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APP - Specialty Care - Surgical Assistant

Concord, NC, United States
Job ID: 117613
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Specialty: Vascular Surgery
Status: Full Time
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 26511035132045-Vascular Service


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 experienced NPs and PAs to discover all that we can do when we bring healing hearts, inquisitive minds and progressive visionaries together in our team at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute in Charlotte, NC. 

Atrium Health Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute announces a new hospital-employed opportunity for an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to join our Vascular Surgery Team. This person will primarily assist our vascular surgeons in the operating room, the hospital and clinic setting, taking care of a broad spectrum of vascular medical conditions. They will be first and second assisting the surgeon with routine and complex vascular procedures.

Essential Functions 

  • Performs initial and periodic medical history, physical examinations, and daily assessments
  • Records findings of examinations, assessments, and plan of care
  • 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
  • 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
  • Interest in working in both inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Weekend and shared surgical call
  • Supports 5 MDs (4 surgeons, 1 interventional cardiologist) with case volumes of approximately 15 cases per week


Education, Experience and Certifications

  • At least 1 year of experience preferred in the PA or NP role in Vascular Surgery
  • Completed an accredited physician assistant/surgical assistant or acute care nurse practitioner program
  • Both basic and advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support
  • Experience with first assisting in the OR preferred
  • Board Certification by appropriate board
  • Superb communication skills, and a passion for program development and collaboration


About the Practice

As one of the region’s highest volume vascular centers, we perform more than 2,500 procedures each year. This means we’re experienced with every type and stage of disease affecting the arteries, lymphatic system, and veins – and we can give you the best chance of an excellent outcome. We’re one of the region’s first centers offering the breakthrough transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) procedure to treat blocked carotid arteries and have been named a TCAR Center of Excellence – a testament to our top outcomes for this minimally invasive treatment. We also repair and treat aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, and provide comprehensive vein treatment. We also have pioneered an innovative limb salvage program, and since launching in 2012, we have saved 150% more limbs, often for patients who have been referred for amputation.


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. SHVI 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 throughout North and South Carolina. SHVI has more than 50 years of experience in providing world-class, 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 health, elevate hope and advance healing—for all.

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