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Emory Healthcare/Emory University NP / PA, Cardiac Surgery Lead, Columbus and Carrollton, GA in Atlanta, Georgia


At Emory Healthcare , our mission is to create and promote a culture that supports the growth and development of Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and in collaboration with the health care team, provide high-quality value-based care to patients and the community.

Our vision is to be recognized as the leading office of Advanced Practice differentiated by exemplary patient care, education, research and quality evidence-based outcomes.

Our Advanced Practice Providers, such as Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Certified Midwives, Certified Nurse Anesthetist and Anesthesia Anesthetists are an integral part of the Emory Healthcare integrated academic health care system committed to caring, excellence, integrity and value.

Some highlights of joining the Emory Healthcare team:

  • Emory University Hospital named Top 100 Global Hospital*

  • An 11-hospital system with 254 outpatient locations and close to 1000 APPs

  • Rewarded with highly competitive incentive and benefit package

  • A strong multidisciplinary collaborative health care team that values shared decision making

  • Academic health care setting that partners closely with Emory School of Medicine and School of Nursing

  • Represented by a culture of APPs involved in APP and system leadership, research, education and mentorship


The Emory Department of CT Surgery is seeking an experienced Acute Care Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant for the Cardiac Surgery Inpatient Lead position. This Lead APP will support Emory Affiliate Sites, St. Francis in Columbus, GA & Tanner Medical Center, Carrollton, GA.

2+ years of inpatient cardiothoracic or cardiac experience and endoscopic vein harvesting experience is required.

Nurse Practitioner candidates must have Acute Care certification (ACNP or AGACNP) for inpatient APP roles.


  • Clinical Lead Advanced Practice Provider Role is to provide 24/7 shift accountability for the clinical, administrative and human resources activities for the Advanced Practice Provider Services (APPs), as well as provide support to the Chief in the inpatient setting.

  • Additionally, you will practice in an advanced role and coordinate the delivery of high quality, family/patient centered appropriate patient care within the designated service area.

  • In this role, provides oversight and leadership for greater than 10 APPs or APPs at multiple locations 24/7 days per week to cover inpatient unit/service line and ensure continuum of care available for inpatient population.

  • Maintains own clinical competencies as required by medical staff privileging.

  • Ensures organizational and medical staff standards of competencies and quality and safety initiatives are met by participating in the competency process through Med Staff and development of policies, procedures, and practice guidelines to optimize APP practice within the institution.

  • Facilitates delivery of safe, effective, and patient/family-centered care that is timely, efficient and equitable.

  • Improves patient care through scientific inquiry and by incorporating evidence-based practice into direct patient care.

  • Oversees regulatory function of the APP role, including monitoring of licensure, credentialing, certification, billing and coding, reimbursement and other regulatory requirements.

  • Works with leadership to recruit and hire staff, establishes work schedules, supervises staff performance, participates in performance evaluations, and determines and disseminates quality activities and design for assigned staff.

  • Provide formal and informal clinical instruction, coaching and mentoring on all shifts.

  • Monitors clinical practices and develops programs to incorporate best practice.

  • Develops and monitors individual APP goals for clinical practice and professional development and provides feedback during annual performance review process regarding goal achievement.

  • Completes OPPE/FPPE. Works with Associate Chief/Chief to formulate plan for professional development. Attends educational in-services as appropriate.

  • Participates in professional activities and organizations to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments.

  • Oversees clinical scheduling for designated areas to ensure adequate patient coverage MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program or Physician Assistant program.

  • Currently licensed as an advanced practice nurse in the state of Georgia by the Georgia Board of Nursing and certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or equivalent body, or Certified as a Physician's Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

  • BLS and Healthcare Provider certifications required. ACLS may be required in some areas.

  • 2+ years of experience as an Advanced Practice Nurse, Physician Assistant or Certified Nurse Midwife, CRNA/AA. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium) : 20-50 lbs

  • 0-33% of the work day (occasionally)

  • 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently)

  • 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly)

  • Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs

  • Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing)

  • Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS:

  • Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock , Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation , Shift work, Travel may be required.

  • Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

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Division The Emory Clinic

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30308

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department TEC CT Surgery Administration

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 84874

Job Category Advanced Practice Providers

Schedule Other

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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