• Location: Durham, NC
  • Posted: Sep 9, 2019

Job Description

Duke Regional Hospital has served Durham, Orange, Person, Granville and Alamance counties and the surrounding communities for nearly 40 years. With more than 1,900 employees, its focus is on providing outstanding medical care with compassionate, personalized service in a comfortable community hospital setting. Duke Regional Hospital has 369 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, and also offers care at the Duke Rehabilitation Institute and Davis Ambulatory Surgical Center. In fiscal year 2018, Duke Regional Hospital admitted 16,299 patients and had 165,953 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Duke Regional Hospital as #10 in North Carolina and #4 in the Raleigh-Durham area for 2018-19.

Duke Nursing Highlights:

Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolinas 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!



Part-time primary hours will be rotating shifts which include days, nights holidays and weekends covering 7 days per week. 5-6, 12 hour shifts per month. Schedule may be changed by administrative or clinical leadership to meet department needs.

Position Summary

The Duke Regional Hospital (DRH) Nurse Practitioner (NP)/Physician Assistant (PA) (NP/PA) provides direct patient care services for complex critically ill adult patients in the Medical Intensive Care setting in collaboration with and under the supervision of the MICU attending physicians. The NP/PA 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. The NP / PA contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership to the organization.

Physical & Mental Requirements

Able toclearly articulate scope of practice, and practices within those guidelines as a Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant
Able toindependently seek out resources and work collaboratively to solve complex problems
Able tocommunicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership, and others.
Able touse sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, perform health assessments, treatment, and follow-up.
Able touse fine motor skills
Able torecord activities, document assessments & interventions; prepare reports and presentations;
Able touse computer and learn new software programs
Able toprovide leadership in clinical area of expertise and in meeting organizational goals
Able tonavigate the Hospital and DUHS to provide clinical expertise to specific patient populations
Able towithstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to move or lift at least fifty pounds
Able toremain focused and organized
Able towork collaboratively with all levels of personnel


The APP will report directly to the Critical Care Team Leader and Director. The APP clinical practice is under the supervision of the Supervising Physician and will also work under the supervision of all back-up attending physician(s) listed in the Collaborative Practice / Supervising Physician Agreement. In addition, s/he will be accountable to the Pulmonary and Critical Care Division for clinical outcomes and defined quality indicators and to the standards.


PA:Masters degree strongly preferred
CCNP: Completion of an Acute Care / Critical Care Nurse Practitioner program.


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


National certification as a NP required prior to employment,
Certification as an Acute Care or ACGANP Critical Care Nurse Practitioner
National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA) certification is required


CCPA: One year as a Physician Assistant in a critical care setting suggested but not required
CCNP: Three years minimum as a registered nurse, with minimum of one year experience as an NP in critical care is strongly preferred

Life Support

Duke University 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 ideasan 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 essential job 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.

Duke Health

705 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 684-5600

Fax: (919) 684-5600

Web: http://www.hr.duke.edu/


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