Cardiothoracic Surgery CVICU - Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

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Vidant Medical Group

Full Time



About The East Carolina Heart Institute

The East Carolina Heart Institute is the first in North Carolina devoted exclusively to education, research, treatment, and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. The institute is associated with Vidant Medical Center and East Carolina University. The primary facilities that make up the Heart Institute are located on the campuses of Vidant Medical Center and ECU’s Brody School of Medicine. We use the most advanced equipment and techniques to manage both familiar and rare cardiovascular problems. Our integration of basic science and clinical research, along with the clinical practice of medicine and surgery, ensures that patients receive the latest, most promising treatment options based on thorough review of their individual needs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Graduate from a PA or Acute Care NP program approved by the NC Board of Medical Examiners or NC Joint Subcommittee 
  • PA’s must have board approval to practice medical acts.
  • NP’s must be licensed as a RN 
  • Acute Care NP or Experienced PA will be considered

Other Information

Vidant Medical Group and The East Carolina Heart Institute at Vidant Medical Center are seeking a Board Certified Physician Assistant or Acute Care Trained Nurse Practitioner to assist with acute patient care in the Cardiothoracic Surgery CVICU unit. The successful candidate will be part of a team of 10 NP/PA providers and perform histories and physical examinations, ongoing patient assessments, participate in daily patient rounds with physicians, facilitate pre-operative and post-operative patient care, and assist in the operating room as needed. The Cardiac Surgery team consists of 6 Cardiac Surgeons. Surgical volumes average 1,000 pump cases a year. 

Vidant Medical Group is a multispecialty physician group sponsored by Vidant Health.  Currently Vidant Medical Group employs over 375 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.  

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  
  • Vibrant college community including over 35,000 students  
  • ECU’s 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 waterfront- a 324-acre nature park and an outdoor amphitheatre  
  • Numerous challenging private and public golf courses.  

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.


Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Amanda Anderson – Supervisor, Physician Recruitment


Tel: (252) 847-9029

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