Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - Cardiothoracic ICU - Military Veterans

at Duke University and Duke University Health System

Durham, North Carolina

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 recognizedeach 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

Duke Heart Center Advanced Practice Provider Job Description

Cardiothoracic Surgery Intensive Care Unit Advanced Practice Provider (APP)

   Job Title: Acute Care Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant



Job Description


Position Summary

The Duke Hospital Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit (CTICU) Advanced Practice Provider (APP)  provides direct patient care services for complex critically ill cardiothoracic surgery patients, predominately in an intensive care setting, as well as other units within Duke University Hospital including the OR, PACU, Step-down units, inpatient units, emergency department (ED), and hospital- based clinic settings in collaboration with cardiac anesthesiologist and under the supervision of the cardiothoracic surgeon(s) and the Medical Director of the CTICU. The APP 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, assist in the operating room, and provides direct patient care services. The CTICU APP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership to the organization.


Position Requirements

Position requires completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner (NP) / Physician Assistant (PA) program.  For NPs, certification as an Acute Care NP by a national certifying body is required.  For PAs, national certification as a PA required and prefer equivalent of one year as a PA in a critical care setting, formal critical care fellowship or critical care rotation(s) during PA training program. Must demonstrate and maintain credentialing and licensing requirements of Duke University Medical Center and The North Carolina Medical Board and/or North Carolina Nursing Board. A Master’s degree is strongly preferred. The APP must have AHA healthcare provider status for BLS and ACLS certification.




Primary hours will be rotational covering 24 hours / 7 days per week including holidays. Schedule and hours may be changed by ACP leadership in consultation with clinical service line leadership based on service needs. 


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.


Durham, North Carolina

As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.

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