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Center for Advanced Practice at ECU Health

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The opportunities are unlimited.

At ECU Health, there are more than 800 advanced practice providers (APPs) representing nearly every specialty—from pediatrics to cardiothoracic surgery, family medicine to trauma, oncology to palliative care, and everything in between.

We’re recruiting professionals who want to grow their careers in dynamic and inspiring environments. Whether you want to explore your potential at a large teaching hospital, a community-based regional hospital or an ambulatory clinic, you’ll be part of a system that’s at the forefront of evidence-based medicine and patient-centered care.

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Take your discipline to the next level.

Throughout our system of care, APP roles include Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Physician Assistants (PAs), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), Clinical Nurse Midwives (CNMs) and Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs). Those who fill these roles assess, diagnose and provide treatment in collaboration with physicians and other members of the multidisciplinary team, like nurses, rehabilitation specialists, pharmacists and more, to provide the best care possible to the residents of eastern North Carolina.

APPs at ECU Health have opportunities to provide leadership in a variety of settings, helping to set the clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based practices for providing personalized, high-quality care. They serve on many committees and have an active voice through our Advanced Practice Council—a group of team members from various units and roles designed to support APPs system-wide. In addition to advocating for providers, the Council offers community outreach opportunities, access to continuing education and peer-to-peer training, and a platform to recognize those who go above and beyond. For new team members, the Council offers a mentorship program to ensure that everyone, whether you are a new graduate or just new to the health system, has the support they need to find success.

Interested? Get in touch with a recruiter now.

"The APPs of ECU Health continue to elevate the fields of medicine and nursing to ensure our communities in eastern North Carolina receive high-quality, evidence-based care. I am so proud to be a part of the team and of the Office of Advanced Clinical Practice, which promotes and recognizes the hard work of these professionals and raises awareness for their unique roles in healthcare.”


Sharona Johnson, PhD, FNP-BC, NE-C
System Administrator, Office of Advanced Clinical Practice

“The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) role at ECU Health is integral to the patient experience and the service line they work within. The APP role, in many cases, helps to provide the link from outpatient consultation to inpatient care, and then provide the continuum of care in the outpatient setting after discharge or post-procedure.

With respect to the service line, the APPs are responsible for helping to build the care pathway that results in the most compassionate, efficient, and cost-effective care for the patient. In order to achieve this, our APPs are given significant autonomy for decision rights with our outpatient clinics, our inpatient care, and our consultative services. In many cases, they run independent clinics both at our hospital associated clinic and at outreach sites. This allows them, in all cases, to practice at top of license. They are also seen as important components of the administration, being involved in many of the decisions that affect the institution and our practice.

The indelible impression that our APPs make on our patients and our practice, and their colleagues in general, makes them one of the reasons many of us choose to work here at ECU Health.”


Mark D. Iannettoni, MD, MBA
Chief, Cardiovascular Service Line, East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU Health Medical Center
W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr, MD, Distinguished Chair in Cardiovascular Sciences
Professor, Division of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Brody School of Medicine


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Why ECU Health?

From riverfront communities and small towns to big city living and coastal retreats, our locations offer a chance to further your career while enjoying the lifestyle you’ve always wanted.

When you join ECU Health, you are choosing a mission-driven system with an extensive reach—serving 1.4 million people across 29 counties. A system that is top ranked in many competitive fields and nationally recognized for our commitment to quality and patient satisfaction – and where we celebrate the people who make us great. Come join a team that will challenge you, inspire you and support you as you take your career further than you ever thought possible.