CRITICAL CARE APP / PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT or Nurse Practitioner / DRH
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 190411
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.
Critical Care APP - Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
The Critical Care Advanced Practice Provider (APP) is a member of the intensive care team and his/her primary responsibility is the management of a caseload of critically ill complex (multi-organ) patients in an intensive care setting. The APP is under the direct supervision of the ICU supervising physician or designated back-up physicians. The APP performs physical exams, collects and documents data, conducts approved diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, and provides direct patient care services in a specific ICU. The APP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, consulting, and provides leadership to the organization and to the APP profession.
Provide direct clinical services for critically ill adult patients with multi-organ trauma or multi-system disease /failure, according to established protocols and utilizes evidence-based clinical practice standards under the supervision of the ICU supervising physician. Obtain patient health histories and complete physical examinations. Document findings, noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings. Order and interpret appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests. Explain the necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of procedure(s) to patients, patient's family, staff, and healthcare learners .Perform approved therapeutic or diagnostic procedures based upon patient's clinical status. Document patient preparation and response to procedure(s). Formulate and implement treatment plan for acute illness management in collaboration with the designated primary supervising physician and/or attending back-up physician(s). Document in medical records and appropriate narrative summaries. Utilize prescriptive privileges as allowed by NC licensure. Document all prescriptions in patient's medical record. Assess patient for change in status and institute appropriate interventions. Initiate necessary emergency interventions to stabilize patient. Provide family-centered care by communicating with the family regarding the changing health care needs of their family member. Assess family adaptation, coping skills and the need for crisis or other intervention. Utilize current research and evidence- based decision-making in all clinical practice. Incorporate clinical research findings in the development and implementation of standards of care. Support IRB approved clinical research/trials though a variety of activities including but not limited to: obtaining consent; ordering diagnostic tests; recording laboratory & diagnostic results; administering therapeutic interventions; and documenting and reporting patient outcomes including toxicities or adverse events. Perform and participate in quality/performance improvement activities and clinical research. Serve as a clinical expert and leadership consultant to members of the healthcare team and to the larger community. Participate in and support accreditation, compliance, and regulatory activities of the organization. Identify educational needs of the family and participate in teaching opportunities. Assess educational needs, plan, provide, and evaluate educational programs for nursing staff, interdisciplinary healthcare team, and community. Precept physician assistant students and other new healthcare learners. Participate in the development, review, and evaluation of critical care medical management practice protocols within legal guidelines incompliance with DUHS policies. Role model professionalism through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Demonstrate responsibility for professional practice through active participation in professional organizations and continuing education. Enhance the body of knowledge to the APP profession or other areas of specialization through exchange of ideas and knowledge in professional organizations, oral presentations, posters, research activities, and written publications.
Minimum Qualifications to Apply
PA - Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program, minimum Bachelor's degree required;.
NP – Completion of an accredited Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) Program
PA – Will consider new grad with relevant PA electives or clinical background
NP – Will consider new grade with 2 years' critical care RN experience
PA-C or AGACNP
Additional Preferred qualifications
Masters or Doctorate Degree in provider area of study
For PAs, 1+ year experience as Physician Assistant in Critical Care Unit
For NPs, 1+ year experience as Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care Unit
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