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Experienced APP - Bariatric Surgical Assistant- Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 74125
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Specialty: Bariatric Surgery
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: Weekdays with variable call nights & weekend
Remote Opportunity: No
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 31831017131963-Bariatric and Weight Management Center


Atrium Health Weight Management is seeking an experienced Advanced Practice Provider (APP) to join its current team of 5 Bariatric Surgeons and 2 APP’s. If it's possible, you will find it at Atrium Health- the leading community focused academic healthcare academic system serving North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

At Atrium Health Weight Management, our specialized team of bariatric and metabolic team of physicians, surgeons, dietitians, and behavioral health specialists are committed to embracing patients where they are in their weight loss journey and provide customized, compassionate care lifelong.  Our comprehensive surgical and medical programs are recognized nationally as Centers of Excellence.  Our goal is to help patients reach their health goals and live their best lives. 


This full-time position includes:

  • A broad-based general surgery practicing elective and acute procedures at Atrium Health Mercy and NorthEast
  • Working with surgeons one on one in the OR, IP rounding, and call coverage
  • Assist Surgeons in Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Duodenal Switch and revisional bariatric surgery
  • Inpatient work comprising 2-4 scheduled cases per day, with variable monthly call rotation shared with fellows and residents

Provides services in inpatient, outpatient, endoscopy and operating room setting caring for acute and chronically ill or injured patients. May perform minimally to advanced invasive procedures and must be primarily first assisting a surgeon in complex surgical cases. In addition, providers perform band adjustment under fluoroscopy.


The Ideal Candidate

  • Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize and make proactive decisions
  • Three years of bariatric surgery experience and/or experience in a surgical specialty 
  • Experience as a first assist (ideally experience with laparoscopy) and management of immediately post-operative patients as an inpatients
  • Experience and confidence taking first call for a surgical service independently.


Education, Experience and Certifications

Must have or be eligible for a DEA license. Approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the state one works. Eligible for prescriptive authority application through the Board of Nursing or Medical Board in NC required. BLS for Healthcare Provider from AHA required with expiration date greater than 90 days from date of beginning practice.

  • Nurse Practitioner – Master’s Degree or Doctorate of Nursing Practice required. License to practice as a Registered Nurse required. Certification in the area of practice from a nationally recognized certifying body required.
    •  Acute Care board certification required based upon population and acuity served.
  • Physician Assistant – Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant program required; Master’s Degree preferred. Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants preferred.


About Atrium Health

Atrium Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive and integrated, public, not-for-profit systems in the nation compromising more than 7,500 licensed beds, employing nearly 62,000 people and accounting for more than 12 million patient encounters on an annual basis.

When you join Atrium Health, you will be welcomed into an inclusive culture that celebrates and respects the contributions a diverse team can make together. Practice where your voice is valued, your passion for advancing medicine is rewarded, and you get the resources and support you need to thrive personally and professionally. In our nationally-renowned integrated health system, you can work alongside the most advanced minds in medicine to improve medicine, elevate hope and advance healing—for all.