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APP - Acute Care Surgery-Atrium Health Cabarrus (Concord, NC)

Concord, NC, United States
Job ID: 118179
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Specialty: Surgery, Specialty
Status: Full Time
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 31741025330156-Surgical Services


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


Job Summary

The APP is a patient-centered, system-oriented teammate who manages the care of all patients within the Acute Care Surgery/Emergency General Surgery setting. The APP is an integral part of an interdisciplinary team to perform assigned clinical duties, while displaying the highest standards of ethical and moral conduct as well as acting in the best interest of Atrium Health, supporting our mission, vision and values.

Essential Responsibilities/Functions:

  • Performs medical history, physical examinations, routine assessments and determines treatment plan for general surgery and trauma patients.
  • Independently rounds on pre- and post-operative patients, evaluates inpatient, emergent, and ICU consults, and determines appropriateness for surgery.
  • First assists in various emergency general surgery cases and elective general surgery cases, including, but not limited to laparoscopic procedures and open abdominal cases. 
  • Opportunity to train, precept, and mentor APP fellows, medical students, and PA/NP students.
  • Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a timely and medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record.
  • Acts as a patient and family advocate for the population served.
  • Participates in continuous quality improvement priorities, service delivery processes and service excellence initiatives.
  • Adheres to access & productivity policies & protocols to ensure that patients’ access to convenient care is optimized.
  • Adheres to standards and care protocols to deliver appropriate, innovative and cost-effective care management in-person and virtually.
  • Models Atrium Health Core Values
  • Adheres to Medical Group Minimum Work Standards

Core Competencies:

Patient Care

  • Ability to provide patient centered care that is compassionate, appropriate and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical and cognate (epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
  • Ability to investigate and evaluate patient care practices, appraise, and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their patient care practices.
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, families, and professional associates.


  • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
  • Systems-Based Practice
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and responsibilities to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.

Education, Experience and Certification:

Graduation from an accredited NP or PA program. Eligibility for licensure to practice as a NP or PA in the state of practice. Eligibility for prescriptive privileges and DEA license required. BLS, and ACLS from AHA required. ATLS from ACS required. Maintenance of Certification is required. 

Nurse Practitioners are required to have a Master’s Degree in Nursing or Doctorate of Nursing Practice, as well as be Certified as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  AGACNP certification from a nationally recognized certifying body for the population served required. 

Physician Assistants are required to have a master’s degree and certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.


Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to age specific issues and data reflective of the patient’s status. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the following age groups:


Will limit access to protected health information (PHI) to the information reasonably necessary to do the job.

Will share information only on a need-to-know basis for work purposes.

Access to verbal, written and electronic PHI for this job has been determined based on job level and job responsibility within the organization. Computerized access to PHI for this job has been determined as described above and is controlled via user ID and password.


This position reports directly to their collaborating physician and/or APP leader.

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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