Urology - Surgical APP / FIRST ASSIST NP or PA Duke Raleigh Full-time
Duke University Health System
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Internal Number: 229711
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Duke Raleigh Urology - Surgical APP
First Assist Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
Job Location Duke Raleigh Hospital
Job Summary: The APPs primary responsibility will focus on the surgical (and perioperative) treatment of patients. The APP will primarily be a bedside operative assistant under the guidance of Urologists performing robotic, laparoscopic, and open surgery. Additionally, the APP may utilize advanced practice skills obtained through completion of a formal provider program to help with perioperative, inpatient and emergency department management of the Urology service. The APP will also have the opportunity to teach and train Urology residents.
Job Responsibilities and Duties
Serve as a bedside operative assistant under the guidance of a Urologist performing robotic, laparoscopic and open procedures
Assist with the perioperative, inpatient, and emergency department care of urological patients
Assist with teaching and training residents and fellows
Weekend home call 6 weekends/year, with a flexible weekday schedule
Provide assistance as needed to all Urology attending physicians
Job Eligibility Requirements:
PA: Graduate of ARC accredited Physician Assistant program.
NP: Graduate of MSN or DNP accredited Nurse Practitioner Program (for adult care).
Surgical fellowship program is preferred, but not required.
NP: NP certification to care for adults is required, e.g. FNP, ANP, AGNP, AGACNP
PA Current and uninhibited license issued by NCMB with authorization to practice as PA
NP: Current and uninhibited RN licensure issued by NCBON with authorization to practice as NP
There is no experience requirement for this position. New grad PAs and NPs with surgical interests are welcome to apply.
Physical and mental requirements:
Able to clearly articulate scope of practice, and practices within those guidelines as a Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant in the state of North Carolina and within the Duke University Health System.
Able to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively to solve complex problems
Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership, and others.
Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information
Able to use fine motor skills
Able to use computer and learn new software programs
Able to provide leadership in clinical area of expertise and in meeting organizational goals
Able to navigate the Hospital and DUHS to provide clinical expertise to specific patient populations
Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to move or lift at least fifty pounds
Able to remain focused and organized
Able to work collaboratively with all levels of personnel
This is a full-time, salaried position. Generally, the schedule will be Monday through Friday. However, we are seeking a candidate willing to take up to 6 weekends of home call per year. The weekly schedule will be flexible to adjust for these hours. The supervising physician will evaluate the surgical schedule 1-2 weeks in advance and collaborate with the APP to ensure a predictable schedule that works for both parties.
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