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Position: Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
Institution: Duke University
Location: Durham, North Carolina, United States
Duties: The Advanced Practice Provider (APP- Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA)) provides direct patient care services for the cardiac cath lab and interventional cardiology service. This position is key to the global management of interventional cardiology patients. This position will work with the interventional cardiologists and the cath lab team. The APP performs consults, histories, 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 post procedure, and provides direct patient care services
Requirements: Nurse Practitioner: graduation from an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or its predecessor agencies and successful completion of board certification. NC state license as RN and NP required. Physician Assistant: graduation from a Physician Assistant Program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistants (ARC-PA) or its predecessor agencies and be certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Current NC state license
   
Text: Occupational Summary Augment a physician's ability to provide medical services to patients; collect and document data, conduct diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, order and schedule laboratory studies and professional consultations and provide direct patient care services. Work Performed Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physician in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care; record the normal and abnormal data for review by the physician. 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 cast application and removal, wound suturing and dressing changes; monitor progress of patients, report progress to supervising physician, and maintain record of each patient's progress. Participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician; prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions. May make work assignments for assigned nursing and technical personnel; review the work of other staff; train new personnel. Participate in teaching medical students and physician assistant students in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting. Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein. Responsibility/Duties Coordinate all aspects of care of elective and non-elective cardiac catheterization / electrophysiology procedures including consent, pre-procedure notes, coordinate add-ons, same day post-cath procedure checks, and discharges (same and next day). Ensure appropriate documentation and quality indicators for pre- and post- procedures Serve as a leader and conduit for communication between consulting services, cath lab team, and multi-disciplinary team to ensure appropriate flow for cath lab schedule Appropriately educate patients and families on consent and ensure registry-based metrics are completed and documented Provide patient education and follow-up Act as the liaison for the cath and EP registry team Develop and implement quality improvement projects in conjunction with physician leadership Coordinate and plan patient satisfaction projects in conjunction with physician and cath lab leaders, as needed Knowledge Skills and Abilities N/A Level Characteristics N/A Requisition Number 401467634 Location Durham Duke Entity DUKE REGIONAL HOSPITAL Job Code 5082 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Job Family Level I1 Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt Full Time / Part Time FULL TIME Regular / Temporary Regular Shift First/Day Minimum Qualifications 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 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 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. Education Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program. A Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree strongly preferred. Experience None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE Degrees, Licensures, Certifications Must be licensed in the state of NC, and be certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Auto req ID 103650BR
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