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Job ID: ADV000NP
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC FACULTY PHYSICIANS
The Critical Care Nurse Practitioner (CCNP) or Physician Assistant (PA) is a member of the medicine intensive care team and has his/her primary responsibility the management of critically ill complex (multi-organ) patients in an intensive care setting.
This position reports to the Medical Director of the MICU.
The CCNP/PA has specialized skills and knowledge related to the unique ICU setting in which s/he practices (Acute Care Units) and performs physical exams, collects and documents data, conducts approved diagnostic and therapeutic
procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, and provides direct patient care services.
This position also acts as a resource to the step-down unit (MPCU) patients, if special needs arise within their area of long term ventilation skilled expertise.
Requires completion of accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physicians Assistant Program. NP's required to have 3 years of nursing experience.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Must have current or compact RN licensure in the state of North Carolina. BLS required. National certification as a NP required prior to or within 6 months of employment. PA's must be licensed in the state of North Carolina, and be certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. All candidates must demonstrate and maintain credentialing and licensing requirements of UNC Healthcare System and The North Carolina Medical Board.
The UNC Health System and the UNC School of Medicine are committed to valuing all people throughout our organization, regardless of background, lifestyle, and culture. A diverse and inclusive work environment for staff and culturally appropriate care for our patients, are essential to fulfilling our UNC Health vision of improving the health of all North Carolinians.
UNC Health is an equal opportunity employer. As such, UNC Health offers equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or political affiliation.