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ED Psychiatry - Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Regular Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 148791

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 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!

Duke University Health System

Center for Advanced Practice

Job Description

Emergency Behavioral health SERVICES Advanced Practice Provider (APP)

Position Summary

The Emergency Behavioral Health Services Advanced Practice Provider (APP) provides direct patient care services and performs medical acts as either a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) under the supervision of the supervisory physician to patients requiring psychiatric evaluation and management in the Emergency Departments at Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital.  The APP performs physical and mental health exams, collects and documents data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, and provides direct patient care services. The APP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership in the organization.

Position Requirements


NP:  Work requires completion of accredited graduate level Nurse Practitioner program.

PA:  Work requires graduation from a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessor agencies.


NP:  Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina and approval to practice as an NP.

                      PA:  Licensure as a Physician Assistant in the state of North Carolina.


        NP:  ANCC certification as an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

        PA:  National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA) certification is required.  NCCPA Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Psychiatry is preferred.

Life Support.



The Emergency Behavioral Health Services APPs provide coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, including rotating days, nights, holidays, and weekend coverage at Duke University Hospital, and 7am-7pm, 7 days per week, including rotating days, nights, holidays, and weekend coverage at Duke Regional Hospital. Coverage model must be flexible to meet clinical needs.  Full-time schedule is considered 14 shifts / month.   One shift equivalent per month may be utilized for indirect patient care activities/professional responsibilities with approval.

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.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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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