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APP - Specialty Care - Surgical Assistant

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 17170
Job Family: Advanced Practice Provider
Specialty: Bariatric Surgery
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 31831017131963-Bariatric and Weight Management Center
Location: AH Weight Mgmt and Surg - 2630 E 7th St

Overview

Atrium Health Weight Management with multiple locations in the Charlotte, NC area is seeking an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) to join its current team of 5 Bariatric Surgeons and 2 APP’s. If it's possible, you will find it at Atrium Health- the leading community focused academic healthcare academic system serving North Carolina and South Carolina.

Atrium Health Weight Management is a large multidisciplinary weight management program that has 4 offices with the greater Charlotte region, 2 designated MBSAQIP centers of excellence and a large multi-disciplinary team to serve patients with Obesity and Obesity related medical conditions. Our team includes 5 metabolic and bariatric surgeons, 5 Obesity medicine specialists, as well as bariatric surgery fellows, surgery residents, nurses, dietitians, clinical reviewers, exercise physiologists, a psychologist, and a bariatric coordinator.

This full-time position includes:

  • A broad-based general surgery practice (elective and acute) at Atrium Health – Mercy and Cabarrus
  • Monday through Friday variable night and weekend call
  • Both inpatient and outpatient work
  • Assist Surgeons in Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve, Duodenal Switch and Revisional Bariatric surgery

Provides services in inpatient, outpatient, endoscopy and operating room setting caring for acute and chronically ill or injured patients. May perform minimally to advanced invasive procedures and must be primarily first-assisting a surgeon in complex surgical cases. In addition, providers perform band adjustment under fluoroscopy.

 

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.  Three years of relative experience and/or surgical background preferred.

  • 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.

About Atrium Health

Atrium Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive and integrated, public, not-for-profit systems in the nation compromising more than 7,500 licensed beds, employing nearly 62,000 people and accounting for more than 12 million patient encounters on an annual basis. 

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.