Neuro ICU PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT or Nurse Practitioner
Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Duke University Hospital Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area. Inaddition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.

Duke University Hospital

Center for Advanced Practice

Neuro ICU Critical Care/Acute Care Advanced Practice Provider (NP/PA)

Position Summary

The Duke Hospital Neuro ICU Advanced Practice Provider (Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant) provides direct patient care services for critically ill complex (multi-organ) patients in an intensive care setting in collaboration with and under the supervision of the Neuro ICU Teams. The NP/PA performs physical exams, collects and documents data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, coordinates the care and discharge of patients, and provides direct patient care services. The NP/PA contributes to excellence in patient care, research, teaching, and provides leadership to the organization.

Minimum Qualifications to Apply

  • PA - Completion of accredited Physician Assistant Program with documented critical care rotations during training.
  • NP - Completion of accredited Acute Care / Critical Care Nurse Practitioner Program
  • PA - Current licensure to practice as PA in the State of North Carolina
  • NP - Current licensure as RN in the state of North Carolina or compact state to practice as a NP
  • PA - NCCPA certification required (PA-C)
  • NP - nationally recognized certification as an ACNP or CCNP
  • PA - 1 year experience as PA in a critical care setting OR a one year Critical Care Fellowship
  • NP - 3 years RN experience in critical care setting + 1 year NP experience
  • BLS
  • ACLS
  • (may also consider equivalent combinations of required/preferred education and experience)

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • PA - Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies
  • PA/NP - Critical Care Fellowship trained
  • NP - MSN
  • NP - NP experience in a critical care setting, ideally Neuro ICU (may also consider equivalent combinations of required/preferred education and experience)


Primary hours will be 12 or 24 hour rotating shifts. The APP team covers 7 days per week including holiday, nights and weekends. Schedule may be changed by administrative or clinical leadership to meet department needs.

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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