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APP - Pulmonary and Critical Care - Variable Shift - Cabarrus

Concord, NC, United States
Job ID: 81590
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Specialty: Adult Critical Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Detailed Shift and Schedule: 13-hr shifts are a mix of weekdays and weekends. days/evenings/nights
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 25181004830051-Intensive Care Program


Description for Internal Candidates        

Atrium Health Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates- Cabarrus is actively recruiting a Critical Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.

About the position:

100% Adult Medicine

100% Inpatient

Service provides 24/7 coverage with shift-based model to a 54 bed ICU consisting of a mixed patient population of medical, surgical, and cardiovascular patients. Shifts are 13 hours long and include days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Shifts are rotated equally among staff.

Established practice of 13 physicians and 7 APPs

Position Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited NP or PA program. Current license to practice as a NP or PA in North Carolina. Current prescriptive privileges and DEA license required. BLS/ACLS for healthcare provider from AHA required.

Nurse practitioners are required to have a Master’s degree or Post Master’s Certificate in Acute Care

Physician Assistants with certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants preferred. Current or pending CAQ certification preferred.

NP/PA or RN experience in ICU required

Knowledgeable about the following procedures or willing to learn: Central Line Placement, Arterial Line Placement, Intubation, Paracentesis, Thoracentesis, Chest Tube Insertion

NC Licensure

Job Summary

Includes Neonatal, critical care, emergency services and includes cardio-thoracic surgery. Patients are typically intubated on ventilators and/or have hemodynamic instability. The focus is on very invasive procedures and the hemodynamic management of very critical patients. Manages ventilator settings, vasopressors and solve complex clinical cases. Schedule includes a mixed rotation of shifts covering weekdays, nights, swing, holidays and weekends. (50%-90% of FTE Includes weekend and/or night coverage).

Essential Functions

Performs initial and periodic medical history, physical examinations, and daily assessments.

Records findings of examinations, assessments and plan of care.

Performs a wide range of surgical and/or medical procedures.

Writes appropriate prescriptions and administers medications.

Orders and interprets laboratory and radiology examinations.

Determines treatment plan for patient.

Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record.

Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills and the ability to prioritize and concentrate.

Acts as a patient advocate for the population served.

Attends, participates and contributes to group/practice meetings and development of policies and procedures when requested.

Cardiothoracic Surgery Setting with less than 5 years CVTS experience:

Manages STS Database data collection pre and post-operatively.

Performs clinic duties one day a week with assigned physician.

Provides weeknight Call on a Q3 or Q4 rotation; weekend Call responsibilities on a Q3 or Q4 rotation.

Physical Requirements 

Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, bending, stooping, pushing and pulling. Must be able to lift and support the weight of 35 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies. Must speak English fluently and in understandable terms. Must possess intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, touch, and finger dexterity. Must have the ability to react and perform in stressful situations. 

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 SC required. BLS required per policy guidelines; with expiration date greater than 90 days from date of beginning practice. Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize and concentrate. 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. ACNP, AGACNP, PNP-AC or NNP board certification preferred according to population 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 us: Concord is located just 20 miles from the city of Charlotte and is three hours from both the NC beaches and the NC Blue Ridge mountains. Both Concord and Cabarrus County boasts excellent public and private schools. The area offers diverse professional sports including NASCAR, the NFL Carolina Panthers, NBA Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Knights baseball, Charlotte Checkers hockey, and beautiful golf courses, as well as unlimited year-round recreational opportunities.

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.

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