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Advanced Practice Provider - Hospitalist, Lexington, NC

Lexington, NC, United States
Job ID: 118615
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 35521085330981-Hospitalist


Explore an exciting opportunity with AHWFB’s Hospital Medicine Department as we eagerly welcome a skilled Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) or Physician Assistant to join our dynamic inpatient team in Lexington, North Carolina. 

What We Have to Offer:

  • CME Reimbursement: Receive up to $2,000/year for Continuing Medical Education.
  • Work/Life Balance: Enjoy schedule of 7 days on/7 days off, Swing shift, 11 AM to 9 PM.
  • Generous PTO: Accrual starts at 25 days/year, to be used for vacations, sickness, holidays, and personal matters.
  • Relocation Assistance:  Enjoy $7,500 in relocation assistance, paid within the first 30 days of employment.
  • Career Growth & Stability: Experience a rewarding career with ample opportunities for advancement and stability, supported by a consistently high patient volume.
  • A Rich Quality of Life: Indulge in a vibrant lifestyle within North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region, boasting an abundance of walking and biking trails, nationally acclaimed golf courses, active arts communities, tantalizing Southern cuisine, and an array of artisan craft breweries and wineries. 

Work in a Supportive & Collaborative Environment: 

As an Advanced Practice Provider within the Wake Forest Baptist Health system, you'll be an integral part of a dedicated healthcare team, collaborating with physicians, nurses, case managers, specialists, and clinical pharmacists to ensure safe and effective patient care during hospital stays and upon discharge. Your role involves closely monitoring patient progress, making necessary treatment adjustments, and engaging in meaningful discussions with patients and their families about their care. Additionally, you'll facilitate seamless communication with the patient's primary care physician, coordinate follow-up appointments, and provide essential medical records to support their ongoing treatment.

What You’ll Do: 

As a valued member of our healthcare team, the PA/AGACNP will play a key role in team-focused patient care, conducting thorough examinations and evaluations in a hospital setting. Responsibilities include:

  1. Independently see patients and appropriately manage their care during shift
  2. Performing assessments and developing appropriate plans 
  3. Perform perioperative management and pre-op risk assessments for orthopedic/surgical patients 
  4. Placing necessary orders and calling consults when needed 
  5. Coordinating with Nursing Staff and Case Management 
  6. Conduct family meetings if necessary 
  7. Develop discharge plan when applicable 
  8. Respond to Rapid Responses and CODES for their patients 
  9. Staff patients at least once with their assigned attending physician(s), and provide subsequent important updates throughout the day.   
  10. Provide appropriate hand-off/sign-out at the conclusion of their shift to the nocturnist. 
  11. Procedural skills per department or practice guidelines.
  12. Opportunity to participate in basic science and clinical research projects 
  13. Potential for and encouraged to precept students and/or medical learners
  14. Uphold AHWFB missions, values, and cultural commitment. 
  15. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The clinician functions under the regulatory mandate from their respective licensing organization (North Carolina Medical Board or North Carolina Board of Nursing) with departmental specific credentialing from the institution.

Physician Assistant (PA) Requirements: 

  • Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Program; Master's Degree preferred
  • Current North Carolina Medical Board Medical License, Certified by NCCPA
  • Prior inpatient experience preferred 
  • BLS and ACLS required  

Nurse Practitioner (NP) Requirements:

  • Graduation from accredited Nurse Practitioner Master's Program, Master’s degree or higher required
  • Current North Carolina Board of Nursing Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner license
  • Board certified as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner by AANP or ANCC required
  • Prior inpatient experience preferred 
  • BLS and ACLS required

Where You’ll Live: 

The picturesque cities of North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad region are ranked among US News & World Report’s Top 50 Best Places to Live and Top 40 Best Places to Retire in 2023.  This includes:

  • Affordable Living: The cost of living in Lexington is generally lower compared to larger cities, making it an attractive option for those looking for affordable housing and everyday expenses.
  • Quality of Life: With its low crime rate, good schools, and healthcare facilities, Lexington provides a high quality of life for its residents. Families and young professionals alike can find a comfortable and fulfilling lifestyle here.
  • Outdoor Recreation: The natural beauty of the North Carolina Piedmont region surrounds Lexington, providing opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and camping. Nearby parks and lakes offer plenty of space for recreation and relaxation.

When you join Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, you are welcomed into an inclusive culture that celebrates and respects the contributions a diverse team can make together. 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.