PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - THYROID SPECIALIST
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - THYROID SPECIALIST
Medicine-Endocrinology and Metabolism
Duke University Hospital is a tertiary care teaching hospital offering a broad array of inpatient and ambulatory care services. We are seeking an individual with general medicine and/or endocrine experience, excellent communication and clinical skills who can work as an integral member of a large practice clinical setting. The Advanced Practice Provider (APP) provides direct patient care services and performs medical acts under the supervision of the Endocrine Division MDs. The APP performs physical exams, collects and documents data, conducts diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations, prescribes appropriate interventions and medications, coordinates the care of patients in the ambulatory and possibly hospital settings, and provides direct patient care services.
Candidates must maintain the credentialing and licensing requirements of Duke University Medical Center, the North Carolina State Board of Nursing, and/or The North Carolina Medical Board.
Primary work hours will be 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Monday through Friday (40 hours) and will cover 8 clinical sessions (4 hours each). This is an exempt position. Work Location Current clinic locations include Duke South, Brier Creek and Durham/Southpoint.
Supervision / Leadership
Candidates will be assigned a supervising physician and will work in a team environment supporting both general endocrine patients and an Endocrine subspecialty. Divisional APPs are also supported by a Divisional lead APP and the Division Business Manager. Specific Job Responsibilities and Standards Summary: The Endocrine Divisional APP will augment a physician's ability to provide medical services to patients; collect and document data, conduct diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, order and schedule laboratory studies and professional consultations and provide direct patient care services.
Primary Work Performed
Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to assist physician in diagnosing medical and surgical problems and prescribing necessary treatment and services for quality patient care; record the normal and abnormal data for review by the physician.
Learn to interpret thyroid and neck ultrasounds.
Keep up-to-date with new guidelines on management of patients with Endocrine Neoplasia (Thyroid, Adrenal and parathyroid)
Assist and manage Thyroid Cancer Survivorship Clinic.
Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the data in the patient's record; write progress notes and narrative discharge summaries; prepare patient workups and summaries noting pertinent positive and negative findings.
Order and schedule laboratory studies and diagnostic procedures; explain the necessity, preparation, nature and anticipated effects of scheduled diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to the patient.
Utilize prescriptive privileges.
Communicate verbally and in writing all pertinent patient information to all members of the interprofessional team.
Document in the EMR all relevant data including but not limited to results of diagnostic tests; laboratory results; patients condition and response to therapies/interventions; communications with supervising MD.
Participate in basic science and clinical research projects conducted by supervising physician; prepare statistical reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
Participate in teaching medical and allied health students in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting. Collaborate and foster education of medical students, surgical residents, and Endocrine Fellows.
Provide patient/family education as needed.
Serve as a role model through conduct, communication, dress, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.
Demonstrate responsibility for professional practice through active participation in at least one professional organization, maintain continuing education hours/year for licensure, and obtain and maintain certification in area of specialization. Maintain all professional requirements for licensure, certification, and practice as an Advanced Practice provider at Duke University Medical Center and Hospital.
Consistently demonstrate a personal commitment to Patient Health and Safety.
Practice excellent customer service.
Maintain patient confidentiality at all times.
Practice Dukes Live our Values guidelines.
Communicate openly and respectfully with others.
Participates in personal and professional learning opportunities.
Licenses, Certifications and Registrations Required:
Completion of accredited Nurse Practitioner Program or PA Program at the Masters or Doctoral Level
Current NC License with the NC Medical Board
Current DEA registration
Credentialing through Duke University Health System
American Red Cross BLS and ACLS certification
Adequate CME as outlined by NC Medical Board, Duke Credentialing Office and AANP
Completion of required Duke modules (safety, HIPAA, etc.)
Completion of Maestro training
Candidates must be:
Able to clearly articulate scope of practice, and practice within those guidelines as an Advanced Practice Provider in the state of North Carolina and within the Duke University Health System
Able to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership, and others. Able to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, perform health assessments, treatment, and follow-up.
Able to use fine motor skills
Able to record activities, document assessments and interventions; prepare reports and presentations.
Able to use computer and learn new software programs.
Able to provide leadership in clinical area of expertise and in meeting organizational goals.
Able to navigate the Hospital and DUHS to provide clinical expertise to specific patient populations.
Able to withstand prolonged standing and walking with the ability to move or lift at least fifty pounds.
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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
Work requires a bachelor's degree in Health Science and a Physician Assistant Certificate of Registration with the North Carolina Medical Board or be certification eligible, and be certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.