PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - PLASTICS OPHTHALMOLOGY

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
May 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT - PLASTICS OPHTHALMOLOGY
Plastics Ophthalmology

General Description of the Job Class
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.

Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
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.

Take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, and record the data in the patient's record; write progress notes; 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.

Carry out minor therapeutic procedures such as skin/eyelid biopsies and removal of simple benign skin/eyelid lesions, incision and drainage of superficial fluid collections, curettage and drainage of simple chalazia, periocular injections of pharmaceutical agents (e.g., triamcinolone), wound suturing and dressing changes; monitor progress of patients, report progress to supervising physician, and maintain record of each patient's progress.

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.

May make work assignments for assigned nursing and technical personnel; review the work of other staff; train new personnel.

Participate in teaching medical students and physician assistant students in techniques and procedures which are unique to specific clinical setting.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


Requisition Number
401265090

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
1631 PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Job Family Level
55

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
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 identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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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.

Education
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.

Experience
None required above education/training requirement. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Auto req ID

90055BR

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.

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