ID Transplant Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
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Duke University Health System
Center for Advanced Practice
Transplant Infectious Disease APP Hospitalist
Job Title: Physician Assistant/ Nurse Practitioner Status: Exempt
The Physician Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP) hospitalist works collaboratively within a multidisciplinary health care team. He or she will be expected to perform various tasks on behalf of the hospital that are critically important for safe, efficient and patient centered medical care. The PA/NP Hospitalist is responsible for coordinating the hospital’s effort to provide comprehensive care for hospitalized infected transplant patients including those who may be severely ill. He or she will also educate patients and their families in order to increase their satisfaction with their hospitalization and to promote wellness, prevent medical problems, facilitate patient services and intervene as needed.
Specific Job Responsibilities and StandardsIn collaboration with the attending MD round daily on patients to assess, diagnose, plan treatment, set priorities and realistic outcomes, and evaluate the effectiveness and cost efficiency of patient care.Provide and coordinate clinical care for service specific patients through established protocols and under the hospitalist supervising physician or back up physician who is either on site or available by pager.
SchedulePrimary hours will be four TEN hour shifts per week. Hours are subject to change based on service and health system needs.
PA: Work requires graduation from a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) or its predecessor agencies.
NP: Work requires completion of accredited graduate level Nurse Practitioner program.
NP: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina and approval to practice as an NP.
Licensure as a Physician Assistant in the state of North Carolina.
PA: National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA) certification is required
NP: National certification as an NP
BLS - Required
ACLS – Suggested but not required
The work environment involves risk discomforts that are typical of an acute care setting to include working with patients under isolation and universal precautions. It requires safety precautions, ongoing education and health risk monitoring. Contact with specimens, chemicals, sharps, radiation, technical equipment and fumes are possible. Employees are required to wear personal protective attire according to hospital policies and OSHA guidelines. The work activity and patient acuity levels can create a stressful atmosphere.
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.
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