Job description

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 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.

Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

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.

Duke University Hospital

Center for Advanced Practice

Neuro ICU Critical Care/Acute Care Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA)

Position Summary

The Duke Hospital Neuro ICU Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant) provides direct patient care services for critically ill complex (multi-organ) patients in an intensive care setting in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Neuro ICU Teams. 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.

Position Requirements


CCPA: Completion of an accredited Physician Assistant program. Master’s degree strongly preferred. Critical care fellowship suggested or critical care rotation(s) during PA training program.

CCNP: Completion of an Acute Care / Critical Care Nurse Practitioner program.

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.

L NP: Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in the state of North Carolina and approval to practice as an NP.

PA: Licensure as a Physician Assistant in the state of North Carolina.


CCPA: National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA) certification is required.

CCNP: National certification as a NP required prior to employment. Certification as an Acute Care or Critical Care Nurse Practitioner strongly preferred.

PA: National Commission on Certification of PAs (NCCPA) certification is required

NP: National certification as an NP


CCPA: Minimum of one year as a Physician Assistant in a critical care setting required or a one year Critical Care Fellowship/Residancy

CCNP: Three years minimum as a registered nurse, with minimum of one year experience as an NP, preferably in an ICU setting. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Life support:




Primary hours will be 12 or 24 hour rotating shifts. The APP team covers 7 days per week including holiday, nights and weekends. Schedule may be changed by administrative or clinical leadership to meet department needs.

Duke 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 essentialjob 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: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time