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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant-Inpatient Unit (Adult Blood & Marrow Transplant)

Company: Duke University
Location: Durham
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.

U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.

Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.

In addition 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 Nursing Highlights:

  • Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
  • Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognizedeach year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
  • Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
  • Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
  • Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
  • Relocation Assistance!

Location:Duke University Hospital - 9200 Inpatient Unit (Adult Blood & Marrow Transplant)

General Summary

To provide direct patient care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings in collaboration with the BMT attending physician and nursing staffs. To assure, continuity of patient care. The age-specific scope of practice is between 18 yrs. through adulthood.


  • utilize assessment, diagnostic and clinical skills and knowledge in order to provide clinical care to patients during the pre, current and post transplant periods
  • perform necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures(within the scope of practice of the supervising physician). These may include, but are not limited to the following:

bone marrow biopsy/aspirate

bone marrow harvest

lumbar puncture diagnostic and therapeutic with intrathecal chemotherapy.

Hickman catheter removal

Skin biopsy

medication ordering/reconciliation

  • conduct physical exams, obtain patient histories, monitor patient progress
  • order appropriate medications, laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures.
  • Prescriptive practice with the exception of chemotherapy and IMID therapy: per Duke policy
  • document the patient's course of treatment at the direction of the supervising physician:

History and Physical

Problem List and Plan of Care

Daily Progress Note

Procedure Note

Interval Notes

Discharge Summary

  • accept scheduled and unscheduled inpatients
  • facilitate daily rounds in both the inpatient and outpatient setting
  • collaborate with other program and non-program services, physicians and nursing staffs in order to provide a longitudinal continuity of care between the inpatient and outpatient setting, and through follow-up
  • participate in meeting the educational requirements of students, medical residents, fellows and other members of the health care team
  • collaborate with members of the health care team in helping to assure compliance with research related protocols
  • collaborate with the nurse manager in the identification of problems and their resolution in order to assure the providing of safe, but cost effective patient care
  • actively participate in program related committees and/or projects
  • provide a summary report on the status of inpatients to the BMT attending and medical resident on call prior to leaving each evening
  • assure proper charges have been posted and appropriate documentation provided
  • attend program required meetings


  • The Medical Director of the Adult Bone Transplant Program will serve as the primary supervising physician for the physician extender staff. Evaluation of clinical and prescriptive practices will occur monthly or upon the conclusion of each clinical rotation. The PPS evaluation will occur on a yearly basis with the development of goals and objectives performed six months prior.
  • The physician extender staff will not provide on-call services. Inpatient emergency support will be provided by the Hematology/Oncology Fellow, BMT Fellow and BMT Attending Physician. Emergency support in the outpatient clinic is provided by the BMT Attending Physician(s) and Durham County Emergency Services.
  • The physician extenders will collaborate with the nurse manager of both the inpatient and outpatient facilities in order to optimize care and utilization of resources

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program, with a Master's degree in Nursing.


No experience required. 3 years of RN experience strongly preferred.

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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Durham

Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh

Keywords: Duke University, Durham , Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant-Inpatient Unit (Adult Blood & Marrow Transplant), Other , Durham, North Carolina

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