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APP- Plastic Surgery Surgical Assistant- Charlotte, NC

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 91003
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Specialty: Surgery, Specialty
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Detailed Shift and Schedule: M-F, 8-5
Remote Opportunity: No
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 31641040032182-Plastic Surgery


If it’s possible, you will find it at Atrium Health – the leading community-focused academic health care system serving North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. We invite experienced Advanced Practice Providers to discover all that we can do when we bring healing hearts, inquisitive minds and progressive visionaries together in our Department of Surgery at Atrium Health in Charlotte, NC.

The Department of Surgery at Atrium Health (AH) is seeking a full time Advanced Practice Provider (APP) for the Division of Plastic Surgery.  The Division of Plastic Surgery has 10 surgeons and 4 APPs in the Division.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical services are performed at AH Carolinas Medical Center (the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center), AH Cabarrus, and AH Union West. 


This full-time position includes:

  • Working with surgeons one on one in the OR, IP rounding, minor bedside surgical procedures, call coverage and may include 1 outpatient clinic shift weekly as needed.   
  • Assist Surgeons in reconstructive plastic surgery on adult and pediatric patients.
  • Inpatient work comprising of 2-5 scheduled cases per day, with variable monthly call rotation shared with residents and providers. 


The APP for this role will be primary first assist to surgeons who focus on head/neck reconstruction, pediatric craniofacial surgery, cutaneous malignancy reconstruction, breast reconstruction, orthopedic reconstruction, and OMFS trauma. 


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. Demonstrates appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize and make proactive decisions.  Three years of relative experience and/or surgical background preferred. Experience as a first assist and management of inpatient post-operative patients preferred.  Experience and confidence taking first call for a surgical service. 

  • 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 the Practice

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 over 65,000 people and accounting for more than 12 million patient encounters on an annual basis.

The Division of Plastic Surgery offers many services to our patients.  We provide head and neck reconstruction for the Levine Cancer Institute, maxillofacial and craniofacial surgeries, Mohs surgery, reconstruction for trauma, skin cancer reconstruction and we are one of the busiest centers in the U.S. for DIEP breast reconstruction.