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The East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center is seeking a Board Certified Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to assist with acute patient care of thoracic surgery patients. The successful candidate will be part of a team working with 4 thoracic surgeons, as well as general surgery residents. Job responsibilities include participation in daily patient rounds with the interdisciplinary team, admission history and physical examinations, ongoing patient assessments and post-operative patient care, as well as pre and postoperative care in the clinic. This position will also require close interface with the cardiac surgery provider group-both MDs and NP/PAs, with some occasional cross coverage responsibilities. Opportunities may also exist for some assisting in the operating room as the need arises, as well as participation in program growth and development within the region.

Requirements include:
Graduate from a PA or NP program approved by the NC Board of Medical Examiners or NC Joint Subcommittee
PAs must have board approval to practice medical acts
NPs must be licensed as a RN
Surgery experience or ICU experience as PA or NP preferred

Highlights include:
Primarily Tuesday - Friday with 1 out of 4 weekend rotation with subsequent days off during the week.
Rounding with an interdisciplinary academic team
Exposure to all aspects of thoracic care- OR, ICU, IU and clinic
Healthy advanced practice environment within both ECHI and VMC

Vidant Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the flagship hospital for Vidant Health and serves as the teaching hospital for the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Vidant Medical Center is a fully accredited JCAHO hospital and is over a 900-bed tertiary referral center, providing acute, intermediate, rehabilitation, and outpatient health services to more than 1.4 million people in 29 counties.

Greenville, NC
Located in the heart of Eastern NC, Greenville (pop. 85,000) is an ideal, family-oriented community that caters to outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen. Greenville is 45 miles from I-95 and just over an hour from Raleigh, the Outer Banks, Oriental (the sailing capital of NC) and the Atlantic Ocean.
Home to East Carolina University (ECU), the third largest and fastest growing university in the state
Dynamic college community including over 35,000 students
ECUs nationally recognized arts, theater and music program offers entertainment opportunities for the entire family
Low cost of living, affordable housing and excellent choice of schools
Desirable climate with mild winters and four seasons
Division I Conference USA-football, basketball and baseball teams
Numerous shopping opportunities, including popular national chains and unique, locally-owned stores
20 parks including 3 waterfronts-a 324-acre nature park and an outdoor amphitheater
Several challenging private and public golf courses

Vidant Health is a regional health system serving 29 counties and 1.4 million people in eastern North Carolina. The system is anchored by Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC with 8 community hospitals. Vidant Medical Center is a tertiary referral center with over 900 beds. Vidant Health is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. Whether your interested in academics and research, private practice or hospital-employed, Vidant Health has a wealth of opportunities for personal and career growth. Vidant Medical Group is a multi-specialty physician group sponsored by Vidant Health. Currently Vidant Medical Group employs over 400 providers including primary care and specialists. The group offers the infrastructure needed to manage a modern medical practice including processes for billing and collection, group contracting, electronic medical records and other technologies.