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Psychiatric APP (NP or PA) - Inpatient Consult Liaison Service - DRH

Regular Full Time Durham, North Carolina
Requisition Number: 208057
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Duke Regional Hospital Duke Regional Hospital offers the personal touch and hometown feel of a community hospital while serving as an essential arm of internationally recognized Duke University Health System. Duke Regional has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties for more than 45 years. To be successful at caring for our community and have a strong reputation among patients who seek our care, we have 3,500 team members who work together to provide exceptional, compassionate and equitable healthcare 24/7. We are a place of learning and acceptance for team members just starting their careers, as well as an institution of family culture and professional development for employees who have served for decades in our hospital units.Duke Regional has 388 inpatient beds and offers a comprehensive range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services, including orthopedics, weight-loss surgery, women's services, and heart and vascular services. We also offer care at our Duke Rehabilitation Institute, Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center Arringdon, Health Services Center, and Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham. In fiscal year 2021, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,422 patients, performed 18,152 surgeries and welcomed 2,673 babies into the world. U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #9 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2021-22. The Human Rights Campaign consistently names us a Healthcare Equality Leader, and we are a Joint Commission-accredited and Magnet-designated hospital.

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  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
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Psychiatric Advanced Practice Provider (NP or PA)

Inpatient consult-Liaison service

Work Location:Duke Regional Hospital (DRH)

Position Summary

The In-patient Psychiatry Service is seeking a Psychiatric Advanced Practice Provider (APP) to provide direct patient care services and performs medical acts as either a Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) to patients requiring psychiatric evaluation and management who are admitted to any unit at 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 will also rotate through the BHED APP team at DRH or DUH. The APP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership in the organization.

Position Requirements

Education

NP:      Graduate of an accredited MSN or DNP Nurse Practitioner program for both Psychiatry AND a primary care/adult medicine program.

PA:      Graduate of an accredited Master’s Degree Physician Assistant Program

Certification

NP:      PMHNP AND FNP or AGNP or AGACNP, etc

PA:      PA-C

Licensure

NP:      Current RN licensure issued by NCBON with approval to practice as a NP

PA:      Current license to practice as a Physician Assistant issued by the NCMB

Experience

Minimum 2 years APP prescriber experience as well as experience practicing as a psychiatric provider. Experience as hospital medicine provider is preferred.   

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

Schedule

In-patient Psychiatry APPs provide coverage 12 hours a day, however APPs must be flexible to be able to meet the possibility of changing clinical coverage needs. 

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