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APP for Transplant Surgery

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Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 2696
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 31721013430156-Surgical Services
Location: Myers Park - 1350 S Kings Dr


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 Advanced Practice Providers to discover all that we can do when we bring healing hearts, inquisitive minds and progressive visionaries together in our Transplant Surgery team at Atrium Health-Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Transplant Surgery Advanced Practice Provider (APP) will join a team of world-renowned Abdominal Transplant Surgeons and highly experienced Advanced Practice Providers who are committed to delivering exceptional care to treat diseases of the liver, kidney, and pancreas with transplantation. The Transplant Surgery Advanced Practice Provider will provide comprehensive clinical care to transplant patients and donors in the pre-, peri-, and post-transplant phases of care.

Job Summary 

The APP will function primarily inpatient/outpatient setting caring for acute and chronically ill patients and will have an opportunity to assist in transplant surgical procedures such as kidney, kidney/pancreas, and liver transplantation, donor organ procurements, and other general surgical procedures.  The patient population would include complex surgical diseases and disorders of the liver, pancreas, and kidney. Additional responsibilities include patient education on disease and transplantation process, pre- and post-operative care, and discharge instructions. 

The core of the Transplant APP function will be the full support of the inpatient /outpatient services, 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) with weekend rotation coverage and call responsibilities on intermittent weeknights and weekends. The APP would preferably have the experience and background to independently initiate and follow through on the assessment and workup of surgery or transplant patients.

Essential Functions

  • Performs initial and periodic medical history, physical examinations. 
  • Records findings of examinations, assessments and plan of care. 
  • Assist with new consults and admissions. 
  • Daily assessment on intensive care, progressive, and floor patients 
  • Assist in positioning, skin preparation, and draping of the patient   
  • Determine treatment plans for complex and high-risk transplant patients in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team. 
  • Writes appropriate prescriptions and administers medications.
  • Orders and interprets daily laboratory and radiology examinations. 
  • Documents all patient encounters, records observations, interventions, and actions in a medically appropriate manner on the patient's medical record. 
  • Attends, participates, and contributes to group/practice meetings and development of standard procedures for department. 
  • Participates in evidence-based research and publishing initiatives to improvement the care of transplant patients.

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.

  • 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.

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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