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 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!

General Description of the Job Class

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 a mixed medical/surgical intensive care setting in collaboration with intensivist 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.


The NP/PA will report directly to the Critical Care Team Leader and Director. The NP/PA 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.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level

  • 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 work collaboratively with all levels of personnel.

  • 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, perform health assessments, treatment, and follow-up.

  • Able to use fine motor skills.

  • Able to record activities, document assessments & interventions; prepare reports and presentations.

  • Able to use computer and learn new software programs.

  • Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to move or lift at least fifty pounds.

  • Able to remain focused and organized.

  • Role model professionalism through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

  • Demonstrate responsibility for professional practice through active participation in professional organizations and continuing education. Enhance the body of knowledge to the NP/PA profession or other areas of specialization through exchange of ideas and knowledge in professional organizations, oral presentations, posters, research activities, and written publications.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Physician Assistant - Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program. A Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree strongly preferred.

Nurse Practitioner - Work requires completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program, with a Master's degree in Nursing. Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Master's strongly preferred.


Physician Assistant - 1 Year as a Physician Assistant in a critical care setting required.

Nurse Practitioner - 1 Year of Experience in an ICU setting (RN or NP), 3 years of experience strongly preferred.


Licensure, and/or Certification:

Physician Assistant - Must be licensed in the state of NC, and be certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Nurse Practitioner - 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. Certification as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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.

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Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 7/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time