to the organization.

Position Requirements

Education:

PA:  Graduate of ARC accredited Physician Assistant program. A Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree strongly preferred.  

NP: Graduate of MSN or DNP Acute Care / Critical Care Nurse Practitioner program to treat adults preferred.  WIll also consider graduates of MSN or DNP Nurse Practitioner program to treat adults, i.e., FNP, AGNP.

Licensure:

PA:  Medical Licensure issued by NCMB with approval to practice as PA.

NP:  RN License issued by NCBON with approval to practice as an NP.

Certification: 

PA:  PA-C

NP:  AGACNP or ACNP preferred, also will consider AGNP, FNP or related certification to treat adults

Experience:

PA:  Two years as a Physician Assistant in a critical care setting 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

Life support:

BLS required

ACLS required

Physical and mental requirements:

  • Able to clearly articulate scope of practice, and practices within those guidelines as a Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant in the state of North Carolina and within the Duke University Health System. 
  • 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 & 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

Hours

Primary hours will be five 12-hour day shifts per week. Shift schedule is variable and will include some holiday, night and weekend coverage. Schedule may be changed by administrative or clinical leadership to meet department needs.

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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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