Neurosurgery APP - Physician Assistant or Dual Certfied Nurse Practitioner
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 234391
Duke University Hospital
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 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
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.
Neurosurgery Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA)
Job Location - Duke University Hospital
The Duke Inpatient Neurosurgery Advanced Practice Provider (APP) provides direct patient care services to neurosurgery patients for all age groups (adult and pediatric) in collaboration with the attending physicians, fellows, residents and other APPs. 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 care, and provides direct patient care services. The APP contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership to the organization.
No operating room responsibilities
No on-call responsibilities
Includes pediatric and adult patient covering all neurosurgical patient including tumor, spine and, neurovascular
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Lumbar Drain management
Shunt flow study
Shunt / Reservoir Tap
Job Eligibility Requirements
NP: Graduate of DNP or MSN Nurse Practitioner program for acute care adult and pediatric care.
PA: Graduate of ARC accredited Physician Assistant program
NP: Current unrestricted RN license issued by the NCBON with authorization to practice as an NP.
PA: Current unrestricted license issued by NCMB with authorization to practice as a PA.
NP: Dual certification required in both Adult Acute Care and Pediatrics or Family Medicine, i.e., ACNP or AGACNP + FNP
One year APP experience is preferred but not required.
FOURTEEN 12-hour shifts per month including occasional weekend and holiday coverage. Schedule may be changed by administrative or clinical leadership to meet department needs.
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