Advanced Practice Provider for Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgery
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Our world renown Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgeons and highly experienced Advanced Practice Providers (APP) are committed to delivering exceptional care to treat diseases of the liver, pancreas, bile duct and gallbladder.
As one of the largest and most sophisticated HPB programs in the country, we use the latest surgical techniques and technologies to help obtain the best possible results. Given the complexity of cases and high acuity of patients, our team works hand-in-hand with experts from other medical specialties, including Medical Oncology, Gastroenterology/Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy, and Interventional Radiology. This allows us to provide highly specialized and comprehensive care.
The principles of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) are also utilized to guide the patient through the perioperative experience and assure the best outcome. Atrium Health is an ERAS Centers of Excellence.
In addition to Atrium Health Department of Surgery, the Division of HPB Surgery is affiliated with the Levine Cancer Institute, which has the innovative vision to deliver cancer care across North and South Carolina, building upon its strong network of affiliated hospitals and providers.
Our HPB Surgery department is seeking an Advanced Practice Provider (APP) to join the team! This position is location at our Main Hospital located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The APP will function primarily inpatient/outpatient setting caring for acute and chronically ill patients and will have an opportunity to assist in cutting edge surgical procedures such as whipples, major liver resections, liver microwave ablations, distal pancreatectomies, complex cholecystectomies, and biliary reconstructions. The patient population would include complex surgical diseases and disorders of the liver, pancreas, biliary tract, and duodenum. Additional responsibilities include: patient education on disease process, post-operative and discharge instructions.
The core of the HPB APP function will be the full support of the inpatient /outpatient services, 5 days a week (Monday-Friday). The APP would preferably have the experience and background to independently initiate and follow through on the assessment and workup of HPB surgery patients.
- 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 cancer 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 HPB 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 SC 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. Relative acute experience or surgical background is preferred.
Masters 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. ACNP board certification preferred based population served.
Graduate from an accredited Physician Assistant program required; Masters Degree preferred. Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants preferred.
Ideally situated between mountains and beaches, Charlotte has a metropolitan area of 2.4 million that continues to experience rapid growth. Charlotte is the US’s second largest banking center and has a full array of cultural activities and professional sports teams. Charlotte offers excellent public and private school options, and North Carolina is home to several world-class universities.