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Nurse Practitioner - Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Company: WakeMed
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

About WakeMed:
Serving the community since 1961, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is a nationally recognized, private, not-for-profit health care organization founded and based in Raleigh, N.C. The largest health system in Wake County, WakeMed exists to improve the health and well-being of our community by providing outstanding, compassionate, patient- and family-centered care to all. The 919-bed system comprises a network of facilities throughout the Triangle area, delivering health and wellness services that bring added value to the communities we serve. WakeMed is a leader in cardiac and vascular care, women's and children's services, emergency medicine and trauma care, physical rehabilitation, orthopaedics and neurosciences. Specialty facilities include the WakeMed Heart Center, Children's Hospital, Women's Pavilion and Birthplace, Rehabilitation Hospital, Adult and Children's Emergency Departments and a Level 1 Trauma Center. WakeMed's team of more than 9,400 employees, 2,000 volunteers, 1,300 affiliated physicians, and the more than 300 physicians employed by WakeMed Physician Practices use the most advanced technologies along with the best minds and the biggest hearts to ensure the finest quality in health care and community health. For more information, visit

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, WakeMed provides an inclusive work environment that promotes the valuing of differences, respect for people and cooperativeness among our diverse workforce. WakeMed does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in any terms or conditions of employment. All applicants/employees are considered for employment, transfer, promotion or training without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity/expression, genetics, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Position Information:
TThe Nurse Practitioner, will work under the Primary Supervising Physician, all Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery Physician Partners, and the Advanced Practice Provider Director/Manager, to deliver competent medical care to an age specific population including adult and geriatric Cardiothoracic Surgery patients at WakeMed and WakeMed Physician Practices. The position consists of both inpatient and the potential of outpatient clinical coverage. The focus of this role is operative and thus will consists of 1-2 OR days per week, inpatient care to include consults, rounds, and call for emergency surgery backup., The OR APP will work with the surgeon in a first assist capacity on a variety of cardiac and thoracic cases; Endoscopic vein harvest competency is required . Experience with da Vinci surgical systems is preferred. The Nurse Practitioner may also cover outpatient clinic as needed providing pre and postoperative care either in-person or virtual visits. The Nurse Practitioner will also function as an educator and preceptor for students from health care programs. The Nurse Practitioner will maintain all required certifications by the North Carolina Nursing and Medical Boards to practice in the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery. This position is to maintain the scope of practice to be consistent with the policies, procedures, and regulatory agencies, as well as the policies and procedures of WakeMed. The Nurse practitioner understands the needs of the organization and supports the mission, values and management of WakeMed.

Experience Requirements:
3 Years Nursing - Related Area Required Clinical - Nurse Practitioner Preferred Clinical - Cardiac Surgery Preferred Clinical - Thoracic Surgery Preferred

Education Required:
Master's Degree Nursing Required

Licensure/Certification Requirements:
Registered Nurse Required Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner Required RN First Assist Required

Hours of Work:

Weekend Requirements:
As Needed

Call Requirements:
per clinical team expectations

Keywords: WakeMed, Chapel Hill , Nurse Practitioner - Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery, Healthcare , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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