NURSE PRACTITIONER OR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - PASS CLINIC DUKE HOSPITAL NORTH PREOP SCREENING

  • Duke Health
  • Durham, NC, USA
  • Mar 26, 2020
Nurse Practitioner Physician Assistant Physician & Surgeon Nursing

Job Description

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!

 

This position is an opportunity for an Advanced Practice Professional to work in a unique setting, a collaborative environment with other NPs or PAs. You will work independently in the assessment of patients preparing for elective and non-elective surgeries and procedures. 

 

The practitioner will perform a focused but comprehensive H&P, order and review laboratory tests and other diagnostic tests such as ECG's, Echo's and stress tests. Once all data is acquired, the practitioner will make a recommendation to the anesthesia team and the surgeon that the patient is optimized and ready or needs more optimization such as nutrition, diabetes management, pain management, smoking cessation, anemia treatment etc. Pathways have been established to fast track patient optimization in these and other areas. 

 

The right candidate will be willing to learn, not be afraid to collaborate if they are unsure, and will enthusiastically embrace the opportunity to make a positive difference in a surgical patients’ outcome. We will consider hiring talented, motivated new graduates.

 

Work Performed

  • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physician in diagnosing medical and surgical problems.
  • Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the data in the patient's record; write progress notes and narrative discharge summaries; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings.
  • Order and schedule laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explain the necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.
  • Carry out therapeutic procedures such as monitor progress of patients, report progress to supervising physician, and maintain record of each patient's progress.
  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

 

Minimum Qualifications
Education

Work requires completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program, with a Master's degree in Nursing - OR - raduation from a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessor agencies.

 

Experience
NP's - No experience required. 3 years of RN experience strongly preferred.
PA's - None required above education/training requirement

 

Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required. National certification as a NP required prior to or within 6 months of employment - OR - licensed in the state of North Carolina, and be certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. 
 

 

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.

 

Employment Type

50002048