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Emory Healthcare/Emory University NP/PA, CT Surgery - Emory Healthcare in Atlanta, Georgia


Positions are available at multiple Emory Hospital locations

Emory Healthcare is currently seeking experienced Advanced Practice Providers to join one of the largest cardiac surgical practices in the Southeast.

Why Emory?

Emory Healthcare and its Cardiothoracic Surgeons enjoy a well-earned reputation for leading advancements in our field.

  • Performed the world’s first minimally invasive, off-pump triple-bypass surgery in 1997

  • Rank among the nation’s top heart transplant hospitals and the only lung transplant program in the state of Georgia

  • High acuity center with high volumes. Performed 2,100 cardiac procedures (not including TAVR) and over 800 thoracic procedures in 2019

  • Performed 900 Isolated CABG’s in the last 12 months

  • Earned a distinguished 3-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) AND mitral valve repair/replacement procedures (top 3% of programs in U.S.)

  • Nationally recognized for expertise in robotic-assisted cardiac surgeries performing more than 250 robotic intracardiac procedures and 100 robotic coronary procedures annually with more than 4,000 surgeries since inception

  • Advancing treatments in simulated coronary by-pass, valve replacement and trans-catheter therapies

  • Pioneered complex aortic care and continue to rank among the nation’s highest volume providers for aortic cases

  • Over 20 clinical trials actively enrolling patients

  • Opportunities in education with a highly competitive APP Fellowship Program

  • Robust and collaborative team model provides exceptional resources and peer support

  • Established and well-developed culture of Advanced Practice with over 1000 APPs across 14 hospitals, 254 outpatient locations, and 37 service lines and growing!

The APPs Responsibilities Include (under the supervision of a physician):

  • Endoscopic Vein and Artery Harvesting

  • OR first and second assisting

  • Some outpatient clinic responsibility

  • History and physical exams

  • Rounding on floor and ICU patients

  • Heavy census management

  • Weeknight/weekend call coverage (floor calls and emergency surgical procedures)

  • Inpatient consults

  • Bedside procedures (thoracentesis, central/arterial line placement, chest tube insertion/removal, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Licensed or eligible to practice in the state of Georgia.

  • Surgical and/or Cardiac experience.

  • BLS certification required.

PAs must:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant program

  • NCCPA certification

NPs must:

  • Be a graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.

  • ANCC (or equivalent body certification)

  • Acute Care Certified (ACNP or AGCNP)



  • Assists in the evaluation and treatment of patients.

  • Documents the delivery of care in the individual's medical records.

  • Conducts patient interviews and documents patient histories, psychosocial histories, health status and medical problems or potential problems.

  • Under the direction of a physician, performs physical examinations and specialized diagnostic and/or therapeutic procedures including cast application and removal, wound suturing and dressing changes.

  • Assists physician in diagnosing medical problems, developing care plans, and prescribing treatment.

  • Orders, schedules and/or performs laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures such as urinalyses, pregnancy and blood tests, and x-rays.

  • Communicates necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled procedures to patient.

  • In collaboration with physician, arranges for consultations with or referrals to other medical professional or community services.

  • Educates patient on health habits, self-examinations, behavior management, need for follow-up assessments/treatments, at home medical care, medication and other issues related to medical or health problems.

  • Works with manager 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.

  • Maintains and updates current, accurate patient records including medical assessment, interventions, and evaluations.

  • Collects and interprets diagnostic data to implement appropriate care patient care plans.

  • Prepares statistical reports and analyses of research projects and investigational protocols; reports on progress, adverse trends and appropriate conclusions and recommendations.

  • Trains and teaches other health care professionals including students and residents in techniques and procedures unique to specific setting.

  • Actively participates on organizational health services committees.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required. 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). Licensed as appropriate in the state of Georgia.

  • May require at least one year of direct experience in one or more high acuity clinical specialties.

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

Additional Details

Nurse Practitioner candidates must be Acute Care certified (ACNP or AGACNP) for any CT surgery APP roles within Emory Healthcare

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Division The Emory Clinic

Campus Location Atlanta, GA, 30322

Campus Location US-GA-Atlanta

Department TEC CT Surgery Administration

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Job Number 52032

Job Category Advanced Practice Providers

Schedule Other

Standard Hours 40 Hours

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