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APP - Atrium Health - Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute - Charlotte, NC - VAD/Transplant

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 109841
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Specialty: Cardiology
Status: Full Time
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 11011040031151-Transplant - Heart Adult



If it’s possible, you will find it at Atrium Health—the leading community-focused academic healthcare system serving North Carolina and South Carolina. We invite experienced Cardiology APPs to discover all that we can do when we bring healing hearts, inquisitive minds, and progressive visionaries together at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute.

Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute’s Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant program is seeking a full-time advanced practice provider (APP) to join our growing team at Atrium Health Charlotte (Main Campus). This position is occupied by board certified acute care nurse practitioners and/or physician assistants specifically trained and proficient in providing cardiac services under the direct supervision of Heart Failure, Transplant Cardiologists. The provider in this position will function at the top of their license in the inpatient hospital and outpatient clinic-based setting in collaboration with a supervising physician and other members of a multidisciplinary team. They will be responsible for inpatient daily rounds, consultations, face-to-face and virtual clinic-based appointments, patient examinations, medication management, and laboratory/radiologic testing and interpretation. The APP, working alongside the MD, will be responsible for evaluating, stabilizing, and treating patients with advanced heart failure both pre-mechanical circulatory support (MCS) and/or heart transplantation, peri-operatively, and post surgically. The position also includes direct involvement in data collection, quality improvement (QI), UNOS requirements, etc.  


Position Responsibilities:  

  • APP will work closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive patient care in various clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, and virtual care. 
  • Schedule consists of four 10-hour shifts per week.  Primary call, backup call and inpatient weekend and holiday rotations are required.  
  • Demonstrate appropriate critical thinking, interpersonal skills, and the ability to prioritize and concentrate in a fast paced, high acuity work environment. 

Practice Highlights: 

  • Multidisciplinary team comprised of 8 physicians, 6 APPs, 6 RN coordinators, 2 social workers, clinical pharmacists, dietitians, financial coordinators and various other support staff. An onsite palliative care clinic is also available.   
  • Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute offers greater than 30 years of heart transplant experience and is the region’s only heart transplant center, with outcomes that rank among the best in the nation. 
  • Advanced treatment options include LVADs and the total artificial heart; additional surgical and minimally invasive options including bypass surgery, heart valve surgery and implantable heart devices for both temporary and long-term support.  

Position Qualifications:

Graduation for an accredited NP or PA program. Must be approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in the state of North and South Carolina. Current prescriptive privileges and DEA license required. BLS and ACLS 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 practice from a nationally recognized certifying body required. ACNP, AGACNP certification required based on 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.  

  • Cardiology experience required; prior MCS, heart transplantation experience preferred. 
  • Demonstrate appropriate critical thinking and interpersonal skills when working in a faced paced, high acuity work environment. Able to perform a thorough history and physical assessment.  
  • Current NC Licensure or ability to obtain. 

About SHVI:  

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute is one of the Southeast's largest cardiac and vascular programs providing the highest quality care available to patient with cardiovascular disease throughout North and South Carolina. Sanger employs more than 110 physicians in a network of more than 25 locations to provide the highest quality care available to patient with cardiovascular disease. Sanger has more than 50 years of experience in providing comprehensive acute and chronic cardiovascular services, including the region's only heart transplant center and pediatric heart surgery program. 

 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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